Walker Methodist



Run For the health of it!

Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Lake Harriet for a healthy start to your weekend. Whether walking, running or anything in between - come out and support the young at heart. Register below or go to race details for more information. To register, click on logo below. For questions, contact race@walkermethodist.org.

Register yourself, refer a friend and receive a free pair of socks! (Offer ends May 15. Limit 5.)


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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