Giving for today and the future
Maybe you care about environmental issues. Perhaps your devotion is with the local arts community. Whether you want to support a specific purpose or geographic area, we can help you establish a legacy fund that addresses your special concerns.
To fulfill your charitable wishes, our board of community members determines the best ways to use the dollars to benefit the community—now and in the future.
Laura and Anna E.R. Furness Fund. Granddaughters of Governor Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota’s first territorial governor, the Furness sisters were world travelers who kept strong ties to their hometown of Saint Paul. They were active in Saint Paul society and passionate about history, the arts and social work. Both were avid readers, and today their Fund continues to support literacy programs.
Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Fund. A retired 3M executive, Joseph Duke wanted to share his good fortune by helping others in need. With no children of their own, Joseph and his wife Lillian felt particularly passionate about foster parenting. Established with an initial gift of $38,000 in 1970, the Fund provides support to Children’s Home Society & Family Services as well as other parent and family programs.