Night of Hope: Sleep Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Peavey Plaza – Minneapolis, Minnesota

On September 24, 2017, local professionals and community leaders will spend one night sleeping outside in downtown Minneapolis to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness. Each participant will raise funds to support their Night of Hope “campaign,” which will directly support YouthLink’s life-changing programs and resources. Fundraising website pages and other materials will be provided for each participant. With your help, we can raise $200,000 to move young people from homelessness to hope!

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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. Hospitality Heroes$200.00
2. Chief Harteau & the Guardians $150.00
3. Team CBRE$147.25

Individual Leaderboard

IndividualAmount Raised
1. Mark Severson$1,000
2. Chris Garcia$300.00
3. Emily Cornell$100.00

Andrew Avila – Director of Guest Services, Westin Edina Galleria: Hospitality Heroes
Tim Bicknell – Senior Project Design Architect, Leo A Daly
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 
Miaja Cassidy – Team HCMC
Janelle Clepper – Principal, Janelle Clepper Consulting
Emily Cornell – Account Director, Fame
Amanda Croonquist – MIAC Maniacs
Amol Dixit – Founder/Owner, Hot Indian Foods: Team of Hope
Marc Faubert – Hospitality Heroes
Spencer Finseth – Principal, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Dr. Steven Foldes – Principal, Foldes Consulting LLC
Maria Gans – MIAC Maniacs
Chris Garcia – Principal, Lee and Associates
Sam Harper – COO, Hippy Feet: Team Hippy Feet
Chief Janeé Harteau – City of Minneapolis Police: Chief Harteau  & the Guardians
Amanda Hawkinson – MIAC Maniacs
Josh Helgesen – General Superintendent, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Susan Jepson – Team HCMC
Angela Johnson – Group Account Director, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Trevor Johnson – Project Manager, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 
Jeff LaFavre – President, IAG Commercial
Korryn Leudesdorf – Client Implementation Manager, Virtual Radiologic: MIAC Maniacs
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
Maria Palen – Personal Care Attendant, Mankato Rehabilitation Center Incorporated
Sherman Patterson – City of Minneapolis Police: Chief Harteau  & the Guardians
Sharon Pierce – President, Minneapolis Community and Technical College: MCTC Team
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 
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
Katelyn Warburton – Homeless Programs Administrator, Office of Economic Opportunity (DHS): MIAC Maniacs
Mitch Weaver – Exec VP of Operations, Greiner Construction: Team Greiner
Neil White – CEO, BBDO Minneapolis: Team BBDO MPLS 

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Event date: Sunday, September 24th

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