Crescent Cove is Looking for a Development Director!

Crescent Cove is hiring a full-time Development Director!

Job Purpose:

The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising including individual philanthropy, sponsorships, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Specifically, the Director of Development will provide leadership and direction for major gifts, the structure for and the implementation of a capital campaign. This individual will work to grow and manage a portfolio of individual donors capable of making major or capital gifts. The Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward those benefactors.

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Extreme Sandbox Hosts Shark Tank Alumni Event For Charity

Extreme Sandbox Hosts Shark Tank Alumni Event For Charity – Come ask the questions you’ve always wanted while raising money for children in need

HASTINGS, Minn. (Sept. 26, 2016) – Entrepreneurs and other curious minds who have wanted to chat it up with ABC-TV Shark Tank alumni will soon get their chance, while helping a noble cause. On Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10am-2pm, fellow alum Randy Stenger, CEO/founder of Hastings-based Extreme Sandbox, will host a public event and fundraiser with other well-known show participants including Katie Sanchez of Bee Free Honee®, also of Minnesota. Owners of Nohbo, VP Cabs, Illumibowl and Nerdwax will also be on site to share their experience and display their products.

“One of my favorite parts of the Shark Tank experience was meeting other entrepreneurs. There’s a shared energy, passion and real support for one another,” said Stenger. “That’s why I’m really excited about this event. We have a strong network of alumni and I thought, ‘why not bring this group together with other like-minded people, their families and friends, in-person, in a really big way at the Sandbox.”

Charity is top of mind for these entrepreneurs as well. 100% of event proceeds will support Crescent Cove as it seeks to build the Midwest’s first residential children’s hospice and respite home providing palliative and end-of-life care to kids and families. Crescent Cove, a Minnesota non-profit organization, offers care and support to children and youth with life-threatening conditions. Its families, staff and supporters will be at the event.

Come check out the equipment, enjoy kid activities and talk to alumni — all while interacting with inspiring families so thankful for the community’s support. Attendees can pre-register as a VIP ($100) to get an actual mini equipment experience during the event, exclusive access to alumni, and be entered into a drawing for a chance to crush a junk car during the Grand Finale and get $100 worth of SandBUCKS! All online and in-person donations make you eligible for an incredible Extreme Crescent Cove Adventure Package. For details, visit http://www.extremesandbox.com/shark-tank-alumni-event.

“We have done many events for, and with, Crescent Cove and we couldn’t be more proud to continue to support their mission as they care for children around the Midwest,” Stenger said.

Attending Shark Tank Alumni

Benjamin Stern – Nohbo (Season 7)
Brad Baker – VP Cabs (Season 7)
Matt Alexander and Mike Kannely – Illumibowl (Season 7)
Don & Lydia Hejny – Nerdwax (Season 7)
Katie Sanchez – Bee Free Honee® (Season 7)
Randy Stenger – Extreme Sandbox (Season 7)

Extreme Sandbox

Extreme Sandbox’s Hastings location is a top-rated Minnesota adventure attraction that provides guests with a truly unique opportunity to fulfill their childhood dreams of operating construction rigs, including a skid steer, bulldozer and excavator and other “toys.” The adventure takes place in a 10-acre “sandbox,” with supervision from highly trained expert instructors who help guests learn and master the machines, ensure safety and provide a fun and memorable experience that can include “golfing” with an excavator, crushing a car, completing challenge tasks, and more. Extreme Sandbox –Texas is located at the Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro. For more information, visit www.extremesandbox.com.

Media Contacts:

Gina Swanson, GMS Communications, 612-298-2631, gmscommunications@comcast.net

Crescent Cove Awarded $25,000 Grant by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

Crescent Cove Awarded $25,000 Grant by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation  
Support for care and services needed by children
facing shortened life expectancy

Minneapolis (June 20th, 2016) — Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to support children who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced that they graciously received a $25,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  The grant will help Crescent Cove provide the special services needed by families facing one of life’s most difficult journeys, even as the non-profit raises funds to build the Midwest’s first residential hospice and respite center specifically for young people.

