Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The community gathered Friday, April 26, to honor Alisa Rabin Bell, the first executive director in the Woodbury Community Foundation’s history, who is leaving the organization.
As nice as it was for people to come out and recognize Alisa Rabin Bell for her work with the Woodbury Community Foundation, she says it was more impressive to hear about the influence the organization has had on the city. WCF Board members, business and civic leaders, elected officials and friends came together Friday, April 26, to recognize Rabin Bell during a ceremony at City Hall. She announced last month that she is leaving the organization. “It was bittersweet,” she said of the event. “It’s so touching to see the people that came out and supported me and the Foundation. But it was really impressive to see the impact the Foundation has had on the community.” Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, a member of the WCF Board, said she considers …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The group was recognized during a ceremony Monday night at the Eagle Valley Golf Course clubhouse.
The fourth graduating class of the Woodbury Citizens’ Academy received their diplomas Monday night at the Eagle Valley Golf Course clubhouse. Over several weeks each spring, the Woodbury Community Foundation program looks to give people an inside look at all facets of the city, from government to public safety to local media. Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens gave the keynote address at the Monday, April 22, ceremony. “Woodbury is a great place to live, work and thrive,” Stephens said in a release. “We encourage everyone to get involved and do great things for our community.” The Woodbury Community Foundation runs the Woodbury Citizens’ Academy in cooperation with the city and other community partners. The Woodbury Lions Club was the lead …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Alisa Rabin Bell is leaving the organization at the end of the month.
Alisa Rabin Bell, the first executive director in the history of the Woodbury Community Foundation, is leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities. Her last day is March 31, but Bell said she would continue to volunteer with the Woodbury Community Foundation, which she says is “in a great place” moving forward. “The board is very supportive,” she told Patch on Tuesday. “I’m excited to see what’s next for me and I’m excited to see what’s next for the foundation.” Formerly and all-volunteer organization, the Woodbury Community Foundation hired Bell in February 2008. “I believe that God opens and closes doors, and the timing was just really good for me and my family and the foundation,” Bell said. She said she’s leaving the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Applications will be accepted soon for the Woodbury Community Foundation’s Citizens’ Academy.
Started with the idea of getting residents more engaged with the city, the Woodbury Community Foundation’s annual Citizens’ Academy is set to return for the fourth year. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Alisa Rabin Bell, executive director of the Woodbury Community Foundation. “It’s a really interesting opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of Woodbury.” People can apply to be part of the free series starting Dec. 1. Check out the Woodbury Community Foundation’s website for updates. The series includes experts on various parts of the city, including business, media, public safety, public works and government, among others. The Citizens’ Academy is held on Monday nights from Feb. 11 to April 22 (except March 11). The final schedule with …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The annual event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
The Woodbury Community Foundation’s 2012 Soiree Spooktakular, held Oct. 26 at the Prom Center, scared up $22,000. It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. More than 200 people attended this year’s event, and there is still time to support the Woodbury Community Foundation. Auction items can still be bid on (through Nov. 16) by emailing email@example.com. See the list of items in the photos section of this post. For more information about the Woodbury Community Foundation, visit its website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, October 22, 2012
The event is set for Oct. 26 at the Prom Center.
The Woodbury Community Foundation’s Soiree Spooktalular is set for Friday, Oct. 26, at the Prom Center in Oakdale. The event—which kicks off at 6:13 p.m.—is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased through the Woodbury Community Foundation’s website. People can buy tickets at the door. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Last year’s event raised nearly $26,000. For more information about the WCF, visit its website. Editor’s note: If you know about more Halloween events in Woodbury, tell us about them in the comments section. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The broadcast from Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
On this week's Woodbury Patch Live, we brought in Alisa Rabin Bell, executive director of the Woodbury Community Foundation, as our special guest. We talked about the safety of cyclists on the roads, a new Italian restaurant coming to town, and the latest from her organization. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Friday, July 13, 2012
The group also recognized retiring board members.
The Woodbury Community Foundation on Friday announced its new board members and officers. The new board members are: The new officers for 2012-13 are: The Woodbury Community Foundation also recognized retiring board members: The Woodbury Community Foundation is a local philanthropic nonprofit agent acting on behalf of the community, to provide leadership and financial leverage to combat the most profound social needs of our Woodbury residents. Our mission is to strengthen our community by connecting people and organizations with causes that matter. Our long-term goal is to improve the well-being of the people who live here by transforming lives for Woodbury’s future. Our commitment is to inspire and support productive collaborations that …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The frozen-yogurt shop opened Friday in Woodbury and will host an event for the Woodbury Community Foundation on Thursday.
Anybody tried out Freeziac yet? The new frozen-yogurt shop—where people can build their own concoctions—opened Friday in the former Blockbuster space at 1960 Donegal Drive. For Thursday's grand opening, people from 5-7 p.m. can get a 16-ounce cup of frozen yogurt for $3. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Woodbury Community Foundation. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Friday, July 6, 2012
Skilled and unskilled workers are needed on Wednesdays in July.
Looking to lend a hand (or hammer) in Woodbury? Volunteers are needed to help work on the Garden Gate Habitat for Humanity project, according to a release from the Woodbury Community Foundation. Crews are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25. Volunteers ages 16 and up are welcome on the construction site. People needn’t be a skilled worker to volunteer. Minors are required to volunteer with an adult supervisor age 21 or older. Families with young children invited to help provide lunch and water for the workers. The work site is generally at 588 Gateway Place. For more information or to sign up, contact Mark Turbak with the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-305-7120. Habitat Homes Going Up…