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Community Foundation for Carver County Presents the Cologne Community Fund Community Gathering

The Community Foundation for Carver County would like to invite the community to join us at the Community Gathering to present the Cologne Community Fund. Learn how you can help make Cologne a great place to live, learn, work and play in by speaking with other citizens, business owners and government officials.

Date - September 19, 2019
Time - 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location - Modern Design Cabinetry, 209 Paul Ave. South, Cologne, MN

Desserts will be served. Cash bar available by the Cologne Lions Club.

Free to attend.

Paynesville Area Community Foundation Fall Harvest Gala

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Roadside Tavern, 531 Main Street, Roscoe, Minnesota

You are cordially invited to an evening of celebrating philanthropy at our annual fall gala.

Schedule of the Evening:
5:30pm - Social & Silent Auction
6:30pm - Substantial Hors D'oeuvres
7:30pm - Program and Live Auction
8:30pm - Musical Entertainment by Jack Winders

Cost: $50 per person


*Note - There will be no physical tickets this year. By registering, your name will be on the guest list at the event.

CMCF Women's Fund Fall Mix & Mingle

Please join us for the Women's Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Fall Mix & Mingle to connect, engage with passionate supporters and learn about the 2020 WF goals and direction.

Date - Monday, October 7, 2019
Time - 4:00 - 6:00pm
Location - The Olde Brick House in the Upstairs Party Room, 102 6th Avenue South, Saint Cloud, MN

Willmar Area Community Foundation Awards in Philanthropy Celebration 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Willmar Area Conference Center

Schedule of Evening:
5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour and Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 - 8:15pm - Dinner & Program
8:15 - 9:00pm - Afterglow Reception

2019 Award Recipients:

Ruth and Roger Gauquie - Award in Philanthropy

Dorothy Brown - Marv Otto Award

West Central Sanitation - Community Builder Award


Cost: $65 per person

Estate Planning Workshop

The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation (BLACF) will be holding a seminar on the topic of estate planning. Topics to be covered at the event include:

  • Estate planning essentials
  • New tax law impact
  • Charitable giving options
  • Best year-end tax strategies
  • Special considerations for MN clients

Presenters at the workshop will include: Rene A. Millner, attorney with Breen & Person Ltd., and Karl Samp, BLACF Executive Director.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: Maucieri's Italian Bistro , Crosslake - 34650 Co Rd 3, Crosslake, MN 56442

The event will be free but offered to a limited number of attendees, so registration is still required.

Event sponsored by Breen and Person, LTD.

CommunityGiving Day - Annual Conference for Empowering Community Foundations

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
River's Edge Convention Center
St. Cloud, MN

Join us for a day of learning focused on community foundations. Designed for board members, volunteers and anyone who wants their community foundation to prosper, we will be offering a wide variety of sessions to expand your knowledge about what a community foundation is, what it can do for your community and tools to help your foundation grow.

For additional information about this event including sessions, speakers and accomodation information, please click here.