News from D-CAN
Read the latest news and updates about D-CAN and our Dementia Resource Center (DRC)
A Message from our Executive Director
As the new Founding Executive Director of Central Minnesota Dementia Community Action Network and our Dementia Resource Center in St. Cloud, I am honored and blessed to serve D-CAN’s Mission: “Improving access to quality dementia care in our community.” It is D-CAN’s mission, my heartfelt connection to the good works of D-CAN and DRC, and our organizational commitment to practice (and continually strive towards) excellence in all areas of the D-CAN organization, that make this a pinnacle of opportunity for me to provide leadership service and excellence in my executive management responsibilities at D-CAN. I can also see, and very much appreciate, the tremendous goodwill and spirit of volunteer commitment and philanthropy that have earned D-CAN the enviable position of having such a well-rounded and diverse board of directors, staff, volunteers, and large community of support throughout Central Minnesota. I want to thank each of you for your service, generosity of time, talent, expertise, and money. D-CAN & DRC cannot function without your continued generosity and support, and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. Feel free to stop by and visit or call me directly at 320-640-6696 so we can arrange to meet. In the interim, have a wonderful holiday season and very Happy New Year!
Patrick O’Rourke, M.P.A./C.F.R.M.
(Master of Public Affairs-Nonprofit Management specialty & Certificate of Fund-Raising Management)
Founding Executive Director
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In the News
St. Cloud class to help those with mild dementia write their life stories.
September 17, 2021
A Community Thrives: Help St. Cloud-area nonprofits win big grants.
September 23, 2020
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