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Our mission is to passionately provide resources to enhance the overall wellness of the community.

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Blaze Foundation Annual Meeting Notice

The Blaze Foundation Annual Meeting will be held virtually on June 26, 2024.

A short business meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m., which will include the announcement of the three Board members who are up for re-election and the three candidates. With three nominees for three open positions, there will not be a vote.

If you have any questions regarding our Annual Meeting, please contact us.

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Our Vision

To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve through education, scholarships, in-kind support, and volunteerism.

We impact families, servicemembers, veterans, schools, disaster relief efforts, and community initiatives.

Through the Blaze Foundation, we aim to empower communities to build and strengthen their financial lives.

Our History

Blaze, through Hiway, was an early contributor to Credit Unions for Kids. CU4Kids raises funds for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) affiliated hospitals and is the top Minnesota credit union contributor — raising more than $500,000 since 1997. Funds have been raised through associates paying to wear jeans on select days, summer cookouts, raffle tickets, and more.

Since the early 1990s, Blaze associates have organized various opportunities to help our community through donations and volunteering. Efforts include collecting school supplies, making and serving meals at Ronald McDonald House, collecting clothing for homeless youth shelters, and making care packages for troops overseas.

Blaze has supported financial literacy efforts in schools for more than a decade, delivering hundreds of presentations and reaching more than 4,000 students since 2016.

Our Board

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Christine Cordell


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Tina Jones

Vice Chair

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Malee Yang


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Soua Yee Vang


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Josh Chacon


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Savanna Givens


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Stephanie Johnson


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Lisa Lehman


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Nikki Sizemore


Founding Partners

As a new non-profit organization in 2018, the Blaze Foundation, then Hiway Credit Union Foundation, received initial financial support from our Founding Partners which allowed us to pursue our mission.

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2022 Annual Report

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we are pleased to have donated more than $238,000 in 2022 to help people in our community. We are also proud to have hosted another successful Curling Event, raising more than $100,000 to benefit financial literacy for underserved youth.

Foundation Annual Report 2022