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CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Listening to Our Communities: Building Bridges - How to Engage in Community Conversations

Join us for the CommunityConnections Webinar Series "Listening to Our Communities: Building Bridges - How to Engage in Community Conversations".

We are pleased to welcome Pablo Obregon, Jennifer Erickson and Joani Nielson to our fourth week of "Listening to Our Communities: Building Bridges". They will be sharing with us ideas and resources for having productive and difficult conversations around race in our communities.
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

To register, CLICK HERE.

For additional information and previous webinar recordings, visit

BLACF Women Making Waves

On Wednesday, September 9th, 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: Wednesday, September 9, 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 - Becky Twamley

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: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: Virtually and/or Crosslake Lutheran Church (if able to do in person)

2020 Award in Philanthropy Recipients - Virginia & Kenneth* Merrill

2020 Legacy Award Honorees - Millie Gjertson* and Linnea Anderson*

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 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

****Currently all CommunityGiving and partner foundation events taking place through June are being postponed and rescheduled. We will also be reviewing events scheduled for July in the coming months to ensure everyone's health and safety. For updates on our COVID-19 response visit