Night of Hope: Sleep Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Bring your sleeping bag for a night you’ll remember! Join over 100 other professionals on Sunday, September 24th for an inspirational, one-of-a-kind fundraiser and event—YouthLink’s Night of Hope Sleep Out.

This year, we’re opening registration for professionals at all levels of their organization, age 21 and older!

Funds from this year’s Sleep Out will support transformational programming that helps young people reconnect with pathways of education and employment—giving them opportunity to live their dreams.

Got a question? Check out our FAQ section.

Sponsor The Night of Hope

There are several different sponsorship opportunities available for our 2017 Night of Hope: Sleep Out. To learn more about these sponsorship opportunities, download our 2017 Sponsorship Packet or contact Frances Roen, Director of Development, at 612-252-1283 or

Special opportunities are available to all sponsors who commit by May 1st, 2017.

Thank you to our 2017 Night of Hope Sleep Out sponsors!



Team Leaderboard

TeamAmount Raised
1. Hospitality Heroes$200.00
2. Team CBRE$147.25

Individual Leaderboard

IndividualAmount Raised
1. Mark Severson$1,000
2. Emily Cornell$50.00
3. Janelle Clepper$25.00

Andrew Avila – Director of Guest Services, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Brittany Biewen – Convention Services Manager, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Natalie Bolden – Account Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Tim Brunelle – VP Creative Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Elizabeth Burns – Copywriter, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Janelle Clepper – Principal, Janelle Clepper Consulting
Emily Cornell – Account Director, Fame
Amol Dixit – Founder/Owner, Hot Indian Foods: Team of Hope
Spencer Finseth – Principal, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Dr. Steven Foldes – Principal, Foldes Consulting LLC
Sam Harper – COO, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Josh Helgesen – General Superintendent, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Angela Johnson – Group Account Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Trevor Johnson – Project Manager, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Elizabeth Kirkwood – Sales Manager, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Jeff LaFavre – President, IAG Commercial
Tyler Kollodge – Associate, CBRE: Team CBRE
Jeanne Luhrs: Hospitality Heroes
Michael Mader – Founder/CEO, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Rochelle Maresh – Senior Interior Designer, BWBR: Team BWBR
Brandon Megal – Associate, CBRE: Team CBRE
Andrew McDonough – Sales Manager, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Meg McGowen – Software Assset Manager, Principal , Allianz Life
Serah Morrissey – Director of Human Resources, WB Hotel Group: Hospitality Heroes
Emily Nicoll – First Vice President, CBRE: Team CBRE
Tyler Paape – Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Iina Potter – Crowne Plaza AiRE, Kaeding Management Group : Hospitality Heroes
Tanya Rooney – Project Manager, CBRE: Team CBRE
Paul Schmidt – Managing Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Mark Severson – Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
Hans Siefker – President, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Jennifer Stukenberg – Associate Principal, BWBR: Team BWBR
David Talarico – Stuido Artist, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Patrick Troup – Vice President of Student Affairs, Minneapolis Community and Technical College: MCTC Team
Alexanda Tseffos – Senior Associate, CBRE: Team CBRE
Mitch Weaver – Exec VP of Operations, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Neil White – CEO, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 

Register Today
Event date: Sunday, September 24th

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