Midwest Area

Minneapolis Office

Minneapolis Office

Board of Directors | Associate Board
Church Partner Program | Youth Ambassador Program

The Minnesota office was founded in 1986, by Rose Schaffhausen, the Upper Midwest Region is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It encompasses the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Annual events include a Cinco de Mayo 5K, a Pequeño Tour featuring a dance and music from one of the NPH homes and the Celebrando A Los Niños Gala. NPH raises the kids and we raise the funds.

With deep sadness, the NPH family mourns the loss of an inspirational leader, fundraiser
and mentor, Rose Schaffhausen. She passed away on November 22, 2021, at the age 91.

We welcome everyone who would like to get involved in helping us raise funds for the children of NPH. Click here to learn more about volunteering in our region!

Click here for information about our Volunteer Intern position.
Click here for our Regional Board Member job description.

We welcome everyone who would like to get involved in helping us raise funds for the children of NPH. Register online today to volunteer!

Read area-specific stories on our blog here!


Abby Anderson

Donor Relations Manager

India Zietsman

Donor Relations Manager

Stephanie Pommier

Vice President, Donor Relations (Midwest Area)


Women Embracing Equity

Sunday, 03/05/2023

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of panelist discussions with inspiring women in our community, local woman and woman-presenting artisans, charcuterie boards and drinks in celebration of International Women’s Day!

Read more

NPH USA St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund Lunch and Learn Series

Wednesday, 04/05/2023

This year, it is our hope to provide you with opportunities to engage with the hospital, as if you were there. One way to do this is through the NPH USA St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund “Lunch and Learn” series. Throughout this series, you will hear from different department heads at St. Damien, sharing their experiences, and shedding light on specific areas of need at the hospital. We also will host guest speakers!
Read more

17th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K Fiesta

Saturday, 05/06/2023

Our 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K event with a fiesta to follow! Join us for a family-friendly day of fun featuring a 5k, entertainment, games, and more!


9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Warm-Up & 1/4-Mile Kid’s Run

9:45 a.m. 1-Mile Kid’s Run

10:00 a.m. Welcome & 5k Begins

5k immediately followed by Awards Ceremony and Fiesta (games, treats, and entertainment)!


All proceeds from this year’s event will help fund NPH Dominican Republic’s transitional home which provides a safe place for vulnerable children to stay while their situations are evaluated.

Read more

Travel Opportunities


Leave a Legacy

When you include NPH USA in your estate plan, your generosity transforms the lives of vulnerable children. Thank you for ensuring that NPH USA can impact children and families well into the future.
Read more