It’s no secret that Minnesota is home to some exceptional charities and non-profit organizations and associations.
So much so that it would be impossible to include every single one-in-one list. However, we highlighted some of the best in the area that not only bring money in for good causes but are also a lot of fun!
Here are seven great Minnesota charitable events and associations to support this year!
Wine on Wayzata
Wine? Check. Lake? Check. Sunset? Check.
Wine on Wayzata Bay is one of Lake Minnetonka’s premier summer events. This year’s funds will go towards scholarships, as well as helping to build the Mike Plant Community Boathouse.
Mike Plant was a local Minnetonkan who became an international sailing adventurer. He circumnavigated the globe three times but unfortunately perished at sea on his fourth attempt. His mother, Mary Plant, continues to work ensuring scholarships for young sailors.
So, for a fun night and a great cause, secure your tickets soon before they are all gone!
Linden Hills Business Association
We are fortunate enough to be a part of this wonderful organization. Comprised of business and property owners, the Linden Hills Business Association works towards the following:
- To enhance and preserve the uniqueness and economic vitality of our business area.
- To broaden and strengthen the membership and its relationship to the greater community.
- To provide a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.
- To continue the tradition of providing leadership in the community that benefits the neighborhood at large.
The annual Linden Hills Festival that they host was this past May and if you missed this year, make sure to check it out next year. Funds raised through the festival are invested in building community through neighborhood events, as well as print and online communications; protecting the local environment through projects like a solar garden, tree planting, local park beautification, and education.
It also supports neighborhood arts and education through the council’s grants program that has funded college scholarships, tutoring programs, school and community music, theater programs, and more!
50 Years and 50 More
To celebrate 50 years of the Walk-In Counseling Center, the Center is putting on a gala at St. Mary’s Calhoun Event Center in Minneapolis.
The event will feature a silent auction, food, and the MCing skills of Reg Chapman of WCCO-TV.
A little background on the Walk-In Counseling Center, they started with the goal of creating a safe place where troubled youth could walk in and heal emotionally and socially. Today, they stay true to their original mission: a free, no name or identification required clinic that anyone can walk into who needs help.
Overall, this is going to be a great event put on by a fantastic organization.
Believe it or not, the Minneapolis Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world! They bring together people, ideas, and resources to improve lives not just here in Minnesota, but around the globe.
Here are the three ways the foundation works towards improving the world:
- Administer more than 1,400 charitable funds that enable individuals, families, and businesses to support causes they are passionate about.
- Investing their unrestricted grantmaking resources in programs and initiatives aligned with their vision — a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive, and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally.
- Research, convene, advocate, and help shape public policy around issues critical to the current and future vitality of the community.
RivALZ Twin Cities Top Golf
With 100% of the proceeds for this event donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, you can smack the white dimpled ball at the Top Golf in Brooklyn Center for a great cause!
A single ticket equals three hours of top golf playtime, but make sure you get your ticket fast before they sell out, or before the ticket deadline on July 10th.
RivALZ, a volunteer flag football organization that competes and raises money for the Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Foundation, is putting on the event. Since the establishment of the Twin Cities organization, they’ve raised over $1 million!
7th Annual Lagers For Legacy
For all the animal lovers out there, this is the fundraiser for you!
The 7th Annual Lagers For Legacy is coming up and if you can’t get tickets for this year’s event, then make sure you get yours early enough next year.
Located at Bryant Lake Pavillion in Eden Prairie, the fundraiser will have food and drinks, a silent auction, and a gift card pull. All the proceeds will benefit reservation animals. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Light the Night 2019 Kickoff
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is kicking off their annual Light the Night at the Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul this year. Not only is this for a great cause, but there will be plenty of fun things to do this Tuesday evening.
Open to all Light the Night Participants; there will be a social hour, silent auction, food, drinks, prizes, and even brewery tours.
We hope this list gave you a better understanding of our seven top favorite Minnesota charitable events and what they do. Know of other great Minnesota charitable events that we might have missed? Drop them in the comments below!