Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis Marriott West – Waterford Ballroom
9960 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
This is an in-person only event.
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Keynote speaker: Tim Blotz, News Anchor, FOX 9 Twin Cities
Tim Blotz is a five-time Emmy Award winning best television news anchor and currently anchors and reports for the early primetime newscasts on FOX 9 and FOX 9+. He has a master’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota and extensive experience in analyzing public affairs issues and creating cross-channel, multi-screen content in addition to conducting research to discover brand insights and create communication strategies. As a storytelling expert, Tim will share tools and strategies to help use your story to inspire others to join the organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees!
Ambassador of the Year
Joel Heckman, Heart Transplant Recipient
Heather Johnson, Mother of Pediatric Liver Recipient
Hospital Partners of the Year Award
CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Donation Partners of the Year
Trinity Medical Solutions
Ariel Olson, Social Worker, Koochiching County Public Health and Human Services
Community Partner of the Year
Joan Azure, Greyson’s Grandmother, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Media Partner of the Year
Tim Blotz, News Anchor, Fox 9 Twin Cities
Pay It Forward Award
Bruce and Neil Fink, North Risk Partners
Donor Registry Impact Award
Suzanne Jensen, License Center Administrator, Blue Earth County, MN