When St. Cloud Campus Director Jim Beck addressed guests at the Anna Marie’s Alliance Breakfast asking for donations to the battered women’s shelter, he spoke from the heart. Telling the story of his own violent childhood, he related his experience to the very real and ongoing needs of the shelter.
In addition, he connected the Minnesota School of Business mission of WE CARE to the school’s partnership with Anna Marie’s, through volunteerism and service learning. As a businessman, he also stressed the importance of business support for the shelter.
As usual, Jim’s message was convincing! The Jim & Yvonne Sexton Family Foundation offered to match donations and pledges made at the breakfast up to $40,000. To date, pledges and donations exceed $49,000.
Anna Marie’s Alliance is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe shelter, support and referral services to battered women and their children. For more information, or to donate, see: http://www.annamaries.org/