A Fund Drive is conducted each year asking members and friends of the Center to make a donation to support the Center operations.

The Center expenses, operating costs of the facilities and the programs, are more than what is received in membership and program fees.  This creates a budget gap.  Fees are kept at an affordable rate purposely to assure all can participate.  The financial success of the Center is dependent upon donor support.  The Center needs donor support to be able to keep the fees affordable and to close the budget gap.

A person does not have to be a member of the Senior Center to make a donation.  Any donation, large or small is accepted and appreciated.  You can mail your donation in care of:

Northfield Senior Center
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Northfield, MN, 55057

Visit the Center, or Donate Online », and and then on the “Make a Donation” button, and you can make a donation on-line using a credit card.

The Annual Fund Drive is planned and coordinated by the Board of Directors Advancement Committee.  Members of the committee plan fund raising events throughout the year and manage the communication to members telling the story of the need for financial support and how each member can participate.  You can find details of the events posted on the website.

Every contribution made to the Center in time, talent, participation and money is appreciated.  Every donation makes a difference.

For more information, contact Lynne Pederson at 664-3700.


A Message from Board Chair, Gerry Gengenbach:


A record has been broken and a milestone crossed as we close the books on a successful 2015 Annual Fund Drive.

Each year the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee set a budget goal for the Development Committee and our members.  This money is used to help the Senior Center reach its annual budget and is critical in providing services and physical maintenance.  2015 was a record breaking year in many ways. For the first time in many years, through member contributions, we exceeded our goal.

There was another threshold crossed through your efforts and generosity. The Senior Center set a bar for excellence by raising more funds for annual giving this year than past years, over $70,000.  This generous amount does not include the additional $50,000 raised for the updating of the exercise area.

In these times of tightening of our belts, it is extremely encouraging to see our members step forward to contribute to the Senior Center at record breaking levels.  It tells us that our members feel their contributions are being well invested and the future viability of this great organization is important to all of us.

Thanks to all who contributed in so many ways to our continued goal of making our Senior Center a leader in membership satisfaction.