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“A HUNGER, A DRIVE, A WILL TO SUCCEED.” —Twin Cities RISE! graduate


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MISSION The mission of Twin Cities RISE! is to provide employers with skilled workers—primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area—by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage of at least $20,000 annually.

CUSTOMER COMPANIES 2005 Employers are the customers of Twin Cities RISE!, and their hiring requirements help set our program standards. In 2005, our customer companies hired our graduates into full-time jobs that paid an average of $25,073 annually plus benefits. Ameriprise Financial Armstrong Subway, Inc. Banta Catalog Group Crompton Seager & Tufte Data Recognition Corp. Dispatcher Faegre & Benson Hennepin County Medical Center Keller Fence Company Inc. Lindquist & Vennum Mental Health Resources, Inc.

Midwest Special Services MN DOT Operation de Novo, Inc. Opportunity Partners Packaging Corporation of America Partners in Pediatrics Ltd. Regions Hospital SCC Janitorial Securian Financial Group Sheffield Group Smith Foundry Co.

Sprint/Nextel Target Corporation The Home Depot Turning Point, Inc. Twin Cities Stores, Inc. U.S. Bank Union Pacific Railroad Viacom Outdoor Way to Grow Wells Fargo

WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT? Empowerment is the backbone of Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!). It is based on the principles of cognitive restructuring and brings about the internal changes necessary for our participants to achieve long term success. Most of our participants come from generational poverty, meaning that they and their parents have lived in poverty for their entire lives. As a result, they have learned behaviors and belief systems that enable them to survive but not move ahead in their lives. Empowerment helps participants transform themselves from seeking immediate gratification to investing in the future, from fleeing or fighting to negotiating situations of conflict, from lashing out at others to regulating their emotions, from feeling worthless to feeling worthy. It is these qualities that employers tell us they value even more than the educational and occupational skills we also teach. And as a result, many participants for the first time in their lives begin to have hope. Empowerment goes much deeper than other “soft skills” training found in many anti-poverty programs. Personal traits such as showing up for work on time and having a good attitude do not last for the long term unless a person first becomes empowered. While personal empowerment is the key to a participant’s success, it is also the cause of most of our dropouts. It can be painful to change, and not everyone is willing or able to alter old lifestyles to move forward in their lives. Those who do so demonstrate persistence and courage. Empowerment is the culture of TCR!. In addition to our numerous certified Empowerment instructors, all TCR! employees take at least one Empowerment course and apply its principles in every class we teach. Empowerment is further reinforced to our participants by weekly one-on-one coaching sessions. In a recent long-term evaluation of our program, graduates cited Empowerment as the most important set of skills they learned at TCR!. This unique curriculum has been so widely recognized that many companies, nonprofits and schools have hired us to teach Empowerment to their staff and students as part of our fee-generating Advancement Institute.

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Asian 2%

Latino 2% American Indian

Unknown/ Other 2%

2%

African

“TWIN CITIES RISE! teaches people

African American

how to believe in themselves.” 536 SERVED IN CORE PROGRAM

—Norman, TCR! graduate

57%

10%

Caucasian

25%

Dear Friends, Our tradition is to profile recent program graduates in this annual report because they put a human face on TCR!. Their stories are compelling and point to the important work that you support. Many of them speak to the importance of Empowerment, and we’ve added a section on page 2 to describe this series of courses for those of you who haven’t been able to visit our office and sit in on a class. Our performance last year continued to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our participants. Our 2005 graduates were placed into jobs paying an average of $25,073 annually, an increase of more than 275 percent in earned income as a result of the program. Of equal importance, we continue to place graduates into career oriented jobs with benefits, so that they can begin their rise to the middle class. Although we serve adults, our program greatly influences the lives of children. Two-thirds of our participants have kids, many of whom will no longer be raised in grinding poverty. We often remind ourselves that the best way to help children is to get their parents out of poverty! 2005 also saw the expansion of our work in the prison system. It’s a sad fact that African American men make up approximately 40 percent of our state’s prison population despite being under 2 percent of the overall population. After an initial eight-week training in prison, many of these men are now entering TCR! immediately upon release. Our goal is to break the re-incarceration rate that is running as high as 70 percent. As an organization, we also challenged ourselves in 2005 by undertaking a rigorous external analysis of TCR!. Eleven outside experts were asked to review our mission, strategy and operations. The expert panel was asked a simple question – How can TCR! triple the number of graduates over the next five years? As part of their recommendations, the evaluators suggested that TCR! consider program changes to better meet the needs of younger men who may not be ready for the rigor of our current program. As a result, we have developed a new transitions program to better support these men as they begin making positive changes in their lives. Our hope is that more of them will persevere and graduate from TCR! into living wage jobs. In 2005, we also renewed our innovative contract with the state of Minnesota. This contract pays TCR! only when we graduate someone into a living wage job and he or she stays for a year. Because we are willing to hold ourselves accountable, the legislature and Governor increased the value of our contract by 21 percent, even though overall funding for job training programs in the state decreased significantly. To date, the state has received a 67 percent return on its investment in TCR!. In other words, for each dollar the state has invested in TCR!, it has received $1.67 in return. As our graduates continue to work, that return will increase further. Finally, two board members retired in 2005: Marilyn Dahl and Rob Sayre. The contribution that these two individuals made to TCR! has been enormous and they will be missed greatly. For the past ten years, your support and the support of other community members like you have helped thousands of individuals at TCR! to learn new skills and take control of their lives. We look forward to your continued investment in building a better future for our participants, their families and our community.

