Walker Methodist



Run For the health of it!

Thanks to all of you who joined us on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Lake Harriet for a healthy start to your weekend. It was a beautiful day and together, we raised nearly $130,000. More information coming soon about the most successful event yet!

We couldn't have done it without you! Check out the event highlights below.


Jack is a resident of Care Suites, our housing community located in Edina, MN. At nearly 88 years of age, Jack defies the rules of old age. Recently he stopped taking his daily 5 mile jog, but he still walks his dog, heads to the fishing pier or just heads outside to smell the fresh air. As Jack says, “I love my life and why wouldn’t I? My hearing isn’t that great anymore and sometimes my memory feels a pinch dusty, but every day I wake up and look outside and think, this is a great day for a walk.” Jack participated in the 12th annual Walker Methodist Run & Walk on June 3. Like Jack said, "this is a great day for a walk!"


The Walker Methodist Foundation was established in 1975 to ensure high quality programs and services are provided for our residents and patients.

The Walker Methodist Foundation provides a vibrant, donation platform for funds to be used to support our programs, services, capital needs for our residents and patients in all of our buildings. In addition, our staff is supported through the Foundation with training opportunities and a Pay It Forward Fund - an emergency assistance fund open to all employees. It is our hope to provide a lasting legacy for Walker Methodist for decades to come.

Marilyn's Family

Marilyn Peller Nelson

Executive Director, Walker Methodist Foundation

It is my honor and pleasure to get to know so many of our Residents, Patients and Employees. Whether I'm playing chair volleyball at Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul, serving at Happy Hour at Highview Hills in Lakeville or enjoying dinner with Bill and Dottie Bevis from Walker Place (left), I know that the work that is being done in the Foundation and throughout our Walker Methodist housing communities is making a difference. Together, we are enhancing the lives of our Residents and Patients every single day. I am humbled to serve our Residents and Patients, honored to work with such dedicated and caring employees, and committed to being a good steward of the financial resources entrusted to Walker Methodist by our donors.

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How Can you help?

Every day, donations are used to help provide rich and vibrant experiences for seniors. It may be a simple project such as supplies for art programs, a new dance floor, or providing Spanish television for a Resident. Or bigger projects such as a new community room or bus. Our goal, with your help, is to create even more opportunities for rich and full lives.


When you donate to the Walker Methodist Foundation, 100 percent of your dollars stay right here with our Residents, communities, programs, and employees. This fulfills our Vision of being the best place to live and work.

Foundation Events

Throughout the year, the Foundation hosts a variety of events to help build funds to support the services, programs, and communities of Walker Methodist.

Walker Methodist Foundation 5K/10K Run & Walk

Every year, we hold a 5k and 10k run & walk to raise money for programs and services for our more than 2,400 residents and patients. These programs and services are designed to improve the quality of life and health and wellness for the older adults living in our communities. Join the more than 500 participants ranging from 2 to 85 who are supporting this effort!

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