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2022 Consumers Celebration

  • 5:00 p.m.

Join us for CUB’s annual event, in celebration of six years advocating for Minnesota’s energy consumers.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

5:00-6:00 Reception
6:00-7:00 Program
7:00-8:00 Social Hour


Dock & Paddle at Como Lakeside Pavilion

1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55103

The event space is outside under a fully covered pavilion.


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If you would like a complimentary ticket, please contact Hannah Hoeger at We do not want the ticket price to stop anyone from joining us for this party!


Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen is president of the McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation that advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. The Foundation grants approximately $120 million annually in support of equitable communities, a clean energy economy, global food systems, artists and culture bearers, and innovative neuroscience research. Allen heads an all-women, majority people-of-color senior leadership team and a diverse team of about 60. Previously, Allen served as president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, and she co-founded Detroit Children’s Fund and Detroit Parent Network. She is currently board chair of the Council on Foundations, co-chair of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, and a board member of the GHR Foundation, WPO Minnesota, and Greater MSP.

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Allen has been lauded for her results-driven and highly influential collaborative approach by the Chronicle of Philanthropy (“Five Nonprofit Innovators to Watch”), the Funders Network (Nicholas P. Bollman Award), Detroit News (Michiganian of the Year), and Twin Cities Business (“TCB 100: People to Know in 2022”). Her opinion pieces on topics as varied as climate change, agroecology, and asset-based framing have appeared in Newsweek, The Hill, Inside Philanthropy, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Allen holds a master’s degree in public health, a master’s degree in social work, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology, each from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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Bronze sponsor

Bret Pence | Brian Ross


Consumer Champion

Beverly Jones Heydinger | Barb Jacobs | Sarah Moskowitz | David Pomerantz


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