Emerging Leaders Think + A Drink

Categories: Emerging Leaders

Our Think + A Drink series is a chance for Emerging Leaders and guests to gather in conversation with community and corporate leaders while enjoying all the Twin Cities have to offer. We’re heading to a Timberwolves game this time around!

Join forces with Emerging Leaders and network at Kieran’s Irish Pub, then head to Target Center to see the Wolves take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. Register Now!

Your $30 donation is the sweetest deal in town: it includes a drink ticket and apps from Kieran’s along with a free ticket to the game. The best part? Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Land O’Lakes, 100% of this ticket price is a donation to Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Bring a curious mind and an appetite for new connections. We’ll provide the rest.


  • 5 p.m.: Networking, beverages, bites
  • 6 p.m.: Brief program featuring community leaders and philanthropy experts
  • 6:30 p.m.  Networking continues
  • 7 p.m.: Wolves vs Pelicans @ Target Center

Our special guests for the evening will help us explore how United Way embraces equity and fairness in philanthropy through our Culturally Powered Communities initiative.

Jessica K. Rogers, Executive Director, Connections to Independence Jessica K. Rogers, Executive Director, Connections to Independence: Jessica brings a unique combination of corporate, nonprofit and independent consulting experience to Connections to Independence. She has positively impacted youth and families in Minneapolis through various community programs she has led over the last 15 years. As a CPC grant recipient, Jessica will share insights about how this unique funding has affected outcomes at Connections to Independence.

Director of Community Engagement Leslie WrightLeslie Wright, Director of Community Engagement, Greater Twin Cities United Way: Leslie brings a wealth of sales and leadership experience to her role as a champion of equity. Leslie works to ensure that United Way creates robust and innovative investment outside of traditional grant-making while serving as a key advocate for our nonprofit partners.

Please Note: If you’d like to bring a guest, please select 2 tickets and add your guest’s information on the registration form. You can also add your guest’s information later, or contact Jeffrey.Moores@GTCUW.org.

This event has already taken place
Wed, Nov 14
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
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  • Kieran’s Irish Pub & Target Center
    85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors
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