October 2010 Charitable Registry


Imagination Ball

WHERE: The Depot
BENEFITTING: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
DESCRIPTION: The JDRF Imagination Ball is a sophisticated and fun filled evening with fabulous food, live and silent auctions, and dancing. This event is attended by both corporations and individuals seeking an exciting way to raise money for diabetes research.
CONTACT: Patty Johnson at 952-851-0770 or pjohnson@jdrf.org jdrf.org/mnnd


Freeport West’s 4th Annual Home and Heart Benefit – Celebrating 40 Years

WHERE: WINDOWS on Minnesota
BENEFITTING: Freeport West
DESCRIPTION: Freeport West, a nonprofit, providing services to support at-risk youth, is celebrating 40 Years with an evening of dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Join us to support programming that provides guidance and education to youth in-need.
CONTACT: Dorothy Abellard at 612-252-2714 or dabellard@freeportwest.orgfreeportwest.org



WHERE: The Dairy Building of The Minnesota State Fairgrounds
BENEFITTING: The Junior League of St. Paul
CONTACT: Sara Ridder at 651-291-7377 or marketing@jlsp.org


Music on the Mississippi

WHERE: James J. Hill Library
BENEFITTING: Twin Cities Rise
DESCRIPTION: Our second annual fundraising dinner, Music on the Mississippi, will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul. This year’s event will feature Good Food, Good Wine, Good Music and a really Good Time!
CONTACT: Cathy Lawrence at 612-279-5829 or clawrence@twincitiesrise.org


The Washburn Games

WHERE: Bryn Mawr Park
BENEFITTING: Washburn Center for Children
DESCRIPTION: The Games offers kids, 5 – 12, a chance to test their sports skills by passing, shooting, dribbling and dashing their way through a fun afternoon. Children are asked to raise a minimum donation of $100 to Washburn Center for Children.
CONTACT: Amy Pfarr Walker at 612-767-6328 or apfarrwalker@washburn.orgwashburngames.org


From Mao to Now – Chinese Fashion

WHERE: Goldstein Museum of Design
DESCRIPTION: A Benefit for the Goldstein Museum of Design, featuring 3 new apparel designers from China. Choreographed show by Myron Johnson and Grant Whittaker, Ballet of the Dolls. Live Auction. For more information, visit goldstein.design.umn.edu
CONTACT: Linda Hersom at 612-730-6751 or lhersom@sho-inc.comgoldstein.design.umn.edu


Coats for Kids

WHERE: The Salvation Army
DESCRIPTION: Thousands of kids in the area go without a warm winter coat each year. The Salvation Army and 5 Eyewitness News are collecting new and gently-used winter coats for children in need Oct. 4 – Oct. 17. Check online for collection locations throughout the Twin Cities.
CONTACT: 651-746-3400 • givecoats.org


Fish First

WHERE: Minnesota Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Join local celebrity chefs as they prepare delicious and sustainable gourmet ocean and freshwater dishes, paired with fine wine and complemented by music and the natural beauty of aquatic life. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation efforts.
CONTACT: Judy Thompson at 952-431-9257 or judy.thompson@state.mn.us. • mnzoo.org


Angels and Divas: A Girl’s Night Out

WHERE: The St. Paul Hotel
BENEFITTING: The Angel Foundation
CONTACT: Sheena Lien at 612-627-9000 or slien@mnangel.orgmnangel.org


5th Annual SAVE Wine Tasting School of Wise II

BENEFITTING: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
DESCRIPTION: A casual, elegant event, SAVE’s Wine Tasting features sampling of wines from recognized labels as well as distinguished area wine makers. With great food, live entertainment, an exciting silent auction and unique venue, our Wine Tasting is a great fall event.
CONTACT: 952-946-7998 or save@save.orgsave.org



Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans 3rd Annual Benefit Event

WHERE: 934th Fort Snelling Officers’ Club
BENEFITTING: Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
DESCRIPTION: Appetizer Reception, Dinner Raffle & Silent Auction with Music by the Tom Hipps Trio. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans is a nonprofit organization committed to assisting homeless veterans and veterans in crisis, providing emergency services, and housing.
CONTACT: Rose Lindsay at 612-746-4150 or rose.lindsay@jmurphyassociates.commac-v.org


Social Justice Uncorked

WHERE: Graves 601 Hotel
BENEFITTING: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
CONTACT: smrls.org


HeartLink Gala

WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: Children’s HeartLink
CONTACT: Karin Haas at 952-928-4860 or karin@childrensheartlink.orgchildrensheartlink.org


Celebrando a los Ninos Gala

WHERE: RiverCentre
BENEFITTING: Friends of the Orphans
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a special Gala night complete with Silent and Live Auctions, dinner and entertainment by the talented child orchestra of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphan home in Guatemala. This will be the groups first time to the US.
CONTACT: Mackenzie Anderson at 651-482-1703 or manderson@friendsus.orgfriendsoftheorphans.org/events


