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 2019 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:

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

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

2020 Century Givers

Eden Prairie residents and businesses generously respond to our mid-year Century Giving appeal, which is just one of the Foundation’s appeals. A list of cumulative 2019 giving is in our annual report — see the link, above.

Here are generous donors to our 2020 Century Giving campaign, to date:

Patron Givers ($1,000-$2,499)
Sharon Borine
Joe and Carol Stoebner

Century Gold ($500-$999)
Victoria Bomben
Ron and Kathie Case
Diana Johnson
Lions Tap/Bert & Bonnie Notermann
Charles and Tara Maxwell
Tina Palmer
Carol Rueppel

Century Silver ($250-$499)
Jim and Lynne Crist
Ann and Matt Hansen
Bruce Hutchins
David and Gay Ludvig
Doug and Jane Nemecek
Glenn and Kathy Olson
James Senske

Century Givers ($100-$249)
Thomas Achartz
Carolyn Allmon
Mary Battista
Lloyd and Vicki Benson
Craig and Lynn Blake
Cathy Bockenstedt
Krystal Caron
Curt and Mary Connaughty
Steve and Patti Cwodzinski
Kevin and Mary Gustafson
Nancy Holden
Gordon and Judy Hughes
Thomas and Margaret Johnson
Margaret (Peggy) Kvam
Susan Leddick
Jerry McCoy
Patrick and Patricia Minton
Cheryl and James Nehl
Molly and Adam Patil
Laura Raney
Shanti Shah and Stefan Peterson
Dirk and Kathy Swart
Susan Thompson
Nancy Tyra Lukens
John and Jennifer Urbanski
Dick Ward
Mark and Roma Weber
Jeanne Zetah and Peter Bellus

Supporting Givers ($1-$99)
Alison Noble
James Murphy
Tony Phillippi
Joanne Slavin and Mark Engstrom



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