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 2020 Impact 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:

Bradford and Beverly Aho Family Fund
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
Jeffrey Kirst
Basil and Mary Jane Wissner

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

2020 Partnerships

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

Eaton Corp.
Flagship Bank

2021 Mid-Year Appeal Donors (previously called Century Givers)

Eden Prairie residents and businesses generously respond to our mid-year fundraising appeal which in past years has been called the Century Giving campaign. A list of cumulative 2020 giving is in our annual report — see the link, above.

We’ll be adding the names of our 2021 mid-year appeal donors here as they come in. In 2021, we’ve asked donors to consider putting a “4” in their donation dollar number in observance of the Foundation’s 40th anniversary this year. Here are donors to date:

Patron Gold ($3,500-$4,999)
William Hicks

Patron Givers ($1,000-$2,499)
Gary and Helen Bergren
John Estall and Shirley Boyd

Century Gold ($500-$999)
Roy and JoAnn Ferber

Century Silver ($250-$499)
Pastor Rod and Julane Anderson
Elizabeth and James Craig
Lynne and James Crist
Mary and Kevin Gustafson
Scott Hugdahl and Leslie Martens
Diana Johnson
Douglas Nemecek
Mike and Karen Norman
Lions Tap/Bert and Bonnie Notermann
Renee and Jamal Rushdy
James Senske

Century Givers ($100-$249)
Carolyn Allmon
Vicki and Buzz Benson
Lynn and Craig Blake
Ron and Kathie Case
Curt and Mary Connaughty
Curt and Rita Conrad
Bernie and Cate DeLaRosa
John and Barbara Goergen
Caryl Hansen
Dean and Mary Holasek
Marcus and Nechia LeVesseur
Dr. James Nelson/Prairie Village Pet Hospital
Joan Palmquist
Joanne Slavin and Mark Engstrom
Jeanne Zetah

Supporting Givers ($1-$99)
Catherine Bockenstedt
Wendy Campbell
Robert Ellis
Libby Hargrove
Thomas and Margaret Johnson
Joy and Andrew Montgomery
James Murphy


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