Happy Holidays 2014!

Another wonderful year has come and gone. It started in January as I celebrated my 90th birthday with family and friends in Hawaii. Since then my days have been filled with numerous projects, as well as my ongoing work supporting the Medtronic Mission and the non-profit organizations in Minnesota and Hawaii that are so important to me, our communities, and our future.

I continue to Dream On, Live On and Give On, finding satisfaction and joy in each opportunity to help others in need, make our world a healthier place, and ensure a brighter future for us all.

Please join me and share your generosity.
Mahalo nui loa,

Earl Bakken Signature


I am so pleased to announce that my new book, Dreaming On With Earl Bakken, is now available for purchase from The Bakken Museum. It is full of stories and images from times throughout my life.

Here is the link http://www.thebakken.org/dreaming-on


Please join me in supporting these organizations. Each one is near and dear to my heart and thrives on the generosity of friends like you.

The “Donate Now” link will take you to Guidestar's Network for Good online giving process. If you would like to designate your gift to one or more organization, please fill in the Designation box with their name(s), If you do not specify, your gift will be shared equally among all of the organizations. Your tax-deductible donation to The Earl & Doris Bakken Foundation will then be passed on to the organization(s) of your choice.

Last year, your generous donations helped these organizations improve their services in so many ways. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for your kindness.

Friends of the Future works to improve the quality of life in diverse ways for all who call Hawai'i Island home, with projects that include Tutu's House, Earl's Garage, and many more. www.fofhawaii.org

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital in Waimea, HI, serves the community with quality, acute care services and the spirit of aloha, in keeping with the original vision of integrative medicine in a healing environment. www.nhch.com

The Kohala Center located on Hawai‘i Island is an independent, non-profit academic institute for research and education in the environmental science, with a focus on energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health. www.kohalacenter.org

Na Kalai Wa‘a is an education-based, non-profit organization based on Hawai‘i Island that is dedicated to the maintenance of Hawaiian cultural values and customs through the teaching and application of non-instrument navigation and open-ocean voyaging. www.nakalaiwaa.org

The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for science and its potential for social good by helping people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism. www.thebakken.org

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park,MN, shows how pioneers in electronic communications impact the evolution of society. It is home to extensive collections and offers a variety of programs to inspire the young to explore science and communication arts. www.museumofbroadcasting.org