MidDel employees gathered in Galveston, Texas, for the annual company Summit. During the weekend, everyone volunteered at Artist Boat. They are a non-profit organization on Galveston Island that unites art and science to educate and to protect coastal environments. They have nearly 600 acres of continuous land that they are restoring to coastal prairie habitat. The morning was spent separating plants for their nature preserve and learning more about native plants and grasses on Galveston Island. Holly, with Artist Boat, had this to say after our help: “I just wanted to reach out with a HUGE thank you from Artist Boat! We really appreciate your help this Saturday. You guys were pros at plant separation! You were able to separate nearly 900 plants each of which will be planted at our nature preserve in the spring. This is amazing work and is a tremendous help to Kristen and me.“

One of our Directors, Jed Marquisee recently joined some of his customers for a charity golf outing in Denver, CO. The golf outing benefited the Colorado Friendship organization which has been serving the homeless and low-income populations in Colorado for 19 years; and the Denver Children's Advocacy Center whose vision is to create a trauma-informed network of support for vulnerable children and fragile families.

MidDel Consulting sponsored the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the Houston Rodeo. Delicious food, great networking, and lots of fun was had! The BBQ cooking team, Brisket Cases, is dedicated to the community by providing scholarship funds through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and they have been able to provide over $250,000 toward the HLSR’s scholarship fund.

We're a company that finds satisfaction in donating generously to foundations loved and admired by employees and consultants. In the spirit of the giving season, we are happily donating to the following suggested foundations this year:

Normandale House Nominated by: Scott Levin

Normandale House, established in 1993, is dedicated to providing affordable housing to homeless families; enabling them to move from homelessness to self-sustainable independent living. Its three unit triplex located in the Mid-town Phillips neighborhood, houses three families for a maximum of 24 months while providing them with counseling, help in achieving weekly life plans and a savings programs so they can move to living independently.

Faustman Labs Nominated by: Beth Blackwell

Dr. Faustman is the director of the immunobiology lab at Mass Gen, and they are focused on finding a reversal for Type 1 Diabetes. They have found positive results from the Phase 1 trials where they used a BCG vaccine to reverse Type 1 Diabetes. The research conducted by the lab is 100% funded from philanthropic foundations and organizations.

Angel Eyes Nominated by: Jed Marquisee

Being SIDS parents ourselves, Karen and I have found this organization to be indispensable in helping our family and friends navigate through the death of our daughter, Maddie, 22 years ago. I continue to offer my time as a resource for peer counseling and speaking to SIDS parents and first responders.

United Way Nominated by: Shelly Carlson

The Greater Twin Cities United Way creates a better life for us all by focusing on three key areas: Stabilizing Families, Helping Children Succeed and Empowering Healthy Lives. Their Mission is uniting caring people to build pathways out of poverty, thereby improving individuals and the community.

Discovery Center in Binghampton Nominated by: Carrie Skuban

My husband and I are supporters and members of the Discovery Center in Binghamton. It's a hands-on Children’s Museum allowing children to experience and learn about science, math, and art. The Binghamton Area doesn’t have a lot of educational outlets and this is a great place for children to learn while having fun. Albert Einstein said, “Play is the Highest form of Research,” and I tend to agree!

Friends of the Forth Worth Library Nominated by: Scott Pederson

I’m on the board and volunteer for the Friends of the Fort Worth Library. We have a book store where we sell discards from the libarary and materials donated by the public (books, CDs, DVDs and yes we still get VHS tapes). The store is run primarily by volunteers. We also hold two large book sales each year, which take a lot of effort in hours. Proceeds from book sales, memberships, and other donations are used to help fund library programs that fall short of funds from the city budget. Our largest effort is to support the library’s year-round reading program called Worth Reading.

MidDel proudly donated to the Twin Cities North Suburban Lockup for the Muscular Dystrophy Association! MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of effective treatments for neuromuscular disease, and this is the MDA’s premier fundraising program.

MidDel was proud to donate to the Southdale YMCA‘s Y Partner and Camp!

The Y Partner contributions go toward scholarships for qualifying candidates and the YMCA Camp donations help kids who may not be able to afford a wilderness trip have the opportunity to do it! Keep up the great work!

MidDel donated to the American Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals!

We were happy to support this 5-mile walk for homeless and neglected animals in Minnesota.

MidDel spent a fun day golfing for great causes; supporting four charities - BestPrep, Second Harvest Heartland, YouthCare and Wounded Warrior Project, at Xcel Energy's Mulligan's in Minneapolis golf tournament! MidDel sponsored a hole and handed out waters to thirsty golfers. A good time was had by all!

Houston, our fourth most populated city and largest in terms of square miles, suffered catastrophic losses in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Tens and thousands of people were homeless and living in shelters, while thousands of homes and most major highways were underwater by 10 to 15 feet. MidDel employees came together and donated numerous gift cards, new and used clothing, shoes, and bedding. These items were then distributed to those in need including St. John Vianney’s Outreach Center and Westside High School.

MidDel employees gathered in Galveston, Texas, shortly after Hurricane Harvey hit, for the annual company Summit. During the weekend, employees participated in an organized effort of cleaning up the beach debris left behind from the Hurricane.