Spirit of the Saints – Gala 2010

WHERE: Hazeltine National Golf Club
BENEFITTING: Saints Healthcare Foundation
DESCRIPTION: The new Clubhouse at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska will be the site of the 24th annual gala benefiting cancer care at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. More than 350 guests are expected to attend, including long-time volunteers and donors.
CONTACT: Joan Fawcett at 952-428-2072 or joan.fawcett@allina.comsaintshealthcarefoundation.org


Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame Gala

WHERE: Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
BENEFITTING: Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
DESCRIPTION: The 10th Annual Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame Gala honors the men and women whose contributions to broadcasting and to the community have enriched us all. Proceeds benefit the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting and its mission of education and preservation.
CONTACT: Tom Mittelstaedt at 952-926-8198 or tomm@museumofbroadcasting.orgmuseumofbroadcasting.org


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.
CONTACT: Nancy Minion at 651-771-5662 • secondchancerescue.org


Spirit of the Heart Gala

WHERE: The Depot Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
DESCRIPTION: The 28th Annual Spirit of the Heart Gala supports cardiovascular research, education programs and our movement to create a world without heart disease. Celebrate the achievements with us at this remarkable party!
CONTACT: Toni Knorr at 612-863-3844 or tknorr@mhif.orgmplsheart.org


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

BENEFITTING: American Cancer Society
DESCRIPTION: The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is as unique and special as the stories that motivate our dedicated walkers, donors and volunteers. Each step we take is personal. And each donation is helping to save lives.


The Wildcat Sanctuary’s

7th Annual Jungle Boogie Fundraising Event
WHERE: Minneapolis Marriot West
BENEFITTING: The Wildcat Sanctuary
CONTACT: The Wildcat Sanctuary at 320-245-6871 • wildcatsanctuary.org



Opportunity Partners’ Gala Event

WHERE: Sofitel Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: Opportunity Partners
DESCRIPTION: Opportunity Partners’ event, Jeans to Gems‚ shows how people with disabilities transform their skills into opportunities to be in and of the community. Dinner, games, and live & silent auctions. Help Opportunity Partners redefine disability.
CONTACT: Noel McCormick at 952-912-2494 or nmccormick@opportunities.orgOpportunityPartners.org


Harvesting Hope Wine Tasting

WHERE: The Metropolitan
BENEFITTING: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
DESCRIPTION: Harvesting Hope, expertly coordinated by Haskell’s, is an exceptional evening where committed community members, novice tasters and fine wine connoisseurs come together to support the Crisis Nursery and sample over 100 select wines.
CONTACT: Kathleen Manning at 763-226-2061 or kmanning@crisisnursery.orgcrisisnursery.org


A Masquerade Ball

WHERE: University Club
BENEFITTING: Saint Paul City Ballet
DESCRIPTION: Join Saint Paul City Ballet at our annual Masquerade Ball. Come dressed in costume or black tie attire and enjoy an evening of frivolity, fun, friend-raising, and fund-raising. Doors open at 6:30pm,and the evening includes dinner, dancing, and a performance.
CONTACT: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl at 651-690-1588 or gamdahl@spcballet.orgspcballet.org


Heart & Stroke Gala – Sweet 16

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: American Heart/Stroke Association
DESCRIPTION: Join Heart & Stroke Gala as we turn Sweet 16. This black tie event includes silent and live auctions and entertainment as we raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke.
CONTACT: Heather Shetka at 952-835-3300 or kelly.ring@heart.orgheart.org/twincitiesgala


Book Lovers Ball

WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center
BENEFITTING: Milkweed Editions
DESCRIPTION: The Book Lovers Ball is a dressy-casual gala supporting Milkweed Editions and marking the 30th Anniversary of the press. The event will feature readings from new and established writers, dinner by D’Amico & Sons, a live auction, and program.
CONTACT: Kyrra Rankine at 612-215-2553 or development@milkweed.orgmilkweed.org


It’s Time to Talk: Forums of Race

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: YWCA of Minneapolis
DESCRIPTION: Be part of building community through eliminating racism. Join 1,000+ diverse individuals to be inspired by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, Writer, and COMMENTATOR on Race, Gender and their Economic Impact.
CONTACT: Mariam Hannon at 612-215-4124 or mhannon@ywcampls.orgywcampls.org/itt


Commitment to a Cure

WHERE: Town & Country Club
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: The Commitment to a Cure breakfast and evening reception are designed to educate, inspire, and build new friendships while raising MONEY TO fight arthritis. Attendees will experience and unforgettable, succinct presentation.
CONTACT: Debbie Sales-Maysack at 651-229-5373 or dmaysack@arthritis.orgarthritis.org/chapters/north-central/co


Halloween Picture Party

WHERE: Meghan Doll Photography
BENEFITTING: Smile Network International
DESCRIPTION: This event offers 10 min. mini photo sessions of your child in costume for a suggested donation of $25 to Smile Network and includes a complimentary 5×7. 10am-3pm. For more info, visit the website at www.smilenetwork.org.
CONTACT: Gina Valentini at 612-377-1800 or gina@smilenetwork.orgsmilenetwork.org


