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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.

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.

    Professional Advisor Webinar Series - Community Foundation Investments and Navigating Current Market Volatility

    The ups and downs of the stock market has many wondering what the coming months and year will hold for their investments, including their funds held at the community foundation. Join us on Thursday, August 25 to hear from two speakers as we discuss the current market trends, the community foundation's history during previous market declines and a look at the investment strategy.

    Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

    Presenters: Joe Mahon, Regional Outreach Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Shale Lapping, President of IPEX

    For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

    To access planned giving tools and additional information, visit

    CEONet Retreat

    "Community Foundations and Civic Healing"

    Date - September 8-9, 2022
    Location - University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

    To learn more about the retreat, the agenda, the speakers and more, visit

    Members: $475 by September 1, $525 after September 1
    Non-Members: $650 by September 1, $700 after September 1

    Not a member of CEONet? Click here to become a member and take advantage of the reduced rate for the retreat!

    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!

    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 Award 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 with Hors D'oeuvres
    6:30 - 8:00pm - Dinner & Program
    8:00 - 9:00pm - Afterglow Reception

    Meal Options:

    Main Entrée - Coming soon

    Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free Entrée - Coming soon

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