[Gerald] Rauenhorst, with the support and savvy of his wife, Henrietta, grew up to become one of Minnesota’s most successful contractors. His company, the Opus Group — a series of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies — helped sculpt the Minneapolis skyline. The couple also became one of the state’s most generous philanthropic teams, quietly giving millions to local and global causes close to their hearts until their deaths in 2010 and 2014.
“GHR has a really important voice that contributes to greater understanding of peace-building in conflicts and peace-building among religions. That’s really a critical issue for us to grapple with globally,” said Nancy Lindborg, president of Washington, D.C.-based United States Institute of Peace, which is collaborating on the Dalai Lama conference. “We work with other foundations, but the depth of the partnership with GHR really stands out…
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