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When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Town and Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St Paul, Minnesota  55104
United States
Contact: 952-564-3046

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MPGC March 2020 Breakfast Meeting and Education Program

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Town and Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55104

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Breakfast Meeting and Education Program

MPGC Member: $60
Non-Member: $85

Breakfast Meeting Only

MPGC Member: $35
Non-Member: $55

Education Program Only

MPGC Member: $45
Non-Member: $70


 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                              
 Registration and Networking                   
 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 Breakfast Meeting
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 Registration and Networking
 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 Education Program
 11:00 a.m.


Breakfast Meeting Details:

How to Empower Women to Give Gifts Bigger Than You Ever Thought Possible

Women hold tremendous financial power in the United States as wealth holders, business owners, and consumer goods purchasers. Often they are overlooked as legacy gift prospects because their current gifts may be modest. In this workshop you will learn about the astonishing wealth women hold, why women don't always recognize their financial capability, and how to inspire women to become philanthropists, including creating generous estate plan gifts. Jenny Norris Peterson, a women's philanthropy consultant and speaker, will share research on how women's and men's giving styles differ and how your charitable organization can succeed in cultivating larger gifts from women.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover the financial potential of women.
  2. Learn what differentiates male and female giving preferences.
  3. Explore options for developing a deeper focus on women’s giving at your institution, helping women claim their vocation as philanthropists.
  4. Consider how to weave stories of women philanthropists into your marketing materials, special events, and donor visits.

Speaker Information:


Jenny Norris Peterson, Norris Peterson Consulting

Jenny Norris Peterson, a women’s philanthropy speaker and consultant, has spoken nationally on behalf of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. She has served as director of development at LSS of Minnesota and as a philanthropic advisor at St. Olaf College, Luther Seminary, and Lutheran World Relief. Jenny has launched women’s giving programs and has led successful fundraising campaigns. Currently, she is writing a book of profiles of astoundingly generous Minnesota women with diverse financial capacities and backgrounds.



Education Program Details:

Transfer of Wealth- Women and Generational Changes

Chris Farrell will lead a conversation with our distinguished panel on the transfer of wealth. The "Great Wealth Transfer" will see trillions of dollars passed down from boomers over the next 30 years. Women are on the brink of inheriting significant funds from their spouses and aging parents and by 2030, millennials will be five times richer than they are today. These changes are already happening. How will this transfer in wealth impact nonprofits and donor engagement? We will explore how these changes will affect our economy and identify national trends.  Women and the next generation are establishing their own foundations, giving through DAFs, giving circles. Learn how those strategies for transfer of wealth differ, and how a couple of organizations are engaging women as a key donor constituency.

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Define how the transfer of wealth will impact nonprofits and donor engagement
  • Illustrate how the transfer of wealth will affect our economy
  • Identify national philanthropy trends on women and the next generation
  • Explain how strategies for transfer of wealth for giving through DAFs and giving circles differ

Moderator Information

Chris Farrell, Star Tribune & MPR

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger’s and other publications. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life (HarperCollins Leadership).



Panelist Information

Kim Borton, InFaith Community Foundation

Kim Borton is the Vice President of Grants and Donor Services at the InFaith Community Foundation (InFaith). InFaith Community Foundation has $440 million invested assets and distributes $35 million in grants. In her role as Vice President, Kim leads the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, donor services, and organizational endowment partnerships. Kim finds great delight in contributing to InFaith’s mission of spreading joy and changing lives through partnerships with donors, grantees, and organizations.

An activist at heart, Kim’s background includes working in a multitude of local, national, and international capacities. Prior to joining InFaith, has held positions with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, YMCA, Academy for Educational Development, and other locally based nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as board chair of the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Kim spends much of her time keeping up with her energetic five-year old, English retriever and backyard chickens. She also enjoys DIY house projects with her partner, cooking, and volunteering with a number of civic organizations.

Susie Brown, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Susie Brown is the president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, a role she has held since April, 2019. Prior to that she has held leadership and public policy roles at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and other nonprofit organizations. For over a decade she has served as faculty in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program at Hamline University.


Mara Milne

Mara Milne has been active and on the board of various non profit organizations including Charities in Maple Grove and the Yellow Tree Theatre. She acted as president of GIVING WOMN for years and in other roles for another 4 years. Mara lives with her husband and 2 children in Maple Grove.


Attendee Policies

Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be received by 5:00 pm U.S. Central Time on March 13, 2020. No refunds will be granted thereafter unless special approval is granted by the MPGC Board of Directors or approved designee. No-shows will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization with the same membership status by contacting

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