For the Love of Austin 2023

Please join us at the 4th Annual

For the Love of Austin

presented by

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Please join us for a very special evening. It will be filled with great food and stories that will touch your heart. Share your love (and dollars) for the Austin Area Foundation and the many wonderful organizations we help support.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Love is all around

$ 2,000
  • Recognition package to be specially negotiated to meet your promotional needs
  • Prominent listing in the event program and video board
  • Prominent recognition on the AAF website
  • Listing in the 2022 Annual Report
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous 4-course dinner for 8 including wine selection
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous 4-course dinner for 8 including wine selection
  • Unique sponsor gift

Endless Love

$ 1,000
  • Prominent listing in the event program and video board
  • Prominent recognition on the AAF website
  • Listing in the 2022 Annual Report
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous 4-course dinner for 8 including wine selection
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous 4-course dinner for 8 including wine selection
  • Unique sponsor gift

Amore

$ 500
  • Listing in the event program and video board
  • Listing on the AAF website
  • Listing in the 2022 Annual Report
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous 4-course dinner for 4 including wine selection
  • Unique sponsor gift

Agape

$ 250
  • Listing in the event program and video board
  • Listing on the AAF website
  • Listing in the 2022 Annual Report
  • Welcome package including a sumptuous dinner for 2 including wine selection
  • Unique sponsor gift

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Steve Barrett, Executive Director, at 507-434-7494 to discuss these opportunities which can be tailored to meet your special needs for recognition or guests.

Event Details

From the beginning, the goal of our special event has been to put the “fun” back into fundraising. In 2020, Jeff Baldus literally sold the jacket off his back to raise additional support for the AAF. Last year, thanks to dozens of donations from generous supporters, we raised over
$1,100 to grant Tanya Medgaarden’s wish of shaving off Taggert’s beard.

This year, we hope to continue that tradition of fun in fundraising with a new surprise. Please join us as we strive to raise even more money to further our mission of “Enhancing the community through charitable giving.”

Please join AAF Board Chair Taggert Medgaarden, Steve Barrett, and one of KIMT’s Tyler Utzka for a wonderful evening that will provide you and your sweetheart an opportunity to show your love for Austin and the Greater Austin Area.

Contact Steve Barrett for additional details:

auction items

Set #1 - Silent Auction

Package #1

Basket donated by the Mower County Historical Society valued at $65. Includes 2 MCHS T-shirts, a bottle of Stella Rosa wine, A Taste of History commemorative cookbook, 3 pens, historic Mower County postcards, and a book about Mower County entitled “Once Around the Mill Pond and Cedar River.”

Package #2

Basket donated by Summerset Theatre valued at $118. Includes 2 Season 54 passes to the 2022 productions of “We Will Rock You,” a musical by Queen and Ben Elton, as well as “Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical.” We Will Rock You runs June 21-24 and June 28-July 1; Mary Poppins runs July 28-31 and August 4-7. Package also includes a DVD of Summerset Theatre’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and a memory stick containing the Souvenir version of a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, as well as all the snacks for an enjoyable viewing of these items.

Package #3

Basket donated by the Welcome Center valued at $125. Includes a gift certificate for $40 from Bella Victoria, two (2) ½ hour massages from Wellness 1st Chiropractic, chocolate hearts and a small bottle of Proseco and 2 glasses, all in a special bowl.

Package #4

Basket donated by the Parenting Resource Center—value is priceless. Assorted games, puzzles, and candy to provide children with fun experiences.

Czech It Out

Basket donated by Mike and Barb Ruzek valued at $120. All the fixin’s for a royal Czech feast. Includes 2 quart jars of the famed Ruzek Homemade Sauerkraut, 2 cans of Alaska smoked sockeye salmon, a bottle of pure maple syrup, a pound of gourmet grain wild rice, a can of golden mushroom soup, and a bag of Mrs. Bonser’s Home Style Egg Noodles. Package comes with recipes for salmon spread, sauerkraut hot dosh, potato dumplings and gravy. To top it off, the basket also contains a $50 gift certificate to Hy-Vee.

There’s No Place Like the Hormel Nature Center

This package is donated by Shari and Steve Mason and is valued at $85. “The Essence of Place”, a beautiful coffee table book providing the story of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center provides an amazing look at one of Minnesota’s finest assets is the featured item in this package which also includes a $50 gift certificate to Sweet Reads, another of Austin’s great assets.

Cheers!

Basket donated by Shari and Steve Mason valued at $65. Decorative metal bucket includes a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin bottled in Scotland, a shot glass, ice scoop, and 2 4-packs of delicious mixers.

It’s Time to Toast

A basket curated by Brian Wahlstrom of Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits and valued at $40. Basket includes a bottle of Cask and Barrel Rack House Red Blend 2020 and a second bottle of Cask and Barrel French Connection 2019 Chardonnay.

Set #2 - Silent Auction

Package #1

Basket donated by Catherine Haslag valued at $112. Includes 2 books: “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben and “The Bedside Book of Birds” by Graeme Gibson. Also includes a bottle of Aphrogrisiac wine from the noted Four Daughters Winery.

Package #2

Backpack and other items donated by Catherine Haslag valued at $64. Includes Zomake 25 litre backpack filled with two books by famed author, scientist, and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin: “Calling All Minds” and “The Outdoor Scientist.” For the budding scientist to make notes, a leather-bound journal is also included.

