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Board Member Orientation

Are you serving on the board of directors for your local community foundation? Join us to learn the ins and outs of a community foundation, what your role is as a board member and how to positively impact your community through philanthropy by attending this training. Learn best practices used by CommunityGiving (CG) to support your local community foundation.

Date - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time - 12:00-4:00pm
Locations - Please select location option from categories on next page.

  • CG/CMCF Office - 101 7th Avenue South, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • BLACF Office - 14391 Edgewood Drive, Suite 101, Baxter, MN 56425
  • Remote viewing available via webinar (limited availability)

Lunch will be provided in St. Cloud and Baxter. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the comments with your registration.

BLACF Women Making Waves

On Tuesday April 14th, the Brainerd Women’s Fund will be holding their annual Women Making Waves event at Grand View Lodge and honoring the Woman Making Waves award recipient.

Date: Tuesday April 14, 2020
Time: 5:00-8:30 PM

Location: Grand View Lodge
Norway Center
23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa MN

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

2020 Woman Making Waves Award Recipient - COMING SOON

Alexandria Area Community Foundation Annual Dinner 2020

Date: Monday May 4, 2020
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

2020 Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy Recipients: Jeanne Batesole and Vern & Judy Anderson

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 15, 2020
Location: College of St. Benedict, St.Joseph MN
Time: 5:00-8:30 PM
Tickets: $90

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Award in Philanthropy Annual Dinner

Join us as we celebrate philanthropy in the Brainerd Lakes area and honor our 2020 Award in Philanthropy recipients.

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge
Nisswa, MN
(follow event parking signs once you enter the resort)

Annual Dinner Schedule:
5:30 PM – Social Reception
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:15 – Program
8:30 – After-Glow Reception (will include locally made chocolates)

2020 Award in Philanthropy Recipients - COMING SOON