2017 Quazar Charity Contest

To celebrate its 27th Anniversary, Quazar Capital will be donating $10,000 to charity. We are changing up the Quazar Charity Contest for 2017; each Quazar team member has picked their favorite non-profit, and we’re asking our friends to vote for the charity/Quazar team member they want to help win. Below are the non-profits each Quazar team member picked, as well as a write-up on why they chose that non-profit. Click on the photo to be redirected to the Charity’s website to learn more about it. The Quazar team member’s charity that receives the most votes will receive $5,000.

The second part of the contest invites our friends and associates to get involved by nominating their favorite non-profit. When you vote for your favorite Quazar team member’s charity, please take a moment to write in your favorite qualified non-profit as well. Baker Tilly will randomly draw a winning charity from these submissions, and one lucky winner will receive $5,000 on behalf of their nominator.

Only one (1) vote on Facebook and one (1) submission on Quazar’s website per nominator. Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2017.

Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever Northwest Suburban Chapter of Pheasants Forever: Eleven years ago we founded the Chapter to raise money to get kids involved in the Outdoors. We have enjoyed many successes with the projects we have underwritten; we still have a ways to go. Our PF Chapter is a great way to invest in the future of our Youth.
Nominated by: Bruce Behm
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
As a professional woman and mother of two daughters, I feel strongly about ensuring equal opportunity and pathways to economic security for girls and women across my home state of Minnesota. As a statewide community foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota makes grants, invests in research, advocates policy, and forges cross-sector partnerships to ensure community-based, community-led solutions across Minnesota. Women Foundation
Nominated by: Nicole Behm-Koep
Be the Match
Be the Match Be the Match is a charity that is very dear to my heart. After my dad was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 my family all joined Be the Match in hopes of being able to help someone else like him. I am happy to share that he has been in remission for almost 9 months.
Nominated by: Molly Davis
Pancreatic Cancer Network – MN Chapter
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a great charity that means a lot to me. I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer a few years ago, and prior to that lost an aunt to the same cancer. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of the major cancers and PanCAN has a bold goal to help double the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2020. Pancreatic Cancer
Nominated by: Dan Hendel
Second Hand Hounds
Second Hand Hounds As a dog owner, I strongly believe all pets deserve a loving home. Secondhand Hounds rescues dogs and cats from kill shelters and owners who can no longer provide care for their pets. They provide any necessary care, a foster home, and work to place pets into their new loving forever home. It’s a great cause worthy of your vote!
Nominated by: Adam Webb
Way to Grow
I believe every child deserves an equal opportunity to grow up in a healthy environment, both at school and at home. Way to Grow gives children in distressed situations a chance to grow up in a healthier environment, while giving parents the necessary resources to be active participants in their child’s life. Way to Grow
Nominated by: Brandon Wheeler


Please feel free to contact Quazar Capital with any questions at quazar-info@quazarcapital.com or call 763-550-9000

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Past Charity Contests

26th Anniversary Charity Winners (2016)

Arthritis Foundation ($2,500) Arthritis Foundation Nominated by: Nancy Burns, Mulcahy Company  
Banyan Community ($2,500) Banyan Community Nominated by: Sue Jensen, Sew Talented and a Banyan Community Board Member
Community Christian School ($2,500) Community Christian School Nominated by: Sarah Burdett, Rice Home Medical, LLC.
Pay It Forward Fund ($2,500) Pay it Forward Fund Nominated by: Troy Ethen, Protean
Pinky Swear Foundation ($2,500) Pinky Swear Foundation Nominated by: Jeffrey Wenngatz, Cresa Minneapolis and a Pinky Swear Foundation Board Member

25th Anniversary Charity Winners (2015)

American Cancer Society ($5,000) American Cancer Society v2 Nominated by: Joe Lavely, Greene Holcomb Fisher  
CHOICE, Inc. ($5,000) Choice Inc Nominated by: Andrew Schornack, Flagship Bank Minnesota
The Liz Logelin Foundation ($5,000) Liz Logelin Selected by: Quazar Capital Corporation
MN Adult & Teen Challenge ($5,000) MN Teen and Adult Challenge Nominated by: Keith S. Bares, Convergent Capital
United Way of the Midlands ($5,000) United Way of the Midlands Nominated by: Wes Hampp,First Capital Partners

24th Anniversary Charity Winners (2014)

Council on Crime and Justice ($2,500) Council on Crime and Justice Logo Nominated by: Todd Jackson
MN Adult and Teen Challenge ($2,500) MN Adult and Teen Challenge Logo Nominated by: Bob Hageman
The National Ability Center ($2,500) NAC_HorizontalLogo Nominated by: Greg Easton
The National Football Foundation ($2,500) National Football Foundation - Minnesota Chapter Logo Nominated by: Chris Kearney
United Arts of Central Minnesota ($2,500) United Arts of Central Minnesota Logo Nominated by: Chris Shorba

23rd Anniversary Charity Winners (2013)

The Liz Logelin Foundation ($2,500) Liz Logelin Foundation Nominated by: Debbie Peters
Higher M-Pact ($2,500) Higher MPact Final Nominated by: Mike Wedel
YouthLink ($2,500) YouthLink Nominated by: Leo Lopez
LILA Foundation ($2,500) LILA Foundation Nominated by: Melissa Martyr-Wagner

22nd Anniversary Charity Winners (2012)

Chicago Hope Academy ($2,500) Nominated by: Curt Hart
Plymouth Civic League ($2,500) Nominated by: Kris St. Martin
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center ($2,500) Nominated by: Matt Behm
RESOURCE, Inc. ($2,500) Nominated by: Paul Way

21st Anniversary Charity Winners (2011)

National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota ($2,500) Nominated by: Kevin Burkhart
Youth Frontiers ($2,500) Nominated by: Polly & Bob McCrea
The Salvation Army ($2,500) Nominated by: Greg Heggem
Minnesota Youth Shotgun Association ($2,500) Nominated by: Sally & Mark Stevens

20th Anniversary Charity Winners (2010)

Senior Community Services ($2,500) Nominated by: John Lawson
Pregnancy Choices Life Care Center ($2,500) Nominated by: Brad Mayer
The Salvation Army ($2,500) Nominated by: Greg Heggem
Pheasants Forever ($2,500) Nominated by: Jim Ristau