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Gift Acceptance Policies

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

Speaker: Dana Holt, JD RICP AEP® CAP®, CEO & Philanthropic Specialist, HOLT Consulting

Start your day off right with Dana Holt as she does a deep dive into gift acceptance policies and what you need to know about them. These policies might not be the most glamorous part of your work, but they can be a useful tool for your organization’s success. Giving thought to your policies can lead to some exciting opportunities for growth while protecting your organization from financial crises.

In this session, you’ll learn why gift acceptance policies are important, how to use them to your advantage, what to think about when drafting or revising these policies, and where to look for further guidance. Join us in person for pastries, coffee, and engaging conversation, or access the event via Zoom.

Event Details

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Hybrid: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Office and Zoom Webinar

Dana Holt

Insider Briefing: Muslim Philanthropy and Sharia Compliant Investing

Event Details

10 - 11 a.m.

Zoom webinar

Foundation Happy Hour: The Power of Impact Investing

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

Join us for a casual happy hour to mingle with other fundholders and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s staff. Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., President & CEO, will provide a welcome followed by brief remarks from Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary.

Event Details

4 - 6 p.m.

Summit Brewing Company

Insider Briefing: Topic TBD

Event Details

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Oak Ridge Country Club, Hopkins

Planned Giving Panel

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m.

Zoom webinar

Insider Briefing: Business Interests: Exploring an Underutilized Asset for Philanthropic Impact

Event Details

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis

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.

Speaker: Beth McCray, Nonprofit Strategies Manager, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m.

Zoom webinar

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Insider Briefing: Health and Aging in Minnesota

Event Details

10 - 11 a.m.

Zoom webinar

Past Events

2023 Grant Q&A Lunch Hour

The grant team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations — F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation — hosted a Q&A Lunch Hour to answer questions about our first grant round of 2023.

Event Details

12 - 1 p.m.



2023 Grant Information Session #1

The grant 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 2023. The session provided an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

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16th Annual Facing Race Awards

The Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism activists in Minnesota who challenge absent and harmful narratives on race, build solutions that unite instead of divide, and push for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.

The show, produced by TPT, premiered Oct. 23, 2022. You may also watch it on TPTMN on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Event Details

7 p.m.
TPT Minnesota

Facing Race Awards
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Creating a Lifetime Gift

You’re finalizing your estate plans, including confirming your beneficiary designations and bequests, and now you’re wondering what comes next. Does your executor know where to find all your passwords? Do they know how to cancel your electricity service or magazine subscriptions? Do they have access to all those photos you have saved in the Cloud?

In this special North Star Society event, attendees learned practical tips and guidance for ensuring that successors are able to honor your legacy by executing your plans in accordance with your wishes, while also closing out the other elements of your lives.

Creator and facilitator of A Lifetime Gift™, Shelly Halverson, shared insight from her research and certification as a Celebrant, as well as personal experience, about ways you can be proactive in your end-of-life planning.

This event was for fundholders and their guests.

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Giving+Together: Preserving the Mighty Mississippi

We joined our three panelists on the Anson Northrup riverboat as they introduced the exciting work and initiatives to revitalize the Mississippi River and make it a resource for all. With the Mississippi River as the backdrop, they covered the challenges and opportunities for building stakeholder collaboration and community engagement around the river, while exploring ways to enhance the Mississippi’s environmental health, educational resources and space for recreation.

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

Event Details

Padelford Boat Landing, Saint Paul

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy | Part 2

In this virtual event, we continued the conversation from last year’s webinar, “Debunking the 'New and Emerging' Myth of BIPOC Philanthropy.” Our panelists stretched beyond the ways we can engage and steward donors of color, and talked more on how we are currently working to dismantle Eurocentric philanthropic systems to make them more inclusive for all.

This event was for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

Giving+Together: Welcoming our Newest Minnesotans: Afghan Refugees

More than 74,000 Afghans may be evacuated to the United States through Operation Allies Welcome, a federal program to coordinate efforts to support vulnerable Afghans as they safely resettle in the United States. Operation Allies Welcome in Minnesota, community partners, counties and other state agencies are working together to ensure those who seek refuge have the support and resources to rebuild their lives and become part of our communities.

Join us for our virtual Giving+Together event to learn about this partnership and the efforts underway to provide safe, short-term housing for new Afghan arrivals and the legal assistance needed to help secure permanent immigration status. Also, learn how you can help our newest Minnesotans transition into our communities.

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Countering Hate

Countering Hate is an annual gathering hosted by Minnesota Council of Churches, Muslim American Society of Minnesota and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

We are convening philanthropic leaders — staff and board members — from across Minnesota to create a space for reflective conversation about hate, white supremacy and philanthropy’s responsibility to step into its power to combat these societal ills.

Countering Hate

Giving+Together: Bridging the Justice Divide

Join the Foundation for a virtual event and hear from panelists who are working to reform the criminal justice system. The discussion will explore how we can work inside and outside of the criminal justice system to create economic mobility and life success for those impacted.

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