‘Fabulous 50’s’ 2018 EFWC Fundraiser

This year’s major fundraiser is coming right up on November 17th at 5:00 PM!

The location is Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Avenue. This exciting evening will feature the:


This talented band will be bringing us Rocka Rollaz Music from the 50’s, Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing and a Silent Auction of Exciting Items.

EFWC Philanthropies Inc. has served Edina and the greater Twin Cities area for 45 years. We have benefitted many worthwhile organizations throughout the years including Edina Crisis Center, Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Little Memorial Hospice, Boy and a Girl Scouts, Children’s Home Society, Courage Center and VEAP.  Contributions exceeding $900,000 would not have been possible without the generosity of our Twin Cities friends and neighbors.

To purchase tickets, contact LaRae Ellingson Hovland at larae.ellingson@comcast.net.  They are $100 per person.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions?  Contact:  JoAnn Stromberg at 952-927-8933   joannstromberg@gmail.com


Join us November 18 at 5:00 PM for our annual charity fundraiser, Moonlight and Music, at Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Avenue.  Acme Jazz Company will entertain us throughout a great evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and silent auction of fantastic items and experiences.  The evening will benefit three wonderful organizations for young people; 66 West, Oasis for Youth, and Edina Education Fund.

Don’t miss out!  Contact LaRae Hovland for tickets at Larae.ellingson@comcast.net.  (Each ticket is $100 of which $55 is tax deductible.)  See you there!

Questions?  Contact Arlene Clapp 612-708-6576 or arlene@arleneclapp.com

Giving Back

The EFWC proudly participates in many volunteer and philanthropic projects. Please read about our current and past efforts to give back to the community below.

EFWC supports Sojourner House

The Edina Federated Women’s Club is supporting Sojourner House this year. Sojourner House envisions a world where everyone lives their life free from domestic abuse. Sojourner House is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Providence residents and Brown University students who were concerned about what was then a silent epidemic: domestic violence.

Thanks to the efforts of our many supporters, Sojourner House has grown from a part-time, volunteer hotline into a provider of comprehensive services available to victims of abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Edina Federated Women’s Club is honored to assist in this mission.

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Edina Feds Fest

January 9, 2015

The Edina Federated Women’s Club, celebrated 45 years of service and friendship and held its 13th Annual Feds Fest Benefit “Carnivale”,on January 9th, 2015 at the Westin Hotel Galleria, Edina, Minnesota.

Entertainment was provided by Patty Peterson & Friends, all of whom are recording artists and involved in the interational scene.  Patty is an award winning vocalist, radio personality and a world class Jazz/R&B singer.  In addition, the evening included cocktails, dinner, and both silent and live auctions.  We had 228 people attending our latest benefit, and raised $36,000 which was donated to:

  • $18,000 to Edina Ed Fund, which was used to provide college scholarships to nine Edina High School graduates
  • $18,000 to Edina Give & Go, which is working to eliminate the “opportunity gap” as students struggle with financial barriers that prevent them from participating the in the life and learning opportunities in our schools.   

Edina Feds Fest “Carnivale”

January 4, 2014

The Edina Federated Women’s Club, celebrated 44 years of service and friendship by holding its 12th Annual Feds Fest Benefit “Carnivale” on January 4th, 2014 at the Westin Edina Galleria Hotel in Edina, Minnesota. This year’s Benefit, “Carnivale”  featured Live and Silent Auctions, Party Table, Wine Wall, Mystery Boxes, Heads or Tails and Gourmet Dinner. Headliner entertainment was provided by Mr. Bill Arnold, Minneapolis based comedian, magician, entertainer and co-creator of the ever popular nationally acclaimed hit comedy show “Triple Expresso”. During the cocktail hour, Mr. Bill Koncar, accordionists entertained with requests and musical selections.

Our organization raised $40,000 which was donated to:

  • $20,000 to Edina Ed Fund, which was used to provide college scholarships to ten Edina High School graduates
  • $20,000 to Edina Give & Go, which is supporting their Summer is Go Time program for students, allowing kids to receive meals, tutorial training, enrichment activities, arts and crafts, babysitting classes, a biking program, and science courses.