About the Minnesota 100 Club
Our History and Who We Are
In 1972, a group of local Minneapolis businessmen and a labor leader organized the first Minnesota 100 Club, based out of Northeast Minneapolis. This group of people took the lead from other 100 Clubs that had been formed around the country. The sole purpose at the time was to provide instant relief and aid to family members of First Responders who were killed in the line of duty.
After the state and federal government began the death benefit program, the Minnesota 100 Club decided to continue the 100 Club, to show support to their local First Responders. The Club is nearly 50 years old, and the group of supporters has spread throughout the State of Minnesota and is still going strong today.
The dangers of First Responders 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 Club attempts only to provide modest relief and hope to those in need at a time when there is little else to hold on to. The organization receives no public funding. All donations must come from private individuals or organizations. Yearly membership is a $100 donation. During the Club’s nearly 50 years of existence, it has paid out more than $610,000 in benefits.
In recent years, The Club has increased their benefit allotment to $15,000, and monetary gifts are now given during Christmas time to families of the fallen with dependent children.
If you are interested in joining the Minnesota 100 Club and wish to help “Protect the Protectors”, please contact any of the Board of Directors or submit the membership application. This is truly a tremendous organization and worthwhile cause!
The Purpose of the Minnesota 100 Club is as Follows:
To receive funds and property, to invest and reinvest the same, and to disburse and distribute the same, as voluntary, gratuitous and charitable gifts and contributions solely to or for the benefit of:
A. Spouses, parents and/or significant others living in a family relationship, and surviving minor dependents of police officers, firefighters, highway patrol officers, sheriffs, sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, corrections officers, and any other emergency service personnel (while in the line of duty performing the emergency service duties of a similar nature to the duties of a police officer or firefighter) who have lost their lives in the employ of the State of Minnesota, or a political subdivision thereof:
B. Spouses, significant others and/or minor dependents of persons, enumerated in A above, who have become physically disabled or incapacitated during the performance of the duties described in A above:
C. Spouses, significant others and/or minor dependents of members of the Minnesota National Guard who have lost their lives or become physically disabled in the line of duty while officially activated for police, disaster or other civil duty;
D. Individuals while serving under a Mutual Aid Compact within the boundaries of Minnesota who lose their lives or become disabled while performing the duties specified in A or above.
Provided, however, that the selection, from the classes above mentioned, of the recipients of such gifts and contributions, and the determination of the amount thereof, shall rest in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the corporation, and nothing contained herein shall vest any person or persons with a right to benefits without the approval of the Board of Directors.