At Gislason & Hunter, we are dedicated to being committed to the communities in which we live and work through our corporate giving program, volunteerism and participation in community events and initiatives.

New Ulm

At the New Ulm office, employees deliver meals on wheels, host in-house events to raise funds for local charities, and both attorneys and staff serve on a variety of local civic boards and committees. When a chapter of Kids against Hunger was established in New Ulm, Gislason & Hunter was the first major donor to participate in the project. The community has been able to rely on the firm for support in historic restoration projects for local landmarks and monuments and expansion projects for the local hospital.


When a devastating tornado struck the metro area, the Minneapolis attorneys and staff rallied to quickly raise funds for the American Red Cross. Funds to provide dental services to financially challenged families is a charitable program driven by one of the attorneys and all employees join in the annual Toys for Tots drive.

Minneapolis Food Drive
Gislason & Hunter's Minneapolis office conducts successful food drive raising funds and collecting food for Second Harvest Food Shelf.


The Mankato office has chosen a variety of charities that address hunger. They are regular donors to the local food shelf in both food and funds and are a supporter of the BackPack Food Program. The program is focused on ensuring that students have nutritious food when school is out. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are placed confidentially in students backpacks for each day of the weekend or school break.

Des Moines

Gislason & Hunter's Des Moines office staff assisted in packaging 5.1 million meals in four days for Meals from the Heartland, an organization that brings together volunteers from businesses, churches, schools and organizations of all kinds to package meals to be provided to those in need around the world.
Meals from the heartland
Janet Hall, Rachael Bigg, Deb Foshe and Greg Foshe assist in packaging meals.

Gislason & Hunter LLP Announces 2011 Christmas Giving

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the annual Christmas donations to be made to various charities. Attorneys and employees at each of the Gislason & Hunter office sites choose the charities they wanted the firm to assist with a donation.

Gislason & Hunter LLP Receives Award For Calendar Design

NEW ULM, Minn. (Jan., 25, 2012) - The 2011 Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) were recently announced and Gislason & Hunter LLP has received a Gold Award in the calendar

Calendar Design

design category for its 75 th anniversary gift calendar. The unique desktop calendar was designed by Lime Valley Advertising, Mankato, Minn., and features 4 x 6 double-sided calendar sheets enclosed in a clear jewel case. A custom foil embossed, die-cut folder holds the calendar, as well as additional inserts that provide information on the law firm of Gislason & Hunter.

Lime Valley Advertising President Brian Maciej said, "Our design challenge was coming up with a format that included an opportunity for the recipient to not only enjoy an attractive desk calendar, but to learn about Gislason & Hunter's rich history. The custom die-cut packaging really made a difference on this project with an embossed logo on a specialty two-tone card stock. It's interesting that this gift not only looks nice, it feels nice."

The Service Industry Advertising Awards recognize creative and communication excellence in the service industry. While numerous advertising awards solely recognize consumer products, the SIAA is dedicated to honoring the contribution the service industry has made to marketing and advertising. Entries are evaluated for execution, creativity, quality and overall breakthrough.

2012 Food Shelf

Gislason Event Benefits Food Shelf

On March 30, Gislason & Hunter's New Ulm office hosted a soup luncheon in which participants made a cash donation to participate. The firm matched the donation resulting in $1,096 being presented to the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf.