Annual Golf & Taste Celebration

June 19, 2017

Ridgeview Foundation will host its 32nd Annual Golf & Taste Celebration at Island View Golf Club in Waconia on Monday, June 19. As Ridgeview Foundation's largest fundraiser, the annual Golf & Taste event brings more than 1,000 people together to raise funds for Ridgeview Medical Center. Volunteers, golfers, bridge, employees, leadership and guests join for a common purpose: to help transform health care.



2017 Ridgeview Foundation Golf & Taste Celebration Brochure

Sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Ridgeview Foundation Golf & Taste Celebration.



Photos from the 2016 Event

More than $1.25 million was raised at the 31st Annual Ridgeview Foundation Golf & Taste Celebration at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. Proceeds from the event will support the renovation and expansion of Ridgeview’s Emergency Department in Waconia through the Foundation’s Lifeline for a Lifetime campaign. This Emergency Department expansion will allow Ridgeview’s emergency services to remain as a premier resource in the southwest metro area.

The 2016 celebration included golf, a bridge tournament, live music, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages from area restaurants and establishments. Fox 9 chief meteorologist Ian Leonard served as the emcee for the evening program, which included silent and live auctions, and recognition of major sponsors. A total of 220 golfers participated in the event last year.

More than $10 million has now been raised in support of Ridgeview since the first Golf & Taste event in 1986. “I continue to be amazed by the generosity and the contributions of our community members and volunteers,” said Doug Stasek, executive director, Ridgeview Foundation. “It is amazing to see so many people, from across the southwest metro and beyond, gathered together to support Ridgeview Medical Center and our commitment to health care excellence.”

Major sponsors of the 2016 event included: Emergency Physicians & Consultants, PA (Presenting Sponsor, Chairman Level); Security Bank; Wigen Water Technologies; Charter Bank; Lakeview Clinic, Ltd.; Ridgeview Medical Staff; US Bank Private Client Reserve; Allina Health Systems; CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; Irish Born Hospitality; KleinBank; Lockton Companies, LLC; McKesson Technology Solutions; Medallion Cabinetry–an Elkay Company; Medica; Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP; Mortenson Construction; North Central Ambulance Sales; OBGYN West; PrairieCare; The Lutheran Home Association and Catalyst Construction; Twin Cities Orthopedics; Beniek Property Services, Inc.; E.P.S., Inc.; Meristem; Aurora Investments, LLC; Graybar and Laketown Electric Corporation; Lindquist & Vennum, LLP; Medical Advanced Pain Specialists; SDQ Janitorial; and Youngstedt’s.

2016 Raffle Winners

Raffle Prize Winner
$2,000 Grand Prize Ross Thomspon
$500 Jonathan Larson
$500 Barb Schug
$500 Phyllis Roth
$500 Brenda Grams
$500 Jean Buller
$500 Brenda Grams
$250 Lucy Foster
$250 Maryann Porter


View last year's event highlights video.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 952-442-6010 or at

Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview Medical Center’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west-suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it. For more information about Ridgeview Foundation or how to become involved, visit

Click here to to view the participants in the 2016 Taste of the Ridgeview Region.

2016 Taste Participants

Click here to view a full list of the live and silent auction items available at this year's event.

Auction Items


Thank you to our 2016 event sponsors!



Security Bank and Trust