November 2010 Charitable Registry


2nd Annual Wine Tasting Gala

WHERE: Crystal Lake Golf Club
BENEFITTING: American Lung Association
DESCRIPTION: Robert Nicols lost his mother to COPD and has become a strong advocate for the American Lung Association. The Wine Tasting Gala is held in honor of his Mother and to raise funds and awareness for the mission. Enjoy the wine to make our breathing fine!
CONTACT: Bob Nicols at 612-221-8936 •


7th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting

WHERE: Degidio’s
BENEFITTING: Twin Cities Women’s Choir
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy learning about upscale wines and artisan brews during this two hour wine tasting sponsored by The Cellars Wine and Spirits. Feast on an array of appetizers, including a chocolate fountain. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
CONTACT: Pat Teiken at 612-333-8292 or


Fall Wine Dinner

WHERE: The Saint Paul Hotel
BENEFITTING: The Animal Humane Society
CONTACT: 763-432-4842 or


Hastings Artists Show & Sale

WHERE: LeDuc Historic Estate
BENEFITTING: Dakota County Historical Society
DESCRIPTION: The best art sale of the year returns to LeDuc in 2010 with more than a dozen fantastic artists. Opens 11/6, closes 11/14. Members-only preview reception on November 5.
CONTACT: Jessica Bierbrauer at 651-437-7055 or


11th Annual Fundraiser Gala, Starlight: A Light in the City

WHERE: Metropolitan Ballroom
BENEFITTING: People Serving People
DESCRIPTION: People Serving People will hold its eleventh annual gala fundraiser, Starlight: A Light in the City, at the award-winning Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Over 250 local leaders, business owners, and community members will enjoy dinner, silent and live auction.
CONTACT: Mary Ites at 612-277-0246 or


Dawn of a Dream

BENEFITTING: Children’s Cancer Research Fund
DESCRIPTION: Has it dawned on you to put an end to childhood cancer? Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this event featuring world-class live entertainment, program and dinner reception. Funds raised benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund.


Dinner of Champions

WHERE: The Northland Inn
BENEFITTING: The ALS Association
DESCRIPTION: ALS, often referred to as LOU GEHRIG’S disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Dinner, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a live and silent auction. $225 per person.
CONTACT: Sandy Judge at 612-672-0484 or


Salvation Army Kettle Kick-off

WHERE: Cub Foods
DESCRIPTION: Join us as we kick-off the Christmas kettle campaign with an all day bell-ringing marathon and other activities. The Salvation Army is a faith-based human services org. It serves 2,100 hot meals each day, and houses 850 people each night.
CONTACT: Julie Orlando at 651-746-3499 or


Wild about Wine

WHERE: Minnesota Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Join us for the fifth annual Wild about Wine event and enjoy an exotic evening of appetizers, music, and wine in a unique zoo setting. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation efforts.
CONTACT: Judy Thompson at 952-431-9257 or


A Celebration of Diversity in Business

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
DESCRIPTION: This event is the premium event for the minority buisness communtiy in the Twin Cities. This year’s theme China: Year of the Tiger will feature many exotic delights.
CONTACT: Ellen Orndorf at 612-259-6562 or


2010 Fam Glam

WHERE: Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
DESCRIPTION: Be sure to save the date for RMHC-UM’s annual Fam Glam gala where we celebrate Families in GLAM-style! Fam Glam is also a great way to raise a great deal of capital funds for our cause. The past two Fam Glams combined have raised over a half million.
CONTACT: Meredith St. Pierre at 612-767-5752 or


Nurse of the Year

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: March of Dimes
DESCRIPTION: Nurse of the Year recognizes and celebrates outstanding nurses. Through an elegant gala and awards ceremony, the March of Dimes recognizes an array of nursing categories while raising funds in support of the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies.
CONTACT: Danielle Prenevost at 952-835-3033 or




Animal Adoption Day

WHERE: Petco
BENEFITTING: Second Chance Animal Rescue
DESCRIPTION: A variety of lovable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. All animals are spayed or neutered, FeLV & FIV or heartworm negative and vaccinated. Please help give an animal a Second Chance at life and com
CONTACT: Nancy Minion at 651-771-5662 •


