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2021 Renaissance Award Recipient: Meg Jones

Meg Jones’ longtime volunteerism at Knute Nelson began with providing manicures to residents.
“My friend invited me to do manicures for the residents and they were very excited about getting their nails done, which was quite a rewarding experience,”

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It Takes ONE Donor to Make an Impact…YOU Are the One!

The Knute Nelson Foundation exists to create and nurture relationships with generous individuals, businesses, and grant-making foundations in the communities in which we serve.

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Senior Day at the Fair prize winners

Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair saw kids, parents and seniors out for a day of fun in the sun.

From rides to food vendors, music to smiling faces, it was great to see everyone who stopped out.

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Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair

Knute Nelson is proud to sponsor Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair on Thursday, August 19th!

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How To Find Your Purpose and Make a Donation

These are all words and phrases that come to mind when you think of making a donation. But you may not immediately connect with these, because they are big and general ideas.

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15th Annual Golf Classic

We invite you to participate in the 15th Annual Knute Nelson Golf Classic!

We have greatly enjoyed networking and golfing with you, while raising funds to support Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve.

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Thank You Golf Classic Supporters

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this year’s “Not-So Classic” Golf Classic! This event was incredibly successful and heartwarming for us to safely spend time with supporters like you.

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Golf Classic kicks off

The Knute Nelson Foundation “Not So Classic” Golf Classic is officially open! This year’s tournament will be open for play on any day of your choosing between Wednesday, July 8 through Tuesday, September 8 at Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria.

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“Not So Classic” Golf Classic

The Knute Nelson Foundation Golf Classic has been a signature fundraising event for the past fourteen years. Over those years, we have greatly enjoyed networking and golfing with you.  This year due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are hosting a “Not So Classic” Golf Classic.

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Would you "Give At Home" to Knute Nelson?

The Knute Nelson Foundation was the recipient of a wonderful $2,150 gift from the Amy Christopherson State Farm Agency. Amy started a program called Quotes for Good, where she donates $10 to a local nonprofit for every quote her office generates. During the months of March and April, Amy’s office generated an astonishing 215 quotes.

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Your Gifts in Action

The Employee Giving Campaign is a fundraising effort that gives employees the opportunity to contribute to the Knute Nelson Foundation.

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13th Annual Golf Classic

On Tuesday, May 22nd the 13th Annual Knute Nelson Foundation Golf Classic took place

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Year-End Gifts To Knute Nelson Foundation

As you revel in the holiday season and the gratitude that this time of year brings, we invite you to consider Knute Nelson Foundation in your charitable giving plans.

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THANK YOU FROM THE KNUTE NELSON FOUNDATION

Thank you for another incredible year together! You are willing and generous partners in walking alongside us as we live out our collective mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve. Your support gives us the strength, resources, and passion to continue providing excellence in caring for older adults.

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2021 Renaissance Award Recipient: Roger Blank

Roger Blank first got involved with Knute Nelson when he joined the Knute Nelson Corporate Board in 2005. He served on both the Corporate and Foundation Boards from 2005-2011. Roger chaired the Corporate Board from 2009-2011, during the time Grand Arbor was being built in Alexandria.

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Thank You from the Knute Nelson Foundation

Roger Blank first got involved with Knute Nelson when he joined the Knute Nelson Corporate Board in 2005. He served on both the Corporate and Foundation Boards from 2005-2011. Roger chaired the Corporate Board from 2009-2011, during the time Grand Arbor was being built in Alexandria.

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We Recognize and Thank Our Volunteers

In 2021, Knute Nelson volunteers again gave generously of their time and talent to help us further our mission of enriching lives

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When Do I Start Working with a Financial Advisor

The term “financial advisor” can be intimidating. It probably brings up a lot of questions. What do financial advisors do? Who needs to hire a financial advisor? How do I meet financial advisors and choose one to work with? This article is going to walk you through answers to all of these questions.

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Save the Date: Knute Nelson Summer Events

Connect with us! Summer is here and Knute Nelson has a full schedule of community events including memorial dove releases, KN Golf Classic and our community picnics!

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How Philanthropy Has Funded Enriching Care

The Knute Nelson Foundation exists to support, strengthen, and raise funds for Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve. Funds donated to the Foundation by our incredibly generous donors have supported a wide variety of meaningful projects.

