RIVERFRONT CELEBRATION 2018
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Our 10th Annual Riverfront Celebration was a resounding success thanks to you. We raised a record-breaking amount to provide legal services for people experiencing poverty, and will continue to Grow for the Future with your support.

Keynote Speaker
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President and CEO of Bremer Financial Corporation
Co-Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Housing

Award Winners

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John D. Levine Distinguished Service Award
Pauly, DeVries Smith and Deffner L.L.C.

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Noel Evans
Volunteer of the Year Award
Thomson Reuters

Many thanks to all our generous sponsors

Event Underwriters ($10,000+)

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Justice Champions ($5,000-$9,999)

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Justice Partners ($3,000-$4,999)​​

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Friends of VLN ($1,500-$2,999)

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Riverfront Donors (up to $1,499)

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.U.S. Bank Private Wealth ManagementBest & Flanagan LLPPatterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A.

All proceeds benefit VLN, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN
that provides civil legal services to people living in poverty.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.