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Upcoming Events

Annual Investment Briefing

Speaker: Shannon O'Leary, Chief Investment Officer, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

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Zoom webinar

10 - 11 a.m.

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Giving+Together: Democracy and Civic Engagement

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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Wabasha Street Caves, Saint Paul

Fundholder Happy Hour

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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Summit Brewing Company, Saint Paul

Giving+Together: Access to Childcare and Economic Development

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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Mississippi River Boat Cruise

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Nonprofit Colleagues and Cocktails

Enjoy a cruise along the Mississippi River with your nonprofit colleagues!

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

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Padelford Boat, Saint Paul

4 - 6 p.m.

Mississippi River

Giving+Together: Food Insecurity Panel and Volunteer Opportunity

This Giving+Together event will include a panel discussion on food insecurity and a volunteer activity.
This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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Second Harvest Heartland

Get Your Board Thinking About Planned Giving

Educate and engage your board on planned giving strategies.

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders and other nonprofit employees interested in learning more about fundraising through planned giving.

Event Details

Zoom webinar

1 - 2 p.m.

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Giving+Together: Nonprofit Sustainability and Leadership Transitions

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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Virtual

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Past Events

2024 Grant Round 1 Information Session 2

The Grants team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations — F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation — hosted an information session about our first round of grantmaking for 2024. The session provided an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

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Virtual

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2024 Grant Round 1 Information Session 1

The Grants team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations — F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation — hosted an information session about our first round of grantmaking for 2024. The session provided an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

Event Details

Virtual

View the recording
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Insider Briefing: Public Health in Minnesota

Former Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom joined the last Insider Briefing of 2023 to discuss the state of public health in Minnesota. She addressed Minnesota’s biggest current public health challenges, critical lessons learned from the pandemic, and what it means for our future.

Four Building Blocks of Planned Giving Success

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders and other nonprofit employees interested in learning more about fundraising through planned giving.

Join Beth McCray, Nonprofit Strategies Manager at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, to learn about the four building blocks of legacy gifts: knowing your tools, your assets, your donors, and your partners. In this session, you’ll get the opportunity to strengthen the tools you already possess to grow your planned gift expectancy pool so you can ensure that dollars aren’t left on the table.

Event Details

Zoom webinar

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Giving+Together: Care and Welfare of Animals

Like many states, Minnesota is experiencing overpopulated animal shelters at an increasingly high rate, with shelters running out of resources, space, and help for our furry friends. Join us for our next Giving+Together event, where we’ll hear from guest panelists from Secondhand Hounds, Animal Humane Society and Bitty Kitty Brigade about the latest in Minnesota’s animal welfare community.

Panelists will discuss how their organizations work in partnership to ensure the well-being of all animals, the type of work they do beyond adoption, why this work matters, and what you can do to get involved in this community at such an important time for animals in need.

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Insider Briefing: Advising Business Owners on Optimizing their Philanthropic Impact

Speakers: William Blackburn, Steve McConley and Marie Ruzek, Wells Fargo

A business transition can provide business owners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realize a long-standing goal to help others through a philanthropic gift. In this Insider Briefing event, hear from three wealth and philanthropic management experts on best practices for advisors to navigate philanthropic goals with their clients. Topics will include tools available for business owners to direct their philanthropy, how to help your clients in planning ahead, ways to get the conversation around philanthropic goals going with clients and a real-life success story to inspire ideas.

CFP, CLE and non-board approved CPE continuing education approved

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Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis

Giving+Together: Moving Our Youth Forward Through Sports & Recreation

This event was for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

In this Giving+Together event, we were joined by The JK Movement, The Sanneh Foundation and Brownbody.

These three organizations are leading exciting initiatives that aim to create safe and healthy work, education, athletic and wellness pathways for the diverse young people of our region. They discussed how they’re paving the way for wellness in our youth, addressing the challenges that arise in sports and recreation, and promoting practices that best support our community’s future generations.

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Allianz Field

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Insider Briefing: Planning Considerations and Opportunities for Partnering with Muslim Donors

It is increasingly important for professional advisors to understand the diverse needs of their philanthropic clients. Minnesota is home to a vibrant Muslim community, and we are proud to partner with three experts to offer knowledge on Muslim philanthropy and Sharia compliant investing.

Speakers:

Nausheena Hussain
Principal, Nissa Consulting

Fatima Iqbal, CFP®
Investment Advisor and Senior Financial Planner, Azzad Asset Management

Imam Asad Zaman
Executive Director and Imam, Muslim American Society of Minnesota

Read more on working with Muslim donors

Giving+Together: Civil Rights and Social Justice

In this time when community need seems greater than ever, how and where should we think about leveraging resources to advocate for equity in Minnesota? What do communities need and how might we measure impact?

Join our virtual panel of three nonprofit and community leaders as we discuss civil rights and social justice advocacy work in our state, the progress that’s being made, as well as any challenges their organizations face in the work they do to create a more just and vibrant Minnesota.

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

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