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Alexandria Area Community Foundation Putt Fore Dough

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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 back after being postponed in 2020. The concert will benefit their Community Builder Fund and the Sauk River Chain of Lakes. The outdoor concert will kick off with the local country duo, Tim and Rick Backes and headlining will be the Tom Petty tribute band, Free Fallin.

Date - Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time - Gates Open at 4:00pm, Music Starts at 6:00pm
Location - Richmond Lions Community Park
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
  • Cozy Corners in Richmond
  • 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.

    Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Award in Philanthropy Annual Dinner Celebration

    Date: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
    Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
    Reception - 5:30pm | Dinner - 6:30pm | Program - 7:15pm
    Location: Grand View Lodge at the Grand Ballroom

    Award in Philanthropy Recipients - Virginia & Kenneth* Merrill

    Legacy Award Honorees - Millie Gjertson* and Linnea Anderson*

    Women Making Waves Award Recipient - Becky Twamley

    This year we are presenting the Award in Philanthropy to Virginia and the late Kenneth Merrill of Crosslake, very worthy recipients. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, couple or family who have significantly contributed to the field of philanthropy, either personally or through their business. We will honor Legacy Award recipients, Linnea Anderson and Millie Gjertson for their gifts upon their passing to continue their generous giving. We will also recognize Becky Twamley as our Women Making Waves Award recipient, given by our Women’s Fund (in lieu of the Women Making Waves 2021 Dinner being cancelled), and celebrate the work of our grants and nonprofit partners.

    Individual Tickets are $60 each - Sponsorships starting at $500

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    CMCF Annual Celebration in Philanthropy 2021

    The CMCF Annual Celebration in Philanthropy is back and we are so excited to see you! Join us on Thursday, September 9 as we celebrate philanthropy in our community.

    Date - Thursday, September 9, 2021
    Time - 4:30 - 7:00pm
    Location - The Park Event Center, 500 Division Street, Waite Park, MN

    For sponsorship opportunities, call (320) 253-4380 or email

    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. We will be presenting Jeanne Batesole and Vern & Judy Anderson with the Ruth McDonald Award in Philanthropy.

    Date - Monday, September 27, 2021
    Location - Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria MN
    Time - 4:30 - 6:00pm

    Willmar Area Community Foundation Celebration of Our Community 2021

    Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
    Location: Willmar Area Conference Center
    Time: 5:30pm

    More information coming soon!