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Your gift brings hope to Twin Cities elders

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Minneapolis relies on the generosity of friends like you to help provide isolated elders with companionship and a sense of belonging.

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Corporate and foundation grants

We welcome grants from corporate, private and family foundations for general operating support, or specifically designated to our Visiting and Advocacy Program. Please email Ceallaigh Anderson Smart, Development Manager, or call her at 612.746.0739.

Sponsorships

Business and community groups can sponsor social events for elders that double as team-building opportunities. Available times, locations and tasks vary so please email Ann Fosco or call 612.746.0725. for more information. Approximate in-kind donation cost ranges from $300 to $500.

In-kind donations

We gladly accept in-kind donations at certain times of the year to support specific programming needs. For a current list of needs and to arrange a drop-off, email Michael Haas or call 612.746.0726.

Stock and mutual fund donations

Take advantage of the tax breaks by making gifts of stock and/or mutual funds donations. Please email James Falvey or call him at 612.746.0742 and provide the following information before initiating the transaction:

  • Name of the stock or fund being used for this contribution
  • Number of shares being contributed
  • Date the stock or mutual fund will be transferred.

Memorials and tributes

Increase the meaning of your gift by designating it a memorial or tribute through your online gift of by contacting  Ceallaigh Smart by email or phone at 612.746.0739. We are more than happy to notify anyone of your gift if you include instructions with your donation.

Workplace giving programs

Contribute to LBFE through your employers giving program. If LBFE is not listed as an agency partner, you can write in our name and address: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly/MN, 1845 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Donor Spotlight:
Scott’s Story

Scott was inspired to get involved with LBFE after reading a feature story in the Star Tribune more than eight years ago. He has been committed ever since.

Scott started out as a visiting volunteer, and has served on LBFE’s Board of Directors. He is also a donor — and his donations are matched by his employer, Medtronic. “At the beginning of every year, I determine how much to donate and allocate that amount – just as if I’m paying a household expense,” he said.

Scott’s commitment to the mission of LBFE reflects the relationships he has forged over his lifetime. “I have reaped a lot of personal benefit from being with elders,” Scott told us. “They’ve always shown a real sense of gratitude and appreciation for the time that is spent with them. It’s my turn to show generosity and gratitude to them, too.”

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