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    The Woodbury Community Foundation, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), present the premier culinary event of the season, CHEF FEST 2015, which will bring together some of the Twin Cities finest ACF Chef’s to dazzle your tastebuds and challenge your palate. An evening you won’t want to miss! Chef Fest! will be an exciting event featuring renowned chefs preparing mouth-watering appetizers, samples of some of their signature dishes and desserts that will dance in your mouth. The evening will be a celebration of the impact the Foundation has had in the community over the past eleven years. Proceeds will support the programs of the Woodbury Community Foundation.
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    The Woodbury Citizens’ Academy is a ten-week program that engages citizens in their community through knowledge and volunteerism. Sponsored by the Woodbury Community Foundation, the City of Woodbury and the Woodbury Lions Club, the 2014 Academy was held in February and April. The 2015 Citizens’ Academy will begin on February 12, 2015 and run through April 9, 2015.
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    As the Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF), it is our goal to ensure community well-being for all in Woodbury. We want to help make our community a great place to live, work, and play.
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your Tastebuds Will Thank You!

Friday  | October 30

6:30 p | Prom Center

Tickets: $75 | $60 before October 25th

 

The Woodbury Community Foundation, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), present the premier culinary event of the season, CHEF FEST 2015, which will bring together some of the Twin Cities finest ACF Chef’s to dazzle your tastebuds and challenge your palate.

An evening you won’t want to miss!

Chef Fest! will be an exciting event featuring renowned chefs preparing mouth-watering appetizers, samples of some of their signature dishes and desserts that will dance in your mouth. The evening will be a celebration of the impact the Foundation has had in the community over the past eleven years.  Proceeds will support the programs of the Woodbury Community Foundation.

 

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  • CHEF FEST 2015

        MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Your Tastebuds Will Thank You!   Friday  | October 30 6:30 p | Prom Center Tickets: $75 | $60 before October 25th   The Woodbury Community Foundation, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), present the premier culinary event of the season, CHEF FEST 2015, which will bring together some of […]

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  • President of Minnesota Council On Foundations Speaks To The Leadership Forum

    Trista Harris To Speak To The Leadership Forum An increasing rate of change makes the already challenging work of doing good even more difficult. Companies, nonprofits, foundations, and social entrepreneurs all are trying to make the world a better place but are often using yesterday’s information to do so. What if we could predict the […]

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Trista Harris To Speak To The Leadership Forum

Trista Harris

Trista Harris, President, MCF

An increasing rate of change makes the already challenging work of doing good even more difficult. Companies, nonprofits, foundations, and social entrepreneurs all are trying to make the world a better place but are often using yesterday’s information to do so.

What if we could predict the future and prepare for the coming realities that will impact our communities?

Join Trista Harris as she takes us on an interactive journey where she’ll uncover tools to create the future.

Trista is president of MCF, a vibrant community of grant makers who award almost $1 billion annually. Prior to joining MCF in August 2013, Trista was executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice in Minneapolis, and she previously served as program officer at The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation (now Minnesota Philanthropy Partners).

Trista earned her masters of public policy degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and her bachelor of arts from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She is a passionate national advocate for new leaders in the independent sector, and she currently chairs the national board of advisors of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Trista strives to promote best practices in grant making that build capacity of nonprofits while creating measurable social change in the community.

The event will be held on Monday, June 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 8511 Hudson Boulevard, Lake Elmo, MN.  RSVP’s are preferred and can be made by emailing Nancy in the Foundation office at nancy@woodburyfoundation.org or by calling 651-788-6586.

To download a copy of the invitation to the session on June 22nd, please click on the link below:

WCF – Leadership Forum – Trista Harris

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Join the Woodbury Community  Foundation for a FREE financial series designed to help you avoid the pain of not knowing what you ought to know about financial literacy and your financial future.

Sponsored by the East Metro Team of Thrivent Financial, these six workshops will cover topics that are important to every resident of Woodbury, regardless of age, socio-economic status, or stage of life.  If you are currently working and still acquiring assets, then these workshops are for you.  If you are currently retired and looking to preserve assets then these workshops are for you.  If you are approaching retirement and not sure exactly how to structure your financial future, then these workshops are for you.

Dates and Topics for the Workshops:

February 10, 2015 at 5:45pm:  Social Security, Income Tax and Retirement  (Woodbury Lutheran Church)

April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm: An evening dedicated to a comprehensive economic update and how it impacts you

June 9, 2015 at 5:45pm: Estate and Legacy Planning – What you need to know in order to preserve your wealth and create a lasting legacy for your family.

August 20, 2015 at 6:30pm: Identity Theft and Internet Security – What you need to know!

October 8, 2015 at 5:30p: Preparing for Long-Term Care: A gift your family deserves; and Social Security: Strategize to Maximize

December 8, 2015 at 6:30pm: Women, Wine, and Wealth:  A night of celebration and education

For more information and to register, please contact Nancy in the Foundation office at 651-788-6586 or by email at nancy@woodburyfoundation.org.

 

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What is the Woodbury Community Foundation?
The Woodbury Community Foundation helps neighboring Woodbury organizations fulfill their mission of providing life-changing opportunities for economically stressed residents. We build smart collaborations, provide key research to guide intervention, and create networks of donors and volunteers to support the needs of Woodbury residents. We are working toward “well-being for all…for Woodbury.”

Our Mission
Our mission is to strengthen our community by connecting people and organizations with causes that matter.

Our Vision
Our vision is to ensure our community is a premier and caring place to live, work, and play.

Our Focus
The results of our recent Community Needs Survey have become the driving force of the Woodbury Community Foundation. We are focusing on four key areas: YOUTH, JOBS, HOUSING, and FOOD.

With these initiatives in mind, we can provide opportunities to local organizations and individuals for them to invest directly in multi-dimensional human-service issues that are of greatest concern and a growing challenge to the future of our city:

  • Financial turmoil caused by job loss. We encourage networking opportunities and professional training for citizens facing unemployment or a tough job market. We also support local employers who wish to engage in community efforts.
  • Family disruption or distress caused by military deployment, health problems, alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or domestic violence. We support programs that help these adults and children rebuild their lives and families.
  • Citizens who find it difficult to secure the basic essentials. We assist and partner with other organizations that distribute food and clothing, provide transportation and shelter, and assist with other basic needs.

The Woodbury Community Foundation fosters collaborative thinking, which builds our community and serves our citizens.

Our Greatest Inspiration
The inspired determination of our board members, donors, volunteers, and partners–working through innovative collaborations–fuels our goal, the well-being of all residents of Woodbury, particularly those who are dispossessed, alienated, or otherwise disadvantaged.

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