Auburn Homes

Moravian Care Foundation

501 Oak Street N
Chaska, MN 55318-2072
Bob Kuhlman,
Foundation Director
Kathy Fredrich,
Administrative Assistant
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The Moravian Care Foundation helps to enrich the experience of our residents by providing funds to create facilities, build programs and support capital needs. By supporting the Foundation you are helping put the ‘home’ in Auburn Homes & Services. You are also helping Auburn continue to realize our mission of providing care, service and ministry to the elderly.

We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with you about how your support and involvement can have a lasting impact for generations to come.

The following are just a few of our supporters’ most recent accomplishments:

  • Supporting the annual budgets of the four activity programs for our residents at each of our facilities in both Chaska and Waconia. $20,000
  • A new handicap-accessible bus for all residents of AHS. $87,000
  • Complete renovation of the Heath Chapel and Fireside Room in our Chaska campus. $23,000
  • Landscaping and patio with new furniture and oversized umbrella at the main entrance of our Chaska campus. $29,000
  • Sliding glass doors for the Ekstrom Chapel/Celebration Room at Auburn Meadows in Waconia. $17,000

Auburn Meadows hanging lights

Festival of Trees logo

Thank You!

Auburn Homes & Services would like to thank everyone who attended the seventh annual Festival of Trees Gala, Cheers to 90 Years — a spectacular benefit for seniors in our area celebrating Auburn Homes & Services' 90 years of service to the community. We would also like to thank those who assisted in making the evening possible. The dedication and support that is shown is deeply appreciated.

The live auction included custom Christmas lighting for a residence, choice of one of 16 adventures through Cloud 9, gift cards to 8 top restaurants in the Twin Cities along with flowers and chocolates, a show at the Orpheum combined with an overnight hotel stay and dinner, a propane fire pit and four chairs, as well as one of the designer-decorated Christmas trees plus a wreath. The silent auction offered over 80 packages! A sincere thank you to our many caring donors who make the live and silent auctions possible. Your creativity is exceeded only by your generosity.

Auburn Homes' Festival of Trees - City Hall tree
The City Hall Christmas tree titled Hometown Holiday was designed by Barb Stoffel, Elegance by Design and Connie Kraus, Ladybug Child Care Centers.
Festival of Trees - People's Choice Award winner
The People’s Choice award winner for Festival of Trees 2018 is Home for the Holidays by Karen Hallquist, NYA Area Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations!
1920s girls distributing candy at Festival of Trees event

Diamond Sponsors:
Klein Bank logo Ridgeview Medical Center logo Lions logo

Sapphire Sponsors:

  • Auburn Care Auxiliary
  • Gary Burau
  • Jill Falk
  • Del & Kay Ploen
  • ProRehab
  • Sackett-Waconia

Ruby Sponsors:

  • Dolce Vita
  • MidCountry Bank
  • Total Networx
  • Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Gold Sponsors:

  • BankVista
  • Chaska Rotary
  • City of Chaska
  • Community Asset Foundation
  • Culver’s Chaska & Waconia
  • Bruce & Candace Lundgren
  • Auburn Homes & Services

Friends of the Foundation:

  • Abdallah Chocolates
  • Chanhassen Floral
  • Chaser’s Beverage Center
  • Custom Christmas Lighting
  • Lenzen Chevrolet & Buick
  • Kraus family
  • Mayer Lutheran High School
  • Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
  • Paddy O’Furniture
  • Steve & Rita Yetzer
  • Wagner Press & Graphics
  • Willow Winds Gardens

A big thank you to all of our tree designers. We are so blessed to have so many talented people in our area.

Tree Designers:

  • Barbarajo Kuzelka & Kate Sobraske – Barbie’s Bloomers, Carver
  • Barb Stoffel – Elegance by Design, Chaska
  • Kristin Campbell – Organized Homes & Staging, Waconia
  • Beth Novak – ReMax Advantage Plus, Chanhassen
  • Amanda Bloomgren & Mary Bloomgren – Sweetwater Style LLC, Waconia
  • Marta Christenson – Victoria Rose Floral, Inc., Victoria
  • Annette Hentz – Carver Flowers
  • Shop 501 & Company
  • Karen Hallquist – NYA Area Chamber of Commerce

Some of the trees can be viewed at the following locations: Chaska City Hall, BankVista, Culver’s in Waconia, and Chaska Curling Center.

Garden Café Update

Our newly remodeled Our newly remodeled Garden Café is serving up some wonderful breakfasts and lunches for residents, staff, families and visitors.

We are extremely thankful to all the donors who made this remodel possible. Click here for a list of the organizations and individuals who donated to the campaign.

Garden Cafe after remodel
Garden Cafe after remodel

Garden Cafe logo

Garden Cafe seating area

Gifting Opportunities

Fundraising efforts at Auburn Homes & Services are ongoing as we continue to see new opportunities on how we can enhance the living experiences of our wonderful residents. The Foundation really does add those special touches to make life that much more enjoyable for residents and their families. Gifts received range from twenty dollars to several thousand dollars. We share your passion for giving and we are here to assist you in finding the best way to realize your wishes.

Moravian Care Foundation has a multitude of options for giving, all suited to meet your needs, including endowments, restricted and unrestricted gifts, annual giving, capital campaign opportunities, planned giving, memorials and wish lists.

Your Support Makes a Direct Impact

Moravian Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible as provided under current IRS regulations. Philanthropic gifts have a direct impact on the lives of residents as we look to donors to help us realize our mission of Serving Seniors in the Spirit of Christ’s Love. We are in this together and, together, all things are possible.

Make a Donation

If you wish to make a donation to Moravian Care Foundation you may do so by clicking on the Donate Now button which is at the bottom of every page of this website.
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Or you may send your donation to:

Moravian Care Foundation
501 Oak Street N
Chaska, MN 55318-2072

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Other Ways to Support Auburn Homes & Services

Planned Giving: Plan now to leave a legacy gift for seniors in our care by naming Auburn Homes & Services in your will or revocable trust. For more details, contact the Foundation Manager or call 952-361-0460.

Appreciated Stock: It's easy and saves you money! A gift of appreciated securities to Auburn Homes & Services provides income tax deductions and voids associated capital gains tax. To arrange a gift of stock, ask your broker or financial advisor to contact the Foundation Manager or call 952-361-0460.

Charity at Work! Does your company promote workplace giving or match charitable gifts? Just ask your Human Resources or Community Affairs Department if they have workplace giving or a matching gifts program and follow the few steps they give you to participate. Auburn Homes & Services will receive the charitable contributions you designate directly from your employer. For more information, contact the Foundation Manager or call 952-361-0460.