MACF’s Bremer Fund grants $25,000 to children’s museum

Submitted Photo Holding a symbolic check from the Bremer Impact Fund to the Magic City Discovery Center are, from left, Ken Kitzman, executive director for the Minot Area Community Foundation; Grant Wentz, senior vice president for Bremer Bank, Mark Lyman, MCDC board president; Wendy Keller, MCDC executive director; and Wes Black, president at Bremer Bank.

The Minot Area Community Foundation’s Bremer Impact Fund has granted $25,000 to Magic City Discovery Center for its capital campaign.

MCDC is in the early stages of raising funds for a full-scale, permanent children’s museum in Minot, located on Minot Park District land on North Hill. MCDC operated a temporary museum during the winter months in the Dakota Territory Air Museum over the past four years. According to MCDC, receiving funds from early supporters like the MACF Bremer Impact Fund goes a long way to making a state-of-the-art, STEAM-based children’s museum a reality for the region.

“We want to thank the MACF Bremer Impact Fund for their generous support of our capital campaign,” said MCDC Board President, Mark Lyman. “The new building overlooking Minot, from our location on North Hill, will be a beacon and source of pride for everyone in Minot and throughout the area. We will be utilizing STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) to excite our children about education and motivate them to become the scientists, engineers, teachers and artists of the future.”

The Bremer Impact Fund is a donor-advised fund under the Minot Area Community Foundation that was established in 2007. Since then, the fund has granted over $328,000 to 22 area non-profit organizations in the community.

A check was presented to MCDC representatives May 30.