Wilder News

Latest updates and mission achievements


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 »

2018 Homeless Study Initial Findings

March 26, 2019
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a one-day statewide study to better understand the prevalence of homelessness in Minnesota, as well as the circumstances of those experiencing homelessness… Read more »

MayKao Hang Joins Reimagining Minnesota State Advisory Group

November 27, 2018
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation President and CEO Dr. MayKao Y. Hang will join leaders from across the state on the Reimagining Minnesota State Forum Advisory Group. Reimagining Minnesota State is a… Read more »

Wilder Receives Bush Foundation Ecosystem Grant

November 21, 2018
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is proud to receive a 2018 Bush Foundation Ecosystem grant. Ecosystem grants provide general operating support over two years for organizations that provide critical… Read more »

Wilder President and Board Chair Present 2018 Accomplishments in Annual Report

November 15, 2018
A Message from President and CEO MayKao Y. Hang and Board Chair Julie Brunner Thank you for your support of Wilder’s mission to improve lives today and for generations to come. In 2018, our… Read more »

Wilder Staff Awards and Recognition

September 25, 2018
Three Wilder staff members received awards or promotions in September, 2018: Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich received a Hall of Heroes leadership award at the Community Indicators… Read more »