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The trifecta of volunteering: It helps you, your community, your company

April 23-29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week, and in my community it’s also EP Gives Week. Both are designations meant to promote and show appreciation for volunteers and their tremendous impact on our quality of life. It’s pretty hard to argue against the concept of volunteering. After all, it makes your community and the world […] Read More

Party with purpose at 2017 EP Gives

You might call the Foundation’s annual EP Gives event a party with a big purpose. The socializing, appetizers, drinks, dessert, and dance band make it a great night out. But EP Gives -- brought to you this year by title sponsor Starkey Hearing Technologies -- is also impactful, as proceeds help fund the Foundation’s many […] Read More

Why should businesses get involved in the Foundation?

Many business consider the local community where they operate to be a stakeholder – important to the company’s reputation and success. Are you one of those? If so, the Eden Prairie Community Foundation can be a vehicle for meeting and communicating with these local stakeholders. The Foundation welcomes businesses to be fund holders, donors, event […] Read More

‘We make a life by what we give’

Let’s face it: Everybody agrees that volunteer community service is a good thing, but not everyone commits to providing it. The volunteer rate in the United States for 2015 was 24.9 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, down .4 percentage points from the previous year. All told, 62.6 million […] Read More

Touching every corner of Eden Prairie

Upon further review, the list of organizations and constituencies touched by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation is even greater than once estimated. We recently double-checked the historic list of grants that have been awarded by the Foundation since 1981 to nonprofits and others that serve people who live and work in Eden Prairie. And, we […] Read More

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Mark Weber, executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.

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