About the Gala

How would it make you feel to know that because of you, one more family in Dunn County will be looking forward to the new school year with new hope? 

In 2016, you helped make it possible for the Foundation to build a local Habitat for Humanity home, create a diaper bank for domestic violence victims, deliver supplemental food boxes to hungry seniors, and to give free dental care to low-income families.

Because of people like you, we helped renovate a village public library, enhance programming for children at the Mabel Tainter, make Menomonie more bike-friendly, and save a historic building in Colfax.

On Saturday, November 4th, 2017 we will be holding our annual Jeans & Jewels fundraising Gala.  This charity event, to benefit the Community Foundation of Dunn County, includes dinner, live music and raffles followed by silent and live auction.

The Community Foundation’s Annual Jeans & Jewels Gala is a festive celebration of the individuals and organizations that bolster our important work to improve lives and strengthen communities.

The Community Foundation’s Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. More than 200 corporate, political and community leaders get together to celebrate the Foundation’s achievements and have an amazing time. Expect an evening of delicious food with both live and silent auctions.
Through the mindful generosity of you, our donors, the Foundation manages its resources with the goal of growth and providing a permanent source of community capital.  This is what the Jeans and Jewels Gala is about – connectedness, a shared sense of mission, passion for improving communities and strengthening our social fabric.


We would greatly appreciate if you would be a Gala Sponsor or contribute to our fundraising efforts by donating a live or silent auction item. We have included a list of sponsorship opportunities for your consideration. We ask you to support this effort at the level that is most appropriate and affordable for you!

The entire Board of Directors, staff and our nonprofit partners join us in thanking you for your generous partnership and support. We hope to see you at Jeans & Jewels. Save the date for the evening of Saturday November 4th!