TrueNorth Legacy Foundation

TrueNorth Legacy Foundation

In 2021, we began the journey of establishing or TrueNorth Legacy Foundation. This private foundation furthers our commitment to communities, honors the philanthropic legacy of our founders, and encourages us as colleagues to perpetuate that legacy for years to come. We take great pride in ensuring grants will be provided to those causes within TrueNorth colleague involvement and investment. This assures us that TrueNorth invests in the industries and causes that our colleagues are most connected to and passionate about.

Our Six Pillars of Impact

Emergency Preparedness & Response Vibrant Communities
Children & Education Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Health & Wellness

The Founders Fund

The Founders Fund Award is an internal colleague award facilitated by TrueNorth's Legacy Foundation with a goal to recognize a TrueNorth colleague for their community engagement, involvement, and ability to fuel colleague-led community initiatives. In addition to recognizing a colleague for their individual efforts, this award reinforces a culture of volunteerism and community involvement as part of One TrueNorth's "Community" pillar. TrueNorth colleagues are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague for their outstanding community service. All submissions are reviewed and validated by the TrueNorth Legacy Foundation Board of Directors.

In 2022, TrueNorth’s Legacy Foundation awarded its first annual Founders Fund award. The award recognizes one TrueNorth colleague for their exceptional commitment to a community organization through volunteerism and other means. Megan received this inaugural award in recognition of her work with Dogs Forever, a local canine shelter run entirely by volunteers. A long-time volunteer and advocate, Megan devotes her time to the care and welfare of these animals while they await placement in their forever home.

Meet the Legacy Foundation's Board of Directors.

Establishing a foundation offers organizations a long-term investment strategy to assist with advancing philanthropic goals and fulfilling grants for larger capital-style campaigns within our thriving communities. These TrueNorth colleagues have been appointed by the organization to further the Foundation's mission.

Matt Evans (President)

Loren Coppock

Duane Smith

Kevin Welu (Treasurer)

Aaron Ellsworth

Jason Smith

Amy Sauter (Secretary)

Mallory Mohwinkle

Chad Thurm



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