Every year, the Edina Rotary Foundation holds an Annual Fundraiser & Gala to raise funds for local and international projects, programs, and grants. The theme of this year's Gala is "Let's Dance"  
 
6 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021
Dinner, Dancing & Raffle
Featuring the High and Mighty Band
 
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka 
 

Welcome!

President Michael StanzakWelcome to the Edina Rotary Foundation’s annual fundraiser and gala, “Let’s Dance!”  
 
Thank you, Rotarians, spouses and guests for attending! Each year, we gather to raise funds that we give away both locally and internationally. Some of our local charities include My Very Own Bed, Cornerstone, Gilda’s Club, Affective Sober Living, Treehouse and more. In fact, thanks to people like you, we were able to give over $39,000 away last year to local charities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.  Internationally, we have funded water projects in villages in Guatemala, clean water in Peru and India, and water and sanitation projects in Uganda.  
 
Rotarians are truly people of action who make a difference in people’s lives. Please give generously so we can “Serve to Change People’s Lives.” Thank you again for attending and supporting our club! I hope you have a blast!
 
Michael Stanzak
Rotary Club of Edina President
2021-2022

Schedule of Events
 
6 p.m. Social Hour with Butler-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
VIP Photo Booth
 
7:15 p.m. Doors open to Ballroom
 
7:35 p.m. Call to Order and Dinner
Welcome by President Michael Stanzak
Invocation by Past President Bob Solheim
 
7:50 p.m. Program
Raffle Drawing by Marty Kupper & Kip Peterson
Program Emceed by Past President Paul Mooty
Live Auction by Past President Jon Barnett
 
8:30 p.m. Dance
Music by the High & Mighty Band

Menu
 
Social Hour
Mini Cheeseburgers
Cranberry, Brie, Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze
Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Skewer
 
Dinner
Harvest Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Toasted Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Wine Demi, Carrots, Cipollini Onion and Buttered Mashed Potatoes
Sea Bass with Passion Fruit Reduction, Spinach, Squash Puree and Grilled Mini Zucchini
Quinoa Bowl, Garbanzo Beans, Mango, Scallions, Cilantro, Lime, Red Pepper and Olive Oil
 
Dessert
Red Velvet Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Live Auction
 
COV
Gift Card to COV in Edina
Value: $250    
 
Paisley Park
Paisley Park
Tour of Paisley Park for four hosted by St. Paul Peterson. The tour group will be transported to Paisley Park in a Cadillac Escalade.
Value: Priceless (basic tickets are $90 each)    
 
Bearpath Golf Club
Bearpath Golf & Country Club
Round of golf for three at Bearpath Golf & Country Club, hosted by Michael Stanzak. Includes dinner and cocktails.
Value: $750    
 
Grandview Lodge
Grandview Lodge & Golf
Two nights stay at Grandview Lodge and two rounds of golf for two at either The Preserve or Pines.
Value: $1,500    
 
Springhill Golf Club
Springhill Golf Club
Round of golf for three at Springhill Golf Club with caddies and lunch.
Value: $1,000    
 
High & Mighty Band
Perform with the Band
Perform a song tonight with the High & Mighty Band.
Value: Priceless

Thank You, Sponsors!
 
Presenting Sponsors
 
Key Cadillac logo
 
Platinum Sponsors
Carl M. Hansen Companies
Faribault Woolen Mill
The Jennings Family Foundation
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels, Cemeteries & Cremation Services
 
Gold Sponsors
American Family Insurance Burnett & Associates
Cahill Financial Advisors
Jack Kennefick
McNellis & Asato
Mike & Susan Martiny
North American Banking Company
Stiles Financial Services
Tankenoff Families Foundation
Transitions in Business
 
Silver Sponsors
44th Street Dental
The Brookshire Co.
C. Vision Productions
Katy & Ralph Campbell
Christensen Group
Christensen & Laue
William & Lois Clynes Foundation
EdinAlarm
Edina Liquor
John Flynn
Grandview Tire & Auto
Bob & Rosie Gubrud
Catherine & Tom Gump
Bob & Rhoda Perkins
Peters Billiards
Smith Financial Group
Josh Sprague
Stinson LLP
Tradition Capital Bank
TrustPoint
Wells Fargo
 
Bronze Sponsors
Advent Group
Alphas Futures LLC
Cross Country Mortgage, LLC
Renee Harberts & Dave Wendt
Joe & Kris Hayes
Jessen Press
Kallas Law Office
Dan & Stacy Mott
Pets Are Inn
Bob & Vianne Stehlik
Terry & Merilee Stevens
 
Raffle Sponsor
Mainstream Boutique

Volunteers
Jennifer Bennerotte
Kayla Beehler, co-chair
Frank Cardarelle
Kaylin Eidsness
Jennifer Hendrickson
Jody Kern, co-chair
Marty Kupper
Paul Mooty, co-chair
Kip Peterson
Paul Peterson
Ann Platt
Michael Stanzak

Please give generously. Invoices for pledges made during the fundraiser will be sent soon. Payment is due by Oct. 31, 2021.