A Message from the President
Greetings Members, Supporters, Friends, and First Responders;
In the past several years, Americans have come to fully appreciate the efforts of our First Responders.
Since 1972, the Minnesota 100 Club has supported these efforts, especially in the case of those who have died or are injured in the line of duty. The Minnesota 100 Club is a volunteer-operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN #23-7241918), whose mission is to raise and dispense funds to the surviving family members of those who lose their lives or are permanently disabled. We realize money can never replace the loss or disability of a loved one, but immediate funds can be extremely helpful in easing the financial burden associated with these tragic events.
Our membership is made of individuals, fire and police departments, correctional officers, EMT’s, businesses and non-profits. We have been able to raise the benefit pay-out by increasing our individual memberships and introducing a business level membership opportunity.
The annual membership fee that starts at $100 has not changed since the Minnesota 100 Club has been in existence and remains fully tax-deductible. We’re sure you’ll agree that this membership amount serves as a small token of support for those who risk life and limb to protect our families and ourselves on a daily basis. You will find our membership application available on this web site. I hope you will take a minute to sign up to become a new or renew your membership online or complete and mail yours back today. By doing so, YOU too are “Helping to Protect the Protectors.”
We are honored to have given out over $685,000 to families or persons from around the state since 1972, including over $200,000 in benefits since 2017. Since our inception, we have been able to raise the benefit pay-out amount from $1,000 up to our current maximum of $17,500 per family, plus possible assistance with burial expenses.
In order to increase membership, stay in touch with many members and friends, and to share our common interest in “Protecting the Protectors”, every year in April we host our Annual Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Corrections Officers Dinner at the historic Jax Cafe. Due to CV-19, this year’s dinner will be rescheduled for a yet-to-be-determined date in late October or early November 2021.
Again, continue to look under news and events for more information on the Minnesota 100 Club. I hope you will consider joining us at our annual fundraiser dinner and will pass the word on to your family and friends, as you don’t have to be a member to attend.
If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mike Jennings, President