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The Emerald Society of Minnesota is a Non-Profit charitable association of Law Enforcement officials from the State of Minnesota and contributions can be Tax-Deductable under IRS section 501(C)(3) [Consult your Tax Advisor]. We raise funds to directly support the families of fallen Officers in the state, as well as, support a number of local Police and Irish Charities. These include, but are not limited to:

The Emerald Society is charged with supporting the Minnesota Police Pipe Band, who play free of charge at any Officer’s funeral who is killed in the line of duty in the state of Minnesota, regardless of membership.

We pride ourselves in being the largest charitable Law Enforcement organization in the state, and salute our members charity with a number of social events through out the year. The Emerald Society offers a number of membership options, and EVERYONE is welcome to join; including friends, family, and supporters of Irish and Police causes.

The purpose of the Emerald Society shall be:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Minnesota,

To promote and instill in individuals of any ancestry the pride, courage, professionalism and achievement historically exhibited by Irish immigrants and further exhibited by Irish/Americans today,

To promote good will between the law enforcement community and the citizens of Minnesota,

To encourage meaningful participation in community activities,

To aid charitable causes and offer support to others in need of assistance,

To enhance professionalism within the field of law enforcement so as to better serve Minnesota's communities,

The Emerald Society of Minnesota is an Apolitical Organization and We Do Not Support, Endorse or Oppose any Political Party nor any Candidate(s) for Public Office.

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Why we raise money and why we need your help!

The Children's Program of Northern Ireland was founded in 1973. Every year since, it has arranged for Protestant and Catholic children of Northern Ireland to come to Minnesota for six weeks during the summer. This gives the children a respite from the violent "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Throughout their six weeks in Minnesota the children and host families are brought together as a group to learn that Catholics and Protestants can work together to bring about peace. These children represent the future.

Kids in Car

These kids from the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland enjoyed the inside of a St. Paul Police Patrol Car.

The Minnesota Police Pipe Band is the official pipe band of the Emerald Society of Minnesota. They provide a number of services beneficial to Minnesota and have a special relationship with the Emerald Society. They have the honor of playing at funeral services of Police Officers killed in the line of duty. The Pipes and Drums have played at Police Officer's funerals since the summer of 1994. Tragically, their service is needed too often. One of the Emerald Society of Minnesota Charitable Group's top goals is to continue offering this service free of charge to the families of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Pipe Band at Funeral

The Emerald Society raises money to provide the Services of our pipe band free of charge at the funeral of all Law Enforcement officers, members or not, killed in the line of duty.

The ESM Charitable Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and as such, any contributions made to the organization are fully tax deductible.

All work done by the Emerald Society of Minnesota, the ESM Charitable Group, and these charities is done without financial compensation to any member.

In the past our contributors have supported our efforts in a variety of ways including personal involvement, monetary donations, or gifts of supplies for auctions or raffles. We would be grateful for any assistance you can provide to help us continue our endeavors.

If you would like to donate by check, please mail to:

Emerald Society of Minnesota
P.O. Box 40248
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104