Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The foundation gave $100,000 in scholarships to 118 Eagan students, the organization's largest ever single-year disbursement.
The Eagan Foundation, a local non-profit, announced Wednesday that it would be giving $100,000 in scholarships to 118 Eagan students graduating from high school. It's more money than has been given in any year in the foundation's nearly quarter-century history and a 34 percent increase over 2012. Donors to the Eagan Foundation include local businesses, school organizations, family foundations other and nonprofits. The scholarship winners were honored on May 21 during a breakfast ceremony at Eagan High School. The Eagan Foundation has more about the selection process and winners in a press release: Senior-year students attending Eagan High School or residing in Eagan were eligible for the scholarships administered through the Eagan …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sean Choi wants to create a legacy for deceased Eagan High School student Ahsim Ahmed, who was killed in a car crash last year on Diffley Road.
Sean Choi doesn't want closure. To Choi, closure means that he'll have to move on from the death of his friend, Ahsim Ahmed, who was killed in a car accident last year along Diffley Road in Eagan. Closure means he would have to leave Ahmed's memory in the past. Instead, Choi wants to remember him—to build a legacy for Ahmed, an Eagan High School graduate who touched many lives, including Choi's. Which is why, in the months following Ahmed's death, Choi and several other students began raising money. At first, they wanted to donate the money to Ahmed's family. Eventually, however, the group decided to create a $500 Eagan Foundation scholarship in Ahmed's name. "I have a strong idea that he really is still with us in spirit," said Choi, who …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Eagan Resource Center, Caponi Art Park, 360 Communities and others are among the beneficiaries of nine separate grants from the foundation.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the Eagan Foundation. The Eagan Foundation today announced it has awarded $7,500 in funding to nine local non‐profits. The funding will support a wide variety of initiatives that help make Eagan the best place to live, learn, work and play. Part of the Eagan Foundation’s mission is to support efforts that strengthen the Eagan community through grant programs—creating a legacy one gift at a time. Raising funds to support an annual grant program is an ongoing goal for the Eagan Foundation. "The Eagan Foundation is committed to bringing neighbors together to further strengthen our great city. Through these grants, we continue to invest in our community by meeting everyday practical needs, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The fundraising event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center.
Enjoy fine wines, craft beers and a diversity of food at the 12th annual Taste of Eagan fundraiser for the Eagan Foundation. The fundraising event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on April 18 at the Eagan Community Center. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 if purchased after April 11. The event will include a wine tasting and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Eagan Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to graduating Eagan High School student. Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us
Monday, February 25, 2013
Graduating seniors who want to be considered for a scholarship must turn in an application by 6 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors who need help defraying college tuition costs. The foundation will award more than 100 scholarship worth more than $95,000 in 2013 to eligible seniors during a ceremony later this spring. But to be considered for a scholarship, students must apply by 6 p.m. on Feb. 28. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria determined by the scholarship donor such as academic merit, financial need, and other requirements. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $2,500, and money for the scholarships is donated by a wide spectrum of local businesses, …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The dance fitness party will be held on Sunday, March 10 at the Eagan Community Center.
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Saturday, February 23
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Get your work out on for a good cause at 1 p.m. on Sunday March 10, as the Eagan Community Center hosts a charity Zumbathon benefitting the Eagan Foundation. The event begins at 1 p.m., with a 30-minute youth "Zumbatomic" dance aerobics session for 4-year-olds and up. At 1:30 p.m., teens and adults can join the dance party and work out under the guidance of instructors while a DJ spins tunes. The fee for the event is $10 in advance for adults or $5 for youth 4-12. Fees the day of the event are $12 for adults and $7 for youth. All of the proceeds will go to the Eagan Foundation to support Eagan youth. Advance tickets can be purchased at the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
More than 20 acts performed at the first-ever "Eagan Has Talent" fundraiser at the Eagan High School on Saturday.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Hundreds of audience members got an artistic treat at the Eagan High School on Saturday evening, as a variety of singers, musicians, dancers and comedians took to the stage for the first-ever "Eagan Has Talent" fundraiser. A total of 23 acts, including guitarists, a women's choir, a father/daughter comedy and magic duo and others performed as part of the talent show. The performers all auditioned in October to participate in the event, which was a joint fundraiser for the Eagan Foundation and the Eagan High School. Many of the performers were Eagan High School students. Tickets to the show cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. To see …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A dedicated group of friends and family organized a fundraiser last week. Most of the money will be donated to the Eagan Foundation to provide funding for a college scholarship.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Even after his death, Eagan High School graduate Matt Thuente is still having a big impact on his local community. Just ask Ryan Wensmann, one of Thuente's best friends, who helped coordinate a fundraiser last week at Al Baker's Restaurant in Eagan. The event, which featured a silent auction, live music and drinks, drew in a crowd of more than 200 people and raised more than $16,000 in Thuente's name. All but $500 of that money will be donated to the Eagan Foundation to provide funding for a series of college scholarships organized in Thuente's memory, Wensmann said. The remaining $500 is earmarked as a donation for the Children's Cancer …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A total of 19 finalists made it through auditions in October, and will perform onstage during the talent show event.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us A handful of local performers will get a chance to show off their skills onstage this weekend as part of the "Eagan Has Talent" event, presented by the Eagan Foundation and Eagan High School. On Monday, the organization announced that it had selected 19 finalists to perform in the show, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Eagan High School Theatre. Click here to purchase tickets for the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. The finalists, who were required to audition earlier in October, include:
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Have a unique talent that you'd like to share with the community? Audition for the talent show!
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Unveil your talents on stage during the "Eagan Hast Talent" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Eagan High School Theatre. Auditions are required for performers 12 years old or older who are interested in participating in the talent show. Auditions are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and Wednesday, Oct. 24. The talent show is presented by the high school and the Eagan Foundation. Talent show rules are as follows: Click here for more information about the talent show, or to fill out the talent show application.