Laura Prettyman Fund

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Incorporated
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So Much More Than An Employment Counselor


raised by 1 people

$2,500 goal

Laura Prettyman worked as an Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher and Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Employment Counselor with AEOA for 10 years. She worked tirelessly to assist students in obtaining GEDs, career training, and meaningful employment before her passing in 2013. 

“Laura's compassion for others was a defining trait. It was so genuine that she often found herself consoling people whom she had met minutes before…”, said a fellow Aitkin County Workforce Center employee, “Yet, regardless of the burdens that people shared with her, she would always be available to console them without judgment and find the good in people, even when others couldn't.”

The Laura Prettyman Memorial Fund supports the General Education Development (GED) certificate and employment needs of low-income residents of Northeast Minnesota. Gifts will assist with GED testing fees and other associated costs, as well as employment related needs such as interview clothing, transportation assistance and childcare assistance. Funds will be awarded to eligible recipients based on financial need.

Below is an example of how the Foundation Fund provides a small amount of money but yields significant results for the investment.

One of AEOA's ABE Instructors had a student who didn't have gas money to make it to the GED testing center to take her GED test. The Laura Prettyman Fund was able to provide the student with gas cards to make it to the testing center and the student passed all the tests she has taken. Without help from the Foundation Fund, this student may not have been able to get her GED. 

Gifts to AEOA are tax deductible FIN# 41-6052144

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