Diversitycouncil.org

1130 1/2 7th Street NW

Rochester, MN 55902

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© 2018 Diversity Council

2018 Annual Report

Mission 

Our mission is to create equitable and inclusive communities where all individuals are empowered, conscientious, and courageous. 

Focus Areas 

  • Civic Equity: the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy. 
      

  • Health Equity: The attainment of the highest level of well-being for all individuals, regardless of personal or social determinants of health. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives. 
      

  • Educational Equity: All individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth. 

  

Area Served 

While we provide resources and services nationally, our primary area of service is Southeastern Minnesota, with special emphasis on Olmsted County and the City of Rochester.  

  

From the President 

We the Diversity Council Board of Directors enter into 2019 with a reignited fire. There are unlimited opportunities for growth and service both individually and as Board members as we continue to chart the way for a more equitable and inclusive community.  

We are so grateful for the volunteers, donors, community partners who have been so giving of their time, resources and talents. Because of your belief and support in the Diversity Council’s mission, our dedicated staff is able to continue the work that is so vital to the continued progress of southeastern Minnesota communities and beyond.  

We are beyond thankful for the Diversity Council Executive Director, Dee Sabol and her passionate staff that continue to bring a level of professionalism, experience and relatedness to difficult but necessary topics. Because of their efforts the Diversity Council continues to provide quality education and has become a respected community conduit in many aspects.  

We are excited to welcome our new board members Julie Hobbs, Habibo Haji, Amrita Prakaashana & Aaron Grier. They bring new talents and ideas that will continue to strengthen our board. It is also with great appreciation to the returning board members who are reaffirming their commitment of service and support to the continuation of this important work. 

As a community we are growing and with growth comes change. Depending on your perspective, change can bring challenge or opportunity. We have the opportunity to create a thriving culture that places value on all of us as contributors of a prosperous society, regardless of who we are, what we have or where we come from. Many cities hope to champion a Multicultural Community. We would like to set our goals higher to aspire for an Intercultural Community, one that not only looks the part but plays the part. We can reflect a community that is diverse, inclusive and encouraging for all to be who we truly are. Our strength is in each other with respect, love and acceptance. Our goal should be to be the example for our youth on how humanity should actually function. We owe it to future generations to leave this world better than we found it. 

We are both optimistic and excited for the opportunities ahead. We extend to you an invitation to join us on this journey, as this is too big and too important to walk alone. Your continued support, passion and action is how effective change happens. Together we can make our community that much better each day. Let’s start by continuing to be the change we want to see and encouraging others to do the same. 

Jamia Erickson, Board President 

Diversity Council 2019 

 

Board and Key Staff 

2018 Board of Directors 

President: James Rechs 

Vice President: Char Kunkel 

Treasurer: Rahul Kashyap (through 3/2018) 

Treasurer: Erin Blake (began 4/2018) 

Secretary: Al Lun 

Mia Erickson 

Kari Mastin 

Hanan Abdelgadir 

Ray Hansen 

Nicole Sandhu 

Regina Seabrook 

Michael Anthony 

Tracy Schramm 

Ray Ferguson (through 7/2018) 

Rahul Kashyap 

Gregg Wright 

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2018 Key Staff 

Executive Director: Dee Sabol 

EquityLogic Manager: Heidi Wilkins 

EquityLogic Design & Delivery Manager: Kate Slisz 

EquityLogic Senior Facilitator: Dr. Jyoti Grewal (began 8/2018) 

EquityLogic Core Trainer: Susanna Stone (through 8/2018) 

Director of Community Engagement: Torres Hodges (through 3/2018) 

Office & Communications Coordinator: Kamela Jordan (through 4/2018) 

Office & Communications Coordinator: Amanda Nigon-Crowley (began 4/2018) 

Bookkeeper: Kathy Brutinel 

 

2018 Goals & Accomplishments 

 

 

 

Policy  

Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.  

  

Interpretation  

The Diversity Council establishes and/or maintains relationships with crucial entities at the local, state, and regional level that impact its Civil Equity focus area, and provides resources and activities for individual development and participation in thoughtful and deliberate civic action. Its activities include environmental scanning, assessment, interpretation, and implementation of actions related to civic participation and inclusive government.    

