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Ordinary Magic is the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's signature celebration and annual fundraising event

Ordinary Magic Online

Looking forward to celebrating this magical evening on Friday, May 7, 2021!

Supporting families and strengthening communities has never been more important!

Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who joined us Friday, May 1, 2020 for Ordinary Magic Online! We enjoyed an evening of inspiring stories and generosity. If you weren't able to join us live, see below to watch the event on Facebook or YouTube.

More than ever, the health of our community is our priority. As Minnesota works to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Wilder is working quickly to adapt services to protect clients, participants, staff and volunteers. We are all in this together, and Wilder continues to serve children, families and older adults throughout the community.

Get Event Details about Ordinary Magic Online

  • Virtual Program - Watch our video program online on Friday, May 1 at 7 pm live on Facebook & YouTube.
  • Fund-a-Need MATCH - Support Wilder's work in the community and help us reach our $120,000 match for individual gifts! All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar. Consider making a gift today, even if you're unable to watch the virtual program. 

Watch Ordinary Magic Online: Facebook & YouTube

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Questions? Please contact us at to find out how you can participate in Ordinary Magic Online.

Become a Wilder Supporter and provide a range of family supports like high-quality care and learning for children.

Become a Wilder Changemaker and invest in diverse leaders and empower the contributions they make.

Become a Wilder Advocate and strengthen healthy connections across generations and among older adults and caregivers.

Become a Wilder Champion and invest directly in families and support the mental health and well-being of our community.

Stories of Ordinary Magic

When you join Wilder’s mission, you are helping families and communities to strengthen themselves from within.  Join us in rising to the challenges of today and those to come. Together, we are here for good.

Wilder employee and volunteer pack frozen meals for Meals on Wheels customers

Meals on Wheels Rolls with COVID-19 Changes to Continue Serving Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities in Saint Paul

Jack Munsell signed up in February to pack meals for other volunteers to deliver to Wilder Meals on Wheels customers in Saint Paul. Then the novel coronavirus upended life as Minnesotans know it.

Wilder Meals on Wheels made ra...More about this story »

Mother painting imaginary picture on daughter's face during play therapy

Wilder Therapists Provide Mental Health Support for Children And Families During COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Wilder therapists were suddenly unable to meet in person with children and families who are experiencing stress and trauma. With balloons, feathers and bubbles, therapists are finding creative ways to he...More about this story »

Students eating breakfast at Wilder Child Development Center

Wilder Child Development Center a Reassuring Space for Kids and Families During COVID-19

Any parent or child care provider can tell you that kids thrive on routine and stability. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed most people’s lives, the Wilder Child Development Center brings welcome routines and ...More about this story »

Sponsor Ordinary Magic

Questions about sponsoring Ordinary Magic? Contact Ellen Cleary at 651-280-2089 or

Thank You 2020 Ordinary Magic Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making Wilder's signature fundraising event possible this year!

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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