2018 CVC-TC Annual Celebration

Who Attended

Sondra Ciesielski, Minnesota Twins Community Relations
Justin Fogel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Sabrina Berg, ECMC Group
Craig Tacheny, Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Megan Voronyak, The Link
Cori Frankenberg, Minnesota Twins Community Relations
Edward Arias, Blue Cross Blue Shield MN
Mary Smith, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Jamie Yanisch, Boston Scientific Corporation
Tina Ewing, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

The Power of Storytelling  

Join the CVC-TC for the Annual Celebration to be held on Thursday, May 10 at Pinstripes in Edina. This event is an opportunity for those involved in growing volunteerism in our community to spend time with fellow volunteer leaders and showcase the great work of the CVC-TC and its members. We’re looking forward to an exciting morning of networking, inspiration and fun!

We are excited to welcome Amie Miller, Managing Director, Content Development for TPT (Twin Cities PBS) as our keynote speaker! In this role, Amie works across TPT’s content teams to plan and resource initiatives ranging from short-term community engagement efforts to multi-year, story-driven projects like TPT’s recent year-long initiative, Minnesota Remembers Vietnam. Prior to joining TPT in 2015, Amie spent twelve years as an independent consultant in the public media industry, working with stations and networks nationwide to articulate their work in compelling ways and secure resources to support it. She also worked for Public Radio International, where she worked principally with the international news broadcast, The World. She has a particular interest in efforts to measure and communicate the impact of public media – and, specifically, the impact of storytelling. She is also a published author; her memoir She Looks Just Like You was a 2010 Minnesota Book Award finalist. Amie has a Master’s degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and a Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University. 

We are pleased to have Christina Palladino, lead, night-side reporter for Fox 9, as our emcee. Before coming to Fox 9, Christina most recently worked for WISN 12 News in Milwaukee, where she did a lot of hard news crime and investigative stories. Prior to Wisconsin, Christina worked at WOI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa as their weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist. Christina was born and raised in Boston and in her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and daughter. She also has a passion for volunteering and making an impact in her community and has emceed several events throughout the communities she has lived in.


A big thank you to all of our sponsors to date including our:





2018 Game Changer Award Applications

You know your company does outstanding work in the community. Make sure everyone else knows, too! Nominate your company for the CVC-TC “Game Changer” Award. Recipients will each receive a $1,000 contribution to the nonprofit organization of their choice, among other recognition. Learn more »

Sponsors Needed

As a sponsor of the CVC-TC Annual Celebration, you can reach influential leaders from Minnesota’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities and support their work in promoting volunteerism. Learn more »

Note: To access any members-only materials for this event, you must be logged in and a current member of CVC-TC.

Event Details

8:00am on Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:30am on Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00am-9:00am Registration, Networking and Non Profit Volunteer Fair
9:00am-10:30am Breakfast, Keynote Speaker (Amie Miller | TPT), Member Celebration and CVC-TC Game Changer Award Presentation


Pinstripes of Edina
3849 Gallagher Dr.
55435 Edina , MN


$55 per person

Register by
11:59pm on Friday, April 20, 2018
Registration for this event has closed.


Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.