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Ron Gibbens, NDAD co-founder and board president, dies at 80
May 02, 2021
Ron Gibbens, NDAD co-founder and board president, dies at 80

NDAD mourns the passing Sunday morning, May 2, of Ron Gibbens, 80, its co-founder, retired chief executive officer and only board president in the charitable nonprofit’s nearly 46-year existence.

NDAD offices reopen to public
May 02, 2021
NDAD offices reopen to public

NDAD offices, closed to the public for more than a year, are reopening to the public, starting Monday, May 3.

Memorial graphic for Ron Gibbens, late NDAD co-founder, board president and CEO
May 04, 2021
Services for late NDAD leader Ron Gibbens set

Funeral services for Ron Gibbens, NDAD co-founder, board president and retired chief executive officer, have been announced.

NDAD Fargo, Grand Forks offices closed Mon., May 10, on day of Ron Gibbens funeral
May 07, 2021
NDAD Fargo, Grand Forks offices closed Mon., May 10, on day of Ron Gibbens funeral

NDAD offices in Grand Forks and Fargo will be closed Monday, May 10, to allow our employees to attend the funeral of Ron Gibbens, NDAD co-founder and board president. Gibbens, 80, died May 2 in Grand Forks.

NDAD sign at Grand Forks office in mid-May 2021. Nearby trees have flowered.
May 17, 2021
NDAD offices again open to public

NDAD offices in Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Williston are again open to the public.

Faye Gibbens image, NDAD logo and words 2021 Recipients, $5,000 Faye Gibbens Memorial GrantsFaye Gibbens Memorial Grant
May 18, 2021
NDAD announces 3 Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant recipients

NDAD has granted three Faye Gibbens Memorial Grants for 2021 in memory of its original program services leader.

NDAD's Traci LaDouceur stands near office decoration that reads
May 21, 2021
NDAD's LaDouceur marks 35th year with organization

Traci LaDouceur, NDAD's chief financial officer, is marking her 35th year with NDAD.

Logo of MDU Resources Foundation
May 24, 2021
MDU Resources Foundation award granted for NDAD's Escape to the Lake

MDU Resources Foundation has awarded NDAD $3,400 to our annual Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event.

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Donna Hansen
Donna Hansen is on the move in retirement. Relaxing wasn’t her post-career goal. Finishing her 39th and final year in special education, though, proved more than a small challenge for the longtime Grand Forks special educator.   NDAD helped her move quickly to meet the challenge through its Healthcare Equipment Loan Program (HELP). While ...
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