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Support the cause

You can help save lives by attending a LifeSource fundraiser or hosting your own event. Funds raised will help:

  • Expand public awareness through educational campaigns to encourage and inspire others to consider registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
  • Provide support to grieving donor families at the time a loved one dies to the months and years to come – for as long as they need.

Check out our event toolkit that includes information to help your event be successful.

LifeSource Golf Classic Fundraiser

We are relentlessly pursuing the day where everyone who needs a life-saving organ transplant, gets one.

Susan Gunderson, LifeSource founder and CEO

Annual fundraiser events hosted by LifeSource or LifeSource participates in:

Check out our upcoming events, or follow LifeSource on Facebook, to discover when, where and how you can raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation in the community.

Annual fundraisers include:

  • Putting Green

    LifeSource Golf Classic – September

    The LifeSource Golf Classic is our annual fundraising event held in September. The event was started by the friends and family of Terri Opp, who died waiting for a life-saving transplant, but became an organ donor instead. This tournament has raised $2.14 million since 1995 in support of educational outreach about donation and transplantation and services to donor families in Terri’s memory.

  • Give to the Max logo

    Give to the Max Day – November

    Give to the Max Day is one of the biggest giving days of the year for Minnesota nonprofit organizations, including LifeSource. Contributions to LifeSource help support our donor family aftercare program and expand public awareness and educational campaigns to encourage others to become a donor.

Host your own event

Pennie Wars, pancake breakfasts, restaurant fundraisers, barn dances, benefit concerts, trail rides, softball tournaments, 5Ks, golf tournaments, trapshooting tournament, etc. The opportunities are endless. From contributions of a few hundred dollars to several thousand, no event is too small or too big to have an impact. Is there something that you or your loved one enjoyed doing? Might that serve as inspiration for an event? Download our event toolkit.

Here are examples of how our incredible supporters have fundraised to support this mission:

  • May 04, 2020 in Stories

    Pull for Papa

    Jim Mueller’s family continues to honor his legacy by celebrating the life that he gave to others and inspiring others to do the same, all while bringing a community together.

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  • June 30, 2019 in News

    Paying it Forward: Matt Heisler Fundraiser

    A young man’s legacy inspired an annual golf tournament to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and to share the impact that can be made through the gift of life.

    Read More
  • February 05, 2019 in News

    Paying it Forward in 2018

    In 2018, families and friends of donors and transplant recipients hosted external events to raise awareness about the importance of donation, sharing their personal stories through unique events.

    Read More

Have questions?

Please reach out to Laura with any questions you may have about fundraising or events.

Explore these opportunities to support LifeSource available to you every day.

These ongoing opportunities allow you to show your support donation and transplantation in your everyday activities. Through your actions you are inspiring hope and healing for so many others in our community.

Community Alliance
Community Alliance brings businesses together to provide you a discount, while benefiting our community. Purchase a Brew Card or a Wine & Distillery Card for just $25, and enjoy BOGO pints at over 80 breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries! You designate 50% of sale proceeds to one nonprofit partner, with an additional $1 of every sale goes to a specific nonprofit related to the card.
Learn more and purchase your card.

Fundraise using GiveMN
Commemorate a special person or occasion with a personalized fundraising page. GiveMN provides a platform which makes raising money for LifeSource easy with custom donation forms and personal storytelling. Go to GiveMN and follow the prompts to create your own peer-to-peer fundraiser. When prompted to select the nonprofit, enter 36-3584029 and select LifeSource.

Thank you for your support!