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News Release: Nima Ahmadi, Martha Gabbert, Jasmine Russell, Heidi Schmidt Join Board of Directors

February 13, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that its Board of Directors named four new members: Nima Ahmadi, Cardiovascular Systems; Martha Gabbert, community leader; Jasmine Russell, Monicat Data; and Heidi Schmidt, NTH. The new directors started three-year terms at the Parks Foundation’s February meeting. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit.....

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Looking Ahead Through a Clear Lens

February 12, 2019 by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s mission is simple: we transform lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment with community vision. In 2018, we delivered on this promise in myriad ways and with the financial support of our community of donors. Thank you.  Looking ahead to the next three years requires adjusting to a.....

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News Release: Minneapolis Parks Foundation Hires Paul Bauknight as first Project Implementation Director

February 5, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that Paul Bauknight has joined the organization as Project Implementation Director, a new position. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit that helps envision and deliver transformative parks and public spaces by working closely with public partners and in collaboration with the community. As.....

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Position Opening: Fundraising Communications Assistant

January 28, 2019 by Janette Law

Download Job Description OVERVIEW The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is seeking a Fundraising Communications Assistant. This full-time, hourly position will assist with a variety of duties, providing support to our Development Team, the Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, the Executive Director & Board of Directors, and rest of the Parks Foundation staff. This position requires.....

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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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2018’s Success Means We’ll Do Even More in 2019

December 12, 2018 by Tom Evers

It’s natural this time of year to reflect on the previous 12 months and set aims for the next. When future generations look back at the history of Minneapolis parks, 2018 will likely be seen as a pivotal year for our system. Most recently, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation celebrated Bank of America’s decision to contribute.....

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Position Filled: Project Implementation Director

December 4, 2018 by Janette Law

Update January 17, 2019: We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest! Download Job Announcement PDF Founded in 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. As a thought leader,.....

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Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Bank of America Announce $1 Million Investment in the RiverFirst Campaign

November 28, 2018 by Janette Law

Catalytic Contribution Brings the Campaign for Transformative Riverfront Parks, Including Water Works and the Great Northern Greenway River Link, to Within $600,000 Needed to Break Ground Minneapolis, Minn. – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded the Minneapolis Parks Foundation a $1 million Anchor grant for its RiverFirst Capital Campaign to catalyze new park and.....

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Building Parks That Bring Us Together

November 8, 2018 by Tom Evers

This week, Minneapolitans – and Americans across the country – went to the polls and exercised one of our most sacred rights. Here in Minneapolis, 34 polling stations were located in recreation centers and other Minneapolis Parks facilities, underscoring once again how integral parks are to our civic life. Like schools and museums, parks are.....

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Great Northern Greenway River Link: Check out draft designs on Nov. 14

November 7, 2018 by Janette Law

Stop by the open house event anytime from 6 to 8pm Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on November 14 to check out draft designs for the Great Northern Greenway River Link, a RiverFirst signature project also known as the 26th Ave N Overlook. When Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8pm – drop-in to.....

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