Gala benefits put the fun in fundraising

Gala benefits put the fun in fundraising

Philanthropy can be fun, too. You can give back in style at these annual Twin Cities benefits.

Choose your own (giving) adventure

November 10, 2016
Choose your own (giving) adventure
You want to give. But how do you decide what cause to donate your money to — and to whom?

Crowdfunding alters the philanthropic landscape

November 8, 2016
Crowdfunding alters the philanthropic landscape
Old-school charitable institutions look to new-school crowdfunding sites to broaden their donor base.
Giving Back
November 10, 2016

Twin Cities fundraising events

Hunger to Hope Gala: Emceed by WCCO’s Kim Johnson, this event features holiday shopping, a live auction and raffle to raise money for Feed My…
Giving Back
November 8, 2016

But how much should I give?

Deciding how much to give to charity can be as hard as deciding which charity to give it to. Let’s say you’re an average middle-class…
Giving Back
November 8, 2016

Resources for researching charities

Here are some websites that can help you research charities, starting with sorting legitimate nonprofits from scams. You can get guidance on choosing charities in…
Giving Back
November 8, 2016

For millennials, a new way to give

The 50 members of the nonprofit Fourth Generation pool their dollars and time to make smarter, focused donation decisions.
Celebrities
May 21, 2016

Scene + Heard: VocalEssence Choralia

A sold-out crowd packed the lobby of the Mall of America's Radisson Blu for the VocalEssence Choralia. The singing celebration was a benefit for VocalEssence, one of the premier choral music organizations in the Twin Cities. About 500 people enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, a silent auction, a seated dinner and several musical performances, including, of course, VocalEssence. Funds raised from the evening go to the organization's education and community outreach.
Celebrities
May 17, 2016

Scene + Heard: Went to a garden party

Spring came early this year, at least for guests who attended the Minnesota State Horticultural Society Spring Garden Gala.
Variety
May 1, 2016

Scene & Heard: Pacer gala, Defying disabilities

Idina Menzel starred at the annual benefit for the Twin Cities organization that helps children with disabilities and combats bullying.
Celebrities
April 20, 2016

Scene & heard: A hard hat day's night

Guests gamely slipped into construction-site couture for the Habitat for Humanity Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala at RiverCentre in St. Paul. Donning tool belts, construction tape ties, reflective vests and work boots, Habitat supporters enjoyed dinner and a program, then danced the night away to the music of High & Mighty. Funds raised from the evening — including silent and live auctions — benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's expanding home ownership program, which helps families find affordable housing and succeed as home owners.
Celebrities
April 10, 2016

Scene + Heard: Broadway and Blu

The 13th annual benefit for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome featured an appetizer buffet, silent and live auctions and a short program at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. Guests then made their way to the Orpheum Theatre, where they were treated to a performance of "If/Then," a contemporary Broadway musical. Proceeds from the event help raise awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome and improve the quality of life for those with the disorder.
Celebrities
April 1, 2016

Photos: Flavors of the Twin Cities

For its 15th annual fundraiser, the American Liver Foundation invited more than 200 guests to enjoy a gourmet meal, cooked tableside by Twin Cities area culinary experts.
Variety
March 19, 2016

Photos: Bedrace for Bridging

Teams of four piled onto queen-sized mattresses and raced down an icy run at Burnsville's Buck Hill for the annual Bedrace for Bridging fundraiser.
Celebrities
March 12, 2016

Gallery: Bouquets at Como

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory's Como Friends hosted Bouquets, a fundraiser for the zoo.
Giving Back
November 13, 2015

The stories behind Minnesota's foundations

Working in partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations (www.mcf.org), we invited the region’s charitable foundations to share information about their history, their mission, and…
Giving Back
November 11, 2015

Billion dollar benefactors: Minnesota's charitable foundations

Some you'll know, some you won't, but Minnesota's foundations make outstanding contributions to our community.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015

Harvest changes church's mission

"We're letting the garden grow and take us where we need to go," says pastor about replacing grass with a veggie plot.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015

Young St. Paul singer's benefit concerts raise thousands for local charities

Young St. Paul singer's benefit concerts raise thousands for local charities.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015

Less trash, more cash for Minnesota thrift stores

Charities are generating more revenue by accepting the salvageable stuff they used to refuse.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Canine Assistants help break down social barriers

Canine Assistants like Westin help break down social barriers for disabled children.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

High schooler keeps busy with volunteering

10th-grader is already compiling an impressive list of volunteer work.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Arc welcomes teen volunteers

With plenty of work to do, Arc welcomes young volunteers.
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