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Equity Inside Out

Though the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has long advocated for equity, the racial reckoning of 2020 lifted these issues to the forefront. If you have not been steeped in this work, it may feel like a new language or foreign territory. Join Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., president & CEO, and Nadege Souvenir, senior vice president of Operations & Learning, as they have a conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Attend the webinar and learn a little bit about EDI, from key terminology to personal experiences to resources for more learning. We will also answer some common donor questions and share some of the Foundation's racial equity work.

Insider Briefing: The COVID Pandemic: The Evolving Reality

Speaker: Dr. Michael Osterholm

Join us for the first Insider Briefing of the year, and hear from Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Dr. Osterholm will describe the epidemiology of COVID-19, what public health strategies can be used to reduce transmission, and how the world will likely look one year from now as a result of the pandemic.

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m., virtual

Giving+Together: Health Equity in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted us all and threatened the lives of older adults. Tragically, 89% of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota were individuals 65 years or older. The pandemic also shed light on the disparities between the metro and Greater Minnesota, and for older people of color who historically have faced challenges accessing culturally respectful healthcare.

How can we improve health outcomes for under-served individuals, especially those in Greater Minnesota and from communities of color? Hear from three experts about the intersection of age, geography, race and healthcare during the pandemic.

Event Details

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Zoom webinar

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Equity Inside Out

Though the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has long advocated for equity, the racial reckoning of 2020 lifted these issues to the forefront. If you have not been steeped in this work, it may feel like a new language or foreign territory. Join Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., president & CEO, and Nadege Souvenir, senior vice president of Operations & Learning, as they have a conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Attend the webinar and learn a little bit about EDI, from key terminology to personal experiences to resources for more learning. We will also answer some common donor questions and share some of the Foundation's racial equity work.

Event Details

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zoom webinar

2021 Grantmaking Information Session

The grant team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations – F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation – will host an information session about our second cycle of grantmaking for 2021. The session will provide an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

Event Details

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Zoom webinar

2021 Grantmaking Information Session

The grant team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations – F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation – will host an information session about our second cycle of grantmaking for 2021. The session will provide an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

Event Details

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Zoom webinar

Giving+Together: Homelessness

Event Details

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location to be determined

Giving+Together: Criminal Justice

Event Details

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location to be determined

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North Star Society Event

Event Details

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location to be determined

Past Events

Planning for an Unknown Future - Supporting Our Communities in Trying Times & Beyond

Eric. J. Jolly, Ph.D., president & CEO, and Pahoua Yang Hoffman, senior vice president of Community Impact, discussed the many ways the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, along with our donors and nonprofit partners, have addressed the most pressing issues of our time.

Fundraising During Challenging Times

Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations need financial support from their donors and the community. As the need for charitable giving rises, it is important to find new ways to reach donors and increase contributions.

Join us as we discuss innovative ways to fundraise during these challenging times. Hear from Jeremy Wells, senior vice president of Philanthropic Services, as he talks about last year’s giving trends and reasons for optimism, the importance of cultivation and stewardship and how to broaden your fundraising sources.

Event Details

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

Giving+Together: Higher Education

Studies show that higher education provides numerous life benefits and offers an intergenerational pathway out of poverty. Yet high-income, white students are more than twice as likely to graduate from college compared to their low-income peers of color. How can we minimize the achievement gap in higher education?

At this webinar, three speakers highlighted programs that provide college preparation and support to low-income, new Americans and BIPOC students. Learn how these initiatives are helping students prepare for and navigate postsecondary experiences, leading to higher retention rates in school and overall academic success.

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2021 Grantmaking Information Session

The grant team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations – F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation – led an information session about our first cycle of grantmaking for 2021. The session provided an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

View the recording
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COVID-19 and The Color of Justice with Dr. Michael Osterholm and Andi Egbert

Hear directly from Dr. Michael Osterholm from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and Andi Egbert, senior research associate at American Public Media Research Lab and research lead on the Color of Coronavirus Project, on how COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

Transmit Charitable Values to the Next Generation

Explore ways to maximize giving, disinherit the IRS and transmit charitable values to the next generation. Hear from Janelle Chambers, attorney at Chandler and Brown, Ltd., as she leads a discussion on timely considerations for retirement account planning in light of the new SECURE Act.

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2020 Facing Race Awards

The 2020 Facing Race Awards will honor anti-racism activists 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.

Watch the 14th annual Facing Race Awards
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Insider Briefing: Estate Planning in the Age of COVID-19

Diana L. Marianetti, attorney at Maslon LLP, shared her expertise in helping individuals and families plan for both the expected and unexpected. Diana shared must-have estate planning documents in the age of COVID-19, how to safely sign them, and how future events, like the upcoming elections, may affect your clients' financial plans.

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Giving+Together: Early Childhood Education

The first three years of a child’s life provide the necessary building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, healthy lives and stronger communities. This period ensures a strong foundation for future development, and it is essential that parents, caregivers, practitioners and policymakers stay informed about how to support children and families during this critical stage.

Representatives from Think Small, West Central Initiative, Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota and Montessori American Indian Childcare Center joined us to share how they advocate for early childhood education in the communities they serve.

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Giving+Together: Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition

The performing arts are a powerful way to highlight diverse narratives and complexities within society. In this live webinar, we heard from five directors of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition (TCTOCC) as they explored the challenges and opportunities of telling their communities' stories within the realm of American theater.

Learn more about New Native Theatre, Pangea World Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Teatro del Pueblo, Theater Mu and the work of TCTOCC as they serve the community through these ever-changing times.

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