“The gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation provides the means to reach our goal of supporting 100 families throughout 2016,” said Katie Lindenfelser, Founder of Crescent Cove. “It enables us to begin to meet needs that families have prior to delivering it from our own children’s hospice and respite care home.”

“Members of the Schulze family have a first-hand understanding of the challenges families endure while battling a life-limiting disease,” said Mark Dienhart, Foundation president and chief executive officer.  “The Foundation is pleased to support Crescent Cove’s important work.”

The grant will enable Crescent Cove to help families cover the costs for services such as massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, music therapy, spiritual care, counseling and creative arts, as well as respite time at retreat centers with other families facing similar challenges.  Each year thousands of Minnesota children and their families lack access to resources focused on physical, spiritual and emotional support that can be of most benefit during these difficult times.

About Crescent Cove

Twin-Cities-based Crescent Cove offers child- and family-focused respite and end-of-life care to children with a shortened life expectancy. It is currently raising funds to build the Midwest’s first hospice care and respite center for these children and their families.  Meanwhile, it is providing support to help connect children and families in need with community services that can support them.

About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation creates grant partnerships with organizations that can generate transformational results in education, human services and health.

Contact:   Kathryn Lindenfelser, Founder, Crescent Cove, 952-426-4711, Katie@CrescentCove.org

Crescent Cove Awarded $50,000 Grant by the Minnesota Wild Foundation

Crescent Cove Awarded $50,000 Grant by the Minnesota Wild Foundation

Support for care and services needed by children
facing shortened life expectancy

Minneapolis (June 27, 2016) — Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to support children who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

The grant will help Crescent Cove provide the special services needed by families facing one of life’s most difficult journeys, even as the non-profit raises funds to build the Midwest’s first residential hospice and respite center specifically for young people.

“The gift from the Minnesota Wild provides a tremendous boost to our ability to connect families with services and ease the challenges they face,” said Katie Lindenfelser, founder of Crescent Cove. “It enables us to continue to meet the need for care before we are able to deliver it from our own dedicated children’s hospice and respite care home.”

“The foundation is pleased to support Crescent Cove in their mission to provide children with the necessities to face the challenges they will endure. The Foundation’s goal is to improve Minnesota families and we see Crescent Cove doing just that at an extraordinarily difficult time for families in the State of Hockey.” said Executive Director Rachel Schuldt.

The grant will enable Crescent Cove to help families cover the costs of such services as massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, music therapy, spiritual care, counseling and creative arts, as well as respite time at retreat centers with other families facing similar challenges.

Currently, few of Minnesota’s 82 licensed or certified hospice programs specialize in pediatric hospice care. Each year thousands of Minnesota children and their families lack the specialized physical, spiritual and emotional services that can be of most benefit at the end of-life.

Crescent Cove is raising funds to build a hospice and respite care center in the Twin Cities area and to cover the first two years of operational expenses. The building will provide space designed specifically for the needs of children facing shortened life spans for medical care and comfort therapies, such as massage and music therapy, as well as emotional and spiritual support. They recently had legislation passed by the state of Minnesota so that ‘children and young adults’ are included within the Residential Hospice License. This is a necessary step towards building a reimbursement model to sustain the home.

About Crescent Cove
Twin-Cities-based Crescent Cove offers child- and family-focused respite and end-of-life care to children with a shortened life expectancy. It is currently raising close to $12 million in funds to build the Midwest’s first hospice care and respite center for these children and their families.  Meanwhile, it is providing support to help connect children and families in need with community services that can support them. Children’s hospice and respite care homes around the world are primarily funded by community philanthropy. Crescent Cove is a non-profit 501(c)(3). For info, please visit CrescentCove.org.

About the MN Wild Foundation
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families

in the State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $12 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. For more information please visit wild.com/foundation.

Contact:  Kathryn Lindenfelser, Founder, Crescent Cove, 952-426-4711, katie@crescentcove.org