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Leaving a Legacy

Jerry and Joyce took their generosity and support one step further by making a legacy gift to the Knute Nelson Foundation. The Knute Nelson Legacy Society recognizes donors who have named the Foundation in their estate plans. The Legacy Society was created to honor those that have taken their commitment beyond the ordinary and have made planned arrangements to help sustain Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching lives far into the future.

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Planning Your Year-End Giving

Many donors who give to charitable organizations are planning their year-end giving priorities in the month of December.
This allows you to make gifts to organizations you are passionate about, while also receiving potential tax advantages for this year. As you revel in the holiday season and the gratitude that this time of year brings, we invite you to consider Knute Nelson Foundation in your charitable giving plans.

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The Knute Nelson Foundation Thanks You!

Thank you for another year of partnership! Your support enhances Knute Nelson’s mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve. Thank you for walking alongside us in this incredibly meaningful work.

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Knute Nelson | Walker Methodist Nominated For Minnesota's Best Awards

We are honored to have been nominated as one of Minnesota’s Best by readers of the Star Tribune in an array of categories that recognize the incredible work of our team at Knute Nelson | Walker Methodist.

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Knute Nelson - Celebrating 75 Years of Dedicated Service

On behalf of our entire Knute Nelson family, we want to extend a warm thank you to the families and loved ones we serve. This month, we are proudly celebrating our 75th anniversary. In turn, we’d like to pay tribute to our history and growth while recognizing the ever-present need for aging services throughout the communities we serve.

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Knute Nelson Announces Crystal Brook Senior Living Expansion Plans

Knute Nelson announced their plans to embark on an expansion of Crystal Brook Senior Living with the addition of 20 units to the community’s memory care household. A market study completed in October of 2022 indicated a need for additional memory care options in Park Rapids. Learn more.

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Knute Nelson Invites You To Join Us For A Free Event

Aging isn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but it is one of life’s greatest blessings. How can you enjoy the journey, embrace the change, and live an enhanced quality of life that you truly enjoy? Join us on Wednesday, May 31st to find out.

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New Management Relationship: Heritage Living Center

Knute Nelson will begin a new management relationship with Heritage Living Center of Park Rapids, MN, effective Tuesday, August 1st. They will support Heritage Living Center through a variety of operational, financial and support roles. Learn more.

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Knute Nelson Hospice Recognized For Quality of Care

This award from Homecare Homebase is given to a provider within their customer-base who demonstrates their commitment to exceptional quality of care through their assessment process.

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Please Join Us For These Summer Events

Knute Nelson has many exciting things coming up this summer, and we invite you to join us. Continue reading this article for additional event details. We look forward to seeing you!

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Designing Your Journey And Finding Beauty Along The Way

Life may not always turn out according to plan, but there are countless blessings to experience along the way. How can you enjoy the journey, embrace the change, and live an enhanced quality of life that you truly enjoy?

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Knute Nelson And Walker Methodist Join Forces

Knute Nelson, based in Alexandria, Minn., and Walker Methodist, based in Minnetonka, Minn., have entered into an agreement to merge the two companies into one. This merger is set to be finalized January 1, 2024.

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Knute Nelson Annual Community Picnic

Knute Nelson invites you to join us for our annual community picnic. Please join us for a BBQ style lunch and entertainment at either the Alexandria or Park Rapids picnic. Continue reading for more details.

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Thank You For Voting Knute Nelson As Minnesota's Best

Knute Nelson was voted as Minnesota’s Best in the state’s premier Reader’s Choice Award program. We are honored to be recognized this year in 7 categories. This incredible honor is a true testament to the care our team provides each day.

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Vote Knute Nelson Best of the Lakes Area!

Knute Nelson has been nominated by the readers of the Echo Press in 9 different categories for the Best of the Lakes Area contest. Vote for Knute Nelson today!

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2023 Renaissance Award Recipient: Vern Anderson

Nearly 15 years ago, senior leaders endeavored to incorporate servant leadership into our organization. The first call President & CEO Mark Anderson placed was to Vern Anderson. Read more about his impact on Knute Nelson.

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Celebrate the Season of Giving with the Knute Nelson Foundation

Many donors who give to charitable organizations are planning their year-end giving. As you revel in the holiday season, we invite you to consider the Knute Nelson Foundation in your giving plans.

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Our Shared Mission and Values

Throughout the communities we serve, Knute Nelson | Walker Methodist is committed to transforming the lives of aging adults for the better. After our January 1 merger, we recognized the importance of unifying our mission and values.

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Knute Nelson is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EID: 41-1263433

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