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Twin Cities RISE!

2011 Annual Report

Transforming Lives Th e m i s s i o n o f Tw i n C i t i e s R I S E ! ( TC R ! ) i s t o p rov i d e e m p l oye rs w i t h s k i l l e d wo r ke rs – p r i m a r i l y m e n f ro m c o m m u n i t i e s o f c o l o r i n t h e Tw i n C i t i e s a re a – by t ra i n i n g u n d e r- a n d u n e m p l oye d a d u l t s f o r s k i l l e d j o b s t h a t p a y a l iv i n g wage o f a t l e a s t $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 a n n u a l l y.

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It’s what we do.

Dear Friends, Transformational change and Personal Empowerment at Twin Cities RISE! go hand-in-hand. It is the Empowering aspect of our program that we believe sets us apart, and is the greatest contributing factor in the success of the people we serve. We confirm these successes, and the value of Personal Empowerment, in measurable ways: Job retention exceeding 80%; Change in income of 355%; a Return on Investment to the state of more than $7 for every $1 invested; and a steep drop in recidivism. At Twin Cities RISE! Personal Empowerment is a class and a curriculum. But it is much more – it is an organizational culture, a way of communicating, and a way of being. It is a culture that respects the dignity of every person, that teaches and practices high standards of personal accountability, and one that teaches practical skills that help participants build healthy relationships in both their professional and personal lives. When this all comes together, we see truly transformational changes. There are five key steps on the Personal Empowerment journey at Twin Cities RISE!: 1) Self-Awareness, 2) Emotional Regulation, 3) Self-Esteem, 4) Empathy and 5) Relationship Management. In addition to the training, our coaches have one-on-one meetings weekly with participants to reinforce the Personal Empowerment lessons. All employees also understand that, to have credibility, we must all model Empowered behavior. We do this in ways large and small, such as creating a welcoming environment, resolving conflicts in a direct but respectful manner, and holding ourselves accountable to the highest levels of professionalism. Our graduates are prepared to succeed. They have the employment skills, the resiliency skills, and the belief in themselves to sustain success. Our high job retention rates are a strong testament to the quality of their preparation. As we look ahead, we are increasingly partnering with other nonprofits such as the Northside Achievement Zone, the NetWork for Better Futures, and Hope Community, bringing them the value of Personal Empowerment training so they too can sustain success for the people they serve. Serving a critical need in our community is humbling, and it is an honor. There is nothing more gratifying for us than to help this transformational process, one person at a time. As we continue to grow, we aspire to take these transformational outcomes to an even greater scale in our community. Thank you for your support!

Steve Rothschild Founder & Board Chair

1,957 served in all programs

56% African American

22% Caucasian

1% Unknown 1% Other 1% Latino 2% Multi-racial 2% Asian 6% African 9% American Indian

59% m a l e 41% female

Art Berman President & CEO

Twin Cities RISE! is an innovative anti-poverty organization created in 1993 that provides long-term job training for those facing the most barriers to employment and long-term financial independence. TCR! offers a comprehensive, work skills and Personal Empowerment training program that culminates in full time, living wage employment.

We transform lives.

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L a s t i n g Tra n s f o rm a t i o n s

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In 2010, we told you the stories of TCR! graduates Cedric Taylor and Comanche Fairbanks. Cedric came to TCR! with barriers of unemployment and a criminal record. He left in 2009 with a job as a Debt Collector at iQor, a renewed sense of self-esteem, and a second chance to care for his family. “I got advice from coaches about the outlook you should have on life. Just because you’re from a certain environment doesn’t mean you can’t make a change,” Cedric says. “I’m enjoying what I’m doing right now. It’s a great opportunity.” Comanche needed to support his wife and seven kids, but couldn’t hold down a full time job and lacked the motivation to succeed. After unmasking a talent for teaching others with the help of his coaches, Comanche worked full time as a Recruiter and Personal Empowerment Facilitator at TCR!. He’s since moved on to become Lead Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist at Migizi Communications. “I will forever embrace all that TCR! has revealed to me about myself, all the friendships I’ve made and all my new ways of being,” Comanche says. “I know this is only the beginning and I will embrace my greatness.”

Top to bottom: Graduates Cedric Taylor and Comanche Fairbanks

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In the last three years, Jaime Wright has gone from homeless to having a home; from addicted to sober; and from jobless to employed full time. After graduating from high school and starting college, Jaime’s life quickly became filled with dealing drugs, substance abuse, homelessness and jail. After a while, his lifestyle became too much to handle. “I used to just take from people,” Jaime says. “I was tired. I was fed up. I was worn out. I couldn’t ask for any more help.” Jaime came to Twin Cities RISE! through the Awali program, where he found strong male role models for the first time in his life. After transferring into the Core Program, Jaime completed an internship at TCR!. But it wasn’t easy—he nearly quit the program twice. Jaime’s coaches, instructors and the constant reminder of Personal Empowerment were what kept him moving forward. “I’m a go getter. So that was always a plus for me even though I had my issues. If you gave me an inch, I’d take a foot,” Jaime says. “But if it wasn’t for empowerment, I wouldn’t have lasted.”

In 2010, he was hired full time at Dunwoody Academy, a local charter high school, now called Metro Tech Career Academy. In his job as a Behavioral Specialist, Jaime uses his own experiences on a daily basis to encourage and motivate his students—many of whom come from difficult backgrounds as well. He demonstrates what he learned from Personal Empowerment, and hopes to one day teach those skills to elementary school kids as a career. “I love kids. I love passing on positive information and turning negatives into positives,” Jaime says. The other passion in Jamie’s life is wrestling. Throughout the toughest times in his life, wrestling kept him going, and he now spends his evenings and weekends coaching local youth— including his daughter, who lives with him. Jaime says, “I wake up and say—and I do

believe—that I’m lovable, important and valuable. I think empowerment is going to be my future.”

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2011 Annual Report to S t a ke h o l d e rs L u n c h e o n With her southern drawl, quick wit, and thought-provoking insights, keynote speaker Dr. Ruby Payne held the attention of the 350 attendees at the Annual Report to Stakeholders Luncheon. Dr. Payne, an educator, speaker and writer, discussed her mission of positively impacting the lives of individuals in poverty throughout the world. “If you just give and give and give, but don’t give any capacity at the same time, eventually you’ll have a group of people who can only survive if people give them resources. It’s

only when you give resources and the capacity to develop your own resources that you can be sustainable as a community,” Dr. Payne said.

Top to bottom: Dr. Ruby Payne, Graduate Anthony Boone

“And one of the reasons I’m so pleased to be with you today is this is what Twin Cities RISE! does.” After President & CEO Art Berman updated the group on successes and outcomes, TCR! graduates Anthony Boone and Comanche Fairbanks shared their stories of personal and professional transformation. “TCR! not only believed in me, they went above and beyond to make sure I believed in myself,” Anthony said. “I now find myself more tolerant of others and the wide range of diversity that work now offers.”

