Radia is passionate about contributing to the local Minneapolis community and beyond. President and CEO, Karin Gessner, is a strong advocate for change, supporting many initiatives surrounding children and children's health issues. By supporting research and medical advancement, we're able to help make significant impacts on the families and lives of children fighting chronic illness.
We're also proud to back STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs. It's our way of laying the groundwork for future generations to explore inventive opportunities and new ideas. Because creators are problem solvers, and we believe the future rests on the shoulders of those who use their energy to create change that positively impacts the way we live.
Radia's founder's grandfather graduated from the University of Minnesota's School of Mines in 1910. Attributing his achievements to his education, he created a scholarship fund that has provided hundreds of civil engineers with educational grants. The scholarship continues to support civil engineering students today.
President and CEO, Karin Gessner, has been a long time supporter and Board member of the Ronald McDonald House. Radia believes strongly in their mission to provide a home away from home by supporting families during a child’s serious illness.
As a private non-profit technical college, Dunwoody changes lives by building opportunities for graduates to have successful careers, to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs, and to engage in “the better performance of life’s duties.”
Community Health Charities Minnesota (CHCM) works to help those affected by chronic illnesses. Through health research, services, support and education, CHCM makes a significant difference in the lives of others.
Rogers Elementary School created a magnet program for third through fifth grade students focused on engineering. Curriculum encourages elementary students to thrive in new and exciting ways, all with the intent of educating, inspiring and empowering them to accomplish beyond their imaginations.
Washburn Center For Children is Minnesota’s leading children’s mental health center. Their mission is to help adolescents and their families work through social, emotional and behavioral problems to better lead successful lives.
The FIRST Tech Challenge is an educational robotics program focused on engaging students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while teaching them the importance of hard work, innovation and creativity.
The Sanneh Foundation, a 501(c)3 youth development organization, provides life skills programs for at-risk children using soccer as the catalyst to empower kids, improve lives and unite communities.
•We empower kids by providing leadership-skill development and mentoring, along with access to a safe and healthy environment to learn and play.
•We improve lives by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school programming, tutoring and college preparatory training.
•We unite communities by advancing diversity, promoting community service, and fighting racism through individual training and institutional change.