Little Red Ball

WHERE: Target Field
BENEFITTING: Children’s Home Society & Family Services
DESCRIPTION: Little Red Ball is a family-friendly gala featuring dinner, activities for all ages, entertainment, silent auction, raffle and more! Join us for a major league evening as we kick-off CHSFS’ annual Little Red Stocking campaign.
CONTACT: Jennifer Thurston at 651-255-2319 or


Give to the Max Day

WHERE: Online
BENEFITTING: Various nonprofits


Arts of the Holidays

WHERE: Minnetonka Center for the Arts
DESCRIPTION: Over 100 local and regional artists display work in the Laura H. Miles Gallery. Proceeds benefit local artists and the Art Center. Free and open to the public. 6 PM – 9 PM. Light food and refreshments; Cash bar.
CONTACT: Robert Bowman at 952-473-7361 or


Festival of Trees

WHERE: Saint Paul RiverCentre
BENEFITTING: HealthEast Foundation
DESCRIPTION: This is a benefit for HealthEast Care System hospitals and services to enhance patient care and improve the health of our community. The 26th annual Festival of Trees Luncheon and Fashion Show features St. Paul celebrities.
CONTACT: 651-232-4990 •


North Oaks Home Tour & Boutique

WHERE: North Oaks Country Club
BENEFITTING: Children’s Hospital Association’s North Oaks Guild
DESCRIPTION: Come and get in the holiday spirit! Tour beautiful homes decorated to perfection. Shop in the amazing boutique!
CONTACT: Lyn at 651-765-0266 or


Voices from the Heart Gala

WHERE: Southview Country Club
BENEFITTING: North American Council on Adoptable Children
DESCRIPTION: The annual Voices from the Heart Gala celebrates the efforts of those who strive to ensure that every child has a permanent, loving family. The evening features a live and silent auction, reception, gourmet dinner, entertainment and awards program.
CONTACT: Nancy Viking at 651-644-3036 x16 or


Annual Benefit

WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis
DESCRIPTION: An annual fundraising benefit to celebrate Fraser programs and services. Guests will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, exciting silent and live auctions, cocktail reception and musical entertainment. Corporate and individual sponsors.
CONTACT: Lori Dossett at 612-798-8313 or


Festival of Trees Holiday Gala

WHERE: Saint Paul RiverCentre
BENEFITTING: Healtheast Foundation
DESCRIPTION: A festive kick-off to the holiday season, the 26th annual Festival of Trees Holiday Gala features dinner, dancing and auctions set amidst a winter wonderland of designer-decorated trees and wreaths. Bid on silent and live auction items, Christmas trees and more.
CONTACT: 651-232-4990 •


Mortenson Construction Breath of Life Gala

WHERE: Hyatt Regency
BENEFITTING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Breath of Life Gala is the top fundraiser for the MN Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The grandeur of this gala was the dream of wonderful CF family and friends. The evening will be an elegant black-tie optional affair, featuring a live and silent auction.
CONTACT: Patrick Kirby at 651-631-3290 or


Fifth Annual Dinner

BENEFITTING: The LifeSkills Center for Leadership
DESCRIPTION: Founder of LifeSkills and Famous Dave’s BBQ, Famous Dave and Kathy Anderson invite you to be in the energy and excitement of LifeSkills. Support the commitment of developing future business leaders and students through leadership development training!
CONTACT: Ryan Penneau at 652-493-9499 or


Thanksgiving Food Drives

WHERE: Twin Cities metro area
BENEFITTING: Volunteers of America of Minnesota
DESCRIPTION: Help us provide a holiday meal to seniors, children and families in need this Thanksgiving! Hold an onsite food collection drive at your company/organization; we provide you with the shopping lists and promotional materials to make it easy for you.
CONTACT: Vicki Testerman at 952-945-4063 or


Sparkling Wines by the Fire – Camp Fire’s Third Annual Wine Tasting Benefit

BENEFITTING: Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council
DECRIPTION: Join us for a wine-tasting benefit to support the youth development work of Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council. Toast Camp Fire’s Centennial as you sip and savor a hand-picked selection of wines.
CONTACT: 612-285-6255 or