Give in memory of Josh Tilsen
Donations to the fund will support Josh’s deep commitment and hard work to expand low-cost, community-based mediation services to all Minnesotans. Community mediation programs throughout Minnesota use trained volunteers to assist family members, neighbors, small business, communities and others in resolving their own conflicts in an effective and sustainable way. Commissioner Tilsen believed deeply in people’s ability, with a little help from a mediator, to craft mutually acceptable agreements. As Commissioner of the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) from 2011 till his unexpected death on April 18th 2017, Commissioner Tilsen was a stalwart supporter of community mediation. He championed the creation of and then shepherded the development of a state office within BMS to support, fund and expand community mediation.
To honor Josh’s vision to bring community mediation services to all Minnesotans, a Josh Tilsen Memorial Fund has been established to support Community Mediation Minnesota (CMM).
Secure online contributions can be made here. Alternately, checks can be made out to "CMRS - Josh Tilsen Memorial" and mailed to:
Community Mediation Minnesota, C/O CMRS 9220 Bass Lake Road, Suite 270, New Hope, MN 55428
CMRS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit approved by the charity review council.