About the Gala

Thank You Presenting Sponsors
Mark and Beverly Deyo-Svendsen

Thank you to our Corporate Leader Sponsors

Thank you to our Community Leader Sponsor Marilyn Fanetti


Jeans and Jewels is a very special event to raise money for our ongoing work in philanthropy, collaboration, and leadership. Jeans and Jewels will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at UW-Stout Memorial Center in Menomonie. Our annual gala is our only fundraising event to support our mission-based operations.

In 2017, you helped make it possible for the Foundation to support the construction of a new shelter for domestic abuse survivors, fill our local food pantry shelves and send food to those in need abroad. 

CFDC supports children like Hope (left), who attends the Boys & Girls Club – Menomonie Center, learn about smart food choices with cooking classes. We support the Menomonie Police Department’s community policing initiatives like Cops 4 Kids and Coffee With A Cop (below). We recently funded the children’s series at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and helped Stepping Stones deliver supplemental foods to 120 Meals on Wheel recipients (below). And we do so much more! Visit www.cfdunncounty.org to see our full list of 2017 grants.

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!