Founded in 2008, the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy raises funds from the private sector (individuals, corporations, foundations) for parks and recreation programs in the city of Saint Paul. Dowell Management has managed the 501 (c) 3 organization for the past three years. In December of 2015, the Conservancy, the Saint Paul Garden Club and the Rice Park Association formed a partnership to raise $1.35 million for the revitalization of Rice Park. Rice Park is the center of Saint Paul’s downtown and has long been a popular venue for major events and festivals as well as weddings and family gatherings. Dowell Management was engaged to manage the fundraising campaign for the capital project.