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CVC-TC's Annual Celebration, May 11, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

Mark your calendars for the 2023 CVC-TC Annual Celebration event on Thursday, May 11, from 3pm to 6:00pm at Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights.

The Annual Celebration is an opportunity for the CVC-TC’s corporate partners, associate/nonprofits, local nonprofit leaders, community relations and volunteer professionals to gather, share, and celebrate the volunteer work happening in our communities.

We are excited to have Dianne Haulcy as a keynote presenter during our celebration.

Enjoy some appetizers, desserts, networking, a volunteer fair, and honoring our colleagues with awards for their impacts in the community.

Registration for the 2023 Annual Celebration is now closed. You are welcome to attend the event as a walk-in; please check in at the registration desk.


Key Event Details:

3:00 pm:
•Event starts.
•Nonprofit Volunteer Fair begins.
•Hors D’oeuvres Buffet Opens.
4:00 pm:
•Dessert Buffet Opens.
4:30 pm:
•Volunteer Fair ends.
5:00 pm:
•Presentation by CVC-TC President, Kelly Bukowski and special guest, Dianne Haulcy, President and CEO of The Family Partnership.
•Door Prize drawings occur after presentation. Must be present to win.
6:00 pm:
•Event concludes.

Throughout the event:
•Happy Hour


About our Presenter:

We look forward to hearing from Dianne Haulcy around her background in diversity, equity and inclusion.

A Minnesota native, Haulcy has 25 years of non-profit executive experience, most recently as Senior Vice President of Family Engagement at Think Small. At The Family Partnership, she oversees a $10 million organization with 100 staff dedicated to removing barriers for families impacted by low-income, systemic racism and adversity to clear the path to greater well-being.

Over her career, Haulcy has directed five early childhood programs all serving inner city, low-income, diverse populations. At Think Small, she directed $44 million in early childhood learning scholarship dollars from the state of Minnesota Hennepin County and the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) to low-income families to access high quality early learning.

As Chair of the Voices and Choices for Children Coalition, Haulcy was instrumental in passing a 2019 law that created the Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development grant program at the Minnesota Department of Health. These grants fund programs throughout Minnesota so communities of color can improve child development outcomes. The Voices and Choices for Children Coalition steering committee is comprised of professionals of color and American Indian’s advocating on behalf of children and families of color in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Little Moments Count Early Risers podcast Haulcy created and hosts discusses how to talk to young children about race and racism. In two seasons the 14-episode series has attracted 40,000 downloads. Following the killing of George Floyd, Haulcy wrote a blog post as a wakeup call for educators – this podcast provides tools for raising a new generation with racial equity.

As a Senior Policy Aide for former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Haulcy established the nationally recognized Cradle to K Cabinet, focused on children prenatal to three years-old to ensure kindergarten-readiness.   

At Reuben Lindh Family Services, Haulcy revamped the agency’s strategy and structure and improved services, including increasing early childhood education from half to full days. The North Minneapolis and Four Directions preschools, in-home parenting services and developmental therapies The Family Partnership operates today are legacy Reuben Lindh programs.

Haulcy has held many volunteer leadership positions. She currently serves as Board Chair of NAZ, on the Governor’s Early Learning Council, and is a member of the Parent Aware Advisory Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Spelman College and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. She lives with her husband Braxton, and two teen boys, in Golden Valley, Minn.


Heroes through Service Recognition

Do you know of someone in your organization that you consider a “Hero through Service” from the impact they make in the community and initiatives within your company? We would love to recognize them at the 2023 Annual Celebration. This recognition opportunity is open to all corporate, associate, and partner organizations that are members of CVC-TC. You can recognize up to 2 individuals. All those recognized will receive a complimentary registration into the event! Click here to submit your recognition(s)! All recognitions due by April 14, 2023.


Interested in being a sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration?

Sponsorships range from $250 to $2000. Click here to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to sign up and become a sponsor of the 2023 Annual Celebration.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions on sponsoring!


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:


Gold Sponsor


Happy Hour Sponsor


Presenter Sponsor




Silver Sponsors




Program Sponsor



Dessert Sponsor


Centerpiece Sponsor




Supporting Sponsors