August 2009 Charitable Registry


August 1

Susanna Galanis Charity Trunk Show

Join Smile Network International and New York designer, Susanna Galanis, for a fashionable evening featuring Susanna’s Greco-Roman inspired jewelry creations. Smile Network funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects including cleft lips and palates. For more information, visit or call 612-377-1800.

August 2

Twin City Polo Classic

A benefit for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The 20th annual event offers a unique summer experience for both corporate and family audiences. Activities at the Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain include polo matches, traditional divot stomp, horse parade, musical entertainment, and a family activity area. Contact Betsy at •

August 3

Gillette Golf Tournament

A benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Proceeds from the thirteenth annual golf tournament and dinner reception will benefit the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, using state-of-the-art computer technology to evaluate and develop effective treatments for movement problems. North Oaks Golf Club. Contact Jessica at 651-229-1739 or •

August 3

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Golf Tournament

Sponsored by The Columns Resource Group of Northwestern Mutual. Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington. Foursomes for $1,000. 612-758-7600.

August 5

Swinging for a Cure Kids Golf Tournament

A benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This golf tournament, created for children 5 to 17 (all skill levels), will be held at Parkview Golf Club in Eagan. Many participants have diabetes, or have friends or family members affected by this life-threatening disease. Kids will receive giveaways, prizes, and a picnic dinner after nine holes of golf. Contact Troy at 952-851-0770 or •

August 6

Kids are Artists

The Art Centers’ Summer Arts Camp artists, ages 5-15, will display their work August 6 – 27 in the Laura H. Miles Gallery in Wayzata. Generous donors and members make this event free and open to the public. Contact Bruce at 951-473-7361 ext. 12 or •

August 6

Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic

A benefit to support cancer research at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic will be held August 6-9. The event, which has raised over $3.3 million since its inception, is an annual mixed doubles charity tennis tournament — the largest non-celebrity tennis event in the nation. Contact Barbie at 651-855-2836 or

August 7

KS95’s Stuff the School Bus

A benefit for The Salvation Army. Help start off a child’s school year with the right supplies. Donate school supplies and visit with your favorite KS95 FM talent at area Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs stores during the weekend of Aug. 7 – 9. Check for more details, or call 651-746-3400.

August 8

Family Fun Day

A benefit for Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council. The whole family can enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, camp activities, and silent auction bidding while supporting summer camp for youth. Camp Tanadoona, Excelsior. Contact Lisa at 651-632-9184 or •

August 8

Fore Paws Golf Tournament

A benefit for Helping Paws, Inc., a volunteer-based nonprofit with a mission to further the independence of people with physical disabilities (other than blindness or deafness) through the use of service dogs. Support us at this two-person team, alternating shots, nine-hole golf tournament. Hole-in-one competitions for a boat or car. French Lake Open Golf Club, Maple Grove. Contact Pam at 952-988-9359 ext. 12 or •

August 8

Splendor on the Grass

A benefit for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. Mark your calendar for the WRC’s annual fundraising event “Splendor on the Grass” being held at Leawood Farm, Medina, from 6 – 11 p.m. Held in a magnificent tent, enjoy cocktails, silent and live auction, gourmet dinner with wine, and dancing to Rockit.  All proceeds raised provide medical and rehabilitation services for more than 8,000 injured, sick and orphaned wild animals each year. Contact Nancy Lindley at 763-476-2743.

August 11

Managing Stress During Tough Times

A benefit for the Mental Health Association of Minnesota. Dr. Ronald Groat will talk about maintaining mental health during the recession, and a person with mental illness will speak about strategies for managing stress. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a small silent auction. $15/advance; $20/door. Contact Margaret at 612-331-6840 or •

August 13

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

Proceeds benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Purchase a Blizzard from participating Minnesota Dairy Queen locations and help kids! Contact Andrea at 651-229-1762 or

August 13

On the Move Luncheon

A benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. This year’s event features a silent and live auction as well as Minnesota’s own Kevin Kling, whose commentaries can be heard on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” The Depot, Minneapolis. Tickets/$100. Contact Rachel at 612-335-7965 or •

August 13

EFN’s Summer Celebration

Celebrate all we’ve accomplished this year in the fight against hunger. Enjoy a picnic, entertainment, and a silent auction. EFN’s office, New Hope. Contact Marilee at 763-450-3863 •

August 14

Brew at the Zoo

Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation efforts. Raise your glass to conservation and join us for the first annual suds-sipping safari Brew at the Zoo. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of domestic/microbrews, appetizers, and live music, headlined by local great G.B. Leighton. The beer tasting will take place outdoors on the newly renovated Central Plaza and extend into Russia’s Grizzly Coast. Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley. Contact Judy at 952-431-9257 or •

August 14


A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Macy’s celebrates the fall fashion season with the hottest new looks, world-class entertainment, and a fabulous post-party. Glamorama is continually one of the Twin Cities’ hottest tickets and one of the “be seen” events of the year. Orpheum, Minneapolis.

August 15

Animal Adoption Day

A benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue. Lovable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be available for adoption at Petco in Roseville (north of Highway 36 off Fairview Avenue). All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, heartworm or FeLV/FIV checked, and dewormed. The adoption fee includes a free ID tag and vet exam. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact Nancy at 651-771-5662 or

August 15-16

Ride MS: Motorcycle Tour

A benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. Participate in a two-day motorcycle event to help create a future without multiple sclerosis. Ride 450 miles of rolling hills, stunning landscapes, and inspiring curves. Start at the state Capitol in St. Paul, ride to Cable, Wis., and cross the finish line in St. Croix Falls, Wis. Contact Whitney at 1-800-582-5296 or •

August 21

2009 Breast Party in Town

All proceeds go directly to help fund The Breast Cancer Awareness Association’s Seventh Annual Education Conference, Living with Breast Cancer. Join us at Epic Entertainment Center in Minneapolis and be part of the “Breast Party in Town.” The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. The ‘”after party” starts at 9 p.m. with dancing to the music of The Remnants. Tickets range from $25 (after 9 p.m. music only) to $1,000 for a table of eight. Contact Amy-Marie at 612-799-9849 or •

August 22


A benefit for the Rochester Arts Council and arts/cultural organization. Rochester’s First Annual Arts Festival! Activities include a Musical Strollathon Walk, ARTiKids, ARTiStage, a ticketed Blues and Barbeque Festival and more. Check website for times and details – Contact Bari at 507-424-0811 or

August 25

An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books

A benefit for Minnesota Center for Book Arts education and artistic programs. Sample wine and cheese while viewing new and exclusive offerings from national and international book artists. Complement your collection with letterpress cards and goods, metal type decor, and exclusive sale specials. Minneapolis. Contact Flora at 612-215-2520 or •