See Our Donors

People give to the Foundation in a variety of ways, such as responding to one of our annual appeals, starting a fund, or leaving a legacy gift.

Our Donors Make Eden Prairie Better

Our donor, event attendees, and fund holders make good things happen in Eden Prairie.

Our donors, event attendees, and fund holders make good things happen in Eden Prairie.

Your neighbors give back to Eden Prairie in a wide range of ways — by making a donation or starting a fund, to name two examples.

Here are examples of people increasing the impact of their giving through the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. If you’d like to learn more about these opportunities, or how donating to the Foundation helps you give more effectively, please reach out to us.

Also, you can check out the stories and comprehensive list of donors in our 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Donor-Advised Funds

A gift of at least $10,000 allow donors to actively participate in grant-making. Current donor-advised funds at EPCF include:

Pastor Rod & Julane Anderson Family Fund
Bruce E. and Terry E. Hutchins Donor-Advised Fund
Jeff Lukens and Nancy Tyra Lukens Fund
Luger Heim Family Fund
Michelle Fund / Joe and Carol Stoebner

Legacy Society

These generous donors have included the Foundation in their estate planning:

Pastor Rod and Julane Anderson
Laura and Duane Hookom
Bruce and Terry Hutchins

Society of Founders

A minimum gift of $5,000 — payments of $1,000 per year over five years, for example — entitles donors to establish an unrestricted endowment in the name of their choosing. Society of Founders members are:

Pastor Rod and Julane Anderson
Dan and Marilyn Boeckermann
Patrick Bernal and Marianne Cook
Laura and Duane Hookom
Bruce and Terry Hutchins
Jeff Lukens and Nancy Tyra-Lukens
Joe and Carol Stoebner
Mark and Roma Weber
Basil and Mary Jane Wissner

2017 Partnerships

A new Foundation offering is called “Partnerships,” and businesses in this category are year-long sponsors of nearly all Foundation events.

Flagship Bank

Century Givers

A wide cross-section of Eden Prairie responded to our mid-year 2016 Century Giving appeal, which was just one of the Foundation’s appeals. A list of cumulative 2016 giving is in our annual report — see the link, above. Here are our 2016 Century Givers:

Benefactor Givers ($5,000-$9,999)
Joe and Carol Stoebner

Patron Silver ($2,500-$3499)
The Lind Foundation

Patron Givers ($1,000-$2,499)
Gary and Helen Bergren

Century Gold ($500-$999)
Roy and JoAnn Ferber
Holly and Jeffrey Parker
Carol Rueppel
Jamal and Renee Rushdy
Dan and Sheila Ward
Basil and Mary Jane Wissner

Century Silver ($250-$499)
Pastor Rod and Julane Anderson
Ken and Carol Bomben
Lance and Mary Butner
Jim and Lynne Crist
John and Avis Galleger
Joanie and Bob Grootwassink
Kevin and Mary Gustafson
Jim and Gayle Harrison
Bruce and Terry Hutchins
Lions Tap
Joyce and Greg Lorenz
Doug and Jane Nemecek
John and Rhoda Peifer
Steve and Sue Sandness
James E. Senske
Gene and Bev Storms
Ty and Kit Thayer

Century Givers ($100-$249)
Kenneth and Helen Adolf
Sonja Anderson
Vicki and Buzz Benson
Curt and Kay Botko
Ron and Kathie Case
Curt and Mary Connaughty
Curt and Rita Conrad
Bernard and Kate DeLaRosa
David and Jacalyn Eckstein
Eden Prairie Nissan
Mark Engstrom and Joanne Slavin
John Goergen
Paul and Julie Gulstrand
David and Anne Hann
Bill and Casey Hooke
Roger and Karen Jorgensen
Thomas and Margaret Johnson
Gary and Debbie Keeler
Jeff Kirst
Molly Koivumaki
Robert Lindberg
Ken Marshall
Jerry and Lou McCoy
Scott and Mary Otis
Sidney Pauly
Cindy Prins
Paul and Sara Rosol
Tony and Beth Smith
Roy and Mary Lou Terwilliger
Transition Networks
Nancy Tyra-Lukens and Jeff Lukens
Jim and Jean Way
Mark and Roma Weber
Steve and Cindy Wolfe
Jeanne Zetah and Pete Bellus

Supporting Givers ($1-$99)
Geraldine Beckmann
Lynn and Craig Blake
Gerard/Schommer Family
A.G. Noble
Robin and Steve Silverman





Lead with Us

If you have leadership skills and talents that would help grow the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, you might be a great addition to our board of directors or committees. We’d love to share more information. Contact Mark Weber, executive director, at (952) 949-8499 or via email.

Give your way

While unrestricted donations to the Eden Prairie Community Foundation are routed to the greatest local needs, you can also direct your contribution to a specific fund held at the Foundation, or a particular interest area.

Better yet, you and your family can become grant-makers by starting a fund at the Foundation. Be in touch to learn more.

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Eden Prairie Community Foundation

OUR MISSION: Enriching our community through philanthropy, collaboration and leadership.

OUR VISION: Enhancing the quality of life for all who live and work in our community.


Eden Prairie Community
8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

(952) 949-8499


Eden Prairie Community Foundation