Michael C. Bingham President & CEO

Steve Rothschild Founder & Chair

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TYRONE DAVIS “It’s all up to me and the choices that I make.”

AS A SINGLE FATHER WITH CUSTODY OF HIS THREE

TCR!. It has helped him handle difficult situations to

TEENAGE CHILDREN, TYRONE WAS “JUST WORKING

which he might previously have responded with anger

and living” when his employment counselor suggested

or frustration. “I try to always stay aware of why I’m

that he come to Twin Cities RISE!. “I was tired of doing

feeling a certain way, and why I’m reacting a certain

janitorial work,” said Tyrone. “I thought I was capable of

way,” he said. “It makes me more conscious about the

working in an office setting, yet I didn’t have those skills.”

choices that I make. It also helps me to explain other

He started learning those skills immediately at TCR!,

alternatives to my kids.”

taking classes that included keyboarding, writing,

In February 2006, Tyrone was honored for successful

computer applications, applied math and Empowerment.

completion of one year on the job as a Document

At the beginning, time management

Processor

was his biggest challenge. “I wasn’t

Corporation. He continues to look to

utilizing my time well…so my home-

the future and set goals for himself

work wasn’t done, and I was upset and

and his children. “I constantly preach

frustrated. I didn’t accept responsibility

the importance of getting a good

like I should have.”

education

to

Data

Recognition

them,”

he

said.

Working with his coach and instruc-

“Constantly. And thanks to that, my

tors, Tyrone was able to begin taking

oldest two are in college.” Tyrone is

responsibility for his class work as well

also

as other aspects of his life. He

advanced degree in the human

eventually earned several RALPH awards

services field.

for perfect attendance and was selected

“My financial situation has changed. I

for a coveted internship position at TCR!’s front desk. Like

many

of

our

graduates,

Tyrone

pursuing

an

know that I have a paycheck coming, and I know how

cites

to manage my money,” he said. “I’m able to provide for

Empowerment as the most important course he took at

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considering

myself and my family.”

THERESA POWELL

Theresa has been employed at Faegre & Benson, LLP for two years. After completing Faegre's year-long trainee program, Theresa is now a permanent Legal Administrative Assistant earning three and a half times what she made before enrolling at TCR!. Her three children have continued to benefit from her personal and career growth. "They see that mom is striving, so they do, too," Theresa said. In 2005, Theresa was chosen as the winner of TCR!'s third annual Robert Morris Empowerment Award. "My empowerment skills are part of my everyday life," she wrote in her application essay. Theresa's professional success has given her new confidence in her life and career. "There is another star even higher than this one," she said. "I know that anything is possible."

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ROBERTA MOORE “I knew I wanted to be successful.”

