Riverfront Celebration 2019

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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
4:30-7 p.m.
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St., Minneapolis

Click here or call 612-752-6655
to buy tickets or sponsor!


Keynote Speaker

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Commissioner Rebecca Lucero
Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Award Winners

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Volunteer of the Year
Nysha Cornelius
Paschal Nwokocha & Chukwu Law Offices

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John D. Levine Distinguished Service Award
Jody DeSmidt
DeSmidt Rabuse PLLC


Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Event Underwriters ($10,000+)

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

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Guardians of Justice ($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.Karen Canon


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