An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: The River Dreams

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis

Together we raised $192,770 to conserve the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities. View our recap of The River Dreams!

Program Overview
This year’s festivities featured the stories of our hopes and dreams for the river, and the work we’re spearheading in pursuit of these dreams. The stories were told by Friends of the Mississippi River’s own staff and program participants — the people on the front lines of our critical work who daily dream of a brighter future for our river and river communities, and whose imaginations, skill and effort drive those dreams closer to reality. 

Registrations has closed for this event. 

2022 Celebration Host Committee

Ronnie Brooks • Stewart Crosby • Deanna Wiener • Sue Vento

Thank you to our sponsors

Oak Savanna

Steve & Susan Boren King • Ellie Crosby • Stewart & Lesley Crosby • Chad & Maggie Dayton • Judson Dayton & Shelley Mydra-Dayton • Peter & Mary Gove • Thane & Blanche Hawkins • Art Kaemmer, M.D. • Ryan & Denise Mallery • Thomas Reiter & Sharon Miyamoto • Susan Vento

Bald Eagle

Ronnie & Roger Brooks • Whitney & Sarah Clark • Page & Jay Cowles • Forrest & Lisa Flint • Nancy Gibson & Ron Sternal • Peter Goss & Karma Walker • Sam & Sylvia Kaplan • Hokan & Penny Miller • Ford & Catherine Nicholson • Amy & Chip Pearson • Susan Davis Price • John & Marsha Soucheray • Kathryn Wolford & Ed Reilly

Blue Heron

Mary Adamski & Lance Ihinger • John Anfinson • Ellen Butler • Steve Christenson & Lisa Hondros • Sara & Sean DeKok • Judy & Ozzie Enroth • Tessa Enroth & Michael Jones • Diane & Darryl Sannes • Kathleen Stack

River Otter

Leslie Cohan & Todd Norsten • George Dunn & Donna Harris • Daniel Engstrom & Barbara Coffin • Ron Kroese & Kimberly Colburn • Perry McGowan & Sheila Smith • Harry & Ginny Sieben • Michael & Gretchen Sieben • Cathy Tobias

Headwaters Sponsors


Confluence Sponsors

Tributary Sponsors

Boyum Barenscheer • Creative Fundraising Advisors • Foundation Technologies • NRP | Native Resource Preservation • RES - Resource Environmental Solutions • SEA LIFE at Mall of America

River Sponsors

Bremer Bank • One Point of Care

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Individual opportunities

For more information, please review our individual sponsorship kit or contact FMR Individual Gifts Officer Tessa Enroth at

Corporate opportunities

For more information, please review our corporate sponsorship kit or contact FMR Development Director Sara DeKok at

What about COVID-19?

Please do not attend if you have a fever, are exhibiting any symptoms listed here, or have been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19 within 10 days of the event date. Thank you for helping us keep our guests and staff safe and healthy.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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