2021 Virtual Benefit Breakfast

Tune in to Fresh Energy’s 2021 Virtual Benefit Breakfast—Future Focus: The New Climate Economy! This online gathering was held on October 14, 2021, and together with our speakers Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower, and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN), we had a conversation critical to our current moment, emphasizing the need for bold and ambitious federal, state, and local clean energy and climate leadership that tackles carbon pollution while creating family-sustaining jobs.

Click here to download the event packet.

Your packet includes: An event program with agenda, a gift certificate to Wildflyer Coffee, a clean energy action flip book, and more! Packet was sent via US mail to all guests who registered by October 7. 


All proceeds from this inspiring event support Fresh Energy’s work to speed the transition to an equitable carbon-neutral economy in Minnesota, the Midwest, and beyond. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation online.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Innovation + Technology Sponsors

Match Pool Sponsors
Bird and Randy Anderson
Bremer Bank
Grid Catalyst
Mark and Kate Hanson
Hayden Family Fund
Ralph Jacobson and Cynthia Bartoo
Will and Claudia Kaul
Kristin Kelly and Jamal Knight
Sarah F. Lang Fund
Kevin Lawless and April Egan
James P. Lenfestey
Cotty Lowry and Laurie Jacobi
Mike Menzel and Kathy Iverson
Jan and Rick Neville
Michael and Patsy Noble
Chris O’Brien
Eric and Dana Pasi
William and Markell Rahr
Raj V. Rajan and Kavitha Sitaram
Federico and Nassim Rossi
Venkatesh Srinivas
VanSteenburgh/Ladner Family Fund
Kate Wolford and Ed Reilly
Mary Woollen and Clark Heindl

Visionary Partner Sponsors
Atomic Data
District Energy St. Paul
Ever-Green Energy
Houlihan Lokey
IPS Solar
Xcel Energy

Clean Energy Champion Sponsors
Apex Clean Energy
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
Conley Family Foundation
Connexus Energy Foundation
Design 45
Minneapolis Foundation
Chuck and Candice Nadler
Old National Bank
Sunrise Banks

Friends of the Future Sponsors
All Energy Solar
Best Buy
Blue Horizon Energy
CED Greentech Minneapolis
CLA
Cogent Consulting PBC
Elevation Communications
EVS, Inc.
Larkin Hoffman
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
New Energy Equity
Nokomis Energy
SPIRE Credit Union
Stoel Rives LLP