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CEONet Membership

CEONet - Connecting Community Foundation Leaders to Build Stronger Communities

CEONet invites CEOs of community foundations throughout the US to become Founding Members of this new network. 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.

To learn more about CEONet, visit

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*Anyone who joins CEONet from April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 will be credited for membership for the following fiscal year July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

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 13, 2022
Location: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Building Community

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022

Time: 11:00AM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

For previous webinar recordings, visit

Brainerd Lakes Area State of the Lakes Event

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Time : 2:00 - 4:30PM
Location: Gull Lake Sailing School, 19696 Love Lake Rd, Brainerd, MN

Join us to hear about The State of the Lakes Area in Brainerd, MN and be one of the first to hear about the developments in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Local leaders from key organizations presenting on topics affecting our quality of life will include: the National Loon Center on building progress; Crow Wing County Update; GCOLA on the health of area lakes and waterways; Lakes Area Chamber updates and summer activity schedules; Essentia Health System and CRMC on local healthcare services; Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF) provide details about the upcoming summer concert series; Gull Lake Trail updates; WonderTrek Children’s Museum; the Brainerd Family YMCA and Mount Ski Gull’s summer activities; and Karl Samp from BLACF will share information on charitable giving opportunities and how BLACF is strengthening our community, especially around Gull Lake. In addition, these organizations and others may have an exhibit table and attendees can find out additional activities and request further information.

State of the Lakes Area Event Agenda

2:00-2:15 PM – Registration and Meet Your Neighbors

2:15 – 3:30 PM – Welcome and Hear from some of our local leaders and organizations such as: National Loon Center, Gull Chain of Lakes Association, Crow Wing County Boat Safety, Lakes Area Music Festival, Brainerd Family YMCA, Gull Lake Sailing School, Mount Ski Gull, Gull Lake Trail and Nisswa Lake Park, Essentia Health, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, WonderTrek Children’s Musuem, Newcomers Club, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation and many more.

3:30-4:30 PM – Conclusion of Presentations: Visit Local Organization Displays and get your Questions Answered

5:00 PM – Event Concludes – Stay for a Dinner & Drinks if you like (in conjunction with the Sailing School’s Opening Party)!

The event will be held outside at the Gull Lake Sailing School, weather permitting. Additional organizations will be present with table displays and information. There will be an additional fee for dinner and drinks following the event and in conjunction and co-hosted with the Sailing School opening party! There is NO COST (except for dinner) for this event, but space is limited so please register by June 5th.

Questions? Contact Terri Foster at or 218-824-5633.

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Award in Philanthropy Annual Dinner Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Reception - 5:30pm | Dinner - 6:30pm | Program - 7:15pm
Location: Grand View Lodge at the Grand Ballroom

2022 Award in Philanthropy Recipient - Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
2022 Global Humanitarian Award - Dr. Paul Severson
2022 Legacy Hero Award - Jean Collins*

* indicates deceased

Alexandria Area Community Foundation Putt Fore Dough

Please join us for our 6th Annual Putt Fore Dough event!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Alexandria MN

Schedule of Events
3:30-4:00pm - Registration
4:00-4:15pm - Opening Remarks & Tournament Rules
4:15-5:30pm - Scramble Putting Tournament with Shotgun Start
5:30pm - Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar

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RACF Concert for a Cause

The ROCORI Area Community Foundation's annual event, Concert for a Cause is ready to rock and roll! The concert will benefit their Community Builder Fund and the ROCORI Area Dollars for Scholars program. The outdoor concert will feature the Super Duos.

Date - Saturday, August 13, 2022

Time - Gates Open at 4:00pm, Music Starts at 7:00pm
Location - Alexander Park, Cold Spring
Pre-Sale: $25, At the Gate: $30

Ticket Sale Locations -

  • Shady’s Longshots in Cold Spring
  • Brinky’s Liquor in Richmond
  • Kiess Bros in Cold Spring
  • Granite Edge Café in Rockville

  • For tickets, call (320) 253-4380 or contact one of the RACF board members.

    Thank you to all of our event sponsors!

    For sponsorship information, please contact or call (877) 253-4380.

    Alexandria Area Community Foundation Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Social

    Join us as we celebrate philanthropy and honor those who have given so much to the Alexandria area.

    Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy Recipients - Dennis and Elliot Christensen and the late Bill Flaig

    Date - Monday, September 26, 2022
    Location - Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria MN
    Time - 4:30 - 6:00pm

    More information coming soon!