Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota has announced a $6.5 million gift from an anonymous couple in support of a facilities expansion initiative.
The lead gift for the three-year initiative will enable PPMNS to build a "state-of-the-art" healthcare facility on the site of its clinic in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood — which currently serves nearly thirteen thousand patients a year — and meet the growing demand for its services. Aimed at updating and expanding all nineteen of the organization's clinics across the region, the initiative also will explore the possibility of building new clinics in areas not yet served by Planned Parenthood. Currently, there is only one clinic each in North Dakota and South Dakota.
"This couple has been engaged with Planned Parenthood on so many levels over the past several years," said PPMNS president and CEO Sarah Stoesz of the donors. "They have supported our work, provided critically important advice and counsel, and are fierce defenders of making sure women get the health care they need, no matter what....This gift will ensure that the expert reproductive health care that is our hallmark will be provided in a beautiful, welcoming, and contemporary Uptown clinic."