You can give back to Eden Prairie and help neighbors in need by attending the 2022 EP Gives gala fundraising event being held Saturday, May 14, by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.
By participating in this fun, entertaining event, you’ll be extending the Foundation’s long history of helping fill critical community needs because proceeds from EP Gives fund the nonprofit’s annual grants program.
The Foundation has granted more than $2 million over the years to help residents facing food insecurity, domestic violence, homelessness, and other hardships. Plus, it’s been the fiscal sponsor for fledgling organizations that have done great things, such as build the Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial and launch the nonprofit Eden Prairie Local News.
The 2022 EP Gives is a return to an in-person gala at the Marriott Southwest Hotel in the Opus area of Minnetonka, starting at 5:30 p.m. A sit-down dinner, program, auction, and fund-the-need are part of the event. Tickets are now on sale at $125 per person (of which $73 is tax-deductible) and can be purchased through www.epcommunityfoundation.org.
Following a sit-down dinner, emcee Alix Kendall – morning anchor at Channel 9 – will help dramatize the Foundation’s large impact and, assisted by auctioneer Sarah Knox, walk guests through an auction program with lots of great items.
This event will also acknowledge a leadership transition at the Foundation. Mark Weber is retiring June 30 as executive director after 8½ years at the Foundation, making way for a new executive director, Greg Leeper. Both will be at the event.
For more information about the 2022 EP Gives, contact Weber at (952) 949-8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer several ways for our readers to provide feedback. Your comments are welcome on our social media posts (Facebook, X, Instagram, Threads, and LinkedIn). We also encourage Letters to the Editor; submission guidelines can be found on our Contact Us page. If you believe this story has an error or you would like to get in touch with the author, please connect with us.