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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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15th Annual Facing Race Awards

The 15th annual Facing Race Awards premiered October 24 on TPT. Stream the award show online.

Facing Race Awards
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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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