Fresh Energy’s Second Annual Benefit Breakfast

Reserve your seat today for Fresh Energy’s second annual Benefit Breakfast, a great opportunity to invest in positive energy solutions and learn about the progress we can make together.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Check in: 7:00 AM
Program + Warm Breakfast Service: 7:30 AM

University of Saint Thomas
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Parking and transit information

$100 suggested minimum donation*

Space is limited and registration is required.
RSVP by September 20, 2017
by clicking the link below or by emailing Leigh Onkka at

Featured Speaker Dan Reicher is a nationally-known expert in energy and environmental policy, finance, and technology. In 25 years on the vanguard of energy Dan has been Google’s Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives, led one of the nation’s first renewable energy companies, and co-founded an energy investment firm. He has advised three U.S. presidents, including serving as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under President Bill Clinton. Currently, Dan is the executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University.

Event co-chairs: Nicholas Garbis and Raj Rajan, Ph.D.

*There is no fee to register for this event, but you will be asked for a donation during the program. Thanks to our event sponsors, all proceeds raised will benefit the programs of Fresh Energy, a nonprofit organization working toward an economy we thrive in and energy that ensures our well-being.

If you are not able to attend, please consider supporting our work by making a donation online.

For information on sponsoring the 2017 Benefit Breakfast, becoming a table captain, or volunteering at the event, please contact Meggie LaValley at or 651 726 7561.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
Table Sponsors
All Energy Solar
Donna W. Allan and Bill Mahlum
Atomic Data
Conley Family Foundation
Great Plains Institute
Mark and Kate Hanson
Institute on the Environment
IPS Solar
Jim and Susan Lenfestey
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Michael and Patsy Noble
Nokomis Partners
Raj V. Rajan and Kavitha Sitaram

Match Pool Sponsors
Berns Knight Law Firm
Lang Family Foundation
Chuck and Candice Nadler
Chris O’Brien

Missed last year’s event?

Check out photos from the 2016 Benefit Breakfast on Fresh Energy’s Facebook page.

Watch speaker Ramez Naam’s presentation at the 2016 Benefit Breakfast.

Watch a video about the value and results of Fresh Energy’s work that premiered at the 2016 Benefit Breakfast.