The Bakken Invitation celebrates and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism.
It embraces the legacy of Medtronic co-founder and humanitarian Earl Bakken.
It culminates in the celebration of Bakken Invitation Honorees, who are recognized for outstanding contributions.
Each year, honorees are selected from the Bakken Invitation Community for the Bakken Invitation Award, recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments. Each of these Bakken Honorees can nominate a charity to receive a $20,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation, and travel to Hawaii to meet Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken.
Please note: Medtronic employees are not eligible.