News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise

Posted on September 22, 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 | 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Join us for our Fall 2017 Dragon Business Cruise on Friday, Sept. 22! This semester we will be visiting businesses in Southwest Fargo:

  • Dakota Medical Foundation (with a presentation by the Greater FMWF Economic Development Corporation)
  • Eide Bailly accounting firm
  • Discovery Benefits
  • Sundog Interactive
  • Scheels Headquarters (ending with a social for students to personally meet participating business leaders)

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Nonprofit Leadership Training Begins Oct. 11 

Posted on September 21, 2017

A high impact training program for nonprofit professionals

Minnesota State University Moorhead, in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation and the Impact Foundation, will offer “High Impact Nonprofit Leadership” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11 in MSU Moorhead’s Center for Business.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Alumni Foundation Giving Hearts Day total

Posted on February 10, 2017

Thanks to Dragons and friends everywhere, the MSUM Alumni Foundation was able to raise $20,800 for Giving Hearts Day! All of those proceeds will go toward student scholarships, and you helped make it happen. Thank you, Dragons.

We’d also like to thank the Dakota Medical Foundation and other generous donors for the match.

Give toward student scholarships today

Posted on February 09, 2017

This Giving Hearts Day, give toward student scholarships and help support MSUM’s ongoing mission of transforming the world by transforming lives. Through scholarships, experiential learning, research and more, Dragons, just like you, are able to discover their passions.

During today’s one-day giving campaign, look up MSUM Alumni Foundation on and make your contribution.

Donations will be matched by the Dakota Medical Foundation and other generous donors.

Thank you for paying it forward, Dragons!

CassClay Alive: Volunteer & Service Fair profile

Posted on January 29, 2015

As the Volunteer & Service Fair approaches, the Office of Student Activities is highlighting organizations that will be at the Fair. First up is CassClay Alive

How does your organization serve our community?

CassClayAlive! is a healthy living initiative of Dakota Medical Foundation. Our goal is to reduce overweight and obesity rates in 2-19-year-olds in Cass and Clay counties by 20 percent by 2020. It is a collaboration of health-minded organizations that have joined to make Cass and Clay counties the healthiest place in America to raise children. Where children live, learn and play – their food and fitness environment – is one of the most important factors influencing whether they end up fit and healthy or not. Read the rest of this entry →

Patrick Traynor to Receive MSUM Hartz Award

Posted on April 24, 2014

Patrick Traynor, president of the Dakota Medical Foundation, has been selected to receive the university’s 32nd annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award.

An awards reception will be held Tuesday, April 29 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on campus.

The award is named in honor of the late L.B. Hartz, the founder of Hartz Wholesale Company headquartered in Thief River Falls. It’s presented annually by MSUM’s College of Business and Innovation to an individual who has created economic opportunities for others through innovation, entrepreneurship and community service.

A North Dakota native, Traynor earned degrees in economics and law from the University of North Dakota. He began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Conmy, Feste, Bossart, Hubbard and Corwin in Fargo. In 1994, he was appointed deputy director/general counsel of the N.D. Workers Compensation Bureau. He became president of Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) in 2000, and in 2005 led the establishment of Impact Foundation to help nonprofit leaders vastly improve their fundraising abilities and capacity to serve.  Read the rest of this entry →

Churches United for the Homeless match

Posted on February 03, 2010

On February 11, Dakota Medical Foundation will match gifts of $10 or more up to $4,000 for Churches United for the Homeless. Additional incentive grants up to $23,000 are also available. If you would like to support the men, women, and children who seek our services daily, simply make a secure online contribution at then click on the Giving Hearts Day “Learn More/Donate” button any time Thursday, February 11. All donations are tax deductible.

MSUM Receives $10,000 Dakota Medical Foundation Grant

Posted on June 16, 2009

Minnesota State University Moorhead has received a $10,000 grant from the Dakota Medical Foundation to support scholarships for registered nurses to pursue their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).

The scholarships will help experienced nurses to obtain a BSN, which prepares nurses to respond to increasingly complex health care needs and to function more independently in multiple healthcare settings. MSU Moorhead’s RN-to-BSN program meets the needs of working nurses while allowing them to stay in the area.

For information on the nursing scholarships or MSUM’s nursing programs, contact 218.477.2693 or

Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo, N.D., focuses its efforts on improving health and access to medical and dental care in the region, with a special emphasis on children. Since 1996, the Foundation has invested over $36 million to over 320 nonprofit organizations in the region. For more information, see

MSUM Receives $10,000 Dakota Medical FoundationGrant

Posted on May 13, 2009

MSU Moorhead has received a $10,000 grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to support specialized training from the Impact Institute. This grant supported three faculty/staff members to attend a training series hosted by the Impact Give-Back Institute in association with Dakota Medical Foundation.

MSUM attendees included President Emeritus Dr. Roland Barden, Bioscience Professor Mark Wallert, and Director of Major & Corporate Gifts Laurie Wigtil.

The Impact Give-Back Institute helps nonprofits dramatically improve their capacity to produce results. The Institute has helped over 100 nonprofit organizations increase their impact since early 2005 by providing training and technical assistance in the areas of organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and fundraising.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Receives $10,000 Dakota Medical Foundation Grant

Posted on April 24, 2009

MSUM has received a $10,000 grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to support its Nursing program. 

MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership consists of three departments that offer complementary coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), Community Health (BS), or Health Services Administration (BS). Read the rest of this entry →

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