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December News from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Via a December 14 e-newsletter from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation:

From Tom Evers, Executive Director

Success in 2018 Means We'll Do More in 2019

'Tis the season to reflect on the previous 12 months and set aims for the coming year. "When future generations look back at the history of Minneapolis parks, 2018 will likely be seen as a pivotal year for our system" Tom Evers writes, looking back on the milestones reached in 2018 and what they foretell for the future. Read More »

Bank of America Awards $1M Grant for RiverFirst

Catalytic gift brings campaign to within $600,000 needed to break ground
Two of the most important new parks projects in a generation - Water Works and the Great Northern Greenway River Link - are within reach, thanks to Bank of America's generous $1 million contribution to RiverFirst. In awarding their catalytic gift, Bank of America is investing in a landscape that will benefit and connect the community for generations and decades to come. Read More »

Include the Parks Foundation in Your End of Year Giving

Parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole
The Minneapolis Parks Foundation works to ensure our parks exist for all of Minneapolis; we work to connect the whole city to our parks. We're asking for your investment in this vital resource. Your gift helps to connect us to our civic commons via our parks, the greatest public spaces in our city. Please donate today to ensure these spaces remain for generations to come. Thank you! Donate Now »

Community Profile: Meg Forney

Using IRA Charitable Distributions to Support Parks

 Meg Forney, an at-large Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner, will begin supporting the Parks Foundation with IRA distributions next year, when she turns 70 1/2.

"It's a simple way to support our favorite causes while gaining some tax benefit." Read More »

Position Opening: Project Implementation Director

The Parks Foundation has created a new position called the Project Implementation Director, who will help bring signature park projects to completion in partnership with our public agency, nonprofit, and private sector partners. Applications are being taken until the position is filled. Read More »

Discover Your Parks: 5 Remnants of the Past, Still Visible

They say the only constant is change. And if this adage is true, then city parks are no exception. Despite the momentum of progress, a few remnants of the past still exist in Minneapolis parks, including gravestones, faux rocks, and an old carriage road. Read More »

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