In memory of Mauritz A. “Mort” Mortenson, Jr.

1936 – 2019

Mauritz A. Mortenson, Jr. (“Mort”) passed away on November 9 from complications of cancer. Mort was a beautiful man, who loved his family, the company he built, and his community. He will be dearly missed but leaves us with a legacy of service and generosity. Mort and his wife, Alice, set up the Mortenson Family Foundation in 1999 to be a living expression of their generosity and commitment to their community.

Mort’s family, Foundation staff, and all the wonderful grant partners that the Foundation has supported over the years are important parts of that expression. Mort greatly admired the work of the Foundation’s grant partners and the sense of dignity and possibility that they bring to individuals, families, and communities all over the world. You all—from the talented and amazing leadership and staff of our grant partners, to the committed volunteers and supporters, to the Boards—enabled Mort and the Foundation to express their generosity.

Thank you so much for your commitment and for your big, beautiful hearts. You have meant so much to Mort and the entire Mortenson family, and we are grateful for each of you.

Our communities inspire us to learn, serve and create opportunities together. They are a motivation for the Mortenson Family Foundation as we come together to care for others and our environment, express our love of humanity, and continue a legacy of caring for generations to come.

“When good things happen, it is the result of the efforts of good people working together, united in a common purpose.”

Mort and Alice Mortenson

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