ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A host of individuals and organizations helped bring We Day to the Twin Cities, and on the night before the big event, organizers took time to say thank you.

Co-chairs of We Day sponsored the bash for the countless volunteers and individuals who gave so much to bring We Day to Minnesota.

They are considered We Day’s greatest champions and on this night their commitment to community was recognized.

“It’s an extraordinary convergence of both the private sector and the public sector coming together on something that is really remarkable,” Dean Phillips said. “That’s what makes Minnesota great is this long wonderful tradition of both sectors cooperating and recognizing what’s important and dismissing politics and perspective sometime to pursue the greater good.”

These volunteers were responsible for making sure 18,000 young people in attendance have the resources to continue to take action on local and global causes.

David Stillman, director of We Day Minnesota, said that this community in particular responded enthusiastically to the prospect of bringing We Day to the area. In fact, only 18 months separate conception with the day of the event, making Minnesota the fastest market to get there.

In 2006, Stillman traveled to Kenya on a trip hosted by Free the Children. His objective has been to introduce Free the Children’s inspiring programs to the United States.

Click here to read all about We Day Minnesota.


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