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Dave's Compass
of Hope

Parrish Family Fund

Dave’s Compass of Hope was founded in 2019 in memory of David Arkins who left this world in October 2018.


Our organization works to mitigate the stigma that surrounds mental health by working with organizations that help educate, support and coach those dealing with mental illnesses.


We hope that with your support, we can make a difference and help those struggling find the help they need.

The Nickel Open Fund (NOF) is proud to be affiliated with the Parrish Family Fund, started by Mark & Nicholle Parrish and their children. 

The Parrish Family Fund (PFF) was created within the University of Minnesota Foundation during the spring of 2022. The goal of this fund is to bring awareness and financial support to Mental Health programming and facilities across all of M Health Fairview. The mission of the PFF is to eliminate the stigma around mental health and increase access to care for those who are in dire need of clinical treatment. (Source:

In February of 2022, the NOF made a cash donation to the PFF aimed specifically to their goal of putting in the first ever mental health emergency room within Fairview Hospital in Minnesota. It is an honor to be affiliated with the important work of the PFF and our combined goal of eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health.

Please take the time to watch the above video that our friends at Exhibit Partners filmed for the NOF and PFF. 

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