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Amelia Franck Meyer
Amelia Franck Meyer

Amelia Franck Meyer (BF’15) is transforming the child welfare system

Art by Hillary Kempenich

Ancestral Artistry

First Peoples Fund helps artist entrepreneurs bring their ancestral knowledge to life.

“Zack”  and co-owner wife Sahra Gure, outside the Midtown Plaza Mall in downtown Willmar

Building a Cultural Epicenter

Abdirizak “Zack” Mahboub (BF'10) balances entrepreneurial ambition with a vision of strengthening community.

Xee Kale Flowers

Putting Down Roots

Bush Prize winner Hmong American Farmers Association cultivates richness in the local food ecosystem.

Vina Kay, executive director, Voices for Racial Justice

A Bridge to Community

Voices for Racial Justice’s BRIDGE partnership works collaboratively to reunite incarcerated citizens with community.

REACH students visit a manufacturing partner

Manufacturers & Public Schools: A Winning Combination

Manufacturers and public schools in Winona, Minnesota, have teamed up to rethink how classrooms prepare students for life after graduation

FINNovation bar

Creating Social Impact, One Business at a Time

FINNovation + Impact Hub MSP are changing the landscape of social entrepreneurship.

Ernesto Velez Bustos

Connecting Community, Seizing Opportunity

Drawing together southern Minnesota’s Latino community to face broader regional concerns.


Fellows: Where Are They Now?

Q&As with past Bush Fellows.

Megan Laudenschlager

A Growing Community

Through the Bush Fellowship, Megan Laudenschlager (BF‘14) was inspired to foster rural communities throughout the whole state of North Dakota.

Malini Srivastava

Think Bigger. Think Differently: Malini Srivastava

Learn where Malini Srivastava (BF’14) rekindles her inspiration and drive.

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE), Muslim Women’s Empowerment Conference

2017 Bush Foundation Events

Building and strengthening connections among people working to make the region better for everyone.

Dr. Shana Sniffen

Different Ways of Knowing

Dr. Shana Sniffen (BF'13) delivers culturally relevant treatments for the Karen community.