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Stacie's Wish is helping save lives!
What if ... Do you have an idea for action?

In 2014, Incourage introduced a new resource: "What If" Grants for resident-led projects that bring people together to move a good idea into action. Meet STACIE'S WISH, a project that honors Stacie Lundquist (pictured above with her children), who died from leukemia in December. Stacie's sister, Stephanie Engelien, used a "What If" Grant to organize a local donor drive to get more people on the National Marrow Donor Registry. She brought our community together for a great cause that honored her sister and will reach others far beyond our area! Learn more from Stephanie herself.

Have you ever thought, "What if ... (fill in the blank with a good idea you want moved into action)?" To learn about "What If," click


Everyone's Invited - April 29 Tribune Building Meeting
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From Kelly Ryan: Local Investment Makes Sense  
Here’s a thought-provoking read from Don Schaffer of RSF Social Finance. Don mentions Incourage in a post that highlights the need for community foundations to make impact investments. All organizations have the opportunity to reinvent themselves, but there is a "big gap between the desire many have to pursue impact investing and the knowledge they need to actually do it." I couldn’t agree more. Impact investing demands a change in culture and mindset — something we’re pursuing at Incourage ... Read Don's post. 

Summer Events - Save the Dates  
Yes, warm summer weather will be here one day soon - really! To get into the spirit, mark your calendar for these fun, free Incourage events.
    JUNE 17 Minnesota Zoomobile at Helen's Zoo House 11 am and 12:30 pm
    JULY 29 Bruce the Bug Guy at Helen's Zoo House | 11 am and 1 pm
    AUGUST 6 Incourage Community Picnic at Lake Wazeecha Red Sands | 4:30 to 8 pm
    AUGUST 12 David Stokes Wildlife Show at Helen's Zoo House | 11 am and 1 pm

Are You In?


Incourage's monthly TV show celebrates the courageous work being done by our friends and neighbors. This episode is full of interesting stories, including Stacie's Wish mentioned above, as well as a popular fishing tournament that surfaces this time every year. 
Tune in | Solarus channel 3 | Charter channels 966 and 985
Wed 9:30 am and 8:30 pm
| Sat 8:30 am | Sun 11:30 am

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