In so many ways, George Pillsbury is Minnesota’s model citizen. He is always there, always participating, always contributing.
Take a moment and revisit Frank Capra’s marvelous film It’s a Wonderful Life and then think about all the meaningful improvements we have made in Minnesota since the close of World War II. We became a national showcase for our efforts in education, the arts, business civic participation, human rights, the environment, political governance, etc. Simply put, Minnesota was recognized as the state that works.
Continuing as a part of this exercise start to think about the impact of George’s involvement. He and his truly magnificent partner, Sally, have been part of virtually all facets of what defines our quality of life from endowing scholarships at the University of Minnesota to growing the arts.
A war veteran (marine officer during World War II), business leader, philanthropist, and State Senator, George Pillsbury has always represented the best in Minnesota. And he does it with grace, intelligence, and a deep sense of decency.
George, thank you for being you.
Susan and Arne
P.S. Read Lorie Sturdevant’s recently released book entitled The Pillsbury’s of Minnesota. It is very well done.