Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Women's Fund Presents: Dancing with Our Stars
June 14, 2021 - 7:00PM

To view the recording of the show, click here.

Thank you to all of the dancers, judges, volunteers, sponsors and donors who made DWOS 2021 so spectacular!


***The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is excited to announce that we are back with local dance celebrities who will be performing in a hybrid event for the 2021 Dancing with Our Stars Live! Our current plan is to stream from Saint John's University where our dancers will be performing on June 14, 2021. ***

The Women's Fund of Central Minnesota Community Foundation would like to cordially invite you to attend the fundraising event of the year! This year's event will feature a dance competition between five 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 that supports women and girls! This is a do-not-miss event!

TO View the recording of the show, CLICK HERE.

RESULTS from DWOS 2021

  • Community Star, Ryan Cross from BCI Construction, along with pro Rachel Trout, danced to benefit Anna Marie's Alliance. They raised $101,434.17 and took home 1st place prize of $15,000 for a grand total of $116,434.17 awarded.
  • Community Star, CeCe Terlouw from Terebinth Refuge, along with pro Jerome Akubue, danced to benefit Terebinth Refuge They raised $39,949.99 and took home 2nd place prize of $10,000 for a total of $49,949.99 awarded. They also took home the Judges’ Choice award adding an additional $3,000, bringing their grand total to $52,949.99.
  • Community Star, Clare Richards from Vye, along with pro Matthias Meyer, danced to benefit Central MN Child Advocacy Center. They raised $33,480.12 and took home 3rd place prize of $5,000 for a grand total of $38,480.12 awarded.
  • Community Star, Matt Parks, a Registered Nurse working in home care, along with pro Janell Missler, danced to benefit St. Cloud StandDown, Lady Veterans Boutique. They raised $24,055.36 and took home 4th place prize of $2,000 for a grand total of $26,055.36 awarded.
  • Community Star, Kim Miller Swenson from Rejuv Medical, along with pro Scarlette Revolver, danced to benefit St. Cloud Pride Community Education Panels & Youth Scholarships. They raised $7,883.46 and took home 5th place prize of $2,000 for a grand total of $9,883.46 awarded.


The winner is going to be based upon their score from the judges as well as how many dollars they raise for their charity. 40% on judges score and 60% on dollars raised. All the dollars raised will go directly to the organization.

1st Place - $15,000
2nd Place - $10,000
3rd Place - $5,000
4th-5th Place - $2,000

Fundraising has started and will continue up until the event. There will be opportunities to donate to the dancer/charity of your choice the night of the event. All dollars will be counted and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

Text DWOS to 26989 to vote for your favorite!


Thank you to all of our sponsors who are supporting the Women's Fund and their mission to improve the lives of women and girls in our community!


Dorothy C. Becker Fund

Leighton Broadcasting*


AnnElise Bergstrom


Barb and Jerry Carlson

Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard

DJ Bitzan Jewelers

Granite Logistics


Automotive Parts Headquarters

Rick and Helga Bauerly


Franklin Outdoor Advertising*

Granite Partners

Shelly Bauerly Kopel and Scott Kopel

Chris and Joanne Kudrna

Lathrop GPM LLP


Preferred Credit, Inc.

Revermann Law


The Studio: A Creative Collaborative Space L.L.C.*

UBS Windschitl Van Slooten Wealth Management


AIS Planning

Amosson Carlson Family Fund

Loretta Anderson

Anderson Trucking Services, Inc.


Jan Bensen


Kathleen Crawford-Bernick and Mark Bernick

Capital One LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group

Tarryl and Doug Clark

College of Saint Benedict

C & L Distributing


Karla and Mark Donlin

Joanne and Paul Dorsher

Jason and Debbie Erickson

Falcon National Bank

Geo-Comm, Inc.

Janet and Tom Grones

Hon. Elizabeth A. Hayden

Steve and Brenda Joul

Laraway Financial Advisors, Inc.

Dorrie and Scott Larison

Ledge Wealth Management, Inc.

Mahowald Insurance Agency, LLC

Marco Technologies, LLC

John and Joyce Matsuura

Microbiologics, Inc.

Brian and Karla Myres

PAM's Auto, Inc.

Kathy and James Parsons

Pediatric Dentistry, PLC

Bill and LuAnn Popp

Proviant Group

Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.

Rinke Noonan

Ann and James Romanowsky

Sentry Bank

Joyce and Tony Tillemans

Traut Companies

Tri-County Abstract and Title Guaranty

UBS Karl Nikodym Wealth Management

United Way of Central Minnesota*

Pat Welter and Patrick Henry

Tim Wensman and Janet Fischels Wensman

Westside Liquor

Bob and Penny White

Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes

Diane Wojtanowicz


Rick and Karen Ahles

Elaine and Jerry Bauerly

Blue Moon Design*

Jennings Insurance

Greta Stark-Kraker and Chad Kraker

Marilyn and Bob Obermiller

Caryl Turnow


Trina and Eric Dietz

*Denotes full or partial in-kind sponsorship

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