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S u c c e s s C o m p u t e r C o n s u l t i n g : H i r i n g Pa r t n e r “Twin Cities RISE! matches two needs beautifully: the need for talented staff on our part and the need for stable, reliable, respected work on the part of participants.” – Erik Thorsell, President, Success Computer Consulting

Success Computer Consulting (SCC) truly lives up to its name, providing a path to success for the TCR! participants they hire. In 2007, founder and President Erik Thorsell hired his first TCR! participant at the network consulting and service firm. Since then, SCC has employed three more participants, including one in 2011. “We started interviewing TCR! participants out of a desire to give good people a chance. We figured we were ‘giving’ something to them by offering a job,” Erik says. “Now we know that TCR! is a great source of committed, well-prepared staff for our growing company – so we interview them because it’s the place to find the best people.” But SCC’s commitment to TCR! doesn’t stop there. In 2011, they funded the redesign of TCR!’s web site, provided a technology audit, and worked as consultants for TCR!’s information technology needs. “We love the feeling of doing social good while hiring winning staff who are truly grateful for the job,” Erik says.

H i r i n g Pa r t n e rs

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left to right: Erik Thorsell, President; Will Leppo, Service Center Technician; Keng Thao, Network Technician

in the past 5 years (*hired in 2011)

ABM Industries Incorporated • AllianceOne • AlliedBarton Security Services • Allied Interstate • Allina Hospitals & Clinics • Apartment Services Plus • ApplianceSmart* • Aramark • Artspace • AT&T • Augustana Care* • Avtec Finishing Systems* • Bailey Nurseries • Benson Parking Service* • Best Brands Incorporated • Best Buy* • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities • Bon Appetit Management Company • Boston Scientific • Bridging Inc.* • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. • Candlewood Suites* • Caribou Coffee* • Casper and Runyon's Nook* • Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis* • Celestica • Central Roofing Company • Charter Communications • Comcast* • Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties • Comprehensive Services, Inc. • Courtyard by Marriott • CPA Global • CSL Behring • CSM Bakery Products* • Cummins • D. Brian's Deli • Dakota Communities • Domestic Abuse Project • Donatelle Plastic* • DoubleTree* • Dungarvin • Dunwoody Academy • Eureka Recycling* • Financial Crime Services • G2 Secure Staff • Guthrie Theater • Harvard Maintenance* • HealthEast Downtown St. Paul Clinic • Hilton Garden Inn* • Hilton Minneapolis • HIRED • Hogan* • Homeward Bound Inc. • Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center* • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis* • Imagine! Print Solutions* • Independent Packing Services, Inc • iQor • J. Knutson & Associates • Japs-Olson • Jerabek’s New Bohemian • Jimmy John’s • Kinship of Greater Minneapolis* • Lakeville Motor Express* • Liberty Carton Company • Lindquist & Vennum • Liquor Barrel • Loaves and Fishes of Minnesota • Lube Tech Lubrication Technologies Inc. • Macy’s* • Marblehaus Hawaii • Marsden Bldg. Maintenance, LLC • MECLABS* • MEDTOX Scientific • Memorial Blood Centers • Merciel International, LLC* • Minneapolis Public Schools • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development* • Minnesota Department of Transportation* • Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs • Mississippi Market • Mystic Lake Casino Hotel • New Directions Inc. • New French Bakery • Nico Products • Normandale Community College • North Memorial Health Care • Northland Securities, Inc. • OffiCenters • Olympic Steel • Open Arms of Minnesota* • OptumHealth • Outsell • Parents in Community Action* • Park Avenue Center* • Parkwood Shores Assisted Living • Peace Foundation • Northside Achievement Zone* • People Incorporated* • People Serving People • Perkins • Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. • Pioneer Metal Finishing • Precision Coatings Inc.* • Presbyterian Homes & Services • Rainbow Foods • Randstad • RBC Wealth Management • Recycle Technologies • RESOURCE • Restaurant Depot • Sabathani Community Center • Sam’s Club • SatCom Marketing, LLC* • Schroeder Milk Company • Second Harvest Heartland • Securian Financial Group • Sodexo* • Spec Plating • Spherion Staffing Services • St. Anne’s Place • Stein Industries, Inc. • SterilMed • Stock Roofing • Success Computer Consulting* • Summit Academy OIC* • Sunrise Community Banks • SuperAmerica • Sustainable Resources Center • TCF Bank* • The Arc Greater Twin Cities • The Commons on Marice* • The Family Partnership* • The Marquette Hotel* • The MENTOR Network* • The NetWork for Better Futures • The QC Group* • The Salvation Army - Minneapolis Harbor Light Center • The Wayside House Inc. • Thomas Engineering Company* • Tube Bending Specialists • Turning Point, Inc.* • Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation* • Twin Cities RISE!* • Twin City Glass • Twin City Hide* • U.S. Bank • U.S. Navy • United Resource Network • United Stationers • UnitedHealth Group • University of Minnesota • Urban Homeworks* • Village Green Companies • Walbon and Co. Transportation Services • Walmart • Wells Fargo • White Castle • WindRider International LLC • YWCA • Zumbro House, Inc.

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D wa i n e S i m m s : Tw i n C i t i e s R I S E ! S t a f f Dwaine Simms, Director of Coaching, is truly a presence at TCR!. Better known as “Mr. Simms” to both participants and staff alike, his calming voice, wise spirit, and strong sense of community make him a go-to person for advice and encouragement. “Coaching is about relationships. Among key resources impoverished people need to come out of poverty is access to supportive, thoughtful and resourceful people. Coaching provides this,” Dwaine says. Between teaching courses, managing a caseload of participants, and leading a group of other coaches, Dwaine makes time to think strategically about TCR!’s direction and help influence change in the community as a whole. “TCR!’s coaching model is ever changing to meet the demands of participants. Coaches encourage, cajole, inspire and document activity toward achieving a goal. It is adaptable and flexible enough to respond to the participants’ needs in the moment.”

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“Participants often talk about the difference their Coach made in how they view themselves, who was there to have their back, and what it means to have someone who you can trust.”

Tu rn i n g Po i n t , I n c . : I n t e rn s h i p Pa r t n e r “We have found the interns that are part of TCR! are more focused and committed to staying employed.”

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Elizabeth Reed, COO

Intern Placement Over Time

– Elizabeth Reed, Chief Operating Officer, Turning Point

2011 was a record-breaking year for the TCR! Internship Program. It was the year with the most interns (111), most internship sites (40) and the most participants hired at their internship sites (9) since the program began in 2009. Turning Point, a chemical dependency counseling and treatment organization, has consistently contributed to the success of the Internship Program. They hosted two interns in 2011 and hired both full time, adding to their long history as a TCR! partner. Interns at Turning Point gain meaningful work experience and skills, adding to their resumes and engaging in a professional environment. And Turning Point has also seen positive results from the relationship. They’ve saved more than $50,000 annually on salaries and benefits while receiving quality support. “Both our organizations are designed to provide services that incorporate the holistic needs of our participants,” Elizabeth says. “As a non-profit, we should step up to the plate and hire the people who are having a hard time finding employment.”









