As Crescent Cove grows, it is of utmost importance to our team that our progress be transparent to our community – friends, donors, businesses, foundations, or the children and families we hope to serve. Please join our email newsletter or bookmark our website to ready updates about our process of building the dream, including what steps we’ve completed and where we are headed next. There are many steps to take before we can build the home, many considerations so that it is done correctly and cautiously. While we have two staff members, many of the movers and shakers involved do so solely on a volunteer level, without compensation. It is our intention to keep this page updated so you can follow the journey and continue to be informed.
Katie and Karla’s current weekly tasks consist of conversations with instrumental community members in the healthcare, business and philanthropic areas, coordinate support services for families, advocate for families among policy makers, seek a site for our residential children’s hospice, and continue to build the vast network of support for Crescent Cove. Board Meetings occur on a monthly basis, in addition to various council meetings as well as fundraising and annual strategic planning meetings.
Where we’re going:
We are sharing Crescent Cove’s business plan with individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community in an effort to build much-needed financial support for this cause. We continue to develop our fundraising strategies for 2015-2017 in hopes to continue to build awareness of this need in our community.
Where we’ve been:
2016 Updates: Spreading the Mission
- July 16, 2016 – Hairball Concert
- June 18, 2016 – Mugs for Maryah event @ Bent Brewstillery
- June 11, 2016 – Board reviewed Demand Analysis completed by Kurt Salmon
- June 1, 2016 – Legislation signed by Governor Dayton
- May 21, 2016 – 4th Annual Day at Twins Field
- April 22, 2016 – Board reviewed Capital Campaign Assessment
- March 23, 2016 – First hearing to have the legislature review our added language to the Residential Hospice License
- March 18, 2016 – Advanced in Brackets for Good to the Engaged Eight tier!
- March 11, 2016 – Advanced in Brackets for Good to the Supported Sixteen tier!
- March 3, 2016 – Crescent Cove met with the Elders at Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church to discuss land possibilities
- March 2, 2016 – Mill City Credit Union did a book drive for Crescent Cove families
- February 29, 2016 – Crescent Cove held 1st support session for Crescent Cove integrative therapy providers
- February 17, 2016 – Katie met with anonymous donor who made first individual $100,000 gift to Crescent Cove
- February 10, 2016 – Crescent Cove board and staff met with children’s hospital CEO’s and clinical leaders across the Twin Cities, hosted by HCMC
- February 5, 2016– Minnehaha Academy made sibling packets for Crescent Cove families
- February 1, 2016 – Launched interviews for our campaign assessment with Jim Lyddy and Tom Sullivan
- January 30, 2016 – 4th annual Home Plate gala raising a net total of $150,000
- January 28, 2016 – Advocacy planning committee met to determine advocacy roadmap
- January 16-30,2016 – KARE 11, KSTP 5, Fox 9, WCCO 4 shared stories on TV about our upcoming gala and about our mission
- January 22, 2016 – Crescent Cove site committee met to evaluate site options
- January 11, 2016 – Crescent Cove volunteer gathering at Park Tavern
2015 Milestones: Capital Campaign in Swing
December 18, 2015 – Car raffle drawing for winner
December 15 & 17, 2015 – Crescent Cove benefited from the MN Wild Split the Pot Raffle
November 25, 2015 – Met State Rep Nick Zerwas to advance advocacy plan
November 22, 2015 – Extreme Sandbox Border Battle supporting Crescent Cove
November 21, 2015 – Board of Directors Strategic Planning Retreat
November 12, 2015 – Give to the Max Day
November 4, 2015 – MPR shares story on Crescent Cove
October 16 – 17, 2015 – Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium (Click here for information)
October 5, 2015 – launch Car Raffle for 2016 Chevy Cruz – link to raffle information
September 27, 2015 – Crescent Cove Family Day at Extreme Sandbox
September 17, 2015 – Presentation to Accurate HomeCare
September 9, 2015 – RSP Architects complete space programming
August 29, 2015 – MN Twins suite with Crescent Cove supporters for Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day
July 8, 2015 – Communications Plan revised
- June – September – Families have a get-away to Faith’s Lodge and Crescent Cove increases the number of families receiving integrative therapies and support.
