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Bar Benefit 2015
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The annual fundraiser for the Hennepin County Bar Foundation.

When: Thursday, March 19
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Radisson Blu Minneapolis
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis 55402
Contact: Joy Hamilton

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NOTE: Any tickets purchased after March 13 will not be mailed out.  They will be available for pickup at the event on March 19.

An Exciting Evening of Fun and Fundraising:

Silent auction • Amazing hors d’oeuvres • Network with the bench and bar.
See silent auction items below >>

Pro Bono Publico Awards Presentation:
John M. Koneck, Fredrikson & Byron (Distinguished Service)
Larry D. Espel, Greene Espel (Private Sector Excellence)
Dorinda L. Wider, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Public Sector Excellence)

Please note that the Pro Bono Awards presentation will begin at 5:00 pm.

Honorary Chair:
  Justice Paul H. Anderson (Retired), Minnesota Supreme Court.

Proceeds from the Bar Benefit support the work of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation—the charitable arm of the Hennepin County Bar Association. The HCBF funds programs that promote equal access to justice for the people of Hennepin county. Twenty-one programs received 2014 HCBF grants.  See list of grantees here.


Thank You!

Event Sponsors ($10,000 donors):

  • Anthony Ostlund Baer Louwagie
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Fredrikson & Byron
  • Robins Kaplan
  • Stinson Leonard Street


Co-Sponsors ($5,000 donors):

  • Best & Flanagan
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • Ciresi Conlin
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Gray Plant Mooty

Partners ($3,500 donors):

  • Bassford Remele
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Dykema Gossett 
  • Lindquist & Vennum
  • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason 

All but $45 per ticket is tax deductible.

Thank you for your support. Contact Joy Hamilton at 612-752-6614 with any questions or to become a sponsor, make a donation, or purchase tickets by phone.


View PDF for full donation categories, group tickets, or to purchase tickets by mail.



### SILENT AUCTION ITEMS (Many More To Be Added) ###

-- Bobbleheads for Justices Brandeis, Kennedy, Thomas, Curtis and Wilson
-- KSTP Sports Director Joe Schmit’s popular book:  Silent Impact-Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion.   Plus, up to 4 people will get a personal tour and watch a 5 Eyewitness News newscast live. 
-- Wine tour for 10 at St. Croix Vineyards
-- Martini Basket
-- $250 Continental Diamond gift card
-- $100 Juut gift card
-- $100 Amazon gift card
-- One-year subscription to Minnesota Lawyer

Sporting events:  
-- 2 Bud Light Loge Suite Tickets to a Minnesota Wild game with parking, dinner & drinks  
-- Lynx event suite (22 tickets)  
-- Timberwolves event suite (16 tickets)  
-- 4 Wild tickets for March 27  
-- 2 Twins tickets (section 111, row 19) - date to be determined
-- 2 Twins tickets (section 111, row 19) - date to be determined
-- 2 Vikings tickets (section 209, row 14, seats 11-12) - date to be determined
-- 2 Timberwolves tickets for March 30th - vs. Utah Jazz - tickets are ten rows off the floor
-- Signed baseball by Hall of Famer Paul Molitor
-- 4 2015 DELTA SKY360 Legends Club seats at Target Field with a pregame lunch with Mary Giesler, the General Counsel, in the Metropolitan Club.


-- Grand Casino
-- Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
-- Minneapolis Club
-- Radisson Blu Minneapolis
-- Four One-Day Park Hopper passes for admission to each of Disney’s theme parks:
    Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

-- The Oceanaire
-- Mission
-- Hell's Kitchen