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Alexandria Area Community Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration

Monday May 8th, 2017

5:00-7:00 PM

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


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

Award Recipients:
Micheal Lillehaugen - Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy
Lisa Bowen - Professional Award in Philanthropy

Women Making Waves

On Wednesday May 10th the Brainerd Women’s Fund will be holding our annual Women Making Waves event at Arrowwood Lodge. We will be honoring Pat Altrichter and Marlee Larson as our Woman Making Waves Award Recipients, and donating to two organizations that support women in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Wednesday May 10th, 2017

5:30-8:00 PM

Arrowwood Lodge
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN

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

Professional Advisor Day

A World of Opportunity: (At Least) Ten Things You Should Know About Planned Giving

Join us on Friday May 12th as attorney and planned giving professional Joseph K. Thiegs, J.D., covers a number of topics, including: What 'planned giving' means; types of planned gifts, including: will and revocable trust provisions, retirement account and life insurance beneficiary designations, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts of real estate; reasons to make different planned gifts and debunking myths surrounding them; major and planned gift moves management; ways to make larger gifts; qualified charitable distributions from IRAs; tax advantages and savings with certain types of gifts; and more.

Friday May 12th, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 AM

Locations - *Note: Joe Thiegs will be speaking live from Brainerd and streamed via webcam to the other locations.

Alexandria - Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
Main Building, Room 311

Brainerd- Central Lakes College
501 W College Dr, Brainerd MN 56401
Central Building, Room 237

St. Cloud -St. Cloud State University
400 6th Street S., St. Cloud, MN 56301
James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, Room B17

Willmar - Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar MN 56201
Building L - Room 18

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

Date: June 19th, 2017
Location: College of St. Benedict
Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Tickets: $85

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