Giving Back

Edina Senior Center Celebrates New Sculpture

Glass sculpture "The Wave" by artist David Wight

Going to the beach is one of this season’s finest luxuries, and enjoying Minnesota lakes tops my own “Best Way to Spend a Summer Day” list. When I visit one of the coasts—east, west or north—
I am fascinated by waves. I love to watch Lake Superior crash against the rocks … or feel the gentle lift and fall as I wade into the ocean … or follow the build of the sea and then its sudden break, spilling on the sand. It’s mesmerizing to watch waves constantly change, grow, splash and disappear, over and over. Read more about Edina Senior Center Celebrates New Sculpture

Sharing is Caring

Ryan Muhlbauer

Ryan Muhlbauer is passionate about creating community and bringing people together. An entrepreneur, who founded Dogtopia of Bloomington, Muhlbauer’s connections to Edina residents in his Christian men’s group and Metro Men’s Club set him on a path to becoming one of the Edina Community Foundation’s Community Impact Partners in 2019. Read more about Sharing is Caring

Hometown Champion

Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy’s community service contributions are felt in Edina and beyond. His connection to Edina is through his family’s multi-generational businesses, Grandview Tire & Auto, Edina Tire & Auto, and Murphy Automotive, which support the work of the Edina Community Foundation as “Hometown Champions,” donating $2,500 annually. Read more about Hometown Champion

Food Relief

Wayne Kostroski

Wayne Kostroski didn’t set out to found an event that would fund 25 million meals. A local restauranteur since 1980, Kostroski toured a St. Paul food bank in 1985, was struck by the need and realized that he was in a position to help. Read more about Food Relief

Help is Here

Man posing with two children.

Millions of Americans lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Others faced temporary furloughs, transitioning to remote work or otherwise a complete upheaval of their lives. We are still feeling the effects nearly a year after the pandemic began.

The suburbs of Minnesota are not immune to pandemic related hardships. However, we have seen communities support one another in new and encouraging ways. Read more about Help is Here


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