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Alexandria Area Community Foundation Annual Dinner 2018

Date: Monday May 7, 2018
Time : 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN

5:00-5:30pm - Social
5:30-6:00pm - Dinner
6:00-7:30pm - Program and Award Presentation

2018 Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy Recipients: John Wosepka and Frank Starke

Women Making Waves

On Wednesday April 18th, the Brainerd Women’s Fund will be holding our annual Women Making Waves event at Arrowwood Lodge. We will be honoring Joey Halverson as our Woman Making Waves Award Recipients.

Date: Wednesday April 18, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM

Location: Arrowwood Lodge
6967 Lake Forest Rd Baxter, MN

5:30PM - Social and Networking
6:00PM - Dinner
7:00PM - Program

2018 Woman Making Waves Award Recipient - Joey Halverson

Grant Writing Essentials

An overview of the grant seeking process for those interested in learning more! This presentation will be offered at two different locations on two different days.

Thursday, April 19 from 1:00-4:00pm - Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, 224 West Washington, Brainerd, MN

Friday, April 20 from 8:30am-12:00pm - Central Minnesota Community Foundation, 101 7th Ave South, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN

Presenters: Karl Samp, Executive Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation and Susan Lorenz, Director of Community Programs at CommunityGiving.

Cost: $49 for early bird registration until April 6th, $55 until day of presentation

Women's Fund Presents: Dancing with Our Stars LIVE!

The Women's Fund of Central Minnesota would like to cordially invite you to attend the fundraising event of the year! This year's event will feature a dance competition between six local celebrities who have been paired with a professional partner to face off for the chance to win up to $15,000 for the non-profit program/organization of their choice!

Enjoy a casual, fun evening with a great "small plates" buffet and a variety of cocktails and beverages before the dancing begins.

For more information about the event and to vote with your dollars for the dancers/charities, visit

Date: June 18th, 2018
Location: College of St. Benedict, St.Joseph MN
Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Tickets: $90

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Dinner

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of philanthropy in the Brainerd Lakes area and honor the Ruttger family as our 2018 Award in Philanthropy recipients.

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge
Nisswa, MN

2018 Award in Philanthropy Recipients - The Ruttger Family