What began in the early 1980s as a handful of community leaders’ way to give back to Duluth in a time of economic hard times has blossomed into a large and active community-funded pool covering 400 charitable funds across 10 counties, seven in Minnesota and three in Wisconsin.
Last year the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation achieved a milestone when it exceeded $50 million given out in grants and scholarships since 1983.
This year, Lake Superior Magazine chose the organization for its 2017 Achievement Award, making the announcement in its October/November issue and on Wednesday the editor and publishers will present that award during the 11:30 a.m. DSACF board meeting at the Zeitgeist Arts Café.
Since 1994, Lake Superior Magazine, as part of its mission to be the voice of Lake Superior and its peoples, has looked for individuals and groups that have significantly contributed to the well-being of the Lake and our communities. It especially seeks reproduceable role models that show ways to tackle needs and improve lives.
Few groups meet that criteria as well as the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.