Carlson 4 Community (C4C)
Carlson 4 Community (C4C) was created in 2005 by full-time MBA students at the Carlson School of Management to bring together full-time, part-time and executive MBA students with the school’s alumni and faculty to support local causes.
The school’s leading student organization promoting volunteerism and community involvement within the Twin Cities, C4C has created various opportunities for Carlson students to give back. The biggest event is the annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction, which benefits a different local charity each year as selected by the student body.
C4C is always ready to work with talented people and explore new ideas that contribute to the community. Please contact the C4C team if you have any questions about C4C or our upcoming events.
15th Annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7 to 11 pm
TCF Bank Stadium's DQ Club Room
This year, Carlson 4 Community (C4C) is raising funds for Avenues for Homeless Youth. For 25 years, Avenues has supported youth ages 16-24 in Hennepin County. Whether a young person needs someplace to stay for just one night, or a year and a half, Avenues empowers youth to find their path out of homelessness. We do that by providing a stable home, building trusting relationships, and navigating the youth’s education, career, health and wellness and housing goals.
For 25 years, Avenues has supported youth ages 16-24 in Hennepin County. Whether a young person needs someplace to stay for just one night, or a year and a half, Avenues empowers youth to find their path out of homelessness. We do that by providing a stable home, building trusting relationships, and navigating the youth’s education, career, health and wellness and housing goals.
At Avenues, we believe:
- Homelessness does not define a person. It is just one part of a journey that we are here to help young people navigate.
- All youth experiencing homelessness have or are experiencing trauma. Therefore, mental health is at the center of all our work.
- There is no one reason why youth experience homelessness – it’s intersectional. Systems of oppression, racism and poverty are of the root causes of homelessness. Without addressing these systems, homelessness will persist.
- Youth are resilient, inspiring, and the drivers of their own journey. With stability, trust and youth-centered supports, their dreams can become reality.
Rose Kelly, President
Varsha Mohanraj, VP of Marketing and Communications
Jason Stevens, VP of Community Engagement
Tanner Fuchs, VP of Sponsorship
Robert McElroy, Director of Sponsorship
Callahan Krivanek, Director of Sponsorship
Tyler Ledford, VP of Technology
Andrew Gerdeen, VP of Logistics
Jesse Amar, VP of Logistics
Dorothy Cheng, VP of Donations
Sindi Xhunga, VP of Donations
Shannon Leach, VP of Part-Time/Online Engagement
Davi Gordon, First-year Marketing Board Member
Lizzy Ullyot, First-year Community Engagement Board Member
Stephen Carew, First-year Technology Board Member
Molly Dowden, First-year Sponsorship Board Member
Emily Rose, First-year Logistics Board Member
Erik Fagerstrom, First-year Donations Board Member
The Food Shelf provides food assistance to patients of Hennepin Healthcare, working to disrupt the cycle of hunger, stress, and illness. It is hard to be healthy when you're hungry.