Barbara Kopp Has Been Longtime Cornerstone Volunteer
MINNEAPOLIS – April 16, 2001 -- Cornerstone, a Twin Cities non-profit social services agency whose mission is to prevent domestic violence, announced today that it had received a gift of $500,000 from the Kopp Family Foundation
.The gift is the largest contribution from a single donor in the agency's 17-year history.
..."Barbara Kopp has served as a board committee member and as an agency volunteer in other capacities for eight years.
This contribution marks an extraordinary level of support from an already generous contributor." "The Kopp gift is of immeasurable significance to Cornerstone as we begin a $5 million capital campaign to pay for and renovate a new building.
...The Kopp Family Foundation was established by Barbara, her husband, Lee, who is founder and chief executive officer of Kopp Investment Advisors, and their children in 1986.
"Domestic violence has broad ramifications in the lives of all the people involved," said Barbara Kopp
."Cornerstone takes a multifaceted approach to meet the needs of families, far beyond emergency safe housing.The agency works broadly to prevent domestic violence through community programs, including programs for school-age children aimed at helping them learn to manage anger and look for non-violent solutions to conflict." "Cornerstone has had an immeasurable impact on our community.The Kopp Family Foundation
is pleased to be able to support such a fine organization," she
said. Based in Bloomington, Cornerstone primarily serves the communities of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Eden Prairie.Last year, the agency provided direct service to nearly 1,800 adults and more than 1,000 children.
Note to Editor: Barbara Kopp
is willing to be interviewed regarding this gift.