The Cowles Center gets a $3 million Christmas present

Dance fan and philanthropist Caroline Amplatz has donated $3 million to help the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts rehab its Arts & Education Wing, reports the Star Tribune. The eight-story building, on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis, is home to 28 nonprofit arts groups, including James … [ Read more]

Anonymous couple thanks Salvation Army with $500,000 check

A check made out for $500,000 was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend at a Cub Foods in Rosemount, reports Star Tribune. The quiet act of generosity was made by a couple who said it was their way of saying thank you. Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen said they’ve been in touch with … [ Read more]