1. We improve trust and understanding between citizens and law enforcement/judicial systems by convening a minimum of 3 community dialogues and facilitating or participating in 4-6  inter-organizational planning sessions.   

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Met with the sheriff's department and the Mexican Consul General to discuss procedures relating to arrests and ICE.  

  • Met with Olmsted County and citizens to discuss development of an immigrant defense fund.  

  • Met with representatives of Rochester, Olmsted County, law enforcement, and Latinex citizens to finalize a community engagement plan around immigration issues.   

  • Held community conversation with local law enforcement agencies on interaction with ICE.  

  • Met with Olmsted County representatives and citizens to discuss role of county attorney’s office.  

  • Requested and received a formal position statement on Olmsted County’s interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   

  • Held initial meeting with representatives of Rochester, Olmsted County, law enforcement, and members of the Somali community to begin a dialog around policing and community.   

  2. Working directly with 3 or more Law Enforcement or Judicial Agencies on organizational culture, community relations, and/or policies and procedures utilizing EquityLogic™ trainings and consultation. Formal trainings and consultation will result in a) 70 percent of participants reporting an increase in knowledge; b) one organization reporting significant change in organizational culture and/or community relationships.   


HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Worked with the City of Rochester on process for hiring a new police chief.    

  • Facilitated Roundtable on sentencing and probation with Judicial District   

  • Trainings delivered to Olmsted County Juvenile Detention Center staff; 86 percent gained knowledge  

  

3.  Identifying and publicizing critical information related to policing and judicial equity issues and activities a minimum of 5 times.   

 

HIGHLIGHTS   

  • Public input session for hiring a new chief of police   

  • Appeal hearing and hiring process for chief of police candidate  

  • Sentencing and probation disparities    

  • Expansion of Ban the Box  

  • Local agency cooperation with ICE  

  • Criminalization of mental illness  

 

4. Convening or participating in 3-4 regional public policy discussions. Participating in a minimum of 1 statewide civic equity focused committee or board.   


HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Participated in DMC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Retreat  

  • Co-sponsored 3 Know Your Rights events, offering discussion on civil rights in the workplace and the public arena, in the schools, and in housing  

  • Worked with Community Networking Group on recommendations for the city of Rochester Comprehensive Plan  

  • Participated in a regional workforce planning retreat through SE MN Together  

  • Participated in One MN Equity Blueprint conference and planning  

  • Co-sponsored 5 Census 2020 Information sessions  

  • Convened group around establishing Complete Count Committee for Census 2020  

  • Accepted membership in the MN Department of Human Rights Local Human Rights Commission Advisory Committee.   

  • Participated in voter registration activities   

  • Convened members of underrepresented communities for Rochester public policy strategic planning session  

  • Spearheaded efforts to rename a public space in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Resulted in an overhaul of City policy related for naming and the creation of a new community taskforce  

  • Participated in formation of Southern Minnesota Interfaith Immigrant Legal Defense Fund  

5. Working directly with 2 or more municipalities and/or governmental entities on integrating underrepresented viewpoints and voices through community engagement efforts and/or appointment practices.   


HIGHLIGHTS  

  • We have been advising Olmsted County Public Assistance on developing inclusive signage, producing a series of portraits representing the diversity of our community to display around the county to promote an inclusive atmosphere, and developing policies for protecting employees from discriminatory clients.  

  • Worked with Olmsted County on inclusive policies and practices  

  • Launched the Intercultural Cities Initiative with City of Rochester and Council of Europe  

  • Advised St. Anthony Village on diversifying appointments to boards and commissions  

  • Worked with the City of Rochester first community engagement position  

  • Joined Regional Transportation Coordinating Council  

  • Worked with Rochester Police Department on a series of Safe Summer Nights events in 2019  

  • Worked with the MN Uniform Law Commission on development of the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act  

  

6.  Identifying and publicizing 2-3 critical public policy issues with significant impact on marginalized populations.   


HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Asian Pacific Minnesotans: API lobbying Day on the Hill  

