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Event Registration

CEONet Membership

CEONet - Connecting Community Foundation Leaders to Build Stronger Communities

CEONet invites CEOs of community foundations throughout the US to become Founding Members of this new network. All CEONet members are CEOs of community foundations. Whether your budget is $100,000 or $100,000,000 there’s a way for you to connect with peers from around the country on issues that are important to your community and help you grow professionally.

To learn more about CEONet, visit www.cfceonet.org.

*Please provide CEO's contact information on the next page.

Estate Planning and Tax Strategies Workshop

Attend this FREE Workshop to learn about the following:

  • Estate planning essentials shared in a down to earth and easy to understand way
  • Tax savings opportunities from the latest legislation and year-end strategies
  • Leaving a legacy and charitable giving options with tax saving strategies and community impact

  • Join us at the new MN Traders Co for this informative workshop. There will be approximately 90 minutes of material presented from 3:00-4:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session, to conclude by 5:00 p.m. Presenters include Rene A. Millner and Laura J. Hansen, Attorneys at Breen & Person, Chris Clasen from Clasen & Schiessl CPAs, and Karl Samp, Executive Director at Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation.

    Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
    Location: MN Traders Co., 31038 Government Dr., Pequot Lakes, MN
    Time : 3:00 - 5:00PM

    This workshop is free to attend but registration is required by October 28th to plan accordingly for food and seating.

    CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Welcoming Communities

    Featuring Bill Blazar, former Senior Vice President of the Minnesota Chamber

    More information coming soon.

    Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

    For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

    For previous webinar recordings, visit www.communitygiving.org/communityconnections.

    CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Placemaking

    Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

    Time: 11:00AM - 1:00 PM

    Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

    For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

    For previous webinar recordings, visit www.communitygiving.org/communityconnections.

    Central Minnesota Community Foundation Annual Celebration in Philanthropy 2021-2022

    You are invited to join us as we celebrate philanthropy and honor those who have made a significant impact in our community!

    Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
    Time: 4:30 - 7:00 PM
    Location: The Park Event Center, Waite Park, MN

    We will be honoring the following award recipients:

    Debra Leigh - 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient

    Dennis & Barb Gregory - 2021 Alex Didier Award in Philanthropy Recipients

    Melinda Gau - 2021 Professional Award in Philanthropy Recipient.

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


    For more information about the event and to vote with your dollars for the dancers/charities, visit www.communitygiving.org/wfp22.

    Date: June 13, 2022
    Location: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
    Time: 5:00-8:30 PM

    CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Building Community

    Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Time: 11:00AM - 1:00 PM

    Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

    For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

    For previous webinar recordings, visit www.communitygiving.org/communityconnections.