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MLK Day Statement from CEO Tony Sanneh

“Every year, on this day, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1968, when Dr. King was assassinated, and 2020 have many parallels, but not because history repeats itself. The similarities between then and now are because our institutions and systems continue to recreate the very same disparities and inequities for black and brown communities. We can celebrate life, and remember Dr. King in 2021, but the work of justice which he…

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Honoring St. Cloud Dreamline Manager Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson has been a Dreamline Manager in St. Cloud, Minnesota since 2016. Her exit from the position is sad for the Sanneh organization. But, she leaves us with the assurance that she has made many lives better through her generous actions. As a manager, Kim supports Dreamline Coaches while they work with youth in local high schools. “I would describe the mission of my work as youth-focused,” says Kim. Prior to her role in…

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The Sanneh Foundation welcomes New Staff members Gregg Bell and Noah Gerding

The Sanneh Foundation is excited to welcome two new members to our team, Noah Gerding and Gregg Bell. Sanneh is proud to be an organization that not only attracts the best and brightest, but also those with the biggest hearts. Each of our new staff members has a generous heart and has dedicated their lives to assisting those most in need. New Development Director, Noah Gerding is both professional and passionate about his work. He comes to us…

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Sanneh Foundation Kicks Off Holiday Giving Fundraiser with NASCAR star Kyle Larson pledging to raise $50K

The Sanneh Foundation Holiday Giving Fundraiser is off to a great start. Starting December 1st on “GivingTuesday,” we began our giving holiday by raising over $12,000 with the help of NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Over the summer, Kyle spent time with Sanneh helping with food distribution, conducting round table conversations with youth staff, and learning about the difficult racial history of the African American community in Minnesota through the help of Hallie Q. Brown. Kyle…

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The Sanneh Foundation becomes a 2020 HERBIE Award winner

Great news, we’re award winners! Giving his acceptance speech from his office at Conway Community Center, Tony Sanneh accepted the 2020 HERBIE Award on behalf of The Sanneh Foundation. The foundation was awarded the 2020 HERBIE Award in the organization category by the Saint Paul Chamber Charitable Foundation. The HERBIE award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that exemplify the traits inspired by its namesake, Herb Brooks. Each year, two recipients are selected by the Chamber’s Foundation Board. We are…

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