Changemaker's Ball 2014



Changemaker's Ball: American Refugee Committee's Annual Gala

Where: The Depot, 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401

When: Friday, November 7, 2014

The Changemakers Ball is an extra special gathering. Here’s why:

It’s Inspiring.
It’s the night we present the Changemakers Award. ARC staff worldwide submit their best ideas to better serve refugee communities. The 2013 winner Arafa Sheikhmusa traveled from Sudan to Minneapolis for last
year’s event – her first trip to the United States – to accept the award. It was incredibly moving!

It’s Community.
This year our goal is to have more than 800 ARC supporters gather together to celebrate our shared purpose of providing humanitarian support from Minnesota to the world. It’s amazing to have everyone in one room. The evening is intimate and engaging.

It’s Fun.
We’ll enjoy a globally-inspired menu and entertainment by top artists from around the world. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Atomic Data, we’re able to put together an inspirational event and still raise an incredible amount of money for our work around the world.

For more information, to sponsor or to purchase tickets, please contact Jenna Myrland at (612) 607-6481 (612) 607-6481 or .


2014 Changemaker Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Atomic Data, LLC

Event Hosts:

BMO Harris Bank
BMO Private Bank
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Frank Babka
Cindy & Perry Witkin


John & Martha Bordwell
Ben & Nancy Boyum
Teresa & RJ Devick
David & Johanna Duclos
Paul & Elizabeth Erdahl
Jay & Peggy Halvorson
Grace & Ralph Strangis
Mary T., Inc


Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
Hays Companies
Dorothy Jung & Craig Hedberg
Resolution Graphics 


Ted & Carol Cushmore
John & Suzanne Gappa
Littler Mendelson Foundation, Inc.
Northern Capital Insurance Group
Suzanne & Rick Pepin
Jay Shahidi & Csilla Grauzer
Tradition Capital Bank
UnitedHealth Group 



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