2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award

Dakota Electric’s Touchstone Energy Community Award recognizes local non-profit organizations that make a difference in the communities we serve. One winner and two runners-up are chosen from applications received. Each receives $500, and the winner is entered into a statewide competition for a $1,000 prize. Application information for the 2021 Touchstone Energy Community Award will be in the October issue of Circuits. Learn more about the 2020 winners here.

The Open Door
Open Door and Directors

The Open Door was winner of the 2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award. Executive Director Jason Viana (center right) and Annie Gentilini, communications & events coordinator (center left), are pictured with Dakota Electric directors Jerry Pittman (L) and Clay Van De Bogart (R).

Brainpower

BrainPower in a BackPack was a runner up of the 2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award. Pictured here is coordinator Pam Voigt with Dakota Electric directors Jerry Pittman (L) and Clay Van De Bogart (R).

fundraising group

Gobble Gate was a runner up of the 2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award. Dakota Electric board member, Judy Kimmes (center left) presented the award to Gobble Gait organizers and the Hastings Family Services staff and board. From left to right: Mike Swanson, board president; Amy Sutton, associate director; Mayor Mary Fasbender, organizer; Jay Kochendorfer, organizer; and Chris Koop, executive director.