2 0 1 1 I n t e rn s h i p Pa r t n e rs African American Comfoarts, LLC • Amherst H. Wilder Foundation • Artspace Projects, Inc. • Bridging Inc. • Catalyst Community Partners • City of Minneapolis Ward 5 – Council Member Don Samuels • Copeland Trucking • Dress for Success • East Side Neighborhood Services • The English Learning Center • Families Moving Forward • Headwaters Foundation for Justice • HealthPartners • Hilton Minneapolis • Hmong American Partnership • Hope Community • ISEEK • Keystone Community Services • Lindquist & Vennum • Love Lines Christian Counseling • MAD DADS of Minneapolis • Minnesota WorkForce Center Ramsey County – St. Paul • Neighborhood Involvement Program • North Memorial Health Care • Open Arms of Minnesota • Operation de Novo • PCs for People • Pro-Choice Resources • Sabathani Community Center • Saint Paul Regional Water Services • Second Harvest Heartland • Sexual Violence Center • St. Matthew’s School • The Family Partnership • The ReUse Center • Turning Point, Inc. • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity • Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation • Twin Cities RISE! • West Broadway Business and Area Coalition • WomenVenture

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Monday through Friday, you can find Kelly Tischner on one of the top floors of the IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis, working with legal assistants in her job as a General Office Clerk at Lindquist & Vennum law firm. But just a few years ago, Kelly’s life looked much different. She never held a job, had no GED and was just getting out of jail and treatment due to substance abuse. When Kelly came to Twin Cities RISE!, she didn’t know what to expect from it. “When I first came, I was just there to get out of my sober living house,” Kelly says. “But the empowerment classes really opened my eyes a lot.” Personal Empowerment was key to helping Kelly find strength, confidence and responsibility after many years of struggles. “I regulate emotions every day,” Kelly says. “With Personal Empowerment, it stays with you and you don’t forget.” In 2011, Kelly was honored with the TCR! Robert Morris Empowerment Award for being a model of Personal Empowerment on the job and in life.

While at TCR!, Kelly was able to get custody of her four boys. She moved out of her father’s home and into her own place. After an internship and contract work, she was hired full time at Lindquist & Vennum. And, as of April 2012, Kelly has been sober for four years. “I learn more every day and I expand my skills every day,” Kelly says of her job. “It gives me something to

look forward to every day. It shows my kids responsibility. It’s an all-around positive thing to be working.” Kelly hopes to go back to school, and possibly become a paralegal. She now knows that the goals for her life and her children are attainable by staying empowered and committed. “Before, I used to do drugs and I wasn’t there for my kids,” Kelly says. “Now, I’m there every day.”


M a r y U p j o h n : Vo l u n t e e r Mary Upjohn is a familiar face around Twin Cities RISE!. The development team knows her for her three years of dedication to Music on the Mississippi, TCR!’s annual gala, while other staff see her frequently around the office volunteering. But most importantly, participants know her for the time she spends with them in mock interviews—a job she says is the most fulfilling of all. Upjohn started as a volunteer for Music on the Mississippi in 2009 where she served as auction co-chair, and moved to co-chairing the event in 2010. While she excels behind the scenes, Upjohn is truly a star one-on-one with TCR! participants. Through mock interviewing, she helps participants gain the skills they need to secure a full time job. “Their growth in confidence and the ability to market their skills in a clear and positive manner is truly inspiring,” Mary says. “It has been my good fortune to interact with these highly motivated individuals as they work toward achieving their goals.”

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“TCR! is a first-rate organization and I am honored to play a small role in their drive for success.”

G e t I nvo l ve d w i t h TC R ! Volunteers are essential to increasing TCR!’s impact on the community. In 2011, volunteers gave 2,650 hours supporting the work of TCR!. This time is valued at more than $56,000! There are many opportunities for engagement including: • Conducting mock interviews • Speaking to a class • Assisting instructors • Participating in an advisory group • Tutoring • Connecting with employers • Assisting at special events • Providing professional services, e.g. legal, • Assisting with large mailings public relations, business For information on how to volunteer, e-mail or call (651) 366-6064. 6

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2 0 1 1 Vo l u n t e e rs Dan Abbott Kelly Ackerman Mary Adams Danielle Agnew Brian Ahern Joseph Allen Ruth Alliband Tesha Alston Chet Anderson Michelle Arndt Tamara Balick Deanna Barclay Megan Barr Pete Batinich Shauntina Beatty Keith Bednarowski Sebastian Belcher Lois Bell* Henry Berman Kate Berman Chad Bermel Michael Bingham Paige Bingham Edward Blevins Aimee Brantseg Scott Brophy Levi Burton Cecilia Cartier Joe Cartier Mary Kay Caschetta Nathan Caskey Bill Chickering Yong Choe Kate Christopherson Jennifer Cira Bill Clark* Chad Clark Char Coal Stephen Cole Angie Conley Darcie Conran Randolph Cooper

Pat Croal Mark Cullen Eleanor Currie-Harris Carol Cushmore** Ted Cushmore Jonathan Deckenbach Rebecca DeJarlais Jeff DeMars Gretchen Ditto Terry Doerr Aaron Doolittle Mike Dumas Ruth Duvall Mick Dyer Catherine Egan Anika Eide Joan Estenson Dave Ewert Heather Farr Rita Fenyvesi Zikomo Fields Debra Fisher Goldstein Alyce Flowers Colbert Fong Grace Forciea Michelle Ford Shana Ford Alex Frecon Ann Gaasch Nick Gallus Jessica Galvan Laura Gieseking David Goldstein Amanda Gondek Morris Goodwin, Jr. Abby Goshert Jean Gothberg Robin Gotler Billie Gray Lisa Greene Katie Greseth Richard Grieman

Shileen Groth Tara Guerrero Amanda Hane Antonio Hardy Keith Hardy Tom Hart Sharon Hawkins Kent Hawks Derek Hayes Rochelle Hayes Brad Henning Byron Hill Emily Hoeppner Carol Hondlik Diane Horak Diane Howard Clinton Hunt Lea Jilek Jeff Johnson Pamela Johnson- DeShazor Barbara Jungbauer Sharon Kellogg Ken Kendle Kelsey Kennedy Callie Koeniger Shelly Kuebler Angie Kuismi Karin LaCanne Laurie Lafontaine Joyce Lasecke Diane Lawrence Sara Lebens Anne Leighton Matthew Leo Tony Leung Linda Lien Jerry Lind Jill Lind Phil Little* Laura Lussier Bob Macdonald

