Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


Minnesota Education Bill Funds Expansion of Full-service Community Schools

June 1, 2023
On Wednesday May 24, 2023, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law the Omnibus K–12 Education budget and policy bill approving $23.2 billion in support of Minnesota’s children and families. This… Read more »

Meet the recipients of the 2023 Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award

April 14, 2023
The recipients of the 2023 Sandy Kiernat Community Service Award reflect multiple ways Wilder volunteers support our community. As part of Wilder’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we are honored… Read more »

A new library at the Wilder Child Development Center helps kids love reading with books that reflect their cultural backgrounds

March 1, 2023
The R.A.W. Library, open to students and families enrolled at the center, opened last fall to promote early reading and family bonding with a curated selection of children’s books with BIPOC authors.

Dr. Benita Amedee Joins MPR Panel Discussion about Student Mental Health

March 1, 2023
What can families, teachers and others do to support the mental well-being of students? "They just want you to hear them. They don't need you to judge—they're already judging themselves," Dr. Benita… Read more »

Wilder Research announces Telling Queer History and Healing Justice Foundation as pro bono partners

January 26, 2023
Telling Queer History and Healing Justice Foundation have been selected from 37 organizations that applied for pro bono research and evaluation assistance from Wilder Research. This work will support… Read more »

Keven Ambrus to join Wilder as Chief Financial Officer

January 18, 2023
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce Keven Ambrus will join the organization as Chief Financial Officer effective February 13. Ambrus has more than 25 years of experience… Read more »

In Recognition of Rudy Rousseau

January 6, 2023
Rudy (center seated) surrounded by family and colleagues Often when we launch a new year, we say goodbye to important aspects of the y

A Response to the Club Q Mass Shooting

November 21, 2022 by Armando Camacho
Dear Wilder colleagues and supporters,