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Coughlan Companies Announces Third Quarter Grant Recipients

Minneapolis, MN, November 11, 2011 --( Minnesota-based Coughlan Companies, Inc., the holding company for Capstone and Mankato-Kasota Stone, Inc., is pleased to announce its third quarter grant recipients of 2011. Nine recipients were selected based on the positive impact they had in their communities with a focus on advocating children’s literacy, enhancing educational opportunities and caring for the environment. This assortment of charitable organizations exemplifies Coughlan Companies’ commitment to community outreach and philanthropy.

Third quarter grants were awarded to the following organizations:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Minn.)
• National Audubon Society (New York, N.Y.)
• Normandale Community College Foundation (Bloomington, Minn.)
• Northeast Middle School – Minneapolis Public Schools (Minneapolis, Minn.)
• PeaceMaker Foundation (Roseville, Minn.)
• Reed Indeed (Plymouth, Minn.)
• St. John the Baptist School (New Brighton, Minn.)
• The Whole Learning School (Plymouth, Minn.)
• Working Family Resource Center (St. Paul, Minn.)

“We’re thrilled to recognize the amazing work of these organizations. We hope our grants allow them to further their mission and provide educational opportunities in the communities they serve,” said Lisa Hanson, Director of Corporate Giving.

Grants through Coughlan Companies are awarded on a quarterly basis and through a grant proposal process. To review the proposal guidelines, submission deadlines, and to download an application, visit

Coughlan Companies has a rich history of philanthropy in local communities and those abroad. In 2010, the company supported more than 250 organizations’ initiatives through book donations, sponsorships, scholarships and employee volunteer time. Coughlan Companies has offices in Mankato and Bloomington, Minn., Chicago, Ill., and Oxford, England.

About Coughlan Companies, Inc.
Minnesota-based Coughlan Companies, Inc. (CCI) is the holding company for Capstone and Mankato-Kasota Stone, Inc. Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, research databases, and literacy programs. Divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. Visit for more information. Mankato Kasota Stone, Inc., quarries and fabricates dolomitic limestone in southern Minnesota, providing crafted custom stone products for commercial and residential use. Visit for more information.

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