Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. program & lunch
Location: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis (The Dining Room)
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tickets: Attendance free*, donation appreciated
Parking: The club has a surface lot, entrance is just to the right of front of the building.
Please contact us if you have any dietary restrictions at email@example.com or (651) 632-3912.
About the Event
This October, Bountifield is hosting a special VIP luncheon fundraiser “She Feeds Africa: Women Investing in Women” in celebration of women entrepreneurs leading resilient food systems in Africa. Join us to learn more about Bountifield’s approach and enjoy an afternoon with other women leaders. At this event, we will pay special tribute to our dedicated advocate and Advisory Board Member Ms. Susan Cornell Wilkes, a philanthropist, author, business owner, social impact advocate and wife of the late Jim Klobuchar. Ms. Wilkes is a recognized leader for her work with philanthropic and international development programs in over 30 countries around the world and consulting with female philanthropists on how to invest in women’s entrepreneurship in developing countries.
At this event, Bountifield will launch the “Susan Cornell Wilkes Tribute Fund” to reverberate Susan’s mission of women uplifting women. With the proceeds of this fund, Bountifield can continue to introduce women entrepreneurs to technology solutions that decrease the amount of time and effort spent in food processing, resulting in decreased food loss, increased incomes, and improved nutrition and food security.
Susan Cornell Wilkes
Bountifield International is a leading NGO based in Minneapolis with roots from General Mills. We specialize in postharvest technology solutions for smallholder markets in sub-Saharan Africa to help farmers process, save, and sell more food at a time when weather patterns are extreme and food shocks are reverberating around the world. Our approach is to invest in micro-entrepreneurs, particularly women and youth, who provide tools and services to farmers for processing crops. African women do most food preparation by hand and bear the brunt of climate change. Bountifield’s model offers solutions to reduce their time and drudgery, helping them to be resilient and create new revenue potential.