The Full Partnership Story: CVC and MCF Joint Program

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Who’s Coming

Jennifer Jones, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Tricia Painter, Abbott
Amy Podlesak, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
Megan Wolle, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Brian Russ, Community Health Fund
Matt Oquist, Luther Automotive Group
Tisha Van Haaften, The Arc Minnesota
JoAnn Birkholz, Medica
Adriana Alejandro Osorio, UNICEF USA
Ixchel McKinnie, Impact Hub Finnovation Lab

Come and hear a panel of local experts discuss how corporations and nonprofits partner together! From volunteering, grants, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause-marketing, the impact of nonprofit-corporate partnerships and the valuable lessons learned will be addressed and of great use to MCF corporate members that want to incorporate a well-rounded approach to their corporate partnerships. This program will also look at different corporate structures to learn how they impact nonprofit partnerships. 

This meeting brings together MCF’s Corporate Community Affairs Professionals Network and the Twin Cities Corporate Volunteerism Council.

Panelists include:

Jennifer Jones, Senior Director of Community Relations, Ameriprise Financial
Carolyn Link, Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Susan Schuster, Community Relations Senior Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Angie Swanson, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Open Arms of Minnesota
Camille Cyprian, Director of Program Strategy and DEI, Minnesota Council on Foundations (Moderator)

This meeting is open to MCF’s corporate members as well as members of the Twin Cities Corporate Volunteerism Council. 

Coffee and light breakfast treats will be generously provided by the event host, Land O'Lakes.


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 Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00am on Monday, October 15, 2018



8:00 – 8:30am     Check-in & Networking
8:30 – 9:30am     Panel Discussion
9:30 – 10:00am   Additional Q&A and Wrap-Up

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Corporate Headquarters
4001 Lexington Avenue North
55126 Arden Hills , MN


The Land O’Lakes Conference Center is in Building C just north of I-694 on Lexington Avenue and County Road F in Arden Hills, MN.

To access the Building C conference center, park in the North Parking Lot located at 1200 County Road F West, Arden Hills, MN 55112. (See map for reference.)

From I-694 take the Lexington Avenue exit #43A and go north. Do not turn left into the Land O’Lakes Visitors Entrance located off Lexington. Follow Lexington down to Highway 96.
Turn left onto Highway 96, left on Hamline Avenue, left onto County Rd F. Turn right into the Land O’Lakes Northwest Parking Lot and enter the building through the Visitor Entrance.

Register by
11:59pm on Sunday, October 7, 2018