Rene Madrid Jane Magnuson Rebecca ‘Pixie’ Martin Lizzie Mattson Barb McCormick Katie McGee Ixchel McKinnie Trent Meidinger Timothy Meyer Mike Michalak Christa Michels April Middleton Julie Moricz Beth Morisette Monica Morrison Nance Murdock Ann Murphy Kathleen Murphy Guptan Nambudiripad Nga Nguyen Ann Nordstrom Jed Norgaarden Christine Page Gabrielle Parish Dominique Pavlow Joe Peck Dusty Perryman Kris Petersen* Traci Peterson Gazell Pettway Briana Pointer Edna Pointer Nikkie Purvis Dave Pylipow Tom Rademacher Pewee Reed Lisa Ripkin Barb Robbins Bernard Rogers Jason Rose Marilyn Rothschild Steve Rothschild

Brittany Rotondo Dave Ruce** Henry Rucker Curtis Ruwe Tony Ryan Cate Rysavy Janet Sailer Don Samuels Carol Sandberg Jim Sathre Jeff Schmidt Malana Schmidt Ann Schneider Jessica Schuppe Shelly Schwieso Glenn Seager Don Sellke* Shelby Shand Kristin Sharma Hannah Shea Theresa Sheehy Tod Sherman Sonia Shewchuk Kerri Simafranca Bob Simon* Trish Skophammer Sheila Snapp Nancy Somers Chad Spande Mimi Stake Lisa Starin Jackie Streit Chris Styring Leslie Sullivan Tom Swain Greg Swoverland Andre Tellis* Liz Thatcher Randy Thompson Erik Thorsell Toni Tinetti MiMi Tran

Tammy Truong Andrew Tulloch Kenneth Turner Mary Upjohn Jill Vanyo Jennifer Voight Tom Wahlrobe Sarah Walker Donalee Wanna Greg Warfield Craig Warren Medina Warren Kimberley Washington Frederick Watson Liz West Serge Wetzels Felicia Wilfrid Maggie Wilhelmy Mike Wilkens Paul Wiltse** Sheronna Winfield Keith Woodward Mark Wooldridge DebbieJo Woolhouse Judy Zimmer

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2 0 1 1 F i n a n c i a l S t a t e m e n t – unaudited Revenue

Income Statement – Unrestricted*

Miscellaneous income 1%

Financial gifts/support United Way Government grants Earned income Miscellaneous income

$2,140,000 $220,000 $473,000 $715,000 $34,000

Total unrestricted revenue


Program services Management and general Fundraising

$2,754,000 $425,000 $400,000

Total unrestricted expenses


Earned income 20% Government grants 13%

Financial gifts/support 60%

United Way 6%

Expenses Management and general 12%

Total unrestricted surplus


Fundraising 11%

Balance Sheet Temporarily restricted Working capital Undesignated Total net assets

$543,000 $897,000 $609,000

Program services 77%


671Return on Investment %

$1 invested by the State of Minnesota = $7.71 returned to taxpayers


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G e n e ra l M i l l s Fo u n d a t i o n : D o n o r “TCR! has established a leadership role in the community with its innovative, outcomes based work.” – Ellen Goldberg Luger, Executive Director, General Mills Foundation

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Ellen Goldberg Luger, Executive Director, General Mills Foundation

The General Mills Foundation is widely known for its generous and extensive work in the community, and Twin Cities RISE! is pleased to be a long-standing partner with this iconic Minnesota organization. TCR! founder and board chair Steve Rothschild is a former General Mills executive, and the company has contributed by hiring participants and providing volunteers, on top of significant donations from the Foundation. “[TCR!’s] mission dovetails with General Mills’ mission of nourishing communities and with our commitment to diversity to uplift and enrich the lives of everyone in our community,” says Ellen Goldberg Luger, Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation. Since 2001, the General Mills Foundation has contributed more than a half-million dollars to TCR!, helping sustain the innovative work skills training program as well as develop new collaborations to end poverty in the Twin Cities.

Music on the Mississippi 2011 On September 25, the third annual Music on the Mississippi (MOTM) fundraising event celebrated the many ways the Twin Cities RISE! community helps transform lives. A surprise flash mob-style program kept guests on their toes, while a silent auction and Dixieland jazz by Metro Retro provided entertainment throughout the evening. The event was chaired by Carol Cushmore with co-host Mayor R.T. Rybak and featured MC Frank Vascellaro and TCR! graduate Cedric Taylor. “I consider TCR! a life jacket when I was on the verge of drowning,” Cedric said. Thanks to our Music on the Mississippi Committee: Michelle Arndt • Angie Conley • Carol Cushmore (chair) • Sharon Hawkins • Callie Koeniger • Bob Macdonald • Trent Meidinger • Ann Murphy • Gabrielle Parish • Kris Petersen • Edna Pointer • Marilyn Rothschild • Malana Schmidt • Mimi Stake • Mary Upjohn Thanks to our Sponsors: Kate & Art Berman • Carol & Ted Cushmore • Sharon & Bill Hawkins • Cindy & Greg Page • Marilyn & Steve Rothschild

I m p a c t o n Re c i d i v i s m National Ex-offenders TCR! Graduate Ex-offenders



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Th a n k Yo u t o O u r 2 0 1 1 C o n t r i b u t o rs Leaders Circle Visionaries – $50,000+

Ashoka; eBay Foundation Eugene U. and Mary F. Frey Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation* General Mills Foundation* Greater Twin Cities United Way* Microsoft Corporation Otto Bremer Foundation Marilyn and Steve Rothschild* The Saint Paul Foundation* The Richard M. and Sandra J. Schulze Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation* The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Ambassadors – $25,000 - $49,999

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.* Julia W. Dayton* Greycoach Foundation by Barbara and David Koch Lyman Lumber Company Foundation* Medtronic Foundation The Minneapolis Foundation* Opus Foundation* Smikis Foundation* Travelers Foundation* The Walmart Foundation

Stewards – $10,000 - $24,999

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Aloysius Foundation Mary and Keith Bednarowski* Annelie and Shawn Bergerson Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation*


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Ruth Stricker Dayton and Bruce Dayton* Deluxe Corporation Foundation Chuck Denny* Ecolab Foundation* General Mills Inc. George Family Foundation* Sharon and Bill Hawkins* Shirley and David Hubers; David and Shirley Hubers Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Marcus McCoy Foundation* Joyce and Richard McFarland* Medtronic Inc. Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Casey Albert T. O’Neil Foundation* Mary and Dave Pylipow* RBC Foundation - USA* Chris and Hank Shea* Margaret and Philip Soran; Soran Family Foundation Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation* Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation* Diana and Ron Tortelli* U.S. Bancorp Foundation* The VCJ Foundation by Verne Johnson* Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota*