“I DIDN’T HAVE ANY TYPE OF DIRECTION, DIDN’T REAL-

tion, that ‘Mom’s doing it, I can too,’” she said. “I want

LY KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING. I KNEW I WANTED TO

to see every last one of them graduate from high school

be successful, but I didn’t really know how to go about it.”

and get a college degree. I want to see my kids be

Before starting at Twin Cities RISE!, Roberta Moore

successful, and I know that’s going to happen.”

had dreamed of having an office job in which she could

In May of 2005, Roberta gained her final placement as

help people. However, she had never held a job for

a receptionist at Turning Point, a comprehensive social

longer than four months, and she relied on public

service agency located in Minneapolis. Empowerment

assistance to provide for her and her seven children.

training has played a key role in helping her thrive on the

“There was no hope,” she said, looking back. “When

job. She has gained self-confidence and learned how to

you’re sitting at home and you’re not

express her emotions, which has helped

working, you’re just waiting on a

her maintain her composure in stressful

check, and you know that it’s once a

situations at work. It has also impacted

month and that’s it.”

her children. “They express themselves,

When she learned about Twin Cities

their feelings, a lot better, and let me

RISE! through a local job fair, Roberta filled out an application on the spot.

Roberta credits her time at TCR!

She was determined to start making

with finally making her feel hopeful

changes in her life even though it

about the future. “The biggest way

wouldn’t be an easy path. Roberta had

it’s affected my life is just letting me

to learn how to make time for class

know that there is a direction that I

and homework while continuing to be

can go if I choose it, that it was really

an involved and supportive mother.

up to me to make that decision. I’ve always wanted to

Roberta’s children were impacted by seeing her dedi-

be in an office setting and be able to help people, and

cation to studying at TCR!. “It’s given them determina-

that’s what I got at Turning Point.”

My children have noticed the difference in my behavior, my language, and how I treat others. Twin Cities RISE! has had a great impact on my children. We do homework together, discuss different issues, [...] have a better relationship and understand each other better now. —TCR! participant

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know what’s going on with them.”

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JOB RETENTION

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ROY BARKER “I think that it was fate.”

ROY BARKER’S SUCCESS STORY STARTS OFF IN AN

move into his own apartment and buy a car. On May 9,

UNLIKELY PLACE: GETTING OFF AN ELEVATOR ON

2005, he began his final placement position as a counselor

the wrong floor. “I saw the TCR! door and I saw people

at Mental Health Resources, where he still works.

going in,” recounts Roy. One of the TCR! participants he

“It was a total deviation from the direction that I

approached explained, “It’s like a school.” At the time,

thought my life would take,” Roy says, attributing that

Roy was taking work through temporary agencies when

shift to his personal growth at TCR!. “What I’ve learned

he could and moving between homeless shelters and

is that for me, it’s more important to give…to use my

friends’ houses. “I was having a pretty hard time,” he

experiences to help others.”

remembers. “I guess my life could have taken a turn in

Roy recently received his Bachelor’s degree in organiza-

either direction, going up or going

tional leadership and will begin work on

down, and I think that I recognized it.”

inspired his five children. “Because of

was to go to college. More than ten

what I’ve done, they’ve all decided that

years prior, a criminal conviction had

they should continue their education.

interrupted his studies at a junior col-

My son, who was also involved in a life

lege. “I had always felt that if I had the

of crime and is an ex-offender, decided

opportunity I would go back to school

that if I could go straight and make it,

and further my education,” he said.

then he could too.”

TCR! provided Roy with the academ-

Reflecting on his experience at TCR!,

ic and personal skills that were crucial to

Roy says that self-esteem is the most

his obtaining a steady job and preparing

important thing he learned. “I just felt that I didn’t have any

himself for his return to college. At any given point during

real worth,” he remembers. “But it’s our little mantra: ‘I am

his studies at TCR!, he was working at least three – and

lovable. I am valuable. I am important.’ Everything that I’ve

sometimes four – different jobs. He was eventually able to

done seems to come from establishing those core values.”

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STEPHEN WEAH

Stephen Weah has now been employed at Goodin Company for two and a half years. "The job is going great," he said. When he encounters challenges at work, he views them as opportunities for positive reinforcement of his Empowerment skills. "[Empowerment skills] are like a guide or compass to keep you on track." Stephen's family, which he was able to bring over from Liberia after starting with TCR!, continues to do well. His wife is working, his son is doing well in middle school, and his daughter has begun her first year of college. Despite having received a good education back in Liberia, Stephen was only able to obtain a job paying $9 per hour prior to starting Twin Cities RISE!. Now, he earns more than twice that amount. "TCR! has really made a difference in my life," he said. "TCR! was the gateway to be what I am right now financially."