Le Bal Masque

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: Hennepin Health Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening of music and movement, food and fun, and magic. Le Bal Masque – the Masked Ball‚ is sure to be as big as our mission, as proud and joyful as our people, and reflective of our diverse cultural traditions.
CONTACT: Jane Lieberman at 612-873-9157 or Jane.Lieberman@hcmed.orghcmc.org/lebalmasque


40th Year Benefit

WHERE: Solera
BENEFITTING: The Bridge for Youth
DESCRIPTION: A special benefit to celebrate four decades of The Bridge’s work, and supports another year of helping homeless and runaway youth and families in crisis.
CONTACT: Sandra Weise at 612-805-8570 or s.weise@bridgeforyouth.orgbridgeforyouth.org/Main_Events.html



Chili Feed, Silent Auction & Meat Raffle

WHERE: Carver Village Hall
BENEFITTING: Smile Network International
DESCRIPTION: Can’t stand the heat? Then get out of the kitchen and head over to the Carver Village Hall for the best chili with all the fixins, all to benefit Smile Network. Don’t miss the meat raffle! 11am- 5pm. $5 per person.
CONTACT: Gina Valentini at 612-377-1800 or gina@smilenetwork.orgsmilenetwork.org


House to Home Event

WHERE: Midland Hills Country Club
BENEFITTING: People Incorporated Mental Health Services
DESCRIPTION: A Mardi-Grass-inspired evening featuring New Orleans’ jazz and funk performers, The Charmaine Neville Band, also featuring a Louisiana-style buffet dinner. The event raises funds to purchase furniture for People Incorporated’s residential programs.
CONTACT: Leslie Beaumont or Barbara Nichols at 651-288-3504, barbara.nichols@peopleincorporated.org, leslie.beaumont@peopleincorporated.orgPeopleIncorporated.org


Costumed for a Cure

WHERE: Your Workplace
BENEFITTING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
DESCRIPTION: Join local businesses and get Costumed for a Cure. Celebrate creativity, individuality and fun while supporting the mission of LLS. Wear costumes, trick-or-treat and show your community involvement through this fun campaign!
CONTACT: Amanda Krueger at 763-852-3009 or Amanda.Krueger@LLS.orglls.org/mncostumedforacure


The Medicine Ball

WHERE: Minneapolis Marriott
BENEFITTING: Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation
DESCRIPTION: A gala event benefiting the Medicine Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a community primary care clinic serving patients without regard for their ability to pay or to speak English.
CONTACT: Anne Langaard at 612-863-4612 or Anne.Langaard@allina.comallina.com/ahs/anw.nsf/page/gift_event


Celebration for Life Gala

WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis
BENEFITTING: Park Nicollet Foundation
DESCRIPTION: 30th Anniversary of the Celebration for Life Gala. All event proceeds benefit the Park Nicollet Foundation’s Healthy Community Fund, supporting programs and services for those we live and work with every day.
CONTACT: Mary Angela Bernhardt at 952-993-6176 or mary.bernhardt@parknicollet.comparknicollet.com/foundation/cfl/


Storybook Ball

WHERE: Saint Paul RiverCentre
BENEFITTING: Children’s Hospital Association
DESCRIPTION: New Date and Location! Host for the evening will be Triple Espresso’s Bob Stromberg, Live Auction featuring Be a Star on A Prairie Home Companion”, Paris! 5 nights w/airfare for 2 plus hotel accommodations along with many more exciting items.
CONTACT: Cindy Schweizer at 651-220-6176 or cindy.schweizer@childrensmn.orgcha-stpaul.org


Annual Benefit Gala

WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
BENEFITTING: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
DESCRIPTION: Please join us for a wonderful evening which includes cocktails, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction & live entertainment. Youth will also be performing.
CONTACT: Nicole Kersting at 612-435-1916 or nkersting@boysandgirls.orgboysandgirls.org



WHERE: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Arms
BENEFITTING: People Incorporated
DESCRIPTION: People Incorporated’s annual art show, Artability, celebrates the important contributions that people with mental illness make to society by giving talented artists from around the region a chance to showcase their work. This is a 3-day event.
CONTACT: Sarah Beggs at 651-288-3532 or Sarah.Beggs@PeopleIncorporated.orgPeopleIncorporated.org


Power To End Stroke Gospel Tour

WHERE: Mighty Fortress Church
BENEFITTING: American Heart/Stroke Association
DESCRIPTION: Help raise awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs and celebrate the power we have to end stroke at this event with local and national gospel talent.
CONTACT: Elizabeth Warmka at 952-835-3300 or elizabeth.warmka@heart.orgheart.org/twincitiesgospeltour


Friends of the Orphans Pequeno Tour

WHERE: Various Locations throughout the Twin Cities
BENEFITTING: Friends of the Orphans
DESCRIPTION: Join Friends of the Orphans as we present two weeks of fundraiser performances with the children from the Orphan Home of NPH Guatemala. The purpose of the Pequeno Tour is to raise much needed money for the network of 9 orphan homes we support, NPH.
CONTACT: Mackenzie Anderson at 651-482-1703 or manderson@friendsus.orgfriendsoftheorphans.org/events