  • Public input session on state law & disabilities  

  • National disparities report and findings on MN  

  • City of Rochester Strategic Planning process  

  • Affordable Housing, Inclusionary Housing Policy, Accessible Housing Standards  

  • State Issued Bonding Insurance for hiring formerly incarcerated  

  • New state-mandated workforce percentages for women and minorities  

  • Access to state funding for minority entrepreneurs  

7. Developing diverse and engaged leadership in civic circles. DC is participating in and/or delivering:    

  • The Ready to Lead initiative relates directly to the development of skills important to government and nonprofit board participation.  This collaborative work is a) convening and certifying two cohorts of 10-12 individuals from underrepresented groups and fostering them into board and committee membership; b) consulting on and lobbying for change in local governmental board/committee appointment processes; and c) increasing diverse applicants to at least 3 local NPO boards, as requested and/or reported by NPOs.    

    • Two cohorts were trained in 2018.   

    • Supported the placement of program graduates on to 4 local boards and 2 city committees  

 

  • The Art of Participatory Leadership builds facilitation, grassroots organizing, and convening skills. DC will a) convene 2018 cohort of 25 individuals b) support initiatives that arise from the class through mentoring and, as appropriate, fiscal sponsorship; c) use the project aspect of the training to connect graduates with critical opportunities for continued community impact.  

    • Diversity Council staff participated in APL 2018 session and advised group on diversifying cohort for future sessions.   

    • Graduates have become involved in the Community Conversations with Law Enforcement and Social Justice Coalition.    

  

  • Community Leaders Creating Change, a DC leadership initiative, provides individuals from underrepresented populations with self-advocacy skills and an understanding of bias. DC will: a) complete year 2 activities with the initial cohort of 15-20 individuals; b) provide real-life experience in community action; and c) create connections between graduates and civic organizations and initiatives.    

    • CLCC Create Civility project was completed in June.  

    • Graduates continue to be involved with Nonprofit Consortium, Complete Count Committee, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem group.    
        

  • Student Leaders Creating Change, now a hybrid of CLCC and SLCC, has been redesigned for college age students. DC will: work with RCTC to build out and implement a program for 20-25 students beginning Fall 2018.   

    • RCTC SLCC cohort is active on campus and began work on their project in December.  

    • DC and RCTC Staff presented about the initiative at MN State System Conference    

  
  

Policy  

Educational Equity exists when

all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of

their choice, regardless of personal or social

circumstances. Educational Equity requires

systems of support that result in full access to

opportunities that lead to personal growth.  

  

Interpretation  

The Diversity Council focuses on three

educational issues: addressing the school to

prison pipeline by building individual advocacy

skills in students, strengthening and diversifying career pathways, and improving communication and connectivity between existing and developing educational resources and potential students.  

  

  1. Deploying youth programming and curriculum modules that address individual empowerment, self-advocacy, advocacy for others, understanding bias, and active participation in school culture - all central to creating positive school and life experiences, establishing a foundation for success, and reducing interactions with the criminal justice system. DC will deliver:  

  

  • Research-based student and whole family trainings and workshops. DC will a) reach 400 grades K through 8 students; b) reach 50-75 families with whole family curriculum and resources; c) reach 2,000 grades 8 through 12 students with curriculum and interactive skill building forums.  

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • A new program, Journies, began with students at RPs and Boys & Girls Club in September  

  • StandUp Students was delivered to grades 5-12 at Pine Island Public Schools   

  • EqL for Rosa Parks HS; 75 percent of participants gained knowledge  

  • Mayo High School, Cross Cultural Communications training; 94 percent of respondents gained knowledge  

  • Allies & Advocates for students at Lourdes  

  • Allies & Advocates for students and staff at RPS Alternative Learning Center  

  • Consulted with student Diversity Councils at Century, John Marshall, and Mayo High Schools   

  • Peacemakers Camp interactive advocacy, self-expression, and leadership skills sessions. DC will: a) host 2-3 camps with various partner organizations; b) reach a diverse array of students; c) adapt the curriculum as appropriate to fit specific community needs and requests as they arise.  

    • Peacemakers Camps were not held in 2018  
        

  1. Becoming involved in discussions and activities regarding improved access to and participation in educational programs that promote college readiness, vocational exploration, and skill development for individuals from underrepresented populations. DC will:  

  

  • Actively engage with a minimum of 4 community efforts around skill building, nontraditional education, career transitioning, and/or vocational training.  

  • HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partnered with Workforce Development Inc. on a second cohort in the Carpentry Pathway [21], a first cohort for the Laborers Pathway [17], and first cohort for concrete workers   

    • Partnered with Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and Small Business Development Center to hold a Minority Business Cnference   

    • Partnered with Workforce Development Inc., MN DEED, and Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce on a series of EquityLogic workshops for growing businesses.  

    • Partnered with Minnesota State University Mankato, City of Mankato, and U of M Extension to host a Multicultural Networking Luncheon  

    • Participate in Cradle to Career Leadership Table  

    • Partnered with Workforce Development Inc. to host a Hiring Justice-Involved Individuals workshop  

    • Assisted Hawthorne School in reaching marginalized populations   

    • Partnered on the development of Minority Enterprise Networking Group  

    • Participate in Community Schools Partnership Table  

    • Participate in RPS Community Focus Team  

    • Actively work on Formerly Incarcerated Employment  Taskforce, MaxAbility Employment Taskforce, Women & Minority Employment Taskforce, One MN Equity Blue Print Higher Education Taskforce   

    • Actively publicize educational issues, opportunities, and solutions a minimum of 5 times.   
      HIGHLIGHTS    

    • Region 10 Quality Council community conversations  

    • Discipline disparities findings  

    • Workforce shortage projections  

    • MaxAbility Reverse Job Fair  

    • MNDHR Settlement Agreements  

    • Food Security and Educational Outcomes  

    • Educators of Color initiative  

    • Identifying at risk students through community networks  

    • Persistence of achievement gap and outcome disparities in MN  

  

2. Working directly with 4 or more educational institutions to improve organizational culture and address issues of equity on campus utilizing EquityLogic™. Formal trainings and consultation will result in a) 70 percent of participants reporting an increase in knowledge; b) one organization reporting significant change in organizational culture/campus relations.  


HIGHLIGHTS   

  • Contracted for a second year at RCTC to provide diversity & inclusion services for the campus. An initial training Matrix was developed   

  • Presented EquityLogic trainings to staff/faculty at Riverland Community College; 100 percent gained knowledge  

  • Bystander to Upstander at HOPE Academy, Winona State University; 100 percent gained knowledge  

  • Bystander to Upstander for staff at RCTC  

  • EqL for staff at Beacon Academy; 82 percent gained knowledge  

 

  

  

Policy  

Health Equity is the attainment of the highest level of well being for all individuals, regardless of personal or social determinants of health. Health Equity requires social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.  

 

Interpretation  

The Diversity Council monitors critical Health Equity issues in the region, moving to advocacy and action as prescribed by collaborative examination and inclusive design. Focus is on creating impact in three main areas: poverty/homelessness, sustainable employment, and community connectedness, which disproportionately impact marginalized populations.   

  

  1. By establishing or supporting “meta councils” in focus areas, DC will a) collect both quantitative and qualitative information regarding crucial health-related community issues, planning processes, and activities that impact wellness and access to equitable health; b) critically review and publicize related information in a broad and inclusive manner; c) convene around, advocate for, and support actions related to 3-4 publicly identified health equity topics.   
    HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Convened the Social Justice Coalition and launched social media network  

  • Convened RACE EXHIBIT team; co-hosted the exhibit at Apache Mall  

  • Participating in/convening Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium and 21st Century Community Space Initiative  

  • Participating in Community Health Assessment and Planning Process, Health Improvement Plan development workgroup, Financial Stress Taskforce  

  • Participating in Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Team  

  • Participating in Sanctuary and Immigrant Rights Coalition  

  • Participating in the Olmsted County Housing Alliance  

  • Participating in America’s City for Health Committee  

  • Appointed to the MN State Quality Council  

  • Participating in Region 10 Quality Council  

  

2.  Deploying programs and initiatives that directly impact focus areas.   

  

  • Allies & Advocates creates a safe place for people experiencing difficulty or distress to talk about and react effectively to concerns and issues. The program is delivered by volunteers in response to requests that come into the Diversity Council by phone, email, or through social media. DC will a) deliver a minimum of 10 Allies & Advocates training sessions for community entities; implement Bystanders to Upstanders at a minimum of 4 college campuses, including deployment of campus specific materials for ongoing advocacy; host a minimum of 3 Advocacy Conversations with total attendance of 50.   