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his master’s in the fall. His success has

From his first day at TCR!, Roy’s goal


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CELEBRATING OUR PARTICIPANTS

“I had a big chip on my shoulder and Twin Cities RISE! took it out. Now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” —TCR! participant at a 2005 Celebration TCR! HOLDS A CELEBRATION CEREMONY after every 10-week session of

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classes. This is an opportunity for participants and their families to celebrate victories large and small – milestones achieved, skills learned and placements in

■ CORE PROGRAM ■ ADVANCEMENT INSTITUTE ■ PROJECT RE-ENTRY

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2004 2005

TOTAL NUMBER SERVED

jobs with real opportunities for success. During the ceremony, participants are given the opportunity to tell their stories and speak about their experiences in the program. TCR!’s partners and supporters are also invited to attend. It is a true celebration of achievement and community.

ABOUT OUR PARTICIPANTS 60% are unemployed at program start

THE ROBERT MORRIS EMPOWERMENT AWARD

60% have children under age 18

The Robert Morris Empowerment Award was

Average basic skills are at an 8th grade level at program start

established by TCR! in 2003 in honor of former

45%

staff member Robert Morris, who played a major role in developing and piloting TCR!’s unique

42%

empowerment curriculum. Each year, this monetary award goes to one final placement who

report a history of chemical dependency report a history of criminal involvement

demonstrates empowerment in action and writing, 278%

300%

has a realistic plan for the use of the funds and who has given back to the program or community. In

201%

2005, graduate Theresa Powell received the Empowerment Award. See page 4 for an update on Theresa, who was featured in our 2004 Annual Report.

200%

147%

222%

170%

100%

ROBERT MORRIS EMPOWERMENT AWARD WINNERS:

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2003-Michelle Hawkins-Hazelwood 2004-Amanda Green

2001 2002

2005-Theresa Powell

2003 2004 2005

INCOME GROWTH FOR GRADUATES

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

PROJECT RE-ENTRY

VOLUNTEERING AT TCR!

In 2005, TCR! partnered with

TCR! would like to thank the many volunteers who have supported our pro-

Ramsey

gram this year in positions including mock interviewers, guest speakers and

County

Correctional

Facility, Minnesota Correctional

tutors. We would especially like to recognize the following volunteers:

Facility – Faribault, and Hennepin

TOM WAHLROBE has volunteered weekly for years, assisted with mock

County Community Corrections to

interviewing, developed reports for the administrative staff, helped at TCR!

br i n g

special events and worked independently on numerous other projects.

our

Empowerment

Curriculum to incarcerated men.

GLENN SEAGER has made himself consistently available to assist with mock

Th e g o a l o f t h i s i n i t i a t i v e,

interviewing at both our Minneapolis and Saint Paul sites, been a guest speak-

Project Re-Entry, is to help

er in our Occupational Workshop class and has offered our participants work

incarcerated

experience in his law practice. He has even hired one of our graduates.

men

successfully

transition back into the community. TC R !

staff

who

facilitate

Empowerment training follow up with participants after their release and, in many cases, facilitate their entry into TCR!’s core work skills training program.

“I’ve learned to take responsibility for my past and present mistakes.”

CYNTHIA TAUZELL has volunteered in our Resume Writing class, provided one-on-one tutoring services and been a guest speaker in our Occupational Workshop classes and New Student Orientation. Cynthia is a TCR! graduate.

“I decided that I wanted to spend part of my retirement working in some way to help others have the same opportunities I had. I continue volunteering here because my experience at TCR! has been very satisfying. I believe that TCR! has structured a win-win model. I’m proud of the organization and its unique approach, and am glad to do what I can to help it continue to be successful.”

—Project Re-Entry participant

—Tom Wahlrobe, volunteer

JOSTENS RECEIVES TCR! TEAM AWARD In 2005, TCR! recognized Jostens, Inc. with a TEAM Award. This award recognizes partnering companies that help us to achieve our mission of bringing individuals and families out of poverty. Jostens partners with TCR! to provide personalized, custom-made rings to TCR! graduates when they reach the one-year retention mark in their final placement job. These rings celebrate not only individuals’ success in our program but their success on the job.

