Benefits & Fundraisers

Woodbury Community Foundation Spring Gala

The Woodbury Community Foundation celebrates 10 years of serving the city of Woodbury with a fundraising gala that goes beyond the typical dinner and auction. The event will feature a walk-through photo display of the city’s history, interactive historical performance vignettes courtesy of the Woodbury Community Theatre, and a sit-down dinner. Guests will get to take home a commemorative photo book that illustrates the history of Woodbury, starting with its establishment in the 1840s. $125/person. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner/program.

Gott Faith Benefit

On February 27, Violet Gott was born nearly three months early, via emergency c-section. Due to the extent of care required, the Gott family, of Woodbury, accrued a staggering amount of medical bills. The Gott Faith Benefit will honor Dustin and Julie Gott with all proceeds going directly to offsetting the family's hospital bills.

Library Book Sale

Searching for a new read? This month, the library is selling not new books per se, but they can be new to you. Peruse its collection of gently-used hardcover and paperback books as well as CDs and DVDs. Give back to the library and expand your collection simultaneously. Hardcover books $2; Paperback books $1; CDs and DVDs $2; 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 651.731.1320.

New Life Academy Gala & Auction

With a patriotic flair, New Life Academy’s largest fundraising event of the year hits the school’s auditorium. The event includes a dinner and silent and live auctions. Bid on prizes such as a seven-night stay in Maui, a Joe Mauer-autographed jersey and a 16GB iPad. All proceeds go towards tuition assistance, technology and student programs at New Life. 651.459.4121.

The First Tee Gala

The First Tee incorporates nine core values, including patience and sportsmanship, that every child should learn through. These are all taught on the greens. Join The First Tee to raise funds for the Woodbury branch so that they can continue to educate young golfers. Auction items include lodging for a family of four in Tuscany, a seven-day escape to Disney World and a wine wall. 612.730.8314.

New Life Academy Gala and Auction

New Life Academy’s Gala and Auction is the school’s largest community event of the year. Immerse yourself in bidding wars, enjoy food samplings and support the students of New Life. Auction items include gift cards, sporting event tickets and vacation giveaways. All proceeds go towards initiatives of the academy. 651.459.4121.

Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra

The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra showcases talented volunteer performers; it officially received a nonprofit status in 1992. Each performance invites its audience members to give free will offerings to help contribute to food shelves in areas where the group is performing. Since 1985, the group has received more than $386,500 in offerings. The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra is also performing at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in North St. Paul on March 30. Visit the website for more information. 651.738.3110.

Chamber Awards Gala

Celebrate with the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala dinner. Bid on gifts in a silent and live auction and applaud honorees in Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Educator of the Year categories. Enjoy dinner and live entertainment. Check website for ticket prices. 651.578.0722.

Poker for Paul: the Edwards Family Fundraiser

Join Woodbury community members in a charity poker tournament to raise money for the Edwards family's medical bills. A no-limit Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament is the centerpiece of the fundraiser, with more than $1,700 in prizes to be awarded. Local salons and spas will be putting on an "express spa" featuring manicures, facials, chiropractic adjustments and more. A silent auction for local wines, gift cards and more will also take place. Space is limited in the poker play, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

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