November Special Offering

What Shall I Wear to my Funeral?...and Other After-Death Considerations

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Session held at Pathways

What will happen to your body after death? How do you envision your life will be remembered? Have you shared your wishes with those you love? Many are realizing that these important conversations are not only about dying – but about living mindfully and dying consciously according to your deepest values and beliefs.

As many spiritual traditions remember their dead during the month of November, this session will explore options and share information - allowing space for your questions about after-death care choices. Some specific topics will include:

  • Burial and cremation options
  • Planning resources and tools
  • Ceremony/Ritual preferences
  • Conversations with loved ones
  • Consumer rights

Being informed and planning ahead can help clarify what matters most to you, what and whom you value most, and how you want to live the rest of your life.

Anne Archbold & Marilaurice Hemlock are funeral celebrants and death educators whose work is part of a growing social movement toward more conscious after-death choices.

Tickets $15.00 available at our event website:

This is a fundraiser for Pathways.  Scholarships unavailable.

Renewing Life: 3-Day Program

Renewing Life for Breast Cancer Survivors

Through the generosity of a funder, Pathways is pleased to offer a special 3-day Renewing Life™ program to women affected by breast cancer.

Friday, November 3rd - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday, November 4th - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, November 5th - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Renewing Life™ is a program designed to empower individuals to live well amidst challenging life circumstances including life-threatening or chronic physical illness as well as expected or unexpected life transitions. Weaving together practical tools and life experiences, Renewing Life invites individuals to create new ways of being by sharing personal stories, learning and practicing new skills, connecting with others in a supportive environment and gaining life insight.

Key Concepts of Renewing Life™

  • Become an active agent in your healing process
  • Learn communication techniques to express feelings and enhance relationships
  • Cultivate stress recognition and reduction techniques
  • Enhance individual problem-solving skills and develop a peer support system
  • Discover inner wisdom and self-authenticity
  • Develop a wellness lifestyle that includes a purpose for life, a satisfaction in living, and a sense of joy

All sessions held at Pathways by experienced facilitators.

Click here to download an application for this program.

Make a Donation

"Transformational, not transactional" describes the healing aspects of Pathways.  Please join us by contributing to our 2016 Annual Campaign.  

Giving Opportunities

Contribute Online

Make a tax-deductible gift by contributing online. Visa, Mastercard, & American Express are accepted via our online merchant, GiveMN.

Mail-In Contributions

If you prefer to make a contribution through the US mail, please send a check or money order, made payable to "Pathways", to 3115 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2622.

Employer Matching Funds

All donors are invited to double their gift by contacting their employer regarding an Employer Matching Gift Program.

Make a Tribute Gift

A Tribute gift is a timeless way to honor a loved one. Please provide the name and address of the person honored and we will send a note to the person or family and let them know of your thoughtfulness. You can send in a check or use our online payment page.

Giving Stocks

Thank you for your interest in supporting Pathways through a gift of stock. By making a gift of appreciated stock, you are able to make a charitable gift to Pathways and bypass capital gains taxes. To make gifts of appreciated assets, you must have owned them for at least one year and a day. Such gifts are deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income in the year of the gift. Any unused deduction amounts may be deducted over as many as five subsequent tax years. Please note that it is usually to your advantage to donate appreciated stock rather than selling it and donating the proceeds. Please check with your financial advisor for more information.

Publicly Traded Stock

Appreciated stock that has been held longer than one year should be transferred directly to Pathways. Your deductible gift amount will be the average of the high and the low value of the stock on the date when you made the transfer, times the number of shares transferred. When you transfer appreciated stock directly to Pathways, you do not incur capital gains.

If you wish to make a gift of appreciated stock, please call your broker and ask them to transfer your stock to the Pathways account. Please contact Tim Thorpe at (612) 822-9061 for account information.

Closely Held Stock

Please contact Tim Thorpe at (612) 822-9061 for more information.

Consider Making a Charitable Bequest

A bequest to Pathways in your will is a creative way to make a thoughtful gift. A bequest is a distribution from your estate that may be made through a gift of cash, marketable securities, closely held stock, or real estate.  You may be able to significantly reduce your taxable estate when you make a charitable bequest because tax laws grant an unlimited estate tax deduction.

Pathways Orientation

Interested in becoming a Pathways participant?  

Pathways offers a variety of resources for people to explore as they move throughout their healing journey.  Please join us for an orientation session to learn more about our organization and the resources we provide.

In this session, our orientation leader will discuss the various services offered and the process for requesting these services.  Our organization overview video will be shown and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility.  Staff will be on hand to answer specific questions after the session has concluded. 

Please contact our Front Desk at 612-822-9061 to register for an orientation session today!  

*NOTE*  This class must be taken before attending other sessions at Pathways.

Upcoming orientation sessions:

  • Thurs., Nov. 9.......................................................4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tues., Nov. 14......................................................1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed., Nov. 22.....................................................12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Thurs. Nov. 30......................................................4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon., Dec. 11....................................................11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thurs., Dec. 21.....................................................2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Amazon Smile

Shop at and a portion of your purchases will be donated to Pathways.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. 

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Minneapolis Pathways

Convening: An Artful Death

Convening: An Artful Death

Sunday, October 29, 2017

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Presenters: Caitlin Doughty with Cathy Wurzer

At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

What if, instead of fearing death, we worked to embrace one of life’s most important transitions? How might that change how we live right now and how we live until we die?

Pathways is partnering with Mia and The Bruce Kramer Collaborative to present an exploration of living and dying well and how death is experienced through the lens of art.

During this event, tours of curated works in the Mia collection combine with guided sessions that include music, body movement, opportunities to create your own art, storytelling and meditation to encourage the concept of befriending death and dying.

To spark the conversation, there will be an appearance by Caitlin Doughty, author/blogger/art historian and mortician, known for her work in the death acceptance movement.

EVENT SOLD OUT - Click Here to visit the Mia website.

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