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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.

Alexandria Area Community Foundation Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Social - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. TO REGISTER, CALL 320-253-4380 OR REGISTER AT THE DOOR.

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

Date - Monday, September 26, 2022

Location - Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria MN
Time - 4:30 - 6:00pm

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

Social Hour & Appetizers 4:30 - 5:30PM
Program & Award Presentation 5:30 - 6:00PM

Paynesville Area Community Foundation's "Celebration of Giving" Community Gala

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

The Paynesville Area Community Foundation will be honoring Leo and Luella Louis with the Philanthropy Award of Excellence for their years of dedication to improving the Paynesville community through philanthropy.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location : Shady's 55 - 28603 Hwy 55, Paynesville, MN
Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm

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.

Willmar Area Community Foundation Awards in Philanthropy Celebration

The Power of Community

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: Willmar Area Conference Center
Time: 5:30 - 9:00pm

5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour and Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm - Dinner & Program
8:00 - 9:00pm - Afterglow Reception

Dr. Jim and Marilyn Tiede - 2022 Award in Philanthropy
Duininck Companies - 2022 Community Builder Award
Ken Warner - 2022 Innovative Impact Award

Meal Options:

Main Entrée - Bacon Wrapped Turkey Tenderloin with Smoked Gouda Sauce, Mascarpone Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Fall Vegetables

Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free Entrée - Filled Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Mushroom Sage Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Fall Vegetables

Questions or need assistance registering? Call (320) 235-4380 and we'd be happy to help!

Central Minnesota Community Foundation's Gratitude Social

CMCF’s Gratitude Social

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM
Location: The Park Event Center - 500 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387

Hor d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP requested by November 1, 2022.

Professional Advisor Webinar Series - Year End Giving Strategies

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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