In 2023, the Ordean Foundation in Duluth celebrated 90 years of giving back to the community. Director Don Ness asked me to create several videos for the event, including historical interviews, project spotlights, biographies of past employees, and this fun animated story about founder Albert Ordean. Written by Mike Scholtz, animated by me. Also fun was creating an animated version of friend and local historian Tony Dierckins of Zenith City Press. A few stills from the animation are below.
The foundation works in mostly very low-profile ways, so many people don’t know the story behind it. We created this video to help tell that story.
Joe Everett worked with Ordean for 33 years, and retired during the pandemic. We created a belated thank you for his service to the community.