20th Anniversary Event


On November 1, 2018, the Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children celebrated 20 years of improving the lives and education of Minnesota youth. The event was a chance to reflect on the accomplishments of the past two decades and think ahead about the work that needs to be done.

Thank you to the more than 350 thought leaders, nonprofits, and supporters who attended. We’re inspired by your passion and investments in the next generation.

Want to share moments from the event? Take a look at the videos below and share them with your network.


Michael V. Ciresi

At the event, Michael V. Ciresi spoke about the Foundation's history—including the $23 million in grants given to support our youth—and challenged everyone to demand great things from our education system.


Dr. Abdul M. Omari

Dr. Abdul M. Omari—who serves as program facilitator for the Foundation’s college scholarship program for African American men—spoke about mentoring and leadership.