Virtual Healing from Trauma

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Join the Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation and Marnita’s Table for our 12th Healing from Trauma: Tips & Techniques for Resilience. During our time together, we will explore holistic, integrative practices for collaboratively and individually addressing trauma and developing resilience. Centering the conversation in the south Minneapolis neighborhoods surrounding 38th & Chicago, this embodied virtual feast and gathering is intended for those living and serving in the communities and surrounding areas most impacted by the murder of George Floyd.

Learn more about the event here. You can RSVP by emailing Lauren@marnitastable.org or leaving a voicemail message at 612.928.7744.

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Fourth Generation Virtual Kick-Off Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6 – 8 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Fourth Generation’s ten years of giving and look ahead to the next decade. Learn about Fourth Generation’s plans for the year, what it means to be a member, and help us choose our 2020-21 grantmaking topic. Everyone in attendance will be able to vote on the topic!

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Conversations with Chanda

In order to really unpack a complex issue, you need to get up close and personal. Conversations with Chanda live events bring together people of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds to have the tough conversations necessary to find shared ground and make lasting change.

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Chanda Smith Baker

2020 Donor Welcome Dinner

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Minneapolis Events Center

Each year, we host a special annual celebration to welcome individuals and families who have recently joined the Foundation’s donor community. It’s a great way for donors to learn more about the impact they help create in our community.

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Donor Welcome Dinner

Smart Investments That Do Good

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
IDS Center – 3rd Floor Conference Center

Join fellow investment, tax, and legal advisors for a discussion that dives deeply into the concepts and tactics of social investing. You’ll come away with strategies and tools to explain these concepts and implement them in your clients’ investment and philanthropic portfolios. By equipping yourself with these tools, you not only add value to the services you provide; you also position yourself to help your clients align their asset allocation strategies and individual investments with their goals and vision for a better world.

The conversation will be led by industry expert, Gayle Peterson, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director of pfc Social Impact Advisors.

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Reimagine Education

Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:30 – 11 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

Much more needs to be done to make our schools better for each and every child. Together, Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and The Minneapolis Foundation have been asking students, parents, community members, school leaders and researchers what is working—and what isn’t working—in our schools. On December 5, we’ll connect those voices and talk about the ways
we can take collective action. Join us and be a part of a movement for change.

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Reimagine Education

Bail Reform Summit

Friday, October 18, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

It’s time to make significant, structural changes to our criminal justice system. Join us for a close look at The Minneapolis Foundation’s newly commissioned pre-trial justice report, created in partnership with the University of Minnesota, and learn about the local actions that can be taken to move the system forward. Our keynote speaker is James Forman, Jr. author of “Locking Up Our Own” and professor at Yale Law School.

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Bail Reform

Youth Cultural Healing Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Join us as we lift up youth cultural healing leadership in Minnesota and dive in to explore integrative and culturally-specific healing strategies. The Youth Cultural Healing Summit is an all-day event centering community voices, emergent research and policy approaches to supporting individual and collective resilience for youth and those who serve them, hosted in the model of Intentional Social Interaction. This event is open to the community (all ages welcome). There is no charge to participate.

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RSVP by emailing elexis@marnitastable.org or calling (612) 928-7744.

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OneMPLS Dinner

Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Quincy Hall, Minneapolis

When we come together as a generous community, incredible things happen. Join us to celebrate our collective impact as donors, community leaders, and changemakers. Enjoy vignettes from a WOW-worthy collection of local arts groups and one brief speech from R.T. Rybak: a glimpse into The Minneapolis Foundation’s plans for the future.

Thank you to UBS and Bank of America for sponsoring this event.

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Fourth Generation Kick-off Event

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis

Our 10th grantmaking cycle kicks off on September 18! Bring your opinions, your values, and your voice to help us choose a topic for this year’s grantmaking. All guests in attendance will have the opportunity to vote on the topic they find the most compelling and this will set the focus for the year.

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Mississippi Meeting:
Acting Together to Protect Our Planet

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis

Together with community leaders, donors, and subject matter experts, we’ll discuss food, water, farming, and how our choices impact the environment in Minnesota and around the world. Our goal is to spark action on this critical and time-sensitive topic.

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Mississippi River

Give 4 Good

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
La Doña Cervecería, Minneapolis

Fourth Generation is our member-based program that gives young professionals a hands-on experience in philanthropy. Join us for the final celebration of Fourth Generation’s giving year. We’ll be honoring our 2019 grantees for their work reducing place-based disparities.

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Eighth-Annual Graze 4 Good

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Lumber Exchange Event Center

Graze 4 Good celebrates the Twin Cities’ rich culinary community while addressing critical local needs. This unique fundraiser supports Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation for emerging philanthropists. All proceeds from Graze 4 Good go directly to grantmaking around this year’s issue: Place-based disparities.

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