Support Earl's philanthropic legacy

Medtronic co-founder, Earl Bakken, was a passionate and generous philanthropist, engaged with many charitable organizations over the years. At 94, Earl recently passed away at his home.

In recognition of Earl’s passion for philanthropy, the Medtronic Foundation has established the “Earl Bakken Legacy donor-advised fund” at Fidelity Charitable. We will be matching up to $1 million in donations from anyone including members of the public to this fund through December 31, 2018.

These funds will then be distributed to non-profits of special importance to Earl to ensure their important work is continued long into the future. Our hope is that this fund empowers any person touched by Earl to contribute to his philanthropic legacy.