The Woodbury Community Foundation historically has had several programs and initiatives that were designed interact with and engage our community.
Woodbury Citizens’ Academy
We initiated the first Woodbury Citizens’ Academy in 2010 to expand the knowledge of our citizens in a way that encourages more involvement in our community.
Woodbury citizens gained, and continue to gain, an understanding of how local public, private and nonprofit sectors work in their respective areas, as well as make the City of Woodbury a great place to live, work and play.
The Business Forum
In 2011, we launched a networking and educational opportunity for local business leaders and owners known as our Leadership Forum. This monthly gathering connects business executives with like-minded community leaders, representatives of the nonprofit community, and philanthropists who tend to either live in Woodbury, but may work elsewhere, or who live elsewhere, but work in Woodbury. The focus of this unique program is to build relationships, learn from each other and connect with the WCF and the Community to increase civic engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy in Woodbury.
For the 3rd year, Chef Fest has served as the Foundation’s large community fundraising event. Chefs from the American Culinary Federation partnered with the Foundation and the Envision Center to stage one of the largest ‘foodie’ events in the community. The event sees 400 attendees for an evening of celebration with great food, food demonstrations by our Chefs, and much more.
It is a unique event that brings together the whole community in the name of philanthropy.
Proceeds from this event are put back into the community in the form of programs and grants.