Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon with state employees who led fundraising efforts for charity.
State employees raised nearly $900,000 for Minnesota charities this year
ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota’s public employees are active members of their communities – raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across the state. This year, state employees raised more than $896,000 for charitable organizations in Minnesota. To honor this great work, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon held a ceremony today at the Capitol to celebrate the contributions of Minnesota’s state employees.
“Minnesota’s public employees make valuable contributions to our state every day. In their jobs, they deliver critical services that Minnesotans depend on, while as private citizens they are active members of their communities across the state,” said Lt. Governor Prettner Solon. “Like all Minnesotans, I am grateful for their service and the daily contributions they make to our state.”
The $896,000 raised by more than 2,300 state employees this year marks a 1.6 percent increase over last year’s total. More information can be found on the Minnesota Combined Charities website.
Hero Award Winners
At the ceremony, three state employees were given the Hero Award for their efforts to raise money for Minnesota charities.