Edina Community Foundation

Compelled to Be of Service

Paul Mooty at the White House Made in America Showcase.

Paul Mooty joined the Rotary Club of Edina in 1999. He’s served on the board of directors for the Edina Community Foundation (2011-2019), Fairview Southdale Hospital and the Edina Chamber of Commerce. He’s served on the City of Edina Transportation Commission, was former representative Ron Erhardt’s campaign treasurer and has volunteered as a youth soccer coach for his kids’ teams. Read more about Compelled to Be of Service

2019 Bold New Idea Winner Will Celebrate Girls in Sports

A group of female athletes from Edina poses at the Bold New Idea contest.

By: Hailey Almsted

In January, the Edina Community Foundation welcomed submissions for its ‘Bold New Idea’ contest, awarding an Edina resident (or a group of residents) up to $5,000 for their idea to strengthen and celebrate our beautiful city. Five finalists took the stage in April, and the Edina Girls Sport Summit ultimately took home the prize money. Read more about 2019 Bold New Idea Winner Will Celebrate Girls in Sports

Local Volunteer Recognized for Work

Last year, Patty Dronen started thinking about the upcoming Edina High School senior party. Ordinarily, this Edina mom focuses her attention on sports; she has been the administrator of the Edina Baseball Association and is currently an administrator for the Edina Basketball Association. But when nobody filled a leadership position on the senior party board, Dronen volunteered as lead decorations chair.

Edina CEOs of the Round Table

Last month, the Edina Chamber of Commerce and the Edina Community Foundation co-hosted a “CEO Roundtable,” an event to promote economic growth in Edina. The roundtable’s keynote speaker was Kathy Tunheim, the senior advisor to Gov. Mark Dayton on job creation. Tunheim addressed issues that affect the entire state’s business growth, and afterward five local CEOs discussed how Edina has responded to these demands at a local level.
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