Package #3

A necklace donated by Stadheim Jewelers of Albert Lea valued at $95. The star-shaped Pandora pave pendant comes with an 18” silver necklace.

Package #4

A gift certificate donated by Austin Area Arts valued at $185. Can be used at any of the Arts Center’s venues for tickets to performances, classes, or the purchase of items from the retail store.

The Tax Man Cometh

Tax preparation or accounting services donated by Accurant Hill Larson Walth. Certificate entitles the winner to $250 worth of services for accounting or tax preparation to be utilized prior to April 15, 2023.

Tee It Up!

18 hole round of golf for four (4) golfers with carts donated by the Austin Country Club, William Budion General Manager valued at $400. Round of golf must be played on a single visit and certificate must be presented at time of visit. Please call the club to make arrangements.

Set #3 - Silent Auction

Package #1

Basket donated by The Friends of the Hormel Nature Center valued at $175. Package includes a Solafide Observatory tee shirt, 50th Anniversary 1971-2021 Human History Stories, $25 JCHNC Punch Pass for canoe, kayak, ski or snowshoe rentals, Josh – Pinot Grigio vintage wine, 2 bottles of honey  and 2 sets of beeswax candles made at the Nature Center, and “Essence of Place, The Story of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.”

Package #2

Basket donated by Games People Play valued at $150. Includes sweatshirts, tee shirts, and a hat. MN sweatshirt (XL), Austin sweatshirt (XL), Eat, Drink Shop Austin sweatshirt (S), Green Austin tee shirt (S), Games People Play tee shirt (M), and a GPP hat (one size fits all).

Package #3

Gift certificate donated by Grinder’s Deli valued at $32. Good for one complete pan of the incredibly delicious caramel bars. (Please note to order 48 hours in advance.)

Package #4

Gift certificate donated by Grinder’s Deli valued at $32. Good for one complete pan of the incredibly delicious caramel bars. (Please note to order 48 hours in advance.)

Live Auction

Package #1

Minnesota Twins Champions Club tickets donated by Al McNee valued at $442. See the game up close from these prime seats right behind home plate. Two tickets to the Twins game against Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 25. Tickets for Champions Club section 9, Row L, Seats 7 & 8 include valet parking, access to the exclusive and elegant private club lounge before, during, and after the game including chef prepared fine dining, exclusive views into the Twins private indoor batting cages and access to the pre- and post-game radio shows, hi-def televisions located throughout the private club lounge, private upscale restrooms, enhanced leg room and comfortable seating, and in-seat beverage service.

Package #2

Minnesota Twins Champions Club tickets donated by Al McNee valued at $442. See the game up close from these prime seats right behind home plate. Two tickets to the Twins game against the LA Angels on Friday, September 23. Come see the Twins battle superstars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Tickets for Champions Club section 9, Row L, Seats 7 & 8 include valet parking, access to the exclusive and elegant private club lounge before, during, and after the game including chef prepared fine dining, exclusive views into the Twins private indoor batting cages and access to the pre- and post-game radio shows, hi-def televisions located throughout the private club lounge, private upscale restrooms, enhanced leg room and comfortable seating, and in-seat beverage service.

Package #3

6-Month Family Membership to the YMCA at ACRC donated by the wonderful staff of the Y. This membership is valued at over $400 and includes access to all YMCA facilities and over 70 free group fitness classes per week and a Wellness Center orientation to learn how to use equipment safely and effectively.

Package #4

Set of 4 custom mugs donated by the Austin Area Foundation and valued at $140. These mugs, custom created by noted potter, Steve Tubbs, feature the Austin Area Foundation logo and are perfect for enjoying your favorite hot beverage.

It’s Time to Dine!

Package donated by Mark Ourada and valued at $450. Nothing could be finer than an exquisite dining experience prepared by noted chef Tony Finnestad. Dinner will be prepared at your home for up to six (6) guests. Your choice of the following themed dinners: Mediterranean, Italian, Farmer’s Market/Seasonal, or Middle Eastern. Please note: alcohol is not included.

Dine in Style

Package donated by the Austin Country Club and valued at beyond price. This gourmet dinner for eight (8) includes wine to be prepared exclusively for you and your guests by Executive Chef Sean Williamson. Dinner can be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and location. Please discuss menu preference with Chef Sean. Must be used by May 31, 2023.

Time to Get Toasty

Basket valued at $40 and donated by Curt Sorenson of the Bakery Lounge. Basket includes a large bottle of Barefoot Pinot Noir and a large bottle of Barefoot Chardonnay. Also includes an XL tee shirt from The Bakery Lounge.

Read All About It

The Austin Daily Herald has donated a one year subscription to the electronic version of the newspaper. This prize is valued at $72.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

The Austin Daily Herald has donated passes for two (2) to this year’s production of Footloose 2022 at the wonderful Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Enjoy a great production and dinner valued at $96.

Live Theater in Austin

Package of six (6) season tickets to Summerset Theatre donated by Belita Schindler. Take five of your friends with you for the two production season at the Summerset Theatre. Productions include “We Will Rock You” with music and lyrics by Queen and Mary Poppins, based on the classic movie.

Love Conquers All Sponsor

Love Is All Around Sponsor

Sweetheart Sponsor

Fred & Carolyn Bogott

Belita Schindler

Amore Sponsor

Phil and Gail Minerich

Agape Sponsor

Karen Asia Market of Austin

Leadership Development Resources

Rick & Carol Young

Print Media Partner

Radio Partner

Television & Production Media Partner