  • Allies & Advocates sessions were held at Rochester Kiwanis, Prince of Peace, Richfield Community Center, Zion Lutheran Church (2), Welcoming Austin, Women & Spirituality Conference, Winona Frozen Film Festival, Rosa Parks High School, and the Forum on Workplace Inclusion National Conference  

  • Bystander to Upstander trainings were held at Winona State University, South Dakota State University, University of California-Merced, University of Indiana, Augustana University, RCTC (2),  and Pi Lambda Phi National Convention  

  

  • enCounter Poverty Southeastern Minnesota (enCPSEMN) community-based response to poverty that includes collaborative visioning (exploring service gaps and redundancies, improving communications and access, maximizing funding potential), cooperative programming, and the development of educational tools that expose individuals to the challenges of poverty in ways that build empathy and lead to action. DC will a) inventory and convene a network of providers consisting of at least 75 organizations of varied size and scope; 2) establish and populate an interactive metadata site reflective of these organizations and their services; c) align with the goals of Olmsted County Public Health Community Health Needs Assessment; d) host a minimum of 2 meta council meetings to galvanize the poverty response sector.  
      
    This program is on hold pending funding.  
      

  • The Human Library program is proven to increase understanding, empathy and equity at the community level by reducing bias and improving cultural understanding at the individual level. DC will a) launch the Human Library initiative using a collaborative model; b) implement 3 major public events; c) execute 2 workplace events with key organizations.   

  • 2 public events held at Rochester Public Library  

  • UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities  

  • RCTC Student Success Day  

  • A workplace Human Library activity was held at MSU-Mankato   

  • Human Library on Campus with Nursing 101 classes at MSU-M (6 sessions)  
      

    3. Staying abreast of trends in health equity at the national, state, and regional levels and supporting external educational programs and resources that help meet community goals. Identifying and publicizing a minimum of 3 critical health equity issues.    

 

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • MN Speed Steps Race and Equity in Local Government  

  • CURE Candidate Forums  

  • Rochester Public Schools Citizen Voice: A Facilities Conversation  

  • RCTC Candidate Debates  

  • Mayo Clinic Native Voice Exhibition  

  • Genome Exhibit at Rochester Art Center  

  • Conversation with the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage  

  • Seminar with James Bowey – The Refugee Crisis  

  • Bioethics at the Cinema community conversation series  

  • Setting the Table for Civility   

  • #Us Too at the Civic Theatre  

  • Community Dialog on Bias and Racism  

  

4. Hosting, attending, and/or convening cultural awareness events and programs to improve community connectivity and awareness of equity issues. DC will:  

  

  • Participate in a minimum of 8 outreaches to community events or audiences, promoting DC and diversity resources and services available in the region.  
      
    Walk Around the World, Thursdays on First,  World Festival,  Wells Fargo Community Giving event, Black History Month, MLK Breakfast, Culture Club (RPS), Farmers Market (4)  
      

  • Participate in developing and implementing a minimum of 3 culturally-significant community programs, events, or performances.   

 

HIGHLIGHTS   

  • Conversation with the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage  

  • MNDHR Discipline Disparities Forum  

  • Choose Civility Book Discussion Group   

  • Food for Thought event with Rochester Public Library  

  • Co-hosted community housing scan process with OC/OCHRA  

  • Co-Hosted Beyond Starbucks Community Conversation with   

  • Co-hosted Community Dialog on Bias and Racism  

  • New Immigrant Visions Film Series from Community Supported Film, Boston  

  • Peoples Theater of NY production of Sweat  

  • Co-Hosted Film Deej with RT Autism Foundation  

  • Participated in Islamophobia Conference at UMR  

  • Co-hosted Market For All with OCPH and Rochester Farmers Market  

  • Create Civility Art Session/ Civility Circle (This was CLCC signature project)  

  • Co-hosted Race and Equity in Local Government with the Sierra Club  

  • Traveling While Back Exhibit on Green Book  

  • Mind Matters Exhibit   

  • Change-X international ambassadors convening  

  

