Night of Hope: Sleep Out

Night of Hope—Presented by SUCCESS Computer Consulting


On average, Minnesota has 6,000 youth experience homelessness every single night. Join us for one night of hope—by sleeping out or pledging money. It’ll help make all the difference for them and for our community.

Night of Hope Event Happenings:

Sunday, September 24

Events will be taking place at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

4:00pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tours of housing, local shelters, or YouthLink
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Dinner and focus groups
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Forum and presentation of the Todd Klingel Star of Hope Award
Sleeping area open for lights out for early sleepers and hands-on volunteer and art activities

Monday Morning

5:00am – 7am
Coffee and bagel breakfast available
Got questions? Download our Sleep Out FAQs to have them answered.

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!

Presenting Sponsor



Team Leaderboard

TeamAmount Raised
1. Team Nerlandia$5,285.00
2. Team BBDO MPLS$4,300.00
3. Team CLA$4,176.00

Individual Leaderboard

IndividualAmount Raised
1. Chris Garcia$13,500.00
2. Jeannie Joas$9,505.00
3. Steven Foldes$3,602.00

Elizabeth Anderson – Director of Membership, Minnesota Medical Association: Team Nerlandia
Chief Medaria Arradondo – City of Minneapolis Police: Chief Arradondo & the MPD Guardians 
Andrew Avila – Director of Guest Services, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Roger Bailey – VP Communications, Site Minnesota: Site Minnesota
Nichol Beckstrand – President, Sunrise Banks: Team Sunrise Banks
Tim Bicknell – Senior Project Design Architect, Leo A Daly
Brittany Biewen – Convention Services Manager, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Arwyn Birch – Owner, Glam Doll Donuts: Team Glam Doll
Natalie Bolden – Account Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Todd Bratulich – Pastor for Community and Mission Engagement, First Covenant Church: The Healing Block
Tim Brunelle – VP Creative Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Elizabeth Burns – Copywriter, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Miaja Cassidy – Team HCMC
Carrie Chang – VP, Donor Engagement, Greater Twin Cities United Way: Team United
Janelle Clepper – Principal, Janelle Clepper Consulting
Dan Collison – Director of Downtown Partnerships, Minneapolis Downtown Council: Team MDC-DID
Emily Cornell – Account Director, Fame
Steve Cramer – President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council/DID: Team MDC-DID
Amanda Croonquist – MIAC Maniacs
Amol Dixit – Founder/Owner, Hot Indian Foods
Joseph Desenclos – Livability Team Operations Supervisor, Block by Block, DID: Team MDC-DID
Jeff Eberle – COO, Analytics, Optum
Vanessa Engelmann – Marketing, SUCCESS Computer Consulting: Team Success
Marc Faubert – Manager, The Westin Minneapolis: Westin Warriors
Jill Ferguson – Production Manager, Dairy Queen: Team DQ Cares
Marny Ferrara- Cargill
Spencer Finseth – Principal, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Dr. Steven Foldes – Principal, Foldes Consulting LLC
Teresa Fox – Owner, Glam Doll Donuts: Team Glam Doll
Maria Gans – MIAC Maniacs
Chris Garcia – Principal, Lee & Associates
Dillon Gherna – Founder & CEO, Global Re-Invention Group
Lee-Ann Granger – Office Administrator, CliftonLarsonAllen: Team CLA
Jerod Greenisen – ArcStone: Team ArcStone
Daniel Gumnit – CEO, People Serving People
Sam Harper – COO, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Amanda Hawkinson – MIAC Maniacs
Josh Helgesen – General Superintendent, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
David Hewitt – Director, Human Services Public Health, Office to End Homelessness
Steven Hudson – Senior Tax Accountant, CliftonLarsonAllen: Team CLA
Heather Huseby – Executive Director, YouthLink
Susan Jepson – Team HCMC
Jeannie Joas – President and CEO, JB Hudson Jewelers
Angela Johnson – Group Account Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Trevor Johnson – Project Manager, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Annie Ketcham – ArcStone: Team ArcStone
Debb Klingel
Adam Koenig – Cargill
Joanna Koenig –  CFO/Controller, CliftonLarsonAllen: Team CLA
Jeff LaFavre – President, IAG Commercial
