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CommunityGiving and our partner foundations will continue to
monitor COVID safety recommendations and balance the needs and
safety of our team, communities and other stakeholders by
following CDC and MDH guidance.

If you register for an upcoming event, please monitor the email given at
registration for continuing health considerations regarding the event.

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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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POSTPONED: CMCF Annual Celebration in Philanthropy 2021

To continue our goal to be a good corporate citizen, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation in partnership with CommunityGiving has made the decision to put a pause on the CMCF Annual Celebration in Philanthropy scheduled for September 9, 2021. This decision has been made in relation to the current COVID-19 case numbers in Stearns County, in addition to the feedback we’ve received from our community.

A new event date will be scheduled for spring 2022. Please monitor the email address you used to register for continuing event communications. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call our offices at 320-253-4380. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Debra Leigh - 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient

Dennis & Barb Gregory - 2021 Alex Didier Award in Philanthropy Recipients

Melinda Gau - 2021 Professional Award in Philanthropy Recipient.

CommunityConnections Webinar Series - Attachment to Your Community

At a time of severe workforce shortages, those communities that attract and retain residents, will be those that thrive. Please join us as we kick off our next CommunityConnection webinar series with speaker Dr. Katherine Loflin. Dr. Loflin has extensive experience working with communities on defining why people love to live there. She will be doing a deeper dive with us on the results of the "Soul of the Community" study that she worked on with the Knight Foundation that asked the question "Is there something deep that draws people to a place - that makes them want to put down roots and build a life?"

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Conference - Join by Video or Conference Call

For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE.

For previous webinar recordings, visit

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

Schedule of the Evening -

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

Willmar Area Community Foundation Celebration of Our Community 2021

Creating Pathways, Building Community: Stories of Philanthropy at Work in the Places We Call Home

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
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 - Bacon Wrapped Turkey Tenderloin with Smoked Gouda Sauce, Mascarpone Garlic Roasted 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!

*Our goal is to be a good corporate citizen. Your Community Foundation continues to monitor safety recommendations made by the CDC. Please monitor the email you registered with for continuing communication on health considerations regarding this event.