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Family Philanthropy Series: Making Lasting Change While Meeting Urgent Needs

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Linne Lemke


Have you ever thought to yourself, “How can I make the greatest impact for my family and the community”?

We covered just that in our most recent Family Philanthropy Series: Making Lasting Change While Meeting Urgent Needs. We heard from experts Luther Ranheim, Gift Planner at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way’s very own Julie Ogunleye, Director of 211 Resource Helpline and 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, who shared how community members like you can make lasting change for future generations, while also helping meet urgent needs in the greater Twin Cities through a charitable gift annuity.

What are the 211 Resource Helpline and 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifelines?

211 and 988 are free and confidential 24/7 services that help to meet urgent needs in the community. They provide listening and support, information and referrals and crisis intervention in the areas of housing, utilities, food, childcare, mental health, transportation and more.

What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

A charitable gift annuity is a gift to charity that pays you income for life. There are many benefits of a charitable gift annuity, including its simple and low barrier to entry, a steady stream of income, immediate tax benefit and more. A common misconception is that you can only give cash, but that isn’t the case. One can also give stock, IRA assets, real estate, farmland, livestock, equipment, etc.

Watch the recording of this session to learn more about how a charitable gift annuity can be beneficial to you, your family and the community now and in the years to come:

More Learning

It’s our goal to provide valuable learning opportunities to our donors and our community, including through Family Philanthropy Series virtual learning sessions. See the full Family Philanthropy Series playlist.

When you include a gift as part of your overall estate and financial planning, you ensure we make meaningful strides toward achieving our vision. Visit to learn more or contact Linne Lemke to get your custom Charitable Gift Annuity example.

About the Author

Linne Lemke is a Planned Giving Officer and works with individual donors who believe that all people in our community deserve the opportunity to thrive especially people who are marginalized by race, income or place. Linne earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from St. Thomas Opus College of Business in 2016. She serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Gift Planning Association (MGPA) and is a member of the WCA Foundation.

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