Lisa LaRosa – IT Service Desk Manager, Dairy Queen: Team DQ Cares
Tiffany LeClair – Human Resources Manager, The Westin Minneapolis: Westin Warriors
Korryn Leudesdorf – Client Implementation Manager, Virtual Radiologic: MIAC Maniacs
Jeanne Luhrs: Hospitality Heroes
Michael Mader – Founder/CEO, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Leslee Mahoney – Senior Business Technology Analyst, Securian Financial Group: MIAC Maniacs
Rochelle Maresh – Lead Designer, Target Corporation, Store Planning: Ordinary Mortals
Kristine Martin  – President, East Side Neighborhood Services
Brandon Megal – Associate, CBRE: Team CBRE
Andrew McDonough – Sales Manager, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Meg McGowen – Software Assset Manager, Principal , Allianz Life
Lisa Middag – Director of Nicollet Activation, Downtown Improvement District: Team MDC-DID
Brent Morris – VP of Business Development, SUCCESS Computer Consulting: Team Success
Serah Morrissey – Director of Human Resources, WB Hotel Group: Hospitality Heroes
Ra’eesa Motala –  Associate, Lee & Associates
Monica Murdo – Human Resources Business Consultant, Outsourcing, CliftonLarsonAllen: Team CLA
Jamie Nabozny – VP Community Engagement Loans and Leasing, Sunrise Banks: Team Sunrise Banks
Bruce Nerland – Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley: Team Nerlandia
Paul Nerland – Sr. Product Management Specialist, BerkleyNet Underwriters: Team Nerlandia
Emily Nicoll – First Vice President, CBRE: Team CBRE
Scarlet O’Donovan- Civilian, Womens, and Kids Instructor , Krav Maga Minneapolis: Team Krav Maga
Tyler Paape – Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Maria Palen – Personal Care Attendant, Mankato Rehabilitation Center Incorporated
Sherman Patterson – City of Minneapolis Police: Chief Harteau  & the Guardians
Matt Peterson – Retail, Apple
Sharon Pierce – President, Minneapolis Community and Technical College: MCTC Team
Iina Potter – Crowne Plaza AiRE, Kaeding Management Group : Hospitality Heroes
Council Member John Quincy, City of Minneapolis
Paul Richardson – Director, Application Support & Processing, Sunrise Banks:  Team Sunrise Banks
Will Roach – Director, Baker Tilly
Lacey Robinson –  Caribou Coffee: Night Owls
Tanya Rooney – Project Manager, CBRE: Team CBRE
Dudley Ryan – Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen: Team CLA
Seth Ryan – President, Site Minnesota: Site Minnesota
Mike Sasorith- Designer, ArcStone: Team ArcStone
Paul Schmidt – Managing Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Mark Severson – Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
Caroline Sherman – Director of Revenue,  The Westin Minneapolis: Westin Warriors
Hans Siefker – President, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Rita Skelly – Fan Relations Specialist, Dairy Queen: Team DQ Cares
Lisa Starr – VP Sponsorship/Philanthropy, Site Minnesota: Site Minnesota
Mee Stevens –  Student Support Services, Minneapolis Community and Technical College: MCTC Team
Kim Stone – SVP, Advancement & Innovation, Greater Twin Cities United Way: Team United
Jennifer Stukenberg – Associate Principal, BWBR: Ordinary Mortals
Inspector Michael Sullivan – First Precinct, Minneapolis Police Department
Bryan Taylor – Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise  Financial: Night Owls
David Talarico – Stuido Artist, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Melvin Tennant – CEO, Meet Minneapolis
Patrick Troup – Vice President of Student Affairs, Minneapolis Community and Technical College: MCTC Team
Alexanda Tseffos – Senior Associate, CBRE: Team CBRE
Kirk VanBlaircom – Sales, Serigraphics Sign System
Katelyn Warburton – Homeless Programs Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity (DHS): MIAC Maniacs
Mitch Weaver – Exec VP of Operations, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Officer Webb – First Precinct, Minneapolis Police Department
Jodi Wentland – Director, Human Services
Neil White – CEO, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Officer Wilkes – First Precinct, Minneapolis Police Department
Paul Williams – President and CEO, Project for Pride in Living
Jackie Woller – Account Executive, SUCCESS Computer Consulting: Team Success
Courtney Young – Xcel Eneergy: Night Owls
Iftou Yoya – State of Minnesota, DEED: Night Owls

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