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A Breakthrough in Their Giving

Jeff and Marilyn Rivkin have always been thoughtful about their charitable giving. They’re quick to say they’re not major philanthropists, but they’ve always donated to the causes they care about …

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Teenagers call the shots in grant program to fund summer camps

The Minneapolis Youth Congress has a motto: “No Decision About Us, Without Us.” “Decisions that are made in the city oftentimes aren’t made with youth,” said Mekhi Taylor, a freshman at Concordia University in St. Paul …

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New Donors Mingle with Artists at Annual Welcome Dinner

More than 100 guests gathered on Jan. 21 for the Minneapolis Foundation’s dinner for new donors. At this annual event, the Foundation welcomes families and individuals who have established a fund in the past year …

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The Minneapolis Foundation awards more than $4.9 million in community grants

The Minneapolis Foundation has launched its second century of community building by awarding $4,937,900 in competitive grants for 2016 …

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Values Create the Career of a Lifetime

Dick McFarland’s parents grew up in two small towns in Iowa. They moved to Chicago where his father was in the investment business. During the Depression, his business went broke and the family came to Minneapolis …

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The Heart of Giving

When Peter and Karen Gabler got married, they had to start making a lot of decisions together, as all newlyweds do. Where would they spend holidays? Where did they want to send their kids to school? How much were they going to save for retirement …

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