Sunrise on the Mississippi

It’s Back! Minneapolis’s only big tent breakfast benefit for people who love parks!

Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:30 to 9:00 am
Boom Island Park

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Once a year, more than 300 Twin Cities community and business leaders come together to celebrate and support parks that transform human life.


2018 Featured Speaker

Lynn Ross
Founder & Principal

Spirit for Change Consulting

Lynn M. Ross, AICP is the founder and principal of Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to developing creative solutions for evolving places and people working to serve the common good.

Leading Spirit for Change, Lynn works nationally and across sectors with organizations on a mission to create and sustain inclusive policies, practices and places. While regions, cities and neighborhoods are rich with possibility, they are also the places where the challenges of income inequality, economic and racial segregation, and lack of affordability persist. The practice of Spirit for Change is rooted in a deep belief in diversity, equity, evidence-based decision making, and asset-based community development.

In her consulting capacity, Lynn leads the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s engagement in a $40M multi-year, multi-city public spaces demonstration called Reimagining the Civic Commons.

In 2014, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Table Host & Sponsorship Information

We’re currently taking requests to host and sponsor tables. To join us this year, please contact the following:

Corporate Sponsorship
Rebecca Bachman, Institutional Giving Manager,

Individual Table Hosts
Christine Moir, Annual Fund & Events Manager,

Download Our 2018 Sunrise Sponsorship Packet


Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors