Dunn takes helm at Friendship Club

Highland Friendship Club (HFC), a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides social and learning opportunities for teens and adults who have […]

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Highland Friendship Club (HFC), a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides social and learning opportunities for teens and adults who have disabilities, has named Patty Dunn as its executive director. She most recently served as director of marketing at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. 

Dunn has worked in journalism, public relations and marketing roles for more than 25 years in the Twin Cities. “Patty joins Highland Friendship Club at a crucial time when our members need our services more than ever,” said Rosemary Fagrelius, co-founder and chair of the HFC board of directors. “Her experience working with the communities that serve and support those who have disabilities will ensure that HFC thrives during these challenging times and beyond.” 

HFC is a St. Paul-based organization, which serves hundreds of teens and adults who have disabilities. HFC provides programs that foster friendships, strengthen self-advocacy and explore lifelong learning. 

HFC was created in 2002 by two St. Paul parents who were disappointed by the lack of available social opportunities for their teenage sons with have developmental and intellectual disabilities. Today, through the support of its community, grants and fundraising events, HFC is a place where members make friends, learn new skills and become healthier, happier individuals.


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