Donors & Volunteers

Reflections on a Summer of Connections

October 24, 2019 by Tom Evers

This time of year, the beauty of Minneapolis parks changes starkly before our eyes. With red, orange, and yellow colors bursting from the tree canopy under a crisp blue sky, Minneapolitans were beckoned outside these October days to savor our city parks in their splendor. As we transition into fall, it’s appropriate to reflect on.....

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Paying it Forward

October 18, 2019 by Janette Law

A new endowment fund is just one of the ways the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is working to serve a city of parks-lovers. Where will your money do the most good after you’re gone? “Like most people, I hadn’t really thought about that question too much,” says Bill W., 63. But when his financial planner suggested.....

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Community Profile: Camille Burke

June 25, 2019 by Christine Moir

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re 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 you! This month we’re featuring.....

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Community Profile: Jasmine Russell

March 18, 2019 by Janette Law

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re 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 you! This month, we’re featuring.....

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean-Up, April 20

by Christine Moir

It’s the most fun you’ll ever have tracking down trash and recovering recyclables! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is thrilled to again be a host partner for the Annual Earth Day Clean-Up, a community-wide volunteer event hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for 25 years. Join us at Minnehaha Falls to help beautify this.....

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2018 Year in Review

January 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

With 2019 promising to be a year of impact and achievement, we’re taking a look back at the milestones in 2018 that helped us get here. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve raised more than $20 million since 2005 for transformative parks, an accomplishment accelerated in 2018, one of the most successful fundraising.....

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Three ways to unplug and beat the winter blues in Minneapolis Parks

January 14, 2019 by Chee Xiong

The sometimes dark and gloomy days of winter can be physically and mentally taxing. Fortunately, Minneapolis parks offer an array of endless ways to keep us active during the cold months. Here are a few fun ways to make friends with Old Man Winter. A Walk in the Park Take a stroll in the park.....

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IRA Charitable Distributions – A Great Way to Give

December 10, 2018 by Christine Moir

It’s that time of year again when many are thinking about ways to give to favorite charitable organizations. For donors who are 70 1/2 or older, a great way to give is by directing your IRA distribution to a non-profit like the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The IRA qualified charitable distribution is becoming a popular way.....

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Community Profile: Cris Nelson

June 13, 2018 by Christine Moir

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are 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 you! This month, we.....

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Community Profile: Kelly Ptacek

April 13, 2018 by Christine Moir

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are 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 you! This month, we.....

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