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New AFP Chapter Meeting and Education Session – “Surviving the Ice Bucket Challenge” Presented by Jennifer Hjelle, Executive Director, The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter

March 4, 2015 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Agenda for the Meeting:

8:00 – 8:30am     Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00am     Chapter Meeting (Members & Non Members welcome)

9:00 – 10:00am   Education Session: “Surviving the Ice Bucket Challenge”


Education Session:  “Surviving the Ice Bucket Challenge”

Learn how The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter handled the overwhelming success of the Ice Bucket Challenge. This grassroots effort started by a former Boston College baseball captain living with ALS took the country and the Association by storm this past summer resulting in over $115 million dollars raised and more than 2.5 million new donors. Learn how the local chapter adjusted to handle the volume of activity, the lessons they learned, and how it has forever changed the organization.


Our presenter:

Hjelle photo 2012Jennifer has been helping to advance the non-profit sector since 2001. She is currently the Executive Director for The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter where she has served since November 2012. She started her career in philanthropy at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society building the corporate development and TeamMS program. She then served as Vice President of Client Services at Community Health Charities Minnesota. Jennifer has her B.A. in Management from the College of St. Benedict. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Brette and her yellow lab, Lily.


Parking options:

The parking lot at Brother Louis Hall is very small and event parking there is discouraged.  There is a Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota lot (free) directly west of the building, across Oakland Avenue.  Parking is available on the street (free).  The Phillips Eye Institute ramp is across the street to the east and is $4.00.

NOTE: People who GPS or map Saint Mary’s will end up at LaSalle Hall (2500 Park Ave) which is one block south of Brother Louis Hall.


March 4, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Categories:


AFP Minnesota


Register online:
Registration is available on-site
Print registration form:
Registration is available on-site
Schedule details:
8:00am-8:30am - Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast; 8:30-9:00am Chapter Meeting; 9:00-10:00am Education Session
$20 members; $40 nonmembers
Advance Registration Closes:
Pre-registration closes at 2pm on 2/3/15; Registration available on-site
Onsite Registration?
Yes, additional $20*
Additional Details:
Cancellation requests must be received in writing 48 hours prior to the start of the event to qualify for a refund


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota/Brother Louis Hall
2304 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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