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Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. For many people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions.

For every inspiring Special Olympics athlete in Minnesota there are 20 more people waiting for their chance—and so many more around the world. Donate today and help us reach out to one more athlete.

Other Ways to Give

Workplace giving

In the spirit of teamwork, challenge a friend or your office to match your gift or sponsor an athlete as a group! Please see the information below if your office participates in an annual giving campaign through the United Way or has a matching gift program.

United Way write-in

While Special Olympics is not a designated United Way agency, you may still elect to have your workplace giving dollars directed to Special Olympics Minnesota by writing our name in the “other” charity line on your donation form and including our address for them to direct the donation.

Matching gifts

The quickest way to double your gift! If your company participates in a matching gift program, simply include the company form with your donation to maximize the impact of your contribution. If your company does not currently have a matching gift program, encourage your Human Resources Director to consider adding this offering for the next year!

Membership in the Olympus Society

One crucial element of Special Olympics Minnesota is officially recognizing the dedication of our high-end contributors. The Olympus Society is a growing group of individuals who share a desire to ensure our mission and vision today and long into the future. Contributions enable us to continually expand the sports training, leadership skill development programs and health screenings that are so vital to Minnesotans with intellectual disabilities. For additional information on membership please contact:

Pam Byrd – Individual Giving Director
pam.byrd@somn.org | 763.270.7137

Stock transfer

If a cash donation is not currently of interest, please consider the tax benefits of a stock transfer to Special Olympics Minnesota. Your tax or legal advisor can provide you with the specifics and financial implications of this giving option, or please feel free to contact Pam Byrd at pam.byrd@somn.org or 612.604.1250 (toll-free: 800.783.7732, ext. 250) for additional, basic information on a transfer of stock.

Bequests and estate gifts

Discover the many ways you can support Special Olympics Minnesota through your estate plans and leave a legacy of acceptance, inclusion and tolerance. Visit specialolympics.org/legacy for more information. If you have further questions, please contact Connie Grandmason, Director of Bequests and Estate Gifts, at 866.690.3951.

Birthday, wedding or memorial gifts

Flowers fade, but our programs literally change lives. By enclosing the name and address of the honoree or family with your gift, Special Olympics Minnesota will send a personalized note notifying them of your donation. Special requests may be directed to:

Pam Byrd – Individual Giving Director
pam.byrd@somn.org | 763.270.7137

Donate your vehicle

Get a tax break and make some room in your garage! Special Olympics Minnesota accepts vehicle donations. To make a fair market value donation of your vehicle, donate directly through Cars With Heart and select Special Olympics Minnesota.