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John & Rickie Ressler

Community Profile: John Ressler

April 24, 2017 by Christine Moir

Each month we want to highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are constantly inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who make our system incredible through their generosity. Thank.....

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Community Profile: Heidi Schmidt

March 28, 2017 by Christine Moir

We are adding a new feature to our blog and e-news – interviews with Minneapolis Parks Foundation community members who are sharing stories with other Parks Foundation supporters. We hope you’ll enjoy learning about your fellow park enthusiasts. We also want to hear why you believe in the power of parks to transform human life!.....

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2016 in review

January 5, 2017 by Tom Evers

We believe in the power of parks to transform human life. That’s why we continue to focus on the following core strategies that help us create more opportunities to connect people to the natural world and each other. Envisioning and advancing the next generation of parks The Parks Foundation’s leadership of the RiverFirst Capital Campaign.....

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MPF Member-Volunteers rock First Avenue’s riverfront festivals

October 6, 2016 by Janette Law

More than 60 MPF Member-Volunteers rocked out at two riverfront festivals this summer. Both events were presented by First Avenue and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the work MPF is doing in support of Minneapolis parks. Thank you, volunteers, and thank you, First Ave.! Wilco headlined the first concert, August 20 at Hall’s.....

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2016 MPF Survey: Just 5-7 mins. of your time could net you a Sea Salt gift card

May 26, 2016 by Janette Law

MPF needs you. Now through Monday, June 13, we’re conducting a brief input survey to help us better understand our Members, Donors and others who are passionate about our work. Your participation is important to us! You can use the embedded form below, or click on this link to take the survey in a separate.....

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Vroom, vroom! Lupient Auto raises $35,000 for parks

May 13, 2016 by Christine Moir

A huge thanks to Lupient Automotive Group for throwing a successful fundraiser last Thursday, May 12, that raised over $35,000 for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board! We are overwhelmed by the generosity and grateful for the support! Part of Lupient’s showroom was cleared, tables were set out filled with checkered.....

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Minnesota Twins Community Fund Grant Supports RiverFirst Youth Engagement

February 9, 2016 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE MPF will collaborate with Juxtaposition Arts on visioning and designing community connections to the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) received a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund to bring fresh ideas, a new approach, and younger voices to the design and development of RiverFirst. A portion.....

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MPF welcomes Meg Forney & Christine Moir

February 8, 2016 by Janette Law

We’re happy to welcome two new colleagues to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. In January, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board appointed Meg Forney as one of its two ex officio members of our Board of Directors. Meg is a Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner-At Large and will be serving a one-year term with MPF. Superintendent Jayne.....

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Pentair helps RAs get ready to make a splash

December 15, 2015 by Janette Law

Phil Rolchigo, VP of Technology for Pentair, the Minneapolis-based global water management leader, made a special visit with MPF’s Research Assistants in Practice (RAs) last week. Phil volunteered to impart his expertise in water filtration system design to an exciting aspect of the Water Works project on which three students Han, Jonathan and Chris, are.....

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Inspiring dedications among the $5,721raised on GTMD15 – thank you!

November 13, 2015 by Janette Law

On Give the Max Day (GTMD15), November 12, 2015, we invited Minnesotans to celebrate all that Minneapolis Parks has to offer. And they sure did! Forty-five donors contributed $5,721.20 – blowing past our goal of $3,000 by 43%. Thank You! Two donors made their GTMD15 gifts with inspiring dedications. Janelle N. said she gave “[b]ecause.....

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