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Tina Palmer to lead 2020-21 board; three new members elected

Volunteer leadership of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation changes on July 1 with the recent election of Tina Palmer as chair of the board directors and with the addition of three new board members: Mary Jayne Crocker, Janet Eian, and Tori Hill. Tina Palmer, MA, CFRE, has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than […] Read more

In turbulent world, Gathering Bridge in honor of Dr. Jean Harris still points the way

Do you recognize the young doctor from the 1955 Ebony magazine cover on this page? She was being recognized for being the first black to graduate from medical school in Virginia. About 30 years later, Dr. Jean Harris would become the first woman mayor of Eden Prairie, the first black mayor of Eden Prairie. I’ve […] Read more

Jasmine Carter is the 2020 Dr. Jean Harris Scholarship winner

Jasmine Carter, a senior at Eden Prairie High School, is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Jean L. Harris Scholarship Award from the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. The $1,500 scholarship is presented annually to a high school senior from Eden Prairie who intends to continue his or her schooling. Applicants are judged on a number […] Read more

Support EPCF and you’re creating grants for food, other essentials

Because of your generous financial support, the Foundation is able to help Eden Prairie residents who need it most – when they need it most, like now. Neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity, violence or abuse, homelessness, disability, or other hardship. Your donations support our work to solve Eden Prairie’s most persistent problems, and make […] Read more

How the Foundation has responded to the pandemic

The Foundation is nearly 40 years old, but its mission to fill unmet Eden Prairie needs has probably never been tested more than now. Nearly everyone in our community is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And, in some cases, impacted more than you think. Eden Prairie is deceptive in that way: more diverse, economically and […] Read more




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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