- June 1, 2015 – Communications Interns begin with Crescent Cove
- May 17, 2015 – 3rd annual Crescent Cove and Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund day at Target Field
- May 15, 2015 – Clinical Advisory Committee meets and visits the site in Chaska
- May 11, 2015 – RSP Architects launch interviews with families and clinicians as part of the experience design process
- May 6, 2015 – Crescent Cove’s new website is launched
- May 5, 2015 – Bob Tift, President visits Ryan House in Phoenix, AZ
- May 4, 2015 – Crescent Cove booth at the Robbinsdale Loins event
- May 1, 2015 – Crescent Cove booth at the Academy of Pediatrics – MN chapter conference
- May 2015 – Regular blogs begin being posted on website and facebook
- May 2015 – Lin MacMaster joined the board
- April 2015 – Crescent Cove booth at the MN Network of Hospice an Palliative Care Conference
- April 2015 – Hire administrative staff member to help further the mission
- April 2015 – The Crescent Cove team has worked diligently with HGA through the initial design phase for the home. For this next phase, RSP has been selected as we continue to build on the knowledge acquired to bring this home to reality for families in our community
- March 10, 2015 – Raenell Dorn, HR director for the MN Twins joined the Board of Directors
- February 7, 2015 – 3rd Annual Home Plate Gala with the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund! Susan Gunderson, CEO of Life Source joined the Board of Directors
- January 23-25, 2015 – Crescent Cove had a booth at Target Field for Twins Fest
- January 8 and 10, 2015 – Crescent Cove benefited from MN Wild’s Split the Pot Raffle
2014 Milestones: Building Our Partnerships
- December 20, 2014 – St. Croix Hospice presented a $25,000 check to Crescent Cove after months of fundraising among their employees and friends
- December 17, 2014 – MN Twins co-hosted a breakfast for Crescent Cove at Target Field with Paul and Destini Molitor, Jack Morris, Tony Oliva and Clyde Doepner from the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund
- December 2014 – MN Wild and Innovative Office Solutions welcomed Crescent Cove as Charity of the Month. Received $10,100 from the North Star Bicycle Festival
- November 2014 – Give to the Max Day is a success as well as Extreme Sandbox’s Vikings vs. Packers border battle benefiting Crescent Cove!
- October 11, 2014 – Chicks for Charity hosted an event for Crescent Cove
- October 3, 2014 – St. Croix Hospice’s marathon team runs the Twin Cities Marathon with Crescent Cove and St. Croix Hospice jersey’s
- July 2014 – Bob Tift joins the organization as President, Katie Lindenfelser now serves as Founder. Delia Samuel joined the Board
- February 2014 – Rick Frommeyer became Board Chair and Jim Rice, PhD Co-Vice Chair, Mylene Landry joined the Board
- January 2014 – Hosted second annual Home Plate: Building the Vision Gala raising a net total of $140,000; special thanks to the volunteers who planned this amazing event, our generous sponsors and businesses who made an in-kind gift towards the auctions, as well as those of you who attended and gave generously throughout the special night!
2013 Milestone: Getting Serious About Fundraising
- December 2013 – Received $20,000 from the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival; end-of-year appeal to donors and constituents
- November 2013 – Met with Jim Pohlad and the Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation and David Frauenshuh making request for major gifts to support the building and operating of the home
- November 16, 2013 – Raised over $20,000 on Give to the Max Day (doubled 2012 goal)
- October 2013 – Continued discussions with Ridgeview and the City of Chaska; hired HGA to continue schematic design of the home; exploratory interviews with a subset of local business and foundation leaders to inform our capital campaign process
- September 2013 – Fourth annual Children’s Music Festival to raise awareness for the mission; Planning and preparations for Home Plate began
- July 2013 – Completed financial proforma and market analysis started by MBA students at the Carlson School and completed by Wipfli Accounting Firm, illustrating the need with 9,000 children in our state living with a life-shortening condition and the need to raise funds both to build and operate the home for two years totaling a $10 million capital campaign
- June 2013 – Benefiting charity of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, 80+ of our volunteers helped to execute successful five-day event
- May, 18 2013 – First day to celebrate the mission and the Killebrew Fund at Target Field during the Twins vs. Red Sox game
- April 2013 – Clinical council wrote admission and enrollment criteria for the future home
- January 2013 – Held first Home Plate event to introduce the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund benefiting our mission
2012 Milestones: Finding Advisors
- December 2012 – Recipient of $30,000 raised from the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival; end-of-year appeal to donors and constituents
- October 2012 – Began meeting with Ridgeview Medical Center and the City of Chaska to begin discussions to build on land next to Ridgeview’s residential adult hospice home
- November 2012 – Give to the Max Day, met our goal of raising $10,000 (doubled 2011 goal)
- September 2012 – Recipient of $130,000 from the United Health Group Employee-led Golf Tournament
- September 2012 – Third annual Children’s Music Festival
- June 2012 – Fox9 story aired; benefiting charity of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, what an amazing event, thank you for joining us and to our volunteers for their time and energy! Scarlet Says Good-bye book (sponsored by United Health Group) signing at Excelsior Bay Books June 28 with proceeds to our mission; Ann Haering Golf Tournament
- May 2012 – Article in MN Physician; Added to our board; Volunteer Rally; Accepted $8,000 check from Medford High School, special thanks to that community for all their hard work!
