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

2019 Partnerships

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

Flagship Bank

2019 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 2018 giving is in our annual report — see the link, above.

Here are generous donors to our 2019 Century Giving campaign:

Patron Givers ($1,000-$2,499)
Steve and Mary Battista
Gary and Helen Bergren
Joan and Bob Grootwassink
Don and Patricia Romanaggi

Century Gold ($500-$999)
Roy and JoAnn Ferber
Diana Johnson
Tina and Mike Palmer
Carol Rueppel
Renee and Jamal Rushdy
Joe and Carol Stoebner

Century Silver ($250-$499)
Braun Intertec Corp.
James and Elizabeth Craig
Jim and Lynne Crist
Jack and Avis Galleger
Kevin and Mary Gustafson
Bruce and Terry Hutchins
Jeffrey Kirst
Nancy and Jeff Lukens
Douglas Nemecek
Mike and Karen Norman
Glenn and Kathy Olson
John and Rhoda Peifer
James Senske

Century Givers ($100-$249)
Sonja Anderson
Geraldine Beckmann
Craig and Lynn Blake
Cathy Bockenstedt
Carol and Ken Bomben
Lance and Mary Butner
Ron and Kathie Case
Curtis and Mary Connaughty
Curt and Rita Conrad
Mark Engstrom and Joanne Slavin
Jim and Barb Gabbert
John Goergen
Bill and Casey Hooke
Tom and Margaret Johnson
Brian Kelly
John Kohner
Lions Tap
Joan Palmquist
Mark and Roma Weber
Basil and Mary Jane Wissner
Jeanne Zetah

Supporting Givers ($1-$99)
Carolyn Allmon
Geraldine Beckmann (in honor of Pastor Rod & Julane Anderson 50th wedding anniversary)
Vicki and Buzz Benson
Alison Noble
Tony Phillippi




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