In 1972, a group of local Northeast Minneapolis businessmen and a labor leader organized the first Minnesota 100 club, based out of N.E. Minneapolis. This group of people took the lead from other 100 clubs that had been formed around the United States. The sole purpose at the time was to provide instant relief / aid to surviving families of public servants who were killed in the line of duty.


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On Septemer 17, 2016, three North Memorial personnel were critically injured when their helicopter crashed at 2:00 a.m. near Alexandria, Minnesota, en route to the Alexandria airport.  The pilot and two medical personnel were taken to Douglas County Hospital before being transferred back to North Memorial Hospital.  There were no patients on board.

The Minnesota 100 Club was proud to hand-deliver a check to Scott Scapaniak (nurse), Joshua Jones (pilot), and Miles Weske (paramedic)  for $8,000 each.


The Minnesota 100 Club Board of Directors voted to award a $6,000.00 Line of Duty Death Benefit to St. Paul Firefighter and Hero Shane Clifton's daughters on September 9th, 2015.
Special thank you to our members and fundraiser supporters for making this tribute possible. We are honored!

Shane M. Clifton, Firefighter/Paramedic, Station 14 - August 31, 2015

Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton collapsed after a workout. Medic 14, Medic 10 and Squad 2 worked feverishly to resuscitate him. Saint Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Shane Clifton passed at Regions Hospital.
Obituary for Shane M. Clifton

Beloved Son, Father and Friend; Dedicated St. Paul Firefighter & Paramedic

Age 38, of South St. Paul. Passed away suddenly on August 31, 2015 of a massive heart attack while on duty at Fire Station #14 in St. Paul. Shane spent 9 years in the US Navy stationed in Japan, with deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also went on 2 humanitarian missions to Haiti with CHI Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Louis & June Clifton, Howard & Darlene Whitney, and Clarence & Ella Higgins; uncles, Louis Clifton, Jr., Gary & Timothy Higgins.Â

Survived by mother, Bonnie (Perry) Whitney; father, Mick (Carol) Higgins; daughters, Elise (age 8) & her mother, Michelle Kitsmiller and Finley (age 1) & her mother Katie Strauss; 10 uncles, 10 aunts and their families; 5 step-sisters, 1 step-brother; and many other relatives and friends.
Obituary information taken from Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Association website.

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 At its October 2014 board meeting, at Jax Café in Minneapolis, the Minnesota 100 Club Board of Directors unanimously voted to increase the maximum award to law enforcement personnel, firefighters and EMTs who have lost their lives or are disabled in the line of duty.  


Beginning January 1, 2015, the maximum award will be increased to $6,000, and on each January 1 thereafter the award will be increased an additional $1,000 until it reaches $10,000 on January 1, 2019.  


This vote continues a pattern of award increases which started in 2009 when the maximum award of $3,000, which had been in place for a decade, was increased to $3,500. It was increased again in 2011 to $4,000, and to $5,000 in 2014.


"The increases reflect the continued and growing health of the Minnesota 100 Club," said Club President John Derus. "We greatly appreciate our members and sponsors who have enabled us to make these award increases and who will help us reach our goal of $10,000 by 2019."


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Minnesota 100 Club Celebrates 44 years!

The Minnesota 100 Club celebrates its 44th Anniversary this year. In honor of this momentous occasion we have set a goal to introduce 40 new members to helping to" Protect The Protectors"  Please say you'll lend a hand by passing on an application to your friends, co-workers and neighbors so we can continue to serve those who risk their lives on a daily basis.

The dangers of public service duties are increasing each year and with this increase, the need for a program such as the Minnesota 100 Club also increases. This requires additional membership and support for this worthy cause!

The Minnesota 100 Club has paid out nearly $500,000 since its inception.