People Who Give Back

Memorial fund was the right solution at the right time

Doug Stewart remembers feeling overwhelmed by all the things that needed to be done shortly after his wife, Denise, passed away on Sept. 9, 2016 following her courageous, four-year battle against cancer. So, it was “a hugely helpful thing … a godsend,” he says, when family friends Karla Bratrud and Ranee Jacobus suggested that he […] Read More

It’s not just a lunch. It’s a ‘Who’s Who’

There were only about 20 people in the room when banker Roy Terwilliger (pictured above) held the first Eden Prairie leaders luncheon in 1978. It was a tight-knit group of people accustomed to seeing each other and working together. Eden Prairie – with a population less than 15,000 – was just beginning its development boom. […] Read More

Consider a charitable gift of stock – it’s easy and makes a big impact

Earlier this month, a supporter donated about $5,000 worth of appreciated securities to the Foundation and its Endowment Fund. It’s a generous gift, and using appreciated stock to make such a donation is becoming increasingly common because of the stock market’s performance. That’s right, you can make a charitable gift other than cash – real […] Read More

Many organizations-in-need knock on your door. Which one should you answer?

If you’re a business executive, the next knock on your door or ring of your phone may be another nonprofit seeking support. What to do? Even the most community-minded company finds it challenging to decide whom to support and whom to politely decline. One way companies can respond is to seek out their local community […] Read More

Have your beer and help others, too

This is how sampling beer can help hundreds of people in Eden Prairie: You buy a ticket to 2017 Prairie Brewfest, which about 600 of you did on Saturday, Sept. 9. You sample craft beer and other beverages from 20 vendors, enjoy live music, and purchase a bratwurst or slice of pizza. In doing so, […] Read More

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