Fund the Fight Against Hearing Loss

The Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation provides financial support for hearing loss services at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please join us as a sponsor.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation

Platinum Sponsor

The Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world, by helping them reach their full potential.

Associated Hearing

Gold Sponsor

Associated Hearing was founded in 1975 with the vision of providing highest quality patient care, a full range of hearing instruments at affordable prices, and up-to-date technologies to ensure quality consultations. We hold true to that commitment each and every day. We understand that for many, visiting a hearing health professional can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate professionals will ease your fears.

Maico Diagnostics

Gold Sponsor

For 75 years, Maico Diagnostics (MAICO) has been an innovator in hearing screening instruments. From screening audiometers for school nurses to complex diagnostic instruments for in-depth examinations, MAICO provides novel and efficient tools for hearing professionals.

Oticon People First

Gold Sponsor

At Oticon, "people first" is our commitment to empowering people through insight and innovation. Our insight: People insight forms the starting point of everything we do. Our promise: To empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally, and participate actively. That's what "people first" is all about. Our commitment: Our passion to empower people drives us to consistently set new standards in hearing care. We invite hearing care professionals and end-users the world over to an ongoing dialogue.

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Gold Sponsor

"Hearing is Our Concern." Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing. As a world leader in manufacturing and delivering advanced hearing solutions, our goal is to bring people together and make lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life.

In 1967, William F. Austin founded our company with the simple premise that "alone we can't do much; together we can change the world." We live that vision every day. And that's why, with every Starkey Hearing Technologies' product purchased, we donate to the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help more people in need around the world receive the gift of hearing. To date, we have given over one million hearing aids to people around the world.

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative

Silver Sponsor

Operation Round Up (ORU) is one way that members of Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) work together to make a difference. By rounding up their monthly electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, the extra change of 1¢ to 99¢ is added together and used to fund requests by local charitable organizations.

Here's how it works. If your bill is $75.22, it is rounded up to $76.00, and the extra 78¢ goes to the Operation Round Up Trust Fund. Multiply all that extra change by the thousands of generous MVEC members who participate, and it makes a big difference in our local communities.

This unique program has provided funds for purchasing various items for local fire departments, women's shelters, groups serving youth, medical equipment for those in need, donations to food shelves, and many other worthwhile causes.


Silver Sponsor

ReSound provides excellent sound by offering innovative hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology. It's all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Silver Sponsor

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Our mission is to provide a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight all visitors with quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.

Advanced Bionics

Silver Sponsor

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

With operations in over 50 countries and a track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB's talented group of technologists and professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to quality while delivering unmatched customer service.

Locher Bros

Silver Sponsor

Locher Bros., Inc. is a family-owned beer distributor that has been located in Green Isle since 1939. We cover all or parts of 21 counties in central Minnesota. Locher Bros is celebrating their 75th year in business!


Silver Sponsor

At Cochlear, it's out mission to help people hear and be heard. We empower people to connect with others and live a full life. We help transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss. We innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.