2024 Benefit Breakfast

We hope you will join us on October 9 for an inspiring and hope-filled Benefit Breakfast with nationally known marine biologist, policy expert, and author Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson alongside Fresh Energy staff and other special guests. If you can’t attend in person, please be sure to register for a ticket for the virtual event.

You won’t want to miss this year’s program that will feature intimate and honest conversations about how we can find optimism in climate solutions and why Fresh Energy’s work taking on some of the biggest decarbonization challenges is inspiring Minnesotans to have hope for the future. We will also debut Fresh Energy’s bold new strategic framework.

Our featured speaker

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, and writer. She is co-founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab, co-editor of the bestselling climate anthology All We Can Save, co-creator and co-host of Spotify/Gimlet’s flagship climate podcast How to Save a Planet, and author of the forthcoming book What If We Get It Right?: Visions of Climate Futures. She serves on the board of directors for Patagonia, received the Schneider Award for climate communication, and was on the Time 100 Next List. She is in love with climate solutions.

All proceeds from this dynamic event will support Fresh Energy’s work to design, influence, and implement equitable policy to continue ambitiously advancing a carbon-neutral economy in Minnesota and the Midwest.

Get your tickets to the 2024 Benefit Breakfast!

There are two types of tickets for the 2024 Benefit Breakfast. Please choose your tickets based on whether you plan to join us in person or virtually. Registration is required; please RSVP by September 25, 2024.

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Saint Paul RiverCentre
7:30-8 a.m. CT Guest check in and Fair of the Future all-electric showcase
8-9:30 a.m. CT Breakfast program
9:30-11 a.m. CT Fair of the Future continues
$125 suggested minimum donation.*

*There is no fee to register for this event, but you will be asked for a donation during the program.

If you are not able to join us on October 9, please consider supporting our work by making a donation online.

For information on sponsoring the 2024 Benefit Breakfast, becoming a table captain, or volunteering at the event, please contact Meggie LaValley at lavalley@fresh-energy.org or 651 726 7561.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Fair of the Future Sponsor

VIP Meet and Greet Sponsors
Best Buy

Match Pool Sponsors
Bird and Randy Anderson
Mark and Kate Hanson
Kate Wolford and Ed Reilly
Federico and Nassim Rossi

Clean Energy Champion Sponsors
Ever-Green Energy

Friends of the Future Sponsors
Elevation Communications
Moss & Barnett
Raj Rajan and Kavitha Sitaram
Stoel Rives LLP
U.S. Bank
Emily Ziring