Wow!  It was quite a meeting when the Sauers told me they had sold their company and a portion of the proceeds from the sale would come to the foundation.  That alone was exciting news!  Then they told me that the assets of the foundation would increase from $28 million to $100 million, and that […]

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What are you for?

December 9, 2020

It has been a difficult year in so many ways, but it became the backdrop for many important conversations about what is important in our lives.  In the middle of a Global Pandemic and renewed emphasis on the racial injustice inherent in our society, we are clear about what we are against.  But the real […]

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Understanding Trauma

March 15, 2017


In the past 10 years, our collective knowledge of how our brains work and the effects of trauma on our brains has increased tenfold. We are living in a time when this knowledge and what it means for serving people in systems like education, criminal justice, and child welfare is still unfolding. The ACES Study […]

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Our First Blog Post!

January 13, 2017

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It feels appropriate to write our first blog post about the Sauer Family Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. The foundation was formed in 1996 and has been an instrument for giving to those in need, bringing family and friends together to volunteer, and convening people who care about those less fortunate to talk about solutions. We celebrated […]

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