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Giving Hearts Day Giveaway Winners Announced

February 9, 2017 – Giving Hearts Day supporters had another way to support the charities they love.

For one week, anyone could nominate his/her favorite charity for a chance to win one of twenty-two $2,500 gifts from Gate City Bank on Giving Hearts Day, totaling $55,000 given throughout the region. All 361 Giving Hearts Day charities were nominated, with over 12,000 nominations made.

Today, Pat Traynor, Dakota Medical Foundation Executive Director, together with Kevin Hanson, Gate City Bank Executive Vice President & Director of Lending, announced the Giving Hearts Day Giveaway winning charities at a live event at Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo.

The winning charities included:

  • Youthworks, Fargo, ND
  • Diamond in the Ruff, Fargo, ND
  • North Dakota Association for the Disabled, Inc. Grand Forks, ND
  • Grace Lutheran School, Fargo, ND
  • Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency, Fargo, ND
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo, ND
  • CCRI, Inc., Moorhead, MN
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley, Fargo, ND
  • Heartview Foundation, Bismarck, ND
  • Northern Plains Dance, Bismarck, ND
  • The God’s Child Project, Bismarck, ND
  • Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND
  • 4-H Foundation of North Dakota, Fargo, ND
  • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND
  • Habitat for Humanity, Northern Lights, Minot, ND
  • 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, Fargo, ND
  • Riverside Christian School, Grand Forks, ND
  • Circle of Friends Humane Society, Grand Forks, ND
  • Inspiration Point Christian Camp + Retreat Center, Fergus Falls, MN
  • North Dakota Autism Center, Inc., Fargo, ND
  • North Dakota State College of Science Foundation, Wahpeton, ND
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation, Jamestown, ND

“We are once again grateful for this amazing generosity,” said Pat Traynor, Dakota Medical Foundation Executive Director. “I know the twenty two winning charities join me in saying ‘thank you’ to Gate City Bank for their support.”

“We see the significant impact Giving Hearts Day has in the communities we serve throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, “ said Kevin Hanson, Gate City Bank Executive Vice President & Director of Lending. “It’s our honor to support these charities as they work for a better way of life.”

Dakota Medical Foundation

Dakota Medical Foundation leads initiatives to improve health and access to care, builds the capacity of nonprofits to produce superior results, and invests in transformative plans to vastly improve health for people of the region. Since 1996, DMF has invested more than $81 million to operate initiatives and expand the impact of more than 450 organizations in North Dakota and western Minnesota. Along with co-hosts Impact Foundation and Alex Stern Family Foundation, DMF hosts Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event that has raised $30.9 million for North Dakota and northwest Minnesota charities since 2008.

Gate City Bank

A $1.9 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 36 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and western Minnesota and employs 605 people. In addition to being the number one mortgage lender in North Dakota with locally approved, financed, and serviced home loans, Gate City Bank was named one of the “50 Best Places to Work” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Prairie Business. Additional information is available at gatecity.bank.


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