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Jack Thornton and Kelly Karsky of Jostens, with TCR!’s Mike Bingham (center)


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2005 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Income statement – unrestricted*

Miscellaneous

United Way Financial gifts/support Earned income

2.3%

6.5%

$1,569,636 $644,343

Miscellaneous income

$51,539

Total unrestricted revenue

$2,265,518

Program service expenses

$1,769,071

Management and general

$229,893

Fundraising

$186,489

Total unrestricted expenses Net unrestricted surplus

Earned Income

Contributions & Grants

28.4%

$2,185,453

62.8%

REVENUES

$80,065 Fundraising

8.5%

Balance sheet Working capital

$840,000

Temporarily restricted assets

$348,283

Net property and equipment

$20,208

Unrestricted/undesignated funds

Management & General

10.5%

$399,194 Program Services

Total net assets

81%

$1,607,685

*does not include donated services

EXPENSES

2005 ANNUAL REPORT TO STAKEHOLDERS “TWIN CITIES RISE! MADE MY AMERICAN DREAM

opening remarks, highlighting the importance of support-

HAPPEN!” These are the words of Joyce Cooper, a TCR!

ing individuals with criminal records to change their lives

graduate who spoke at our Annual Report to Stakeholders

and obtain living wage jobs.

event held on September 22, 2005, and sponsored by U.S.

Metropolitan Council, delivered the keynote address.

Bank. More than 220 guests, including government offi-

Remarks were also given by U.S. Bank Senior Vice

cials, corporate and foundation supporters, individual sup-

President José Peris; Joyce Cooper; TCR! graduate

porters and TCR! graduates, attended the luncheon event.

Chancey Walton and founder Steve Rothschild.

TCR! President & CEO Mike Bingham delivered the

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Peter Bell, chair of the


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CONTRIBUTORS Leaders Circle—Visionaries ($50,000+) Bush Foundation Frey Foundation The George Family Foundation Greater Twin Cities United Way Emma B. Howe Memorial Foundation, a supporting organization of The Minneapolis Foundation The Joyce Foundation Marilyn and Steve Rothschild The Saint Paul Foundation The Richard M. and Sandra J. Schulze Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Sieben Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota

Leaders Circle—Ambassadors ($25,000 - $49,999) Ameriprise Financial F.R. Bigelow Foundation General Mills Foundation Barbara and David Koch Mari and Tom Lowe Lyman Lumber Company Foundation Stephanie Simon and Craig Bentdahl Diana and Ron Tortelli

Leaders Circle—Stewards ($10,000 - $24,999) Anonymous 3M Foundation Charles P. and Mary E. Belgarde Foundation Michael and Paige Bingham Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wood-Rill Foundation Julia W. Dayton Claire and Jack Dempsey Ecolab Foundation Excel Bank Minnesota Foundation Graco Foundation David and Shirley Hubers Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation McFarland Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation McNeely Foundation North Star Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Casey Albert T. O'Neil Foundation Opus Corporation Otto Bremer Foundation The Pentair Foundation Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation RBC Dain Rauscher Foundation Jennifer and Hervé Sarteau Smikis Foundation St. Paul Travelers Foundation Star Tribune Foundation SUPERVALU Foundation Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Target Thrivent Financial for Lutherans U.S. Bancorp Foundation Carol and Verne Johnson, The VCJ Foundation Margaret and Angus Wurtele

Leaders Circle—Benefactors ($5,000—$9,999) Anonymous Athwin Foundation Mary and Keith Bednarowski Marlene and Ned Bixby, from the Bixby Family Charitable Fund administered by World Vision

Gretchen and Jeff Brown Buuck Family Foundation Danis and Richard Byrd Denny Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Jaye F. and Betty F. Dyer Foundation Karol and Richard Emmerich, The Emmerich Foundation Mimi and Steve Fisher Greystone Foundation, at the request of Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland Jim Hays, Hays Companies Sara and Randall Hogan The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Sue and Bob Macdonald Marbrook Foundation Kay and Mike McCarthy Marilyn C. and Glen D.Nelson Aly and Rob Sayre Bruce and Patricia Schadow Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Schall Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Randall Schmidt Securian Foundation Chris and Hank Shea Soran Family Foundation Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation

“I FEEL THAT THIS TRAINING should be mandatory for all management— everyone will walk away learning something!” —Advancement Institute training participant Thomson West Turner Family Foundation Mary W. Vaughan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Sheila and Patrick Walsh Watson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Jean Donald Wilson

