Fresh Energy’s annual Benefit Breakfast—What’s the Deal?! A blueprint for our future will welcome two internationally acclaimed visionaries, Rhiana Gunn-Wright and Jigar Shah, to explore how bold action on climate can positively transform our communities and capital markets. It’s a great opportunity to get inspired by the progress we’ve made, and learn about the realistic, visionary energy solutions we can achieve together.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7:30 – 9:00 AM
7:00 AM | Check in
7:30 – 9:00 AM | Program + Warm Breakfast Service
9:00 – 10:00 AM | Fair of the Future + Networking
Saint Paul RiverCentre Ballroom
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Transit and parking information – please print!
To ensure quick and efficient access to the event, we strongly encourage you to print the attached parking voucher for complimentary parking in the RiverCentre Ramp (electronic vouchers are not accepted).
$100 suggested minimum donation.*
Rhiana Gunn-Wright is one of the lead policy architects of the federal Green New Deal. A 2013 Rhodes Scholar, she has worked as a policy analyst for the Detroit Health Department, the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow of Women and Public Policy at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), and as a policy intern for former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jigar Shah is the co-founder of Generate Capital, an investment and operating platform that builds, owns, operates, and finances infrastructure assets involving the world’s critical resources: energy, water, agriculture, and basic materials. His book, Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy advocates for market-driven solutions to climate change.
*There is no fee to register for this event, but you will be asked for a donation during the program. All proceeds will benefit Fresh Energy, an independent, nonprofit organization building solutions for the clean energy economy of our future.
If you are not able to attend, please consider supporting our work by making a donation online.
For information on sponsoring the 2019 Benefit Breakfast, becoming a table captain, or volunteering at the event, please contact Meggie LaValley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 726 7561.
Through a partnership with Saint Paul RiverCentre, 100% of the electricity for this event will be offset with renewable wind energy through Xcel Energy’s Windsource® program.
Thank you to our sponsors!
EV Showroom Sponsor
VIP Meet and Greet Sponsors
Match Pool Sponsors
Randy and Bird Anderson
Berns Knight Law Firm
Paul and Shannon Burke
Kathy Iverson and Mike Menzel
Ralph Jacobson and Cynthia Bartoo
Will and Claudia Kaul
Sarah F. Lang Fund
Cotty Lowry and Laurie Jacobi
Federico and Nassim Rossi
The Van Steenburgh/Ladner Family Fund
Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Fair of the Future Sponsors
Friends of the Future Business Sponsors
All Energy Solar
Apex Clean Energy
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Old National Bank
Solar Garden Services
Stoel Rives LLP
Friends of the Future Family Sponsors
Donna W. Allan and Bill Mahlum
Conley Family Foundation
The Gustin Family
James P. Lenfestey
Bridget and Ross Levin
Chuck and Candice Nadler
Michael and Patsy Noble
Raj V. Rajan and Kavitha Sitaram
John and Nina Tuttle