3rd Annual Gala 4 Goals
The Sanneh Foundation’s Third Annual Gala 4 Goals
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at The Depot Minneapolis
The Sanneh Foundation’s third annual Gala 4 Goals will be a fun filled, spirited evening to inform our guests of the valuable work of the foundation in The Twin Cities and around the world. The evening will have a silent auction, good food, music, as well as special guest speakers.
John Hope Bryant, Gala 4 Goals Guest Speaker
A philanthropic entrepreneur, thought leader and businessman, John Hope Bryant is one of the leading voices on poverty eradication today. As Founder, Chairman and CEO of financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE, Bryant has advised the last four sitting U.S. Presidents on economic justice issues, and been recognized by the last five U.S. Presidents.
He currently serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. Prior to that, Bryant served U.S. President George W. Bush as vice chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and Chairman of the Council Committee on the Underserved.
Heidi Collins, Gala 4 Goals Emcee
FOX 9′s Heidi Collins anchors FOX at 5 and FOX at 9 each evening. Collins comes to FOX 9 from CNN in Atlanta and New York, where she was a news anchor and correspondent for eight years, three of which were spent as anchor of “CNN Newsroom with Heidi Collins.” In addition to reporting on and interviewing world leaders and U.S. Presidents for CNN, Collins has been at the forefront of several breaking stories. She landed the first exclusive interview with President George W. Bush following the 2008 election and for FOX 9, Collins broke the story before the rest of the nation that Osama Bin Laden had been captured and killed. In her first year at FOX 9, she has received two Emmy Awards… Collins is also the recipient of two Peabody’s, an Alfred I. duPont, an Associated Press Award, and three Edward R. Murrows.
Karen Sorbo, Gala 4 Goals Auctioneer
As one of the leading auctioneers in the country, Karen Sorbo’s dedication to her profession, its purpose and results, has impacted organizations across the United States and Mexico. To see her work is to catch the spirit. Her natural, unbridled energy, a commanding yet elegant stage presence, combined with precision techniques has aided in raising over 450 million dollars for deserving organizations. She has orchestrated and conducted over 2200 auctions over the past 20 years.
5:30 VIP Meet and Greet
7:00 Gala and Silent Auction commences.
8:30 Program begins: Lifetime Achievement Award, Scholarships and Keynote Speakers.
9:45 Program and silent auction end and music begins.
11:00 Gala concludes.
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Many thanks to our 2013 Gala 4 Goals Committee Members!
Adam Bury, Alli Eshelman, Amanda Hegeman, Anya Voeller, Becky Will, Bill Frolichman, Carolyn Vandenberg, Christian Schauf, Christian Zepeda, Christina Rich, Dave Laidig, Delorez Houle, Diana Webster, Donna Deisher Kelly, Duffy Fallon, Ena Kovalchuk, Ernesto Chacon, Gina Acker, Heidi Peterson, Jacob Brunsberg, Jason Barba, Jennifer Ridgeway, Jennifer Seidenfeld, Joanne Salmen, John Lai, Jorgy Jorgensen, Joseph Gamer, Kathryn Thibert, Khay Outhonsack, Kristal Gerald, LA Nik, Leslie Hale, Lori Ann Holden, Macy Lee-Johnson, Maggie Quinn, Megan Mitsch, Mike Gittelson, Mikie Josephs, Molly Rohweder, Nicholas Pilger, Paige Greene, Pamela Wanzel, Ryan Hoag, Sam Koza, Samantha Edwards, Sandy Simmons, Sarah Baptiste, Sarah Jabari, Sue Gallucci, Susie Sohlo, Tracy Volk and Yusuf Agamawi