Marlene and Ned Bixby* Buuck Family Foundation* Danis and Richard Byrd* COUNTRY Financial Kristi and Henry Cousineau Carol and Ted Cushmore* Celest and James Dallas The Jaye F. and Betty F. Dyer Foundation* Mike & Linda Fiterman Family Foundation Elizabeth and Van Zandt Hawn* Hays Companies by Jim Hays* Anita and Rick Leggott* Sue and Bob Macdonald* Kathi and Stephen Mahle Kay and Mike McCarthy* Donor Advisor Co-Investment Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Ann and Richard Murphy Marilyn and Glen Nelson* Bill and Barbara Pearce Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* JF Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Paul and Mary Reyelts Foundation Schall Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Securian Foundation* Judy and Steve Shank Bob Sheehy and Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy Benefactors – Sonia Shewchuk and Bob $5,000 - $9,999 Uphus Anonymous (2) Stephanie Simon and Craig Julie and Doug Baker; Julie Bentdahl* M. and Douglas M. Baker, Success Computer Consulting* Jr. Fund of The Minneapolis SUPERVALU Inc.* Foundation* Thomson Reuters* Kate and Art Berman

U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management Mary W. Vaughan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Kathleen and William Wanner Stephen and Mary Watson; Watson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Jill and Scott Wine Julie and Keith Woodward Margaret and Angus Wurtele* Xcel Energy Foundation

Sustainers – $2,500 - $4,999

Anonymous Accredited Investors Inc. The Allen Family Fund of Vanguard Charitable Endowment* Laurie and Jeffrey Anderson Artspace Projects, Inc. Sue and David Bennett Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Paige and Mike Bingham* Will Bracken Family Foundation* Ellen and Jan Breyer; Breyer Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Brookfield Commercial Properties Inc. Chorzempa Family Foundation* Michael V. and Ann C. Ciresi Foundation* Joyce and Hal Field* Kelly and Geoff Gage George Family Foundation, Jeff George

GF Parish Group Amy and Philip Goldman Greystone Foundation by Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland* Megan and Derek Hayes* Thomas Herr Michelle and Jeff Hinck Donald and Helen Knutzen Mary Gerry & Tom Lee; The Tom and Mary Gerry Lee Family Foundation of The Saint Paul Foundation* Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP Kim Jones and Stafford Nelson North Memorial Health Care Jane and Bob Oberrender* Cindy and Greg Page Gabrielle and David Parish Kris Petersen Ellie and Whit Pidot Karen Reierson* Laurie and Anthony Ryan; The Anthony & Laurie Ryan Family Charitable Fund of Vanguard Charitable Endowment Saunders Family Foundation* Rob and Aly Sayre* Malana and Jeff Schmidt* Mary Lynn and Warren Staley Cherie and Boyd Stofer Bob and Celia Stretmater Sunrise Community Banks Lucy Gerold and William Svrluga* Elizabeth and Mayer Tapper* TCF Foundation Leslie and Wayne Teddy Ken and Jan Thome*

It’s obvious when you walk through the door at Urban Homeworks that David Green has a background in customer service. From his spot at the front desk of the Minneapolis affordable housing nonprofit, David greets you with a smile and friendly conversation. “I really like being able to help people out and get that feeling of giving back,” David says. “I’m trying to get to know everybody who comes in the door.” Through Twin Cities RISE!, David secured his secretary position at Urban Homeworks. But before he found the stability of a full time job with benefits, a series of events sent David’s life downhill. When David came to TCR!, he had work experience in banking and carpentry, and an Associate Degree in Electrical Construction/Maintenance. But he was unemployed and dealing with a history of alcoholism, drug addiction, unstable housing, and separation from his wife and children. With a felony in his background, finding a job that would accept his history was a challenge.

At TCR!, David worked on his confidence and self-esteem through Personal Empowerment, and gained on-the-job experience interning at the front desk at TCR!. He earned a promising part time job in energy auditing, but a cut in funding meant the end of the position and a feeling of defeat. “When I was going through all that stuff, I wasn’t a happy person. I wasn’t David,” he says. “All the people at Twin Cities RISE! really helped me become me again.” After another internship, coaching, and lessons on how to discuss his felony in interviews, David received his full time job at Urban Homeworks. He now finds himself with co-workers he says are “like family,” better housing, and more time with his two young children. “I generally try and be a happy person, look at the bright side and help people smile,” David says. “I never knew my dad, so I really want [my kids] to know me, and

I want to be active in their lives.”

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2 0 1 1 C o n t r i b u t o rs Turner Family Foundation United Health Group* Mary and Bill Upjohn The Voelbel Family Fund of National Philanthropic Trust Marjorie and Irving Weiser* David Yerich

Charlotte Forsythe The Nikki Sorum and Simon Foster Fund of the Lutheran Community Foundation Jennifer and Steve Frenz Scotty and Peter Gillette* Rosemarie and Ron Glover Elizabeth and Michael Partners – Gorman* $1,000 - $2,499 Laurie and Ed Greeno* Anonymous (2) Jessica and Jesse Grittner David and Monica Abrams Twanya Hood Hill and Byron Gail Anderson Hill* Martha Goldberg Aronson Hognander Family and Dan Aronson Foundation Whitney Beck and Erik Denise and Maurice Holloman Barner James and Ann Howard Beim Foundation Family Fund of The Bell Family Charitable Gift Minneapolis Foundation* Fund of Fidelity Charitable* The Hubbard Broadcasting Rene and Kevin Bergman Foundation* Gary and Sally Bluem Hugh and Isle Boetcha Broadwaters Foundation by Fund of The Minneapolis Val and Ed Spencer and Foundation Family* Hutter Family Foundation* Burdick-Craddick Family Verne Johnson; The VCJ Foundation* Foundation* Lynn Casey and Mike Thornton Laurie and Daniel Lafontaine Chubb Group of Insurance Land O’Lakes, Inc. Foundation Companies* Margaret and Ilo Leppik* Robert F. Crosby Sherry Tsao and Tony N. Marilyn Dahl* Leung* Edward and Sherry Ann Nancy and John Lindahl Dayton* Sarah and B. John Lindahl Richard and Mary Dietz of Leland T. Lynch and The Birch Breeze Charitable Terry Saario Fund of The Fund Minneapolis Foundation* Roycie Earvin Dave and Kathleen The EkoForss Fund of The MacLennan Saint Paul Foundation Muffy MacMillan The Emmerich Foundation* Malt-O-Meal Juli and Tom Erdmann* Robert and Polly McCrea Faegre Baker Daniels Family Fund of The Foundation Minneapolis Foundation Cecy and Wally Faster*

Martha and Bill McLaughlin Family Foundation of Minnesota Community Foundation* Trent Meidinger Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Milroy Fund of Fidelity Charitable* Kathy and Joe Mucha* Kathy and Tim Murnane John Nealon* Mary Margaret MacMillan and Larry Neumann Oak Grove Foundation by Jack and Christine Morrison* Adrienne and Stephen Oesterle Shawn and Becky O’Grady Rhonda and Rory O’Neill Fund of Fidelity Charitable* Diana Gulden and Jose Peris Nancy and John Peyton Piper Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Polaris Industries, Inc. Jody and Octavio Portu Pratt Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Mark and Karen Rauenhorst Family Foundation Joanne and Bill Reiling; The Reiling Family Foundation Becky and Mark Roloff Ruth Rothschild* Jennifer and David Rowland Leah and Scott Rued* Shannon and Todd Runge Sharon and Robert Ryan* Karen and Steve Sanger* Jennifer and Hervé Sarteau* The Schulze Family Foundation*

Catherine Lawrence and Lee Sheehy* Sheldon Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable Helene and Jeffrey Slocum Stone Pier Foundation* Arlene and Tom H. Swain* Parker and Albert Trostel Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Vantine Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Sandra L. Vargas Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Wahlstedt Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation* Sheila and Patrick Walsh* Jeffrey & Mary Werbalowsky Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation* The Whitney Foundation* Brad Williams

Advocates Circle Supporters – $500 - $999

Anonymous (3) Katie and Brendan Abrams Lisa and Felix Ankel Carole and Doug Baker; Carole and Doug Baker Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Lynnell Mickelsen and John Bellaimey Jeffrey and Gretchen Brown* Capitol Hill Partners Kathleen Glover and Daniel Carr* Carolyn and Thom Chase* Calie Christenson Tara and Timothy Clark

Douglas and Sands Coleman Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation* Kevin and Katie Conneely* Maggy and Tom D’onofrio Jane Emison Pixie Martin and Jay Erstling Nan Eserkaln Amy and Cam Findlay Steve and Mimi Fisher Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Marissa and Gregory Frankenfield Vincent Fuller Suzanne and Fred Gobel* Jolene and Tom Hart Linda and John Haugen Jeff and Lucy Heegaard Mary and Michael Hoffman Patty and Tom Holloran* Penny and Steven Hornig Shelley Jacobson Joy and Sidney Kaplan Reatha Clark King and N. Judge King Susan Boren and Steve King* Winifred Smith and David Lillehaug Heather and Rob Little* Sarah Lutman and Robert Rudolph* Sue and Bob Malott Pam and Mark Moret Julie A. Nelson* Nelson, Tietz & Hoye, Inc.* Pam and Mike Oesterreich* Anne Carayon and Dan Pennie Nancy McGlynn Phelps and James Phelps Piper Jaffray* Norma and Robert Ramsay Raymond James Financial

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2 0 1 1 C o n t r i b u t o rs Paige and Tom Renard Sheva and Tom Sanders Linda and John Satorius Lorraine Seaverson Robin and David Sternberg Joan Ericksen and Sheldon Sturgis Tom Swain Maya and Peter Tester Marcia Townley Donna Zimmeran-Tremmel and Jon Tremmel Shereese Turner Emily Anne Staples Tuttle Fund of The Minnesota Community Foundation* Dana and Henry Van Dellen Susan and Scott Vickerman Ruth and David Waterbury* Ruth and James Weaver Elsie Weiler Katherine G. Whittington Julie Williams Irma M. Wyman Kathleen and James Zavoral*

Friends – Up to $499

Anonymous (49) Danielle Agnew Susan Alpert Cathy Anastasion Amy L. Anderson Amy Anderson Cherie Anderson Penelope Anderson Rachel Anderson Denise Andrews Michelle and Bob Arndt Bridget Axelson Erica Bach Sandra Baines Diane Baltus Michelle and Kevin Baltus Stephen Baltus Derrick Banks Keith Barber David Bard Carol Barnett Megan and Scott Barr Bruce Barrett Dana and David Barry Sharon Bartels Rebecca Bartsch Patrick and Andrea Bassett Bruce Becker Luis Bedoya Marc Bello Myles Bergh Bernice Berman Linda and Henry Berman Carl Besser Joan and Reid Billig* Tony Blakey Bill Blanski* Roberta Boergerhoff Mary Louise and Patrick Bowe Andrew Brainerd Judy Branham Aimee and Patrick Brantseg Scott and Jenni Brekken William Bridgeman Stephen Brink Molly Broder Carol Brooks and Conley Brooks, Jr. Scott Brophy Barbara Brown* Kim and Kent Brunner Tyanna Bryant Ginger Buechler

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Paul and Shannon Burke* Scott Burns Carolyn Williams and James Butcher Jeff Cahoon Susan Canetto The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Tina Caples John Carew Monica Carpenter Shanya and Jonathan Carter Sarah and Jerry Caruso* Virginia and Martin Cassidy Kirsten Cecil Mark Chalpin Mary Beth and Norm Chapel Mary Kay Chirhart Yong Choe Steven Christenson Christiana Clark Amy Clarke Kathleen Clausen Ferguson Clough Stephen L.Cohen Julie Coleman Tiowa and Terry Collier Ryan and Blair Collins Angie and T.J. Conley James Connor Fred and Heidi Conrad Nathan Corrow Jay and Page Cowles Justin Cox Dr. James and Roberta Craig* Jeanne and Peter Crain Catherine Crane Suzie and Dick Crockett Charitable Gift Account at Schwab Charitable Fund Crookston Running Club Ellie and Tom Crosby, Jr.* Michael Crowe Phillip Davis Robert Davis Holly Denis Suzette DiMascio Carren Dizon Jackie Doehling Melissa Dominguez Kathy and Steve Dougherty* Amy Hendrikse and Keith Downey Matt Drawz Liza and Adam Drever Robert Drevlow Christopher Drew Timothy Dufault Jane Duncan* Mick Dyer and Kelly O’HaraDyer Judy Earling Doug and Katy Eiden Jim and Barbara Eppel Timothy Erickson Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP Comanche Fairbanks, Sr. Gretchen Faughnan Caroline Felten Everett Flynn H. Dutton Foster Mary and Jeff Fox Nancy Fox* Kevin Franklin* Mary Franklin Kari Fredrickson Lan Freitag Wendy Friede and Jay Jaffee

Friendly Fund of Fidelity Charitable Irene Furgale Barbara and Bill Gabler Queenie and Paul Gam Lois and Richard Gehrman* Sara and Michael Gilbert Stephanie Gilmore Kim and Charlie Gits Dr. Stanley M. and Luella G. Goldberg* A. Nancy Goldstein Marnita Shroedl and Carl Goldstein Mary and Steven Goldstein Kate Goodrich Morris Goodwin, Jr.* Erica Gordon Malinda Gould Tracy Gradford Amy Graves Billie Gray Fred and Robyn Green Sima and Clark Griffith Joanne Groten Thomas Gruis Leane Guerrero Robert Guerrero Jenny and Steve Gullickson Catherine and Tom Gump Rafael and Karen Gutierrez Benjamin Habermann Philip Hagerman Del Hampton Emily Hansen Miriam and David Hanson John Harrington William F. Hartfiel Robert Hartman Lucy Haugh Julie Haughey Sarah Hays Anne and Peter Heegaard Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Kari Henry Julie and Wil Heupel; Wil and Julie Heupel Charitable Fund of Fidelity Charitable Mathias Hieserich James Hill Susan Hintzman John Hobday John Hoffman Laura Hutt Heinz Hutter* Michael Jacobson Mary Jeffers Ruby Jenson Robert Jochum Barbara and Duane Johnson Gretchen Johnson Joseph Johnson Lori and Joel Johnson Lowell Johnson Marcus Johnson Tim Jones Atheer Kaddis Jillian Kahn Cameron Kane Cindy and Tony Kaplan Bradlee Karan Elizabeth and David Karan Kathy Karns Kent Kehrberg Morgan Kinross-Wright Jaci Klabunde William H. and Sarah B. Kling Donor Advised Fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation

Carine Knight Steven Knuteson Beth Koetting Gary Kohler Rachel Kohler Andrew Krafthefer Clare and Robert Kreuser Leah Krotzer Jukka Kukkonen Anita and Myron Kunin Anitra Kurtzweil Matt Lafontaine Mary LaFrance Connie Larsen Mark Larsen Hans Larson Diane Lawrence Mary and Barry Lazarus Laura and Jack Lee Jeffrey Lee Patterson Leeth Rebecca Leger Jessica Lehrke Beth and Todd Leonard Liberty Diversified International Dick and Peg Lidstad* Hetty Schimmel-Lima Lynn Mattson Little and J.P. Little Heidi Losleben Shannon Love Deb Ludwikowski Andrew and Ellen Luger Margaret Lulic Sherry Lund Laura Lussier Galen Lutteke Kara Lynum Thomas Lyons Anthony Maas Kheruba Maat-Un Cindy and John Madgett Susan Majerus Kelly Malecha Diane Malone Robert Marno Stephanie and Geoff Martha Kim Matheson Alice Matson William Mauke Ruthann Mazrim Barbara McBurney* Polly McCormack and Keith Engel Andrea McCready* John McCullough Cindy McDonnell Paula McEvers Kathleen McGee McGrath Charitable Gift Fund of Fidelity Charitable Ixchel McKinnie* Pamela McNamara Joan and Tom Mears Chen Mellema Eileen and Lester Meltzer Lynn and Mike Metz Christine Meyer Gina Meyer Elizabeth Michaelis Cynthia Micolichek Laurie Miller Barbara Milon Minnesota Wire & Cable Co. Charitable Giving Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation* Peggy Moen Jodi & Michael Mooney Karla Morris Jean and Jim Morrison

Kevin Mulhall Kathy Ludwig and Mark Murphy Joshua Murray Daniel Murtha Laurie Neff Nancy and Russell Nelson Sandra Neren Kristin and Brian Nordling Kara O’Brien Shannon O’Brien Dana and Tim O’Connor Lisa Ofstedal William F. Ogden Dolores Ohmans Kayla Olinger Carol Lynn Courtney and Dick Olsen Courtney Consulting Group Martha O’Meany Holly Osterland Tracey Palen Jennifer Park Julia Parnell John Pederson Kay Pederson Heidi Perman Brian Peterson Jerry Peterson Kara Pfister Mary Phillips Elizabeth Polter Theresa Powell Susie and Chris Preston Kimberly Proffitt Mary Purdey Kathy Quandt Ann and Kevin Quiring* Noel Rahn Natalie Ramier Donna and William Ramsay Brenda Ramstrom-Llambes Margaret Rausa Tim Hansen and Kevin Reardon Jennifer Ford Reedy and Christopher Reedy Peggy Reimer Sandra Reitsma Lewis and Constance Remele Josh Resnik* Carleen Rhodes William Rice Mary and J. Peter Ritten* Kelly Roberts Daniel Roelofs Cynthia Roggenkamp Diane Rosenwald Melissa Rossow Bruce and Ellen Rothschild* Frank Rothschild Audrey and James Rothschild Zachary Rothschild Todd Rowe Mary Ruddy Sandra Ryan Cathryn Rysavy Sondra and Don Samuels Brittany Sandstrom Ashley Scheel June and Dewayne Scheer Ann Scheinost William Schiller Alex Schimmel Kati Schloesser Amey Schnabel Ben Schnabel Jessica Schuppe John Seaverson Kari Seaverson Marc Seaverson

2 0 1 1 C o n t r i b u t o rs Roy Seaverson Joe Selvaggio* Rebecca Shapiro Maureen and Craig Shaver Gail Shore Susanne Shuler Mariana and Craig Shulstad* Julia Silvis Kerri and Ryan Simafranca Dwaine Simms Keith Simons Sarah Skarda Leanne and David Skjervold Barb and Dennis Smith Kareem Smith Jeffrey Spence Harriet and Edson Spencer Foundation* Susan Spero Lisa Spicer Wade Sara Spiess Nathaniel Springer Howard Stacker Miriam and James Stake Daniel Stark Fred Steimann* Ben Steingold Sally Sterling Patricia and Jeff Stewart Bradley Stiffler Lee and Bill Strang Leslie Black Sullivan and Tom Sullivan Cynthia and Eric Swanlund Pamela Swanson Gerardo Tapia Amanda and Mark Tempel Jason Terhune Liz Thatcher David Theobald Setchem Thesmaat Charlene Tholen Kaleb Tholen Christopher Thomas James E. Thompson Dan Tollefson Adam Tomczik Rachel Vados Kimberly Van Auken Helene Van Sickle Sandra Vande Berg Dawn Vassar Leslie Vaughan Gary Vig Kari Visconti Lynn and Richard Voelbel Suzanne and Eric Walcher Sarah Walker Lawrence Wamstad James Watson John Watson Mary and Doug Watson Terri and Rob Webb Liz and Tim Welsh Steve Wentworth Wernke Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable* Joy and John Wetzel Carl P. Whaley Kelly and John Wheaton Christina White Michelle and David Whitman Jenni and John Wilken Catherine Willman Michele and Mark Wilson Marie Louise Windhorst Roselee and Dave Wondra Robert L. Wright Kristie Wyffels Rhea Wyffels Kathy and Jim Wyman

