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Beyond the Boardroom

“Beyond the Boardroom” highlights the fundraising efforts, volunteer activities, and work-day endeavors of Salvation Army board members who put their passion into action outside the boardroom walls.

Beck Helps Connect Released Prisoners with Jobs | February 2017


Debbie Beck came to our Correctional Services’ VAST Community Reentry worship service to speak about her company, Career Exploration Outreach. One of the VAST program’s primary goals is to help people who were previously incarcerated find stable employment. The following week, Beck also conducted a training in the support group setting for members looking to refine their job-seeking skills.

Debbie conducted the same training inside the Stillwater Men’s Correctional Facility for incarcerated men in coordination with our Correctional Services team.

Williams Washes Cars | July 22, 2016


John Williams, WCCO 830 AM Radio host, vowed to radio listeners: “If Donald Trump wins the nomination, I’ll wash your camper.” The day after Trump was officially named the Republican nominee, Williams was joined by Salvation Army volunteers to wash RVs and vehicles, raising more than $1,100 for the N. Lyndale Ave. Salvation Army in Minneapolis. Way to go, John! Read full story.

Erdmann Announced as Accelegin General Manager | July 12, 2016


Tom Erdmann is joining Recombinetics as the General Manager of Accelegin, its agricultural business. He will be using his 35 years of experience in the agriculture and food ingredients industry to further develop the management at Recombinetics. Erdmann has previously held numerous leadership positions with Cargill. Congrats on the new position, Tom! Read full story.

U.S. Bank, Vikings Partner to Build Parks | January 6, 2016


U.S. Bank is standing by its desire to put people first by partnering with the Minnesota Vikings to create “Places to Play.” Grants will be awarded to build or improve parks, playgrounds, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, and trails. U.S. Bank Vice President of External Communications Susan Beatty said each Places to Play matching grant will range from $25,000 to $50,000. We’re proud to see the impact of your work, Susan. Read full story.

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