Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

join us May 5th

Formula for Hope: A Virtual Event

Thank you for being part of the formula to help children and families!


Now more than ever, children and families in our community need our support.

To make that happen, we hosted three unique 30-minute broadcasts on May 5 – at 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.

Each broadcast features interviews with different community leaders who are passionate advocates for children and families.

Watch the recorded broadcasts here:


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Event Highlights

  • $25,000 Match by Honorary Chairs, Dr. Mike &Jodi Mooney
  • Crisis Nursery Stories
  • Crisis Nursery staff and volunteer testimonials
  • Surprise Call-in Guests
  • Hosted by Tane Danger, Founder, Theater of Public Policy

12:30 pm Broadcast:

  • R.T. Rybak, CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation, Former Mayor of Minneapolis
  • Dr. Mike & Jodi Mooney
  • Mary Pat Lee, Executive Director, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

4:00 pm Broadcast:

  • Kristen Kimmel, Nursery Board Member and Presenting Sponsor RBC Wealth Management’s head of Advisor Recruiting and Field Marketing
  • Kevin Ward, former Nursery board member
  • Megan Gunnar, PhD., Director, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, & Molly Kenney of the Nursery

7:00 pm Broadcast:

  • Jonathan Gans, Chef, Bachelor Farmer & Keith Johnson of the Nursery
  • Lisa O’Brien, Nursery Board Chair
  • Ivory Doublette, Early Childhood Educator
  • Bao Phi, Spoken Word Artist and Writer


Honorary Committee:

Dr. Mike & Jodi Mooney (Chairs)
Patty & David Murphy, Margot McManus & John Eaton, Carol Shaw, Kevin Ward, Mary & Paul Cederberg, William & Mary Zimmer

Thank you to all of our sponsors!


Producing Sponsor




Sponsor Levels:

$25,000 Presenting
$10,000  Gold
$5,000  Silver
$3,000  Bronze

Formula for Hope