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CVC-TC profiles member Lindsey Kaufmann, Cargill Community Engagement Specialist    How many years have you been at your current company? 7 years    How many years have you been in your role? 4 years    Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company?  I connect employees and retirees with opportunities to engage with our nonprofit partner organizations through community support and volunteerism. I also manage the Cargill Global Scholars Program, a two-year leadership and scholarship program for... [read more]
Second Harvest Heartland is piloting a new Food Rescue volunteer opportunity in Maplewood and spots still remain. Here are more details on the opportunity: Food Rescue Volunteers Needed You can help reduce waste & feed our hungry neighbors! Every day, Second Harvest Heartland’s Retail Food Rescue fleet and trained food shelf partners collect thousands of pounds of produce, dairy, deli, meat, bakery and grocery items from retail partners. This donated product is distributed to agency partners including food shelves, meal programs and shelters to feed our hungry neighbors. During this... [read more]
Please see below on how your fellow CVC nonprofit members are responding to COVID-19.  If you are looking for opportunities to give back, CVC nonprofit members have shared ways to engage below. Feel free to use this for your organization or share more broadly to support our members! The Arc Minnesota Arc’s Value Village Thrift stores are a crucial funding source toThe Arc Minnesota.  While our stores are temporarily closed please consider donating directly to The Arc Minnesota to help fund our mission of promoting and protecting the human rights of individuals with intellectual... [read more]
by Anna Bosak, Andersen Corporation This week, in partnership with Global Minnesota, CVC-TC hosted a webinar focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how they can help guide corporate strategy, including corporate social responsibility and volunteerism efforts. The 17 SDGs are the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. These goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality, and job... [read more]
Image courtesy: CDC   In an effort to best support our community of nonprofit partners, HandsOn Twin Cities has set up a centralized hub where volunteers can easily connect to the most immediate and emergency volunteer and in-kind needs. Don’t forget  to also make a financial donation to your favorite nonprofits’ websites too – many have had to cancel major fundraisers and/or are serving unprecedented needs throughout this pandemic! Nonprofits: Click here for step by step instructions on how to link your existing or new... [read more]
Andersen was founded in 1903 on the philosophy of working “all together” to deliver on its promise to its customers. Every day, the company’s more than 10,000 employees are empowered to imagine what’s possible and do what’s right. Andersen delivers products for the way people live, unmatched performance for the comfort and security homeowners desire, and endless design options to achieve any style. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by... [read more]
In celebration of Black History Month, on February 12 Comcast NBCUniversal and Smithsonian Channel partnered to present a premiere screening of "Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier." This documentary is the untold story of the decades-long battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first superpower to bring diversity to the skies, told by the black astronauts and their families, who were part of this little known chapter of the Cold War. The screening was followed by a conversation between BLACK IN SPACE: BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER filmmaker Laurens Grant and WCCO... [read more]
By Kelly Quicksell New and returning CVC-TC members – corporate, partner, and associate – joined together in February to kick-off a new year at the Annual Meeting. The group reminisced on highlights and successes from 2019, but also drummed up some anticipation of what 2020 will hold. The room was packed, which to me showcases the determination and enthusiasm of this group of professionals when it comes to working together to bring good to our communities both near and far. Here are five key takeaways from the 2020 CVC Annual Meeting: • Take advantage of your... [read more]
Mark your calendars for the CVC-TC annual celebration event on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 8 am – 10:30 am at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. We are excited to announce Justice Alan C. Page as our keynote speaker! Look for an official Save the Date email soon. Read more
Name: Amy Podlesak Company: Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Title: Development Director   How many years have you been at your current company? 2    How many years have you been in your role? 2   Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company? Junior Achievement supports over 170,000 K-12 youth in our region, leveraging the power of 10,000 volunteers to deliver programs focused on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. In my role, I have the opportunity to grow and develop... [read more]


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