Your Gifts at Work

Your gift supports programs that make a real impact on real people. Here are several stories of people and the programs that have benefited from the support of the North Memorial Foundation.

Download our 2011 Annual Report [PDF].

Aaron Hannigan, Trauma Survivor

Aaron Hannigan never imagined his goal for 2013 would be to simply walk through his backyard, hand-in-hand with his children.

Before the fateful morning of August 15, Aaron considered himself an average 31-year-old husband and father. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed teaching his young son and daughter how to fish and camp. Aaron and his wife, Tina, were working long hours to save for a new home and spend as much time as possible on the lake. Tina was wrapping up her medical assistant training and Aaron was working on the loading docks of a cleaning supply company. Read more ...


Monique Broderson, Domestic Violence Survivor

Monique Broderson, a domestic violence survivor, volunteers as an advocate to help other victims at North Memorial.

The words, “this is where the healing begins” couldn’t have aired on the radio of Monique Broderson’s car at a more perfect time. She was driving late in the night to her brother’s house after leaving her boyfriend, who had verbally and emotionally abused her for three years. The years of emotional and verbal abuse Monique endured are a form of domestic violence. At the time, however, Monique had no idea that was the case. Read more ...


Verla Olson, Volunteer

Verla Olson first came to volunteer at North Memorial in 1965. “I used to watch my neighbor’s children while she went to volunteer and I decided to try it myself, so I joined the Auxiliary,” remembers Verla. Read more ...


Deb Schlueter, Cancer Survivor and Pay It Forward Fund Volunteer

As a nurse at North Memorial’s Northwest Family Physician’s clinic for 15 years, Deb Schlueter was accustomed to using her positive attitude to brighten the day of her patients. This same optimism served her well when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Read more ...