Do it yourself Fundraisers Use Creativity to Support NAMI

Do it Yourself fundraisers support for NAMI’s work, help raise awareness and bring in new people to build our movement. Here are a few examples from recent fundraisers that show some of the creative ways people have to raise funds for their favorite cause.

  • Isabel Taufen, a student at Maple Grove High School, organized a concert with music provided by students to raise awareness of the need to support those living with mental illnesses and their families. The proceeds of $1,570 from the ticket sales went to NAMI Minnesota.
  • Fidelity Charitable hosted a poker game to benefit local charities, and the winner was Kevin Hanstad who donated $4,500 to NAMI Minnesota.
  • An annual bowling tournament held in memory of Bill Oehlers by his college friends raised over $1,300 for NAMI Minnesota.
  • Birthday fundraisers on Facebook that Karen Wilkerson, Pat Croal, Tori Tracy, Susan Smith and Heidi Stone respectively held on our behalf raised $3,635. This has been a great way to support NAMI and continues to grow.
  • Spark Salon in Maple Grove raised $435.00 by donating a portion of their proceeds to NAMI.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church presented a $1,305 donation in appreciation of NAMI’s work for families with loved ones living with mental illnesses.
  • The employees of Great Northern Twin Cities, LLC selected NAMI as their favorite charity, and donated $1,042 to our cause.
  • Rank Crankers, a digital advertising and search and analytics agency, made a gift of $660.00.
  • The Last Man Standing Club raised $500 from their members who are WWII veterans.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser for NAMI Minnesota, contact Dinah Dale at or 651-645-2948, x104.

College friends raised over $1,300 in memory of Bill Oehlers for NAMI Minnesota by holding a bowling tournament.