- April 2012 – Mission presentations to local groups continue
- January-March 2012 – School fundraising including Medford, St. Michael/Albertville and Henry Sibley High Schools, thank you all for being BEACONS!
2011 Milestones: Building the Vision
- December 2011 – Board Strategic Planning session; end-of-year appeal to donors and constituents
- November 2011 – Give to the Max Day, doubled 2010’s, thank you for your support and join us for 2012!
- September 2011 – Second annual Children’s Music Festival at Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield
- August 2011 – Board expanded
- July 2011 – We held our first fundraising committee meeting to strategize connecting with major donors
- June 2011 – Community meeting with players in pediatric care across various organizations in an effort to discuss further the need for a children’s hospice home in Minnesota and their interest in supporting said efforts; CLM had a booth at the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival Expo; had our first broadcast on MPR by Lorna Benson; continued to meet with potential board and committee members
- May 2011 – Students from John Glen Middle School in Maplewood presented the need for a children’s hospice home to the state government as part of their Civic Project and they won first place! We continue to meet with potential board members as we build our team as well as architects; met with our first potential funder; held our first Volunteer Rally at Cretin Derham High School; visited Dr. Bob’s Place in Baltimore, MD; met Jenn Holcombe from Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s office at the Capital regarding discussions for licensure and reimbursement for the home
- April 2011 – We had a booth at the MN Network of Hospice and Palliative Care conference; met with potential new board members; continued courses on executive leadership for non-profits at St. Thomas; met the Central MN Community Foundation; met with an architect, investor and construction company as we begin the discussions for building!
- March 2011 – Traveled to the UK on a grant, visited a dozen children’s hospices and learn what models can be applied!
- February 2011 – Focused on developing fundraising strategies for upcoming events in 2011.
- January 31, 2011 – Business Plan materials completed, including Needs Assessment and Letters of Support!
2010 Milestones: Becoming a Nonprofit
- December 16, 2010 – Students from St. Louis Park High School put on an event at Noodles & Co in Calhoun, raised nearly $800!
- December 12, 2010 – Session 3 of strategic/business planning
- November 16, 2010 – Give to the Max Day, in conjunction with GiveMN.org, raised just shy of $2,000
- November 14, 2010 – Session 2 of strategic/business planning
- October 23, 2010 – Session 1 of strategic/business planning
- October 15, 2010 – Katie and Nadine traveled with Michele from Canuck Place to met with Connor’s House team in Philadelphia
- October 14-15, 2010 – Katie and Nadine met with Dr. Bob’s team in Baltimore
- October 11-14, 2010 – Katie attended Children’s Hospice International conference in Washington, D.C. as a Kirby/CHI Scholar
- October 9, 2010 – Held second fundraiser, Oktoberfest in Robbinsdale, raised approximately $7,000
- October 8-9, 2010 – Katie attended MCN Nonprofit State Fair conference in Duluth
- September 26, 2010 – Held first community fundraiser, Children’s Music Festival in St. Paul, raised over $11,000
- August 10, 2010 – Katie and Matt drove to Vancouver to visit Canuck Place
- July 29, 2010 – CLM was added to GuideStar
- July 20, 2010 – Launched website
- July 1, 2010 – Received 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the IRS
- May 7, 2010 – Submitted 501(c)3 application to the IRS
- April 2010 – Launched our Facebook page, planning for Oktoberfest began
- March 24, 2010 – Nadine attended MCN/MAP Nonprofit Technology/Communications Conference in Minneapolis on scholarship
- March 2010 – Needs assessment and planning for Children’s Music Festival began
2009 Milestones: The beginning
- December 2009 – Began work on nonprofit application
- October 15, 2009 – First brochure printed
- September 30, 2009 – Articles of Incorporation were approved by the State of Minnesota
- August 28, 2009 – Web landing page launched inviting people to sign up to follow the cause or make a donation
- August 1, 2009 – First formal brainstorming session after various conversations with local hospitals and providers ensuring the mission was sound