The Central Minnesota Community Foundation recognizes individuals, couples, groups and/or businesses at their Annual Dinner in September for their work in our community.
Recognizes a person or couple who has significantly contributed to the field of philanthropy in the region.
Recognizes the efforts of a professional advisor such as an attorney, accountant, financial planner, or other professional who has significantly contributed to philanthropy in the region.
Recognizes the efforts of an individual or group that has provided significant and long-term support to the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the greater community at large.
Honors exceptional women leaders who inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. This award is presented by the Women’s Fund and sponsored by Granite Equity Partners.
Serving as an educator for over 40 years, Lynn Grewing has impacted the lives of thousands of students and families with her dedicated spirit and positive attitude. She leads by example and working to inspire, support, encourage, mentor, challenge and celebrate each student. The ATHENA Award is presents by the Women’s Fund and HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics.
DR. LESLIE R. GREEN
An active and engaged citizen, Dr. Leslie Green played a part in the creation of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and continues build social capital in our community. Known for his smile and wave, we are honored to present Dr. Green with the Presidents award for his commitment to making the greater St. Cloud area a welcoming and thriving place to work, live and play.
As an enthusiastic and hardworking finance professional, Keith Finstad strives to provide the highest level of service to his clients. He has a sincere commitment to philanthropy and community involvement and is driven towards helping others achieve their charitable goals through his work at Bremer.
Dick & Mimi Bitzan
As local business owners, philanthropists and active community members, Dick and Mimi Bitzan are leaders in the greater St. Cloud area. Their passion for building a stronger community is clear in their work with the local arts programs, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and so many other organizations.