Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


Dr. Pahoua Yang Featured on NPR's Life Kit Podcast

January 24, 2020
Dr. Pahoua Yang, Wilder's vice president of mental health and wellness, shares ideas about how to break through mental health stigmas and get started with therapy in this episode of NPR's Life Kit… Read more »

Wilder Earns Service Enterprise Designation for Work with Volunteers

November 22, 2019
We are excited to announce that Wilder has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. Organizations that achieve… Read more »

Pioneer Press: Saint Paul City Council Approves Array of Affordable Housing Initiatives

November 15, 2019
This week the Saint Paul City Council approved three affordable housing initiatives, including one that supports families at Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood and Achievement Plus schools. Read the… Read more »

Tiffany Scott Knox Named Director of Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

November 13, 2019
The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Initiative is thrilled to announce that Tiffany Scott Knox has been selected as its next Director.  Tiffany will begin her work on Monday December 2nd. 

Brad Hewitt Named Interim CEO

October 4, 2019
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has appointed Brad Hewitt, former CEO of Thrivent Financial, as Interim CEO effective November 1. Hewitt will succeed MayKao Y. Hang, the Foundation’s sixth president… Read more »

U.S. Bank Invests in Family Independence Initiative

September 24, 2019
Through its Community Possible giving and engagement platform, U.S. Bank has invested $500,000 in the Family Independence Initiative Twin Cities (FII) housed at the Wilder Foundation. FII is a data-… Read more »

Nona Ferguson Appointed to Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services

September 23, 2019
Wilder Vice President of Economic Stability and Aging Services Nona Ferguson has been appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services. Established… Read more »

Wilder President and CEO to Become Inaugural Dean of College of Health at St. Thomas University

September 11, 2019
Wilder President and CEO MayKao Y. Hang will become Vice President and Inaugural Dean of the College of Health in fall 2019.  During her tenure as president and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, MayKao… Read more »