The mission of the Munroe-Meyer Guild is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through fundraising for the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute.
Over the past 50-plus years, the major fundraiser for this supporting board has been the annual Munroe-Meyer Guild Garden Walk, held the second Sunday in June. Proceeds from that event and others total more than $1.1 million over the past five decades. Funds generated through the Garden Walk are used to help fund programs and support innovative projects and training at the institute that might otherwise go unfulfilled. A call for grant applications is announced at the end of the year.
The Munroe-Meyer Guild has announced its 2021 grants to the Munroe-Meyer Institute, supporting three donations to the new building.
More than $90,000 in grant funding was awarded.
This amount was a combination of $20,000 raised during the Guild’s 50th year celebration and a donation from the Ruth and William Scott foundation.
The Guild funded the following 3 projects
- $10,000 Toys for the new building - Community Engagement Department
- $70,000 Munroe-Meyer Guild Therapy Garden - Recreation Therapy
- $10,000 Cut Paper 4’x4’ Wall Hanging “A Place Where Everyone Belongs” created by Omaha artist Lisa Worrall. Shown below.
"This last year was unusual because the annual Garden Walk was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus and MMI moved to their new home,” said Luann Rabe, president of the Guild. “The Guild wanted to donate a project that would have a lasting use at the new building as well as be appreciated by the majority of clients.” MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD, said he was grateful to the Guild for its passion and support of MMI's vision.