Leaders Circle—Sustainers ($2,500 - $4,999) The Allen Family Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Shirley and Stanley Bingham Will Bracken Family Foundation Chorzempa Family Foundation Tara and Timothy Clark Deluxe Corporation Foundation Joyce and Hal Field, Jr. Goodwin-Lindsay Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation John T. Muchuzick Bill and Barbara Pearce Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Susan Pease Sharon and Bob Ryan Val and Ed Spencer, Broadwaters Foundation Mia and Brian Sullivan William Svrluga, WJS Consulting Group

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Leaders Circle—Partners ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous (2) David and Monica Abrams Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation Carole and Doug Baker Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Julie M. and Douglas M. Baker, Jr. Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Bell Family Charitable Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Lloyd Benson Mary and Bruce Bildsten Ellen and Jan Breyer John Mark Bruton Paul Burke Burdick-Craddick Family Foundation Carolyn and Thom Chase Nathan Clark Nan and Jim Corwin Susan Crockett Carol and Ted Cushmore Marilyn and Craig Dahl Sherry Ann and Edward Dayton Joanie and Bob Dayton Juli and Tom Erdmann Faegre & Benson Foundation Martha and John Gabbert Scotty and Peter Gillette Elizabeth and Michael Gorman Scott P. Halstead Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Pat and Tom Holloran Hutter Family Foundation Keystone Search Ltd. Mary Gerry and Tom Lee Sherry Tsao and Tony N. Leung Heather and Rob Little Leland T. Lynch and Terry Saario Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation MaxMed, Inc. Barbara and Tom McBurney Martha and Bill McLaughlin Anita and Todd Messal The Kathy and Tom Miller Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Milroy Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Christine and Jack Morrison, Oak Grove Foundation Nelson, Tietz & Hoye Pam and Mike Oesterreich Rhonda and Rory O'Neill Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Philip W. Ordway Diana Gulden and Jose Peris Lawrence and Linda Perlman Family Foundation Pratt Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Karen Reierson Karen and Steve Sanger Saunders Family Foundation Malana and Jeff Schmidt The Michael and Barbara Sill Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Ann Simonds Arlene and Tom H. Swain Betsy and Mayer Tapper Mark Tierney Emily Anne and Gedney Tuttle William Umscheid Sandy Vargas Joanne and Philip Von Blon, Von Blon Family Charitable Foundation


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CONTRIBUTORS Tom Wahlrobe, The Hugh Boetcha Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Wahlstedt Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Sandra and Prince Wallace, Independent Packing Services Marjorie and Irving Weiser Liz and Tim Welsh Wernke Family Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund The Whitney Foundation Michael and Barbara Wigley Penny and Mike Winton

Advocates Circle—Supporters ($500 - $999) Anonymous (4) Jay Belschner Sue Bennett Marshall Besikof, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP Charitable Foundation Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Douglas Coleman Angie and T.J. Conley Bonnie and Jeremy Cram Richard and Mary Lu Dietz of the Birch Breeze Charitable Fund Kathy Dolphin of Dolphin Staffing Jane and James Emison Marion Etzwiler Faegre and Benson Foundation, in honor of Tony Leung Pat Fallon Cecy and Wally Faster Suzanne and Fred Gobel Rousty and John Harris Anne and Peter Heegaard Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Thomas Herr Steven Holdman James and Ann Howard Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Paul Johnson Sylvia and Samuel L. Kaplan Bill and Linda Kerker Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Margaret and Ilo Leppik Ellen Luger Sarah Lutman, in honor of Steve Rothschild’s service as MPR board member Melinda and Fred Miller Kingsley H. Murphy Family Foundation Kellie and John Nealon Julie A. Nelson Josephine Reed-Taylor Mary Rosenthal Urban Adventure Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Vantine Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Kathleen and William Wanner Sharon and Clark Winslow Jennifer Woods

Advocates Circle—Friends (up to $499) Anonymous (18) Kari and William Alldredge Cathy Anastasion Nicholas Benham Joan and Reid Billig Blair Bingham Greer Bingham Bill Blanski Susan and Rod Boren Joan and John C. Brooks Lisa Brown

Jane Maland Cady Sharon Capuano-George Sarah and Gerald Caruso Roberta and James Craig Mary Jayne and Neil Crocker Robert F. Crosby Ellie and Tom Crosby, Jr. Phillip Davis Lawrence Deeney Vivian and Robert Dunbar Helen and Thomas Dwight David Enninga Carl Erickson Gretchen and Brian Felton Lugene and Jim Flores Arvonne and Don Fraser Mary Strand and Thomas Fraser B.J. French John D. French Sally and Gerald Friedell Marie and Fred Friswold Queenie and Paul Gam Richard Gehrman & Associates Cathy Gnatek and Michael Florey

