Leave a legacy

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving helps you find smart ways to make larger gifts than you may have thought possible. Planned giving is for anyone, regardless of age, income level or assets. Planned gifts can range from naming Camp Fire Minnesota as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, or retirement account to contributing to or creating an endowment.

In partnership with Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations and your financial advisers, we can help you look into ways to give more without limiting your lifestyle or ability to provide for your family the way you’d like. From simple will bequests to complex charitable gift annuities, we can help.

Planned Giving supporters make up the “Spark Society.” Learn more below.


Camp Fire's "Spark Society"

As we look to the future, we see a growing need to connect young people to the outdoors. The Spark Society is Camp Fire Minnesota’s Planned Giving society. Planned Giving supporters make up the “Spark Society” leaving a legacy that sparks bright futures and inspiring others to include Camp Fire Minnesota in their Planned Giving.

Spark Society members also enjoy benefits such as special recognition in Camp Fire Minnesota’s annual report.


About Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations

We partner with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, Minnesota’s largest community foundation, to offer a wide range of planned gift options. The partnership leverages their staff to provide expertise to help our donors meet their philanthropic goals.

We’re here to help

Explore ways to make a planned gift and contact us to start the conversation! While we can’t give you legal or tax advice, we and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation can work with you (and your professional advisors) to develop a gift plan that is right for you. Gifts are made to the Minnesota Camp Fire Foundation, which was established to ensure a strong future for Camp Fire Minnesota.

We’d love to visit with you! Please contact Sara Lemke for more information.

Sara Lemke
Director of Development & Communications
612-540-3043  |  email



From will, trust, insurance bequests to income providing gifts and endowments.



Ensuring a strong future for Camp Fire Minnesota.