Portrait by Randall Nelson
This year’s honorees do everything from teaching preschoolers their colors to fostering peace among enemies. What they share is a commitment to helping others that deserves a big round of applause.
The bank president makes giving a priority for himself and his employees.
A former minister does the impossible: teaching bitter enemies to forgive each other.
He spends his days reading books, painting, and teaching kids ages 3 to 5 the things they need to know to be ready for kindergarten—and eventually to vote.
Elise Linehan is goal-oriented. That’s what drew her to Project SUCCESS nine years ago.
His plan of attack: give kids tools and a purpose.
Accountant John Kelly makes sure the ARC Greater Twin Cities has the funding it needs to support those with special needs.
As she approached a midlife crossroads, Kim Valentini did some soul-searching, which led to a promising new career.
This master gardener can grow anything, but his favorite thing to see blossom is the smile on a sick child’s face.
A communicator, connector, and business leader gives where she lives.
This high school student is all about We Day and its teachings.
Sondra Samuels was fed up with the problems in her north Minneapolis neighborhood. A successful diversity consultant, she also had ideas on how to remedy them.