Allison Brown’s philanthropic and entrepreneurial spirit are demonstrated in her role as the development officer of the StepUp Program at Augsburg College. StepUp strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a community of accountability and support.
Allison also is one of the co-founding partners of GetKnit Events, a socially conscious, experiential event company. GetKnit Events works with local businesses to curate signature experiences and events that inspire participants to fully experience their local community.
Among many of her volunteer efforts, Allison currently serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Sinfonia.
Mitchell Cookas has been instrumental as the vice president and director of sustainability in developing Solution Blue, Inc. to become a highly respected civil engineering, landscape architecture, and water resources design/consulting firm.
Previously, Mitchell was the sustainability consultant & design representative at Rehbein Environmental Solutions, Inc., project manager & sales representative at Minnesota Land Design, intern and research assistant at the City of East Bethel.
Becoming actively involved with several professional and non-profit groups, Mitchell is currently a volunteer at the Special Olympics of Minnesota. He’s previously served on the Dakota County’s Farmland committee, and volunteered at the Natural Areas Program and the Minnesota Design Team.
Lee George is the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Augsburg College.
Previously, Lee was the director of marketing and strategic partnerships at the James J. Hill Center and executive director and founding board member at the Work Space, marketing and volunteer manager at Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and the president at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration.
Lee has volunteered with the Invisible Force Coalition, United States Peace Corps, American Red Cross, Heart of Hawthorne Kids Programs, and Place of Peace.
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