Giving Back

Joe Ryan, CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company

Joe Ryan’s worldview is simple: leave the world better than you found it.

As the CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm based in Excelsior, Ryan knows he—and Oppidan—can make a real difference in the communities they serve.

Everybody runs out of milk or bread from time to time, and it’s a nuisance. But for Brian Felt, and too many others like him, running out of basic food items can put his physical and emotional health in jeopardy.

Most Minnesotans know former Twins player Harmon Killebrew for his impeccable batting average—but his accomplishments off the field are just as noteworthy.

Since 1983, Listening House, a nonprofit community center and day/evening shelter in Saint Paul, has provided guidance and donated goods to disadvantaged individuals.

Ron Kamps of Minnetonka is no stranger to a full workweek. The former director of worldwide sales and marketing at Control Data Corp. (now Seagate) spent a large part of his life serving in high-profile leadership positions at a number of worldwide companies for more than four decades.

The Partners Group, an insurance and investment firm, has recently found a home in Wayzata, a move that David Foster, a partner in the group, says lines up with their philosophy. “We’re committed to taking a personal interest in clients.

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LaDonna Hoy has helped numerous lake-area families overcome poverty in the last 35 years.

For the past 35 years, Wayzata resident LaDonna Hoy has worked day in and day out to help people lift themselves out of poverty.