Christy Yakel* Jane Yank Joshua Yank Justin Yunke

Chris Lacki Jessica Lehrke Len Druskin Beth Ann and Doug Lennick Lesson Pros Jostens, Inc. Organizations that Library Foundation of Matched Gifts Hennepin County Anonymous Sallie and Peter Lilienthal Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Long Lake Family Dentistry The Capital Group Louisiana Café Companies Charitable Lucia’s Foundation Sue and Bob Macdonald Piper Jaffray MacPhail Center for Music Polaris Industries, Inc. Marquette Real Estate Group Raymond James Financial Nancy McGlynn Phelps and TCF Foundation Jim Phelps Thomson Reuters Trent Meidinger Thrivent Financial for Metropolitan Council Lutherans Microsoft Corporation United Health Group Mill Valley Kitchen Minneapolis Institute of Arts Donated Goods & Minnesota Children’s Museum Services Minnesota Public Radio Michelle and Bob Arndt B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. Minnesota Vikings The Muddy Pig Barbette Ordway Center for the Leeanne Barr Performing Arts Mary and Keith Bednarowski Cindy and Greg Page Benesyst, Inc. Big Hand Therapy; Suwaporn Gabrielle and David Parish The Park Tavern Pui Heuer Peace Coffee Dennys Bisogno Kris Petersen Leslie Bowman Scott Petersen Brave New Workshop Ellie and Whit Pidot Ellen & Jan Breyer Broders’ Pasta Bar & Cucina Quince Gifts Leela Rao Italiana Red Stag Supperclub Bryant-Lake Bowl Roat Osha Tracy and Mark Burningham Ann and Mark Robinow Café Maude Marilyn and Steve Rothschild Calvin Christian School Leah and Scott Rued Canoe Bay Laurie and Tony Ryan Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Claudia and Cal Ryan- Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. Mosley L Coffey Designs The Saint Paul Hotel CRAVE The Saint Paul Chamber Ted and Carol Cushmore Orchestra East 42nd Street Salon Sondra and Don Samuels Lisa Enriquez Aly and Rob Sayre Grace and Ken Evenstad Malana and Jeff Schmidt Shannon and Mark Evenstad Science Museum of Minnesota Evergreene Jewelers Cathy Lawrence and Lee Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP Sheehy Mimi Fisher Skin Therapease; Pat Martha and John Gabbert Scherven Gartner Studios Mimi and James Stake General Mills STYLEDLIFE Penny George; Penny George Institute for Health Success Computer Consulting Summit Brewing Company and Healing Surly Brewing Company Get Polished Take it to Eleven Kim and Charlie Gits Terra Valentine Winery Guthrie Theater Mary and Bill Upjohn Haskell’s Wines & Spirits Amelia Santaniello and Frank Sharon and Bill Hawkins Vascellaro Megan and Derek Hayes Vincent - A Restaurant Here’s Life Inner City Trudy Waters The Hilton Minneapolis WCCO News The History Theatre Gloria Weinblatt Dr. Spencer Holmes Marjorie and Irving Weiser Imaging Path Whirlpool Corporation Shelley Jacobson Michele Wilson Belinda Jensen The Wine Shop Karen and Ron Johnson YWCA of Minneapolis Joy and Sid Kaplan Kata Golda KEEN Joan Kelly Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre Krivit Photography

Recognition Gifts In Honor of Art Berman Keith Barber In Honor of Chris Shea’s Retirement from General Mills Greater Twin Cities United Way In Honor of Ellie & Whit Pidot Amy Graves In Honor of Kate Goodrich John Hobday In Honor of Leane Guerrero Paige and Mike Bingham In Honor of Marilyn & Steve Rothschild Zachary Rothschild

*Has given continuously to TCR! for five or more years

For information on investing in Twin Cities RISE! with a financial gift, e-mail giving@ For general information call (612) 338-0295 or e-mail info@

In Honor of Phillip Little Lynn Mattson Little and J.P. Little In Honor of Sonia Shewchuk’s Service on the TCR! Board of Directors Faegre Baker Daniels Foundation In Honor of Steve Rothschild Anita and Myron Kunin Frank Rothschild In Honor of Steve Rothschild’s Birthday Audrey and James Rothschild In Honor of the TCR! Employer Services Team Megan and Scott Barr In Honor of Tony, David & Shelley Lori and Joel Johnson In Honor of Virginia King Charlene Tholen In Memory of Carol Leung Clare and Robert Kreuser In Memory of Ethel Lonstein Sara and Michael Gilbert In Memory of Lila Chalpin Mark Chalpin In Recogniton of the Outstanding Leadership and Commitment of CEO Art Berman Becky and Mark Roloff

Twin Cities RISE! has taken every measure to ensure the accuracy of the list printed in this Annual Report. We apologize if we overlooked any organization or individual and ask that you please advise us of any errors so we may correct our records and recognize you appropriately.

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2011 Board of Directors

Director Emeritus

2011 Development Committee

Keith Bednarowski, Treasurer

Robert Sayre

Michael C. Bingham Paige E. Bingham Art Berman Kate Berman Sharon Hawkins Derek Hayes Bob Macdonald Gabrielle Parish Kris Petersen Steven M. Rothschild Malana A. Schmidt Tom Swain

CEO Adler Capital Management, L.L.C.

Art Berman, President CEO Twin Cities RISE!

Michael C. Bingham

US Bancorp (retired)

Ron Tortelli

SUPERVALU (retired)

Advisory Council

Chief Advancement Officer Presbyterian Homes & Services

Phil Davis

Paige E. Bingham

Gloria Perez

Program Officer Medtronic Foundation

David J. Goldstein

Attorney & Shareholder Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Jeremiah Program

Art Rolnick

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Morris Goodwin, Jr., Secretary

Brian Sullivan Bill Svrluga

Sharon Hawkins

2011 Employer Advisory Panel

Derek Hayes

Dan Abbott, Target Terry Collier, 3M Jeff DeMars, ImageTrend Aaron Doolittle, Comm-N Solutions Mike Durkin, KMSP-TV Mick Dyer, RBC Wealth Management Teri Fritsma, Minnesota State Colleges &

Vice President - Finance & Administration Wilder Foundation Community Volunteer Principal The Boston Consulting Group

Byron K. Hill

Vice President Honeywell International

Tony Leung, Vice Chair Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court

Gabrielle Parish President GF Parish Group

Dave Pylipow

Executive Vice President SUPERVALU

Steven M. Rothschild, Chair Founder Twin Cities RISE! President Invest in Outcomes

Tony Ryan

Senior Vice President, Consumer Solutions OptumHealth

Don Samuels

Council Member, 5th Ward City of Minneapolis

Malana A Schmidt, Vice Chair Vice President (retired) Greater Twin Cities United Way

Sonia Shewchuk

Partner Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

Tom Swain

Executive Vice President (retired) Travelers

Sarah Walker

Chief Operating Officer 180 Degrees, Inc.

Keith A. Woodward*

Senior Vice President General Mills, Inc. *Retired from Board in 2011

WJS Consulting

Universities System

Debra Fisher Goldstein, Gold Fish Communications

Yachica Guy, Recruiting Professional Sid Haiden, Wells Fargo Rochelle Hayes, Institute for Clinical Systems & Improvement

Carla Heim, Institute for Clinical Systems & Improvement

Tim Huston, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP Joel Johnson, Sunrise Community Banks Luna Kimal, TCF Bank Tim Kutzer, Ameriprise Financial Christa Michels, HealthPartners Ann Nordstrom, CPP North America Anne Olson, Minnesota Workforce Council Association

Dusty Perryman, Hyatt Minneapolis Matt Pryor, SUPERVALU Julie Remington, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Bob Simon, Independent Consultant Ashley Vegel, TCF Bank Thsering Wangno, M&I Corporation Serge Wetzels, 3M

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2011 Twin Cities RISE! Annual Report  

The highlights and stories from Twin Cities RISE! in 2011.