EP Gives

Our annual EP Gives event is a time to celebrate philanthropy and recognize our newest grantees. The next EP Gives is April 28, 2018.

The 2017 Harris Scholarship winner, Naya Hill (second from left), is congratulated at EP Gives.

In the spirit of “We do better together,” the Foundation’s spring gala known as “EP Gives” is about bringing people together – in this case, to celebrate! What’s celebrated is another year of philanthropy and the latest round of Foundation grant winners.

Of course, it’s also a fundraiser, one that supports the Foundation’s ongoing work in philanthropy, collaboration, and leadership.

The 2018 “EP Gives” will be held 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska, and you can order and pay for tickets using the form at the bottom of this page. (When using the form, please scroll down to fill in all of the blanks, then hit “Submit.”)

Here are some of this year’s highlights:

  • Conn McCartan, emcee. This is Conn’s last year as principal of Eden Prairie High School, and he is gracing us with his presence as emcee. Enjoy Conn and wish him well!
  • Great food. Attendees will sample hors d’oeuvres from four countries, as expertly prepared by a staff that has a history of fame and awards.
  • The Dap Squad returns. After dessert and coffee, people will dance the night away to music from The Dap Squad, billed as the “Midwest’s No. 1 Variety Event Band,” with several members who have toured with national stars, including Travis Tritt.
  • Help launch a new program. A special appeal will be held for Onward Eden Prairie, a new program to help local young people who are precariously housed. Let’s get them started on the right foot!

We’ve got a great line-up of live-auction items. Take a look. Live Auction Items (PDF)

Also, check out and patronize our 2018 sponsors: EP Gives Sponsors (PDF)

Here are some Kristen Nelson photos from last year’s event:

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For more information about EP Gives, contact Chair Mary Mackmiller at (952) 294-0526 or Foundation Executive Director Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or [email protected].


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