Our EP Gives live auction: You buy; we grant

You can draw a straight line between the live auction that’s part of our 2019 EP Gives event and the annual grants awarded by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.

That’s because proceeds from the live auction go directly into the Foundation’s Grants Fund, to be awarded next year.

So, c’mon out to 2019 EP Gives from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Bearpath Golf & Country Club. Enjoy the sit-down dinner and dancing, but also take part in our fund-the-need and live auction.

To spark your interest, here are a couple of items that have already been added to the auction list:

Boat Cruise for 6 on Beautiful Lake Minnetonka — Eden Prairie residents Ralph and Wendy Nelson will be your hosts aboard their 23-foot, 13-passenger Larson speedboat. On a Monday through Thursday of your choice, you and five guests will enjoy a delightful cruise from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sipping beer, wine or soft drinks and stopping for lunch at the winning bidder’s choice of Maynard’s, Lord Fletchers or CoV Wayata. (Note: onboard beverages are included; lunch is not.) Ralph will take you on a high-end-home tour, famed-boat-house tour, or an a la carte tour. Value of this package: priceless.

Two Rides in Vintage Warbirds Flying Simultaneously — Wings of the North Aviation Museum is pleased to offer warbird rides in two of the museum’s historically significant former military aircraft, starting and ending at Flying Cloud Airport. This is a 40- to 60-minute experience, with the flights lasting an estimated 20-25 minutes. Public rides in simultaneous flights of this type are rare, so latch on while you can. Age and health restrictions apply. Value of these flights: priceless.

You can see the full list of live-auction items by downloading this PDF:

2019 EP Gives Auction List (PDF)

Our EP Gives auction is led by professional auctioneer Jim Fahey. For more information about the auction or EP Gives, contact EP Gives Event Chair Mary Mackmiller. Or, reach out to Foundation Executive Director Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or [email protected].

About the Author 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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