Benefit breakfast

Benefit Breakfast


Fresh Energy is truly blown away by the amazing turnout, generous donations, and palpable energy that was in the room for our first annual Benefit Breakfast on October 5.

Thank you to the more than 400 attendees and generous benefit sponsors who helped Fresh Energy raise $150,000 to support our work to speed the transition to a clean energy economy in Minnesota. We truly appreciate the table captains, speakers, and volunteers who worked so hard to fill the room, inspire the crowd, and ensure that the event went as smoothly as possible.

There were many terrific moments at the event, including our keynote speaker Ramez Naam highlighting the problems humans have solved in this past and his optimism that if we work hard enough, we can dramatically reduce carbon pollution and create a healthy future together.

Check out photos from the event on Fresh Energy’s Facebook page.

Watch Ramez Naam’s presentation at the Benefit Breakfast below.

At the Benefit Breakfast, Fresh Energy  premiered a new video about the value and results of our work. You can watch it below.



Thank you to our event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Atomic Data
Conley Family Foundation
Mark and Kate Hanson
Innovative Power Systems
Institute on the Environment
James and Susan Lenfestey
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Minnesota Solar Connection
Chuck and Candice Nadler
Michael and Patsy Noble
Raj Rajan and Kavitha Sitaram
Stoel Rives

Match Pool Sponsors

Berns Knight Law Firm
Cresa Minneapolis
Lang Family Foundation
Chris O’Brien
WSB & Associates

In-kind Sponsors

Print Solutions
TKO Productions
Yvonne Hodges Graphic Design