April 2011 Charitable Registry

APRIL 6

National Start! Walking Day

WHERE: Everywhere
BENEFITTING: Heart disease and stroke
American Heart/Stroke Association
Description: Wear your sneakers to work and look for opportunities to get in extra steps. Just 30 minutes of vigorous exercise, like brisk walking, most days can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
CONTACT: Barbara Ducharme at 952-835-3300 or barbara.ducharme@heart.orgstartwalkingnow.org
 

APRIL 14

Girl Scouts Women of Distinction

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Description: Women of Distinction honors women who are outstanding achievers, as well as generous and compassionate contributors to the community. Their professional accomplishments, leadership, and community contributions make them positive role models who inspire girls.
CONTACT: 800-845-0787 or girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.orgGirlScoutsRV.org
 

APRIL 16

Walk to Defeat ALS – Mankato

WHERE: Mankato West Highschool
BENEFITTING: The ALS Association
Description: The Walk to Defeat ALS brings people together and educates them about ALS and raises funds for patient services and research. This is a three-mile, handicap-accessible walk. Participants collect donations and pledges and can walk as an individual or as a team.
CONTACT: Kristina Hedberg at 612-672-0484 or kristina@alsmn.orgwalktodefeatals.org
 

APRIL 16

Remembering Our Stars Gala

WHERE: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
BENEFITTING: Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota
DESCRIPTION:
CONTACT: Stephanie Dix at 952-857-0545 or stephanie.dix@alz.orgalz.org/mnnd
 

APRIL 20

8th Annual Music Matters Luncheon

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: MacPhail Center for Music
Description: A FREE, one-hour fund raising luncheon that supports scholarship opportunities and the rich programs offered to MacPhail’s unique and diverse student body. Come and experience the excellence of MacPhail, and the power that music education has to change lives.
CONTACT: Amanda Schroder at 612-767-5343 or schroder.amanda@macphail.orgmacphail.org/support_mml.html
 

APRIL 22

April Showers

BENEFITTING: Tubman
Description: April Showers is a baby supply donation event to benefit the littlest ones served by Tubman. Organize a drive with your kids, co-workers, church group, or company. Every year nearly 1800 children come to Tubman shelters, childcare, and counseling centers.
CONTACT: tubman.org
 

APRIL 28

14th Annual 2011 Ann Bancroft Awards

WHERE: Hyatt Hotel, downtown Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: The Ann Bancroft Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Help the Ann Bancroft Foundation, whose mission is to support girls and women in realizing their highest dreams and potential. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards program.
CONTACT: annbancroftfoundation.org or 763-479-4499
 

APRIL 29

Spring Soiree

WHERE: The Ordway
BENEFITTING: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
DESCRIPTION: We hope you can join us to celebrate and support the SPCO! Bring your friends, neighbors, and fellow music-lovers to this special concert event!
CONTACT: Katie Berg at 651-292-6987 or kberg@spcomail.orgthespco.org/soiree
 

APRIL 30

Hope Changes Everything

Fellowship Dinner
WHERE: Minneapolis Hilton Hotel
BENEFITTING: Here’s Life Inner City
DESCRIPTION: Event that focuses on raising awareness and funding for helping those who are dealing with issues of poverty here in our community. Specific focus of coming alongside and serving and assisting local churches in the community.
CONTACT: Ryan Sather at 612-338-0999 or Ryan.Sather@ccci.orghlictwincities.org
 

APRIL 30

Arthritis Walk- Fargo/Moorhead

WHERE: Courts Plus Fitness Center
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Do you have arthritis or know someone who does? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Arthritis affects more than 46 million people, including 300,000 children. Help us raise money in the fight against arthritis by walking in the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk.
CONTACT: Lindsey Kumlien at 651-229-5378 or Lkumlien@arthritis.orgfargo2010.kintera.org/
 

APRIL 30

Arthritis Walk-St. Cloud

WHERE: CentraCare Health Plaza
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Do you have arthritis or know someone who does? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Arthritis affects more than 46 million people, including 300,000 children. Help us raise money in the fight against arthritis by walking in the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk.
CONTACT: Lindsey Kumlien at 651-229-5378 or Lkumlien@arthritis.orgstcloud2011.kintera.org
 

APRIL 30

Arthritis Walk-Mankato

WHERE: Spring Lake Park-Shelter 3
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Do you have arthritis or know someone who does? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Arthritis affects more than 46 million people, including 300,000 children. Help us raise money in the fight against arthritis by walking in the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk.
CONTACT: Lindsey Kumlien at 651-229-5378 or Lkumlien@arthritis.orgmankato2011.kintera.org
 

APRIL 30

Beastly Ball

WHERE: The Minnesota Zoo
BENEFITTING: The conservation and education initiatives at the Minnesota Zoo
DESCRIPTION: The 23rd annual black-tie gala is the Zoo’s largest fundraising event of the year and offers silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and more!
CONTACT: Megan Hard at 952-431-9310 or megan.hard@mnzoo.orgmnzoo.org
 

APRIL 30

In Harmony for Life

WHERE: Augsburg College
BENEFITTING: Fairview Home Care and Hospice
CONTACT: Amy Reasoner at 612-672-6416 or areason1@fairview.orgfairview.org/hospice
 

APRIL TBD

Crappie Contest

WHERE: Lord Fletcher’s
BENEFITTING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
DESCRIPTION: Anglers, families, and outdoor enthusiasts can take part in the annual Crappie Contest. Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the fight against blood cancers by taking part in the Contest.
CONTACT: Vickie Shaw at 763-852-3005 or Victoria.Shaw@LLS.orgLLS.org/mn/crappie
 

APRIL TBD

To Her Health! Wine Dinner

BENEFITTING: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Across the nation, heart disease kills more women than any other health condition. At the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, we’re committed to changing that. Join us in the support of women’s heart health research and education.
CONTACT: Toni Knorr at 612-863-3844 or tknorr@mhif.orgmplsheart.org
 

APRIL TBD

Fraser Walk for Autism

WHERE: Mall of America
BENEFITTING: Fraser
DESCRIPTION: Join the fun by forming a team and walking to raise funds for autism services at Fraser. All the money raised goes to support local families affected by autism. The walk includes children’s games and prizes, live music and dance performances.
CONTACT: Rose Rosario at 612-798-8343 or roser@fraser.orgfraser.org/calendar
 

APRIL TBD

Ever After Gowns Boutique Event

DESCRIPTION: Ever After Gowns is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free prom gowns and accessories to high school students in need through the Ever After Gowns Boutique Event.
CONTACT: Maggie Harris at 612-695-2838 or dresses@everaftergowns.orgeveraftergowns.org
 

APRIL TBD

Kids in the City

WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
BENEFITTING: Fox Sports North
DESCRIPTION: Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Boys & Girls Club youth by having a great time with sports celebrities, college athletes, team mascots and other invited guests. Individual tickets are $50 and kids are free!
CONTACT: Nicole Kersting at 612-435-1916 or nkersting@boysandgirls.orgboysandgirls.org
 

APRIL TBD

Annual Spring Soiree

WHERE: The Parkinson Community
BENEFITTING: Parkinson Association of Minnesota
DESCRIPTION: Dinner, entertainment, medical update, Wall of Wine drawing and silent auction.
CONTACT: Jill Breczinski at 763-545-1272 or info@parkinsonmn.orgparkinsonmn.org

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