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News Release | Sara Barrow, Martha Gabbert, Joseph Gibbons, Pahoua Yang Hoffman, and Pete Thrane join Parks Foundation Board of Directors

January 19, 2018 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation Board of Directors named five new members at its December meeting: Sara Barrow, Xcel Energy; Martha Gabbert, Room and Board (retired); Joseph Gibbons, Boyd, Bencini, Gibbons & Associates; Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Citizens League; Pete Thrane, Stinson Leonard Street. The Parks Foundation’s new directors will begin three year terms.....

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2018 will bring a bold vision and new collaborations

by Tom Evers

January is the month for fresh beginnings. This is especially true in Minneapolis with a new Mayor, City Council and Park Board of Commissioners poised to move our city forward. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has never been in a better position to support a bold agenda for our city park system by aligning community vision.....

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2017 Year in Review

by Tom Evers

As we kick off another exciting year, we’re taking a look back at our accomplishments in 2017. With your support, and through collaboration with our partners, we’re focused on transforming human life by aligning philanthropic investment with community vision. Since 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has raised more than $17.8 million for transformative parks. Below.....

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Reposted | Job Opportunity: Institutional Giving Manager

December 28, 2017 by Janette Law

We continue to accept applications! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation seeks a full-time, exempt (salaried) Institutional Giving Manager. Download Job Announcement PDF The Organization The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that believes parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole. We help envision and execute transformative parks.....

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Design Q&A: JXTA apprentices Keanu and Pheng (part 2 of 2)

December 1, 2017 by Janette Law

This is the second post in a two-part series in which we’re excerpting four Q&As from a Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) Environmental Design Studio apprentice-produced “zine” about their summer 2017 experiences. (Read the first post.) We partnered with JXTA on youth community engagement and design around future RiverFirst parks at Upper Harbor Terminal and the Great.....

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News Release | Water Works schematic design and LOI with The Sioux Chef approved

November 30, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Park Board’s actions on Nov. 29 set the stage for the RiverFirst project’s 2018 groundbreaking Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board marked another important milestone in the Water Works riverfront park project yesterday, when the Park Board of Commissioners approved phase 1 schematic design and a Letter.....

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Job Opportunity: Institutional Giving Manager

November 28, 2017 by Janette Law

Update: This post has been updated to extend the goal for hiring for this position into 2018. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation seeks a full-time, exempt (salaried) Institutional Giving Manager. Download Job Announcement PDF The Organization The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that believes parks have the power to connect us, heal.....

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Design Q&A: JXTA apprentices Maryan and Lanijah (part 1 of 2)

November 27, 2017 by Janette Law

For many Minneapolis youth from Project Sweetie Pie, Asian Media Access, and Urban Strategies we connected with last summer, kayaking with Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation was the first time they’d made contact with the mighty Mississippi. The Parks Foundation and our partner the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are working to.....

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Service and gratitude

November 20, 2017 by Tom Evers

November is a remarkable month bookended by Election Day and Thanksgiving, with Give to the Max Day falling between. The month is truly about service and gratitude. In that spirit, I want to share with you a little of what we are grateful for here at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. As someone who follows our.....

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Tomorrow’s river city emerging today

October 31, 2017 by Tom Evers

If you’ve traveled West River Road through the Mill district or crossed the Stone Arch Bridge these past few weeks, you witnessed the slow reveal of the Basset Mill, hidden for nearly 50 years beneath the former Fuji Ya restaurant. This is the beginning of what will become a new iconic park destination for Minneapolis......

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