Jennifer (Jenny) Norris Peterson

Jenny Norris Peterson represents is a philanthropy speaker, writer, and consultant working with not-for-profits and families through her business, Norris Peterson Consulting. She speaks nationally on women’s philanthropy for audiences of women as well as not-for-profit professionals wanting to learn how to engage women as donors.

She currently is writing a book featuring more than 30 astoundingly generous women spanning a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and asset levels.

Jenny formerly was a Philanthropic Advisor for Lutheran World Relief and for Luther Seminary. While serving LSS of Minnesota, she co-created the Dare to Dream conference and statewide educational focus on women’s philanthropy.

A graduate of St. Olaf College, Jenny recently served on the national steering committee for the ELCA’s successful $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Jenny hikes frequently in St. Paul parks to enjoy nature’s beauty, breathe in fresh air, exercise, and gather with friends safely during the pandemic. Her favorites are Crosby Farm Park and Hidden Falls Park.

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We are on Indigenous land, which holds both stories of birth and community, as well as irreparable and ongoing harm. Spend some time learning about the history and the people of this land. Take time to honor the people who were forcibly removed as well as those who are still here.

As you explore the outdoors this week, consider the weight of the love and the hardship this land holds. Feel your feet on the ground and allow yourself to really feel into your connection to this place. Once we feel connected, we’re more likely to want to take care of the connection.

🖼️: Dark trees in the foreground with an orange and yellow sky in the background, just moments before the sun rose this morning over the Dakota Homelands that some call Saint Paul.

📷: Asha Shoffner

#WellnessWednesday #ExploreOutdoorsSaintPaul #MySaintPaulParks #IndigenousLand #MinnesotaHistory #DakotaLand #HonorThePeople #FeelTheConnection
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Community members are guiding the design for an enhanced Woodland Garden at Swede Hollow Park. The vision is taking shape this winter under the guidance of representatives from the Lower Phalen Creek Project , the Conservancy, Friends of Swede Hollow, Metro State University , Hope Community Academy, the St Paul Garden Club, the U of M Master Naturalist Program, the McNeely Foundation and Urban Roots, as well as at-large community members.

Learn more at saintpaulparksconservancy.org/2022/11/swede-hollow-woodland-garden-design-underway/
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Community members are guiding the design for an enhanced Woodland Garden at Swede Hollow Park. The vision is taking shape this winter under the guidance of representatives from the Lower Phalen Creek Project , the Conservancy, Friends of Swede Hollow, Metro State University , Hope Community Academy, the St Paul Garden Club, the U of M Master Naturalist Program, the McNeely Foundation and Urban Roots, as well as at-large community members.

Learn more at https://saintpaulparksconservancy.org/2022/11/swede-hollow-woodland-garden-design-underway/

Work begins at Wacouta Commons Park Playground! Semple Excavating is here getting it ready for the new equipment, which arrives next week. Thank you to all the donors who are making this new playground possible! #partneringforparks ... See MoreSee Less

Work begins at Wacouta Commons Park Playground! Semple Excavating is here getting it ready for the new equipment, which arrives next week. Thank you to all the donors who are making this new playground possible! #partneringforparks

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow will keep the Saint Paul Garden Club volunteers from decorating the Rice Park urns. Another beautiful design this year that takes visitors from fall through the holidays and all of winter with beauty and natural interest. Thank you! #WeLoveVolunteers💕 #partneringforparks ... See MoreSee Less

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow will keep the Saint Paul Garden Club volunteers from decorating the Rice Park urns. Another beautiful design this year that takes visitors from fall through the holidays and all of winter with beauty and natural interest. Thank you! #welovevolunteers💕 #partneringforparks

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Wow! They look gorgeous! Thanks so much for all your hard work! Between the lights and now the stunning planters, this park is a must see this winter.

Thank you to the St Paul Garden Club volunteers!

Gorgeous!

Agreed simply beautiful!

Gorgeous

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Today is National Take a Hike Day! Enjoy a quiet walk in a nearby park. Breathe deep, feel your legs warming up, and remember that parks are always here for you whenever you need them. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Take a Hike Day! Enjoy a quiet walk in a nearby park. Breathe deep, feel your legs warming up, and remember that parks are always here for you whenever you need them.
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The Saint Paul Parks Conservancy
is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Federal EIN 26-2788415

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651-300-7876
office@stpaulparks.org

1611 County Rd B West Ste 315
Saint Paul, MN 55113