Giving Back

Bigbee with artist renderings of Sound on 27th, an affordable housing  community opening in Edina this spring. Renderings courtesy of Aeon.

Arnie Bigbee refers to himself as “kind of a volunteer geek.” After retiring in 2007 from a 32-year career in administration at Mayo Clinic, he has committed his time to organizations in Edina and the Twin Cities, focusing on the issue of affordable housing.

At the 2021 Taste Fore the Tour, local celebs and guests gathered to raise funds for local food shelf, VEAP.

Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy’s community service contributions are felt in Edina and beyond.

A box packed with food from VEAP Food Shelf

VEAP Food Shelf has provided a valuable service in southwest Twin Cities communities since it began operating in 1973.

Andrew Zimmern prepares food for Taste Fore the Tour

This year, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 3M Open was played without spectators and Taste Fore the Tour took its fundraising efforts online.

Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation participants hosted local events in November 2019 to support its charity partner project.

Cahill Financial Advisor’s Community Investment Program participants, including special guest Jarrett Culver of the Minnesota Timberwolves, were hard at work at Simpson Housing Services in September.

The women behind Giving WoMN.

Since its start, Giving WoMN has awarded $1.5 million by way of 81 impact grants to about 65 nonprofits across the metro area.

A Rotary Club of Edina member embraces a Guatemalan woman.

The Rotary Club of Edina is giving back in Guatemala.

A table of donated bras and underwear for La Bratique's bra drive.

La Bratique's bra drive benefits Tubman, a Twin Cities organization dedicated to helping those who have experienced trauma.

Michelle Horan sits with a stick of her innerdialogue t-shirts.

InnerDialogue Shirts is Michelle Horan’s Edina-based business born out of what would seem like an everyday task, to replace a favorite but worn out T-shirt.

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