Benefits & Fundraisers

Shred Cancer

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security
(Proshred) will host their fourth annual, nationwide “Shred Cancer”
event on Saturday, June 3. Community members are invited to bring their
personal documents to be securely shredded while raising funds for
cancer research around prevention.

HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer

Join the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) in taking
strides to change the course of ovarian cancer at the 2017 HOM Teal Strides for
Ovarian Cancer. Participate in either a 5K run or 2K walk around Rosland Park
in Edina and engage in a variety of family-friendly activities.

Participants are encouraged to register, form a team and
fundraise to make a difference!

Annual Excelsior Fashion Show "The Runway"

annual fashion show, “The Runway,” will take place on May 11, 2017, from 5:00 –
7:30pm at Pique Travel in downtown Excelsior. Like last year’s sold-out event, the
show will be emceed by Kate Raddatz of WCCO and feature the styles of 10 local

Derby Day Affair

Expect the finest fare, fantastic fashions at our endless extravaganza. You will be greeted by miniature horses, military guardsmen. Enjoy a lavish luncheon and delectable drinks in Derby style. Derby through the Ages Fashion Show. Dozens of horses. Drawings. Games of chance, Silent and Live Auctions, Sensational Sounds & Captivating Cirque Cameo Performances, Hat Parade. Manes & Tales. Best dressed, best couple and best hat competition -- all with breathtaking views of the Mississippi.

World Vision Global 6K for Water

This spring, change a life. Join friends and family from White Bear Lake and surrounding communities as well as advocates across the globe in our mission to bring clean water and fullness of life to children in communities around the world.

Walk, run, or push a stroller with us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water on May 6th, 2017. Each registration provides lasting clean water to a child. The registration fee also covers a t-shirt, medal and race bib that has a picture of a child being helped by this fundraiser

Reach for Ralph

Organization Description: Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. 275 adults reside in 36 group homes and 10 apartment programs in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

Around the World Safely Benefit 2017- Depart Smart

Global travel is about to get safer. On May 18, 2017, hundreds of Minnesota residents and business leaders will get their first glimpse at what’s supporting this change during the sixth-annual Around the World Safely benefit. The event supports Depart Smart, the trusted third-party, nonprofit resource for transformative tools and information to help people, especially students, make informed decisions so they return with rewarding experiences in a $7 trillion  self-regulated travel and tourism industry.

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy 5K Run/Walk

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy is back for its third annual 5K at the Waconia Brewing Company. This run is a whole family affair with a 5k run for adults in the morning and a Kids Fun Run around the Waconia Brewing Company block. All participants in the 5K will get one beer (or root beer for kids) brewed by the Waconia Brewing Company, as well as a custom printed Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy T-shirt.

Frassati Catholic Academy 2017 Spring Gala

Come join fellow Frassati parents, parishoners, teaching staff and other school supporters at the Spring Gala event to learn how children "Create Positive Chemistry" as students of Frassati Catholic Academy. 

The Spring Gala is the school’s largest fundraiser and is an evening you don't want to miss! The evening includes a silent and live auction, the chance to win great prizes, socializing and a delicious dinner, all while supporting our students.

Billy McLaughlin and Ellis - ACLU Benefit Concert

Part of a concert and conversation series pairing inspirational music, education on social issues, and meaningful community action. 

This concert features guitar virtuoso and international performer Billy McLaughlin, award winning


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