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MINNESOTA MILE's Fundraiser:

Save Minnesota MILE

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BENEFITING: MINNESOTA MILE

THE STORY:

Support Minnesota MILE and secure the future of leadership and volunteerism in Minnesota youth.

We are an organization at the brink of having to shut down because of lack of funds (explanation below) and we need your help.  We are 100% volunteer driven and are reaching out to the Crowdrise community in hopes of helping us get back on our feet as an organization.

We just held our 2014 Youth Leadership Seminar and due to lack of funding, this may very well be our last event.

WHAT HAPPENED
In May 2012 our organization lost its 501(c)3 due to the changes in the IRS code we were not informed of.  We immediately filed an appeal (per the IRS process) and it sat in limbo for over two years.  In February 2014, through the assistance of U.S. Senator Al Franken’s office, we were able to start the process of being re-instated.  Finally, at the end of April, we were re-instated—just two months from our June seminar.

Minnesota MILE (Motivating and Inspiring Leadership and Excellence) is a 100% volunteer-driven organization.  As volunteers, we all have regular jobs and try to do the most important part of our role, fundraising, with the limited time we have outside our lives.  We all believe that youth are our future and strive every year to develop new youth leaders and promote volunteerism across the state of Minnesota.  The one thing all these efforts require is appropriate funding.  Prior to our revocation, securing funding for our small nonprofit was challenging at its best moments.  Like most small organizations, we are constantly challenged to find new funding sources.  Where it was already challenging, after our revocation, fundraising became next to impossible—and this was all happening amid one of the worst recessions ever.  Our organization has limped along off the generosity of many individuals (including large personal funds from our volunteers) and some organizations, but overall our funding sources have all but been lost.

Now that we have our nonprofit status back, we can once again access some of our traditional funding channels, but after going so long without it, this is going to take time.  We are hoping to find a strong community around us to help us reach our funding goal this year of $20,000.  This will help get our organization back on its feet and leading in the right direction…so we can continue to lead today’s youth in the right direction as well.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,791

MONEY RAISED
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  • Virgil Carroll

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Laura Anderson

    $100

  • Nate Ylinen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Jill Subera

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Elena Dooley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chris Lisser

    $200

  • Amy Beres

     

  • Charlette Carroll

    $75

  • Samantha Glaser

     

  • Bob Wangard

    $100

  • mom

    $100

  • cindy freehauf

    $100

  • Lisa Baethke

    $25

  • Bob Allison

    $25

  • Erin Witucki

    $25

  • Krystina Irvin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sarah Nelson

    $30

  • Robin Allen

    $25

  • Dave Baldwin

    $51

  • Virgil Carroll

    $50

  • Dustin Johnson

    $50

  • Jeff Mauston

    $50

  • Miscellaneous Smalls

    $100

  • Jan Dresser

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Wisconsin Leadership Seminars

    $400

  • Illinois Leadership Seminars

    $1,050

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Cortney Kressin

    $25

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24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,791 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

MINNESOTA MILE

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

7% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Virgil Carroll

Amount Raised

$680

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Ed Perrault

Amount Raised

$410

 

21% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jake Baldwin

Amount Raised

$406

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Cortney Kressin

Amount Raised

$275

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Sarah Nelson

Amount Raised

$250

 

50% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elaine Caspers

Amount Raised

$250

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Jonathon Filter

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Cortney Kressin

Cortney Kressin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $110

I support the mission of MN MILE 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Illinois Leadership Seminars

Illinois Leadership Seminars

DONATION: $1,050

4 years ago

Wisconsin Leadership Seminars

Wisconsin Leadership Seminars

DONATION: $400

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jan Dresser

Jan Dresser

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Miscellaneous Smalls

Miscellaneous Smalls

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Dave Baldwin

Dave Baldwin

DONATION: $51

4 years ago

Jeff Mauston

Jeff Mauston

DONATION: $50

4 years ago