Development Spotlight

CFANS and University of Minnesota have benefited from matching gifts from our alumni and friends’ employers. Matching gifts allow donors to double their impact. For example, many General Mill’s employees support the work of the Minnesota Council of Economic Education (MCEE), a center hosted by the Department of Applied Economics. During 2015, MCEE received $10,175 from General Mills employees and with the matching gift program that number grew to $20,350. With those gifts, the MCEE was able to increase the number of trainings on economic and personal financial understanding to schools, organizations and communities across Minnesota.
To find out if your employer has a matching gift program visit this website.

About the Minnesota Council on Economic Education
MCEE equips Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding needed to succeed in today's complex economy. MCEE accomplishes this mission by teaching teachers, engaging students, and reaching communities. MCEE recognizes that a strong economic understanding empowers learners to build their human capital and pursue opportunities to gain self-fulfillment. This knowledge enables individuals to think critically about the world around them, act as informed citizens and smart consumers, accomplish career goals, and improve the communities they live in.

About General Mills
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $18.8 billion.