“THIS CLASS HELPED LEAD me to more insight, awareness, constructive criticism, and confidence in my leadership abilities.” —Advancement Institute training participant Mary and David Goldstein Laurie Greeno Sherry Gwegorryn Rod Helm, The Helm Group, Inc. Mark Hoffman Thomas Hubler, Hubler Family Business Consultants Janet and Gunnar Johnson Liz Jordan George Kane Terry Kennedy-Lares Darren and Mary Hayano Knight Benjamin and Andrea Knoll Family Fund at the Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Brian Kretsch Kait Laufenberg Lars-Erik Leafblad Kay Lehto Julie and Erez Levi Peggy and Dick Lidstad Michele Janin and Tom Linebarger J.P. and Lynn Mattson Little April Lott Peggy and David Lucas Camhong Ly Elizabeth and David Lyman Ruth Mickelsen and William Manning Andrea McCready

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Ixchel McKinnie Shawn McMurtry Lynn and Mike Metz Cynthia Micolichek Minnesota Wire & Cable Charitable Giving Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Hattie and Robert Morris Lisa Naaktgeboren Christine Nelson Gay Nelson Julia and Brian Palmer Mark Peterson Diane Pouliot Ralph Pruitt Mary and Jim Radomski Tim Hansen and Kevin Reardon Frank Vargas, Renaissance Law Group PA J. Peter Ritten Angel Rodriguez Allen Rosendahl Diane Rosenwald Ruth Rothschild David Schaal Katherine Shane Catherine Shreves and Tom Bird Mariana and Craig Shulstad Chaquira Simpson Harriet and Edson Spencer Foundation Melissa and Paul Springer Fred Steimann Erica Stern, in honor of Jacky Brown and Anne Vining Mary Kay and Gary Stern Shanna Swenson Elizabeth Thole Janet and Kenneth Thome Ruth and David Waterbury Karen and William Wells, Jr. Katherine Whittington Monica Williams Young Presidents' Organization, in honor of Stephanie Simon Peggy and Cy Yusten Kathleen and James Zavoral

Donated Services or Materials aha! Process Inc. and Ruby Payne Benesyst, Inc. Faegre & Benson LLP David Goldstein Steve Kennedy Grant Thornton LLP Jostens Metropolitan Council Jobseekers Program Steve Rothschild Congressman Martin Olav Sabo Malana Schmidt Toastmasters International Tom Wahlrobe Cy Yusten The following companies matched the gifts given by their employees: Alliance Capital Management Ameriprise Financial TCR! also thanks U.S. Bank for their sponsorship support. Twin Cities RISE! has taken every measure to ensure the accuracy of the list printed in the Annual Report. We apologize if we may have overlooked any organization or individiual and ask that you please advise us of any errors so we may correct our record.


2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Abrams, Secretary Senior Vice President Aon Consulting, Inc.

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

Mike Bingham, President President & CEO Twin Cities RISE!

Brian Sullivan CEO SterilMed, Inc.

Marilyn Dahl* Regional President Wells Fargo Minnesota, N.A.

Tom Swain Executive Vice President (retired) St. Paul Travelers

Phillip Davis President Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Ron Tortelli Senior Vice President (retired) SUPERVALU

David Goldstein, Treasurer Attorney & Partner Faegre & Benson LLP

Sandy Vargas, Vice Chair Hennepin County Administrator Hennepin County

Morris Goodwin, Jr. President & COO The Hogan Company

* retired from Board in 2005

Derek Hayes Senior Vice President Wells Fargo, N.A. Gene Johnson* Chairman & CEO Metro Communications Services Tony Leung Hennepin County District Judge Hennepin County Court System Michael Oesterreich Vice President Ameriprise Financial Mary Rosenthal Labor Consultant Steven Rothschild, Chair Founder, Twin Cities RISE! Robert Sayre* Executive Vice President (retired) U.S. Bancorp

www.twincitiesrise.org 800 Washington Avenue North Suite 203 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 612.338.0295

Bruce Schadow Area Vice Chair (retired) Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

460 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 651.603.8520


2005 Twin Cities RISE! Annual Report