News and Events

Valentini’s Supper Club March Madness Burger Bash


Valentini’s Supper Club hosted the third “March Madness Burger Bash” on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Approximately 300 burgers were served and there were many great raffle prizes to win.


Special thanks go out to Valentini’s for sponsoring this event and donating proceeds of $2,747 to benefit the CCF.  The burger baskets were great and the service fast and friendly.


We’d also like to thank Jim’s Sports Club, Jubilee Foods, Keyboard Liquor, Lake Street Bar & Grill, Norri Distributing, Phillips Distributing, Starkovich Distributing, Sunny Hill Distributors, Tom & Jerry’s and Valentini’s for donating prizes for the raffles.  We appreciate your support!

Valentini’s Supper Club Friendraiser – Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

The annual banquet of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association was held on October 5, 2016 at the Hibbing Memorial Building.  Approximately 400 people attended.  Valentini’s Supper Club, a longtime supporter of the Chisholm Community Foundation, sponsored the bar at the event and donated proceeds of $1,847.00 to the Chisholm Community Foundation.  CCF board members were on hand to help bartend.  We’d like to thank A-1 Refrigeration, the Hibbing Memorial Building, Pepsi Cola, and Sunny Hill Distributors for donating various items and supplies.  The support from these organizations helps make this event successful.   Thanks to Laine Skoglund who spent the afternoon and evening setting up and bartending.  And a very big thank you goes out to Paul David Marturano for organizing the event and running the bar.  His time and dedication is what makes the event a success year after year.  We appreciate your support and all you do, PD! 

Ninth Annual Holiday Wine Tasting Event


Paul & Suzi Ruper, owners of Keyboard Liquor, hosted the ninth annual Holiday Wine Tasting Festival on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Valentini’s Supper Club.


Over 100 people attended the event and were able to sample 50 different wines.  People purchased their favorite wine and received it in time for the holidays.  Valentini’s added their flair with an elegant buffet of hors d’oeuvres.  Paul & Suzi donated $2,900 in proceeds to benefit the CCF.  CCF Advisory Board members assisted in planning and helping with the festival.


Thank you to the following businesses who donated for the raffles:  Bark Design, Casey Drug, Chisholm School District, Jubilee Foods, Keyboard Liquor, Minnesota Industries, SOHO Arts, Sunrise Bakery & Valentini’s.


We’d especially like to thank Paul & Suzi for their donation and all their support!  We look forward to next year – the 10th Anniversary of this very fun event! 

Chisholm Community Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Golf Tourney

The Chisholm Community Foundation held its 21st annual golf tournament on July 25, 2016 at the Mesaba Country Club.  One hundred twenty-seven golfers participated in this year’s event.  A buffet dinner was held at Valentini’s Supper Club after the tourney.


Through the support of our corporate partners, hole sponsors, golfers, businesses and individuals who donated prizes and all the volunteers who gave their time to assist throughout the day and evening, we raised approximately $11,000 this year.  Special thanks go out to the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce for conducting the raffles at the event and donating the proceeds to benefit the CCF.

We’d also like to thank the City of Chisholm for sponsoring the lunches at the Country Club.  We very much appreciate your support.

Congratulations go out  to” Team Soni”  on winning the tourney for the second straight year with a score of 57!  Pictured left to right are team members David Tomassoni, John Tomassoni, Katie Tomassoni & Danny Tomassoni.

Giving Back to the Community

The Chisholm Community Foundation is proud to announce that we awarded $86,018.00 in grants and scholarships for 2017.  Listed below are the recipients:


  • Arrowhead Peace Officers Association - $1,200.  MN DNR Firearms Safety Purchases of Mossberg Training Firearms.
  • Chisholm Beautification Association—$1,240.  Iron Man Park Bench.
  • Chisholm Beautification Association - $6,068.  City Signage Project.
  • Chisholm Economic Development Association.—$10,500.  Broadband Community Projects.
  • Chisholm Junior Volleyball - $2,300.  Elite Aluminum Volleyball Complete System for High School Gym.
  • Chisholm KIDS Plus - $29,200.  Chisholm Downtown Revitalization Group 2017 Projects.
  • Chisholm KIDS Plus—$9,030.  2017 All Class Reunion Activities ($7,530 from CCF Fund; $1,500 from Dr. Ben Owens Fund).
  • Chisholm Public Schools—$3,870.  New Treadmill for Fitness Center.
  • Chisholm Public Schools—$4,400.  Two Euphoniums for High School Band.
  • City of Chisholm—$3,000. New lockers at Curling Club.
  • Northern Lights Music Festival—$2,000.  Five Cultural Events in Chisholm.
  • Range Engineering Council—$3,750.  2017 Camp Invention.
  • CCF Scholarships—$7,000.  Seven $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the following graduating seniors of Chisholm High School:  Emily Anderson, Rachel Christensen, Stephanie Finch, Katie Landacre, Maddy Manner, Kennedy Reinke, Shelbey Swinda.
  • Robert Jon Corradi Memorial Scholarship—$600.  Recipient—Maddy Manner.
  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship—$860.  Emily Anderson & Shelbey Swinda each received a $430 scholarship.
  • Marturano Family Fund Scholarship - $1,000.  Emily Anderson & Maddy Manner each received a $500 scholarship.


The Chisholm Community Foundation is committed to making our community a better place to live, work and raise families.  To–date, the CCF has awarded over $1,000,000 to various organizations in and around our community.  The support of the community and our investors is helping to perpetuate a foundation that will give back for many years to come.