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safety of our team, communities and other stakeholders by
following CDC and MDH guidance.

If you register for an upcoming event, please monitor the email given at
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Event Registration

CEONet Membership

CEONet - Connecting Community Foundation Leaders to Build Stronger Communities

All CEONet members are CEOs of community foundations. Whether your budget is $100,000 or $100,000,000 there’s a way for you to connect with peers from around the country on issues that are important to your community and help you grow professionally.

CEONet’s annual membership term is July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

To learn more about CEONet, visit

*Please provide CEO's contact information on the next page.

ROCORI Area Community Foundation Trivia

Join us for an evening of fun and trivia to benefit the ROCORI Area Community Foundation! Hosted by Jeopardy! Champion Gary Bechtold, get your team together and come on out.

Date - Saturday, April 1
Time - Doors Open at 5:00pm, Trivia kicks off at 6:30pm
Location - The Great Blue Heron, 305 5th Ave S., Cold Spring, MN

Cost - $200 per team (4-6 members)

Minimum age to play is 13 years old. Prizes for 1st-3rd Place. Taco bar available for purchase.

Registration deadline - March 24

To register, email or call (320) 253-4380.

CEONet Webinar - "A Conversation with 4 Recently Retired CEOs-History, Challenges, Successes, Projections, Succession Planning"

As part of our focus on CEO Excellence and succession planning, we are speaking with four recently retired community foundation CEOs about what they’ve learned in their careers, the surprises, and successes. Our panelists are Clotilde Dedecker, James Head, Jennifer Leonard, and Mike Batchelor, moderated by Kristi Knous. You can expect a lively informative discussion.

This webinar is for Community Foundation CEO's only.

Date - Monday, April 17, 2023
Time - 3:00pm EDT
Cost - Free to attend for CEONet members, $49 for non-members

Registrants will receive a unique Zoom link to attend this online event.

EmpowerCF 2023 - An Annual Conference for Empowering Community Foundations

Date: Tuesday, April 25 & Wednesday, April 26
Location: St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center

Click here to visit the official conference webpage with schedule, keynote speaker information, accommodations, breakout sessions and more!

Individual registration - $179

Special Group Rate Available - See below

Free to attend for all CG and Partner Foundation staff and board members

Donor Connection Event - Coffee with CMCF

Join the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF), for “Coffee with CMCF”: Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 8:30-10 a.m. at Capital One in Downtown St. Cloud. This event series is designed to connect donors and fund holders to giving opportunities within the community. For May's event you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the transportation needs in our community from our special guests Metro Bus, WACOSA and Tri-Cap.

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: Capital One – 30 7th Ave S. St. Cloud, MN 56301

Brainerd Lakes Area News with Brews (formerly State of the Lakes Area Event)

Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Time : 3:00 - 6:00PM
Location: Gull Lake Sailing School, 19696 Love Lake Rd, Brainerd, MN

Join us to hear the Brainerd Lakes area "News With Brews" and be one of the first to hear about the developments and summer activities in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Local leaders from key organizations presenting on topics affecting our quality of life. In addition, these organizations and others may have an exhibit table and attendees can find out additional activities and request further information. Attendees will enjoy all of this and a cold beverage while meeting your neighbors.

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

For more information about the event and to vote with your dollars for the dancers/charities, visit

Date: June 12, 2023
Location: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Time: 5:00-8:30 PM

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Award in Philanthropy Annual Dinner

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 5:00-8:30 PM
Reception - 5:00pm | Dinner - 6:30pm | Program - 7:15pm
Location: Grand View Lodge at the Grand Ballroom

Award in Philanthropy Recipients - Coming Soon!