2020 Annual Celebration: Heroes Through Service
Join the CVC-TC for the annual member celebration event at Edinburgh USA Golf Course. This annual celebration is an opportunity for those involved in growing volunteerism in our communities 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 learning, networking, and celebration.
Keynote Speaker Justice Alan Page will provide an overview of his background, how he and his wife started their foundation, and the impact it makes on the community! He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1963, and received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. While at the University of Notre Dame, Page led the school’s storied football program to the 1966 national championship, and in 1993 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Page was a first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1967 and he played for the Vikings until 1978.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, Alan Page worked as an attorney for a law firm in Minneapolis, then served seven years as an attorney in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General. He sought election to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992 and won, becoming the first African American on the court and one of the few associate justices ever to join the court initially through election, rather than appointment by the governor. When Justice Page was reelected in 1998, he became the biggest vote-getter in Minnesota history. He was reelected in 2004 and 2010 and served until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015.
Justice Page and his wife Diane founded the Page Education Foundation, which assists Minnesota students of color in their pursuit of post-secondary education. To date, the foundation has awarded $15 million in grants to 7,000 students.
Greg Coleman II will again be our emcee for the event.
Coleman is a local comedian. Greg has been active in the Minnesota comedy scene since 2012 where he was voted the Best New Comic of 2012 at the MN Comedy Awards. You will find Greg making our communities laugh throughout the United States and Canada, but you’ll most likely see him at many local venues including Amce Comedy Co. in Minneapolis. Coleman was a finalist in the American Black Film Festival Comedy Wings Competition in 2014, named one of the top 5 comics to watch in 2016 by The Growler, and City Pages Magazine named Greg Best Standup Comedian of 2017.
Coleman was also selected to perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, along with the Odd Block Comedy Festival in Canada, and the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival in Minneapolis. Greg made his national television debut on Comedy Central's Hart of the City (Season 2). Coleman has gained a reputation as a strong performer, with fun stories from his many years working in education. He has a passion for bringing laughter into our communities!
2020 Game Changer Award
The Corporate Volunteerism Council “Game Changer” Award winner will be announced at the Annual Celebration. Recipients will each receive a $1,000 contribution to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
To learn more about Game Changers and/or submit a nomination, please look here
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8 am - 9 am Registration, Networking and Non-Profit Volunteer Fair
9 am - 10:30 am Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, Member Celebration, & Game Changer Award Presentation
Parking Information: Free parking onsite
$55 per person
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