Plymouth Proclaims Friday LaDonna Hoy Day
The city of Plymouth proclaimed Friday, May 15, as “LaDonna Hoy Day.” The day recognizes the founding executive director of Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.
Hoy is not retiring. However, she will move into a consulting role for the Plymouth nonprofit and will have the title founder and executive director emerita. She has been working closely with new Executive Director Greg Hilding, who started work in March. Learn more about him here.
The executive director transition happened at the same time Interfaith Outreach had to pivot to support community needs in light of COVID-19.
In the last city council meeting, Plymouth mayor Jeff Wosje called Hoy “a treasure of our community.”
For more than 40 years, LaDonna Hoy has been one of the engines driving Interfaith Outreach. The nonprofit began in 1979 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Wayzata. One of the first initiatives she tackled was transportation. Now Interfaith Outreach tackles a variety of needs connected to housing, child care, employment, food insecurity and much more.
The nonprofit moved to a new facility in Plymouth in 2011, which houses several on-site services as well as an expanded food shelf and resale shop.
Interfaith Outreach plans a celebration to honor LaDonna Hoy when COVID-19 restrictions have completely lifted, perhaps next spring.