Giving Back

Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

Most Minnesotans know former Twins player Harmon Killebrew for his impeccable batting average—but his accomplishments off the field are just as noteworthy.

Since 1983, Listening House, a nonprofit community center and day/evening shelter in Saint Paul, has provided guidance and donated goods to disadvantaged individuals.

Ron Kamps of Minnetonka is no stranger to a full workweek. The former director of worldwide sales and marketing at Control Data Corp. (now Seagate) spent a large part of his life serving in high-profile leadership positions at a number of worldwide companies for more than four decades.

The Partners Group, an insurance and investment firm, has recently found a home in Wayzata, a move that David Foster, a partner in the group, says lines up with their philosophy. “We’re committed to taking a personal interest in clients.

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“A daisy is a sign of spring and renewal.
LaDonna Hoy has helped numerous lake-area families overcome poverty in the last 35 years.

For the past 35 years, Wayzata resident LaDonna Hoy has worked day in and day out to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

Rev. John Lee and his son Soren planted fresh produce in a family plot at St. Luke’s.

Think back to the last time you ate an apple, peeled a potato or sliced a pepper. Did you wonder what journey it took to get from farm to store to you? When eating pineapple in the dead of winter requires just a trip to the store, it’s easy to forget where our food actually comes from.

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