5. Deploying EquityLogic™ trainings and consultations to 3 or more entities in the health arena, with 70 percent of participants reporting an increase in knowledge and one organization reporting significant change in organizational relations. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Olmsted County Voices for Children Committee   

  • National Interpreters Conference  

  • Ability Building Center (3); 90 percent gained knowledge  

  • Zumbro Valley Health (2); 82 percent gained knowledge  

  • Rochester Public Library (6)  

  • Channel One Food Bank; 70 percent gained knowledge  

  • Cottagewood (2)  

  • Washington County Youth services Bureau (3)  

  • Consulted with Mayo Clinic on the development of onboarding families of incoming staff  

  • Consulted with PRIDE Inst. on development of services and relationships in Rochester  

  • Consulted with Olmsted County Public Assistance on promotional campaign, policy creation,  and team activities  

  

The Society for the Care and Protection of Children of NY, a 2017 client, reported in DEC 2018 that their organization has experienced deep and lasting change as a result of working with the Diversity Council.   

Individual Donors 

Equity Circle: $1000+ 

Tish Bolger 

Aleta Borrud & Jim Findlay 

Mark & Kathy Brutinel 

Jamia Erickson 

Ray & Mary Hansen 

*David & Sharonne Hayes 

Marita Heller & Richard Orvold 

*Al & Donna Lun 

*Randall & Julie Roenigk 

Paul & Maggie Scanlon 

Phil & Sue Wheeler 

 

Gold: $500+ 

Peter & Bari Amadio 

Elaine Case & Bill Wiktor 

 

Silver: $100+ 

David & Susan Ahlquist 

Michael Anthony 

Elizabeth Atkinson 

Judy Auger 

Gene & Renee Bergstrom 

Lori Blauwet 

*Vangie Castro 

Rick & Betty Devine 

Dave & Jodi Edmonson 

Muhamad Elrashidi 

Guy Finne 

Carol J Fitzgerald 

Mark Graybill 

Mark & Lori Halverson-Wente  

Don & Jean Hanson 

Stephan & Carla Horner 

Kathleen Harrington 

Norm & Char Hepper 

Lisa Higgs 

Alan & Judy Hoffman 

Bronze: $25+ 

Hanan Abdelgadir 

*Ray Bills 

Armin Budlimic 

Sheri Donaldson 

Sharyn French 

Mrs. Jim & Julie Gilkinson 

Nancy Hengeveld 

Greg Holmes 

David & Mary Pat Jewison 

Kamela Jordan 

David & Carol Joyce 

Kurt & Betty Kennel 

Paul & Karen Koeller 

Beth Lamsam 

Beverly Lewis 

Ed Long 

Timothy Mackey 

 

*Denotes that this donor is a part of our BASE Team: Bringing About Sustainable Equity, providing monthly recurring donations.  

 

Corporate Donors 

Equity Circle: $1000+ 

FREC: Facilitating Racial Equity Initiative 

First Presbyterian Church 

Holy Ground Catholic Church 

IBM Corporation 

InFaith Community Foundation 

Mayo Clinic Community Relations 

Rochester Home Infusion 

Thrivent Financial 

Winona State University 

Gold: $500+ 

First Unitarian Universalist Church 

Rochester Community Education 

Rochester Public Library 

RBC Wealth Management 

Seneca Foods 

Sisters of St. Francis: Academy of Our Lady of Lourdes 

 

Silver: $100+ 

Collaborative Leadership Fellowship 

Church of St. John 

Equifax 

Minnesota Children’s Museum - Rochester 

Terra Loco 

Rochester Women 

You Betcha Cupcake

 

Bronze: $25+ 

Costco (In Kind donation) 

Crawford House 

Fareway Foods (In Kind donation) 

HyVee (In Kind donation) 

PHIL-AM Association 

RSM US 

Toppers Pizza 

  

 

Grants 

The Diversity Council is supported in part by generous grants from government sources and foundations. Many thanks to the following groups for their support. 

 

City of Rochester 
IBM 
Jeremiah’s Hope Fund of InFaith Community Foundation 

Judy & Jim Sloan 

Mayo Clinic 
Olmsted County 
Otto Bremer Trust 

United Way of Olmsted County 
Wells Fargo Foundation 

 

Intercultural Cities Initiative