NEW?ULM - Gislason & Hunter LLP is donating $8,000 to Kids Against Hunger in the name of Dan Gislason in recognition of his many years of service to the law firm. The gift will assist in launching a Kids Against Hunger chapter in New Ulm.
Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian organization whose primary purpose is to provide fully nutritious food to impoverished children around the world. Feeding programs, orphanages, schools and clinics are the direct paths used to distribute the food.
Kids Against Hunger is a volunteer-driven effort to package and distribute food in communities worldwide where hunger and starvation are rampant. Its volunteer teams have packaged and delivered approximately 48 million meals to children in more than 40 countries.
Dan Gislason, left, is pictured will Bill Koeckeritz, right, and Cindy Christensen, center. Koeckeritz and Christensen are board member of the Kids Against Hunger New Ulm chapter.
Gislason has been practicing law with Gislason & Hunter for more than 40 years. He comes for a distinguished family of lawyers dating back to his grandfather, Bjorn Gislason, who graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1900. Dan's father, Sid, founded Gislason & Hunter in New Ulm in 1937.
Gislason has been consistently named as one of Minnesota's Top 100 Super Lawyers by Law and Politics and has been inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
In lieu of holiday gifts, Gislason & Hunter provides cash gifts to charities chosen by its staffs in New Ulm, Minneapolis, Mankato and Des Moines; $15,000 will be distributed in 2010.