Fresh Energy’s Power Circles recognize the leading individual, business, and organizational members who make generous unrestricted contributions of $1,000 and above each fiscal year. Through their commitment, Fresh Energy is able to promote laws and rules to create a clean energy system that sustains our economy, human health, and the environment.
Membership is extended to members contributing a total of $10,000 or more in a fiscal year.
Mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727) was among the foremost scientific intellects of all time. As the identifier of gravity, developer of mathematics of orbital motion who made foundational contributions to all branches of mathematics and modern physical science, Newton is the exemplar of using scientific investigation to solve scientific problems. The Newton Circle celebrates the application of scientific investigation to the solution of problems.
The David Winton Bell Foundation | Mark and Kate Hanson | Lang Family Foundation | Steve Leuthold Family Foundation
Newton Circle benefits
Membership is extended to members contributing a total of $5,000-$9,999 in a fiscal year.
Marie Curie (1876–1934) originated the theory of radioactivity by hypothesizing and testing the revolutionary concept that rays emitted by uranium could be atomic in nature. Curie’s radical theory ultimately contributed to a fundamental shift in scientific understanding of matter and energy. The Curie Circle celebrates the original thinking that makes scientific breakthroughs possible.
Paul and Shannon Burke | Jim and Carmen Campbell and the Campbell Foundation | Chuck Denny | Richard and Joyce McFarland and The Dick and Joyce H. McFarland Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Curie Circle benefits
Membership is extended to members contributing a total of $2,000–$4,999 in a fiscal year.
Thomas Edison (1847- 1931) is America’s iconic industrial inventor and savvy businessman. His genius for transferring technology from the lab to the market was, as he put it, “…1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” The Edison Circle celebrates the inspiration and hard work in successfully harnessing new energy sources.
John and Helen Ackerman | Donna W. Allan and Bill Mahlum | Randy and Bird Anderson and the Charles Sumner Bird Foundation | Atomic Data | Martha Brand | David J. Chizek MD | Iberdrola Renewables | M.A. Mortenson | The Lilja Family Foundation | Phyllis Wiener and Shayna Berkowitz and Still Ain’t Satisfied, a Foundation with Attitude | Jim Wolford | Kate Wolford and Ed Reilly
Edison Circle benefits
Membership is extended to members contributing a total of $1,000–$1,999 in a fiscal year.
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) was a pioneer of modern electrical engineering. Tesla’s patents formed the basis for alternating current, the AC motor, and the polyphase system of electrical distribution. Tesla inventions were major contributors to the launching of the Industrial Revolution. The Tesla Circle celebrates the economic power of transformative technology.
Anonymous | Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation | Peter H. Bachman and the Janet Rice Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation | R. Michael and Sharon A. Conley | Patricia Benn and Ned Crosby | Culp Family Foundation | Christine and Loren Danielson | Charles Dayton and Sara Evans | David and Vanessa Dayton | District Energy St. Paul | Alan and Lollie Eidsness | Ross and Monique Hammond | JF Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation | James Keller and Patricia Johnson Keller | John and Anita Kes | Lakewinds Natural Foods | Jane Newman and Amy Lange | Charles and Candice Nadler Family Foundation | Gary and Susan Rappaport | Deborah Schlichting and Charles Blomme | Anne and Matt Schuerger | Rober Secor | Don Shelby | Tablet Infographics | Third Level Design | James Uttley | Whitney Foundation
Tesla Circle benefits