May 2010 Charitable Registry


May 1

Walk for Animals

A benefit for the Animal Humane Society. Join AHS in Golden Valley for the biggest animal walk in the nation at the annual Walk for Animals. Raise money to support the nearly 40,000 cared for each year by AHS. Thousands of people and animals of all sizes gather in Golden Valley to celebrate the human-animal bond.

May 1

Hard Hat & Black Tie Annual Gala

A Little Less Formal, A Lot More Fun. Join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for an evening to remember, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the music of Belfast Cowboys. Celebrate our community’s commitment to eliminating poverty housing and making decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Register at or call 612-305-7127.

May 1

1st Annual Fantasy Hockey Game & Gala

Play a game with NHL alumni players, Brad Maxwell, and more, and then attend a post-game gala that features a cocktail hour, plated dinner, silent auction, live music, and dancing. The gala benefits the National MPS Society, which provides hope and support for affected individuals and their families through research, advocacy, and awareness of these devastating, incurable genetic diseases that mostly affect children. For more info, visit

May 2

Walk MS 2010

A benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. The Christopher & Banks Walk MS 2010, presented by Anchor Bank, is a one-day walk held in 17 cities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Funds raised through Walk MS help support local programs and services for people with MS and fund cutting-edge research projects all around the world to find a cure. Find a city near you,

May 6

Circle of Women: Purses & Passion

A benefit for the YWCA of Minneapolis. Enjoy a fun and inspirational luncheon. Network and bid on fabulous purses and extraordinary experiences not available in stores. Hear the personal stories of women, girls and families whose lives have been profoundly changed by YWCA of Minneapolis programs. Registration required.

May 6

Dress Down for Leukemia & Lymphoma

Sign up for a dress-down day where employees donate $5 for the right to dress casual. Funds raised help in the fight against blood cancer.

May 6

Twin Cities Walk For Parkinson’s Day

A benefit for The Parkinson Association of  Minnesota (PAM), a nonprofit, voluntary alliance dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Bring your family, your friends and your pets to this fun walk. Collect donations to support the work that is being done in the local Parkinson community. St. Louis Park.

May 7

Divas and Desserts

A benefit for the Twin Cities Women’s Choir. Don’t miss this concert and fundraiser May 7-8. Fill your soul with songs of women’s strength and beauty, savor delectable desserts, and shop ‘til you drop at our popular silent auction. Come celebrate spring with us.

May 8

Bike MS: Allianz Twin Cities Ride

A benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. Choose a 60- or 30-mile scenic route along the Gateway Trail. Funds raised through Bike MS help support people living with multiple sclerosis in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and fund research for a cure. This ride starts and finishes at Maplewood community Center in Maplewood.

May 8

PACER’s Annual Benefit

PACER’s Annual Benefit has featured such well-known entertainers as Earth, Wind & Fire and Jennifer Hudson. PACER’s 28th Annual Benefit will feature another terrific performer as well as live and silent auctions. Proceeds support PACER’s programs for families of children with any disability.

May 9

Twin Cities Race for the Cure

A benefit for the Minnesota Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate, working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. Participate in a 5K run, walk, or wheelchair race outdoors in Bloomington (near the Mall of America), or a 1K walk inside the mall. A Kids for the Cure Fun Run will take place prior to the pre-race dinner.

May 15

AdoptWalk 2010

A benefit to support the North American Council on Adoptable Children, an organization working to find homes for children in foster care and support adoptive families. AdoptWalk is a family-friendly 2.8 mile walk around Lake Nokomis to show support for children waiting to find loving, permanent families. The walk is followed by a picnic lunch with free food, beverages and entertainment.

May 15

American Diabetes Association Gala

A benefit for the American Diabetes Association. This black-tie gala focuses on the mission of the American Diabetes Association. The evening consists of a silent and live auction, dinner, entertainment and recognition awards. 6 p.m.-midnight: $150/ ticket; $1,500/table of eight.

May 16

Minnesota AIDS Walk

A benefit for Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) to raise funds and awareness in the ongoing struggle against HIV. Join thousands of Minnesotans to provide the support that MAP needs to maintain critical programming.

May 17

Lawson’s Legacy Golf Benefit –  A Heart to Remember

Proceeds from the event benefit Lawson’ Legacy Fund at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and will be used to support congenital heart disease research. The seventh annual Lawson’s Legacy Golf Benefit will be held at Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove. Contact Barbie at 651-855-2836.

May 19

Art 4 Lunch

A benefit for the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. With state funding for the arts in serious jeopardy, every Minnesotan who values the educational opportunities provided by organizations like ours should attend Art 4 Lunch. Our guest speaker will address the topic of arts funding.

May 20

Moveable Feast

A benefit for Open Arms of Minnesota, the only nonprofit organization in the state that prepares and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with serious and life-threatening diseases. Gather for cocktails, appetizers and an amazing silent auction before limos whisk you away in groups of 10 to any of the 45 finest participating Twin Cities’ restaurants. Return to Feasts’ starting location for dessert and surprises. One of the most unique events in the city!


Art in Bloom 2010

A benefit for Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This event pairs exquisite arrangements by top floral designers with masterworks from the museum’ss collection. In addition, professional florists install lavish displays outside the galleries. Lectures, demonstrations and free tours offered.


Camp Fire Centennial Celebration

 A benefit for Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council. A special event to celebrate 100 years of service of Camp Fire USA, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations helping boys and girls learn—and play—side by side in informal settings.


Power To End Stroke – Power Sundays

Join thousands of churches and community centers around the country on Sundays in May in educating their communities about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke the No. 3 killer in the United States.


Winefest – A Toast To Children’s Health

A benefit for the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital to help create a healthier world for children. Enjoy exquisite wines, mouthwatering menus, enticing auctions and exciting entertainment.


Settings of Note

A benefit for the Minnesota Orchestra. Join us for a silent auction of exquisite table settings, created by notable Twin Cities designers, followed by lunch with your friends. Chance tickets for a beautiful item of jewelry will be drawn the day of the event. Lunch will be served during an informal modeling of spring fashions. For more information, call 612-371-5654 or visit


Tocqueville Society Annual Awards Dinner

Join fellow Tocqueville members to honor recipients of the 2010 Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Civic Leadership. Time and location TBA.