Dining for Hope

Recent charitable events proved every donation is a nod of support to our great local charities and can do wonders for renewing hope and furthering their programs. And you can have fun while supporting them!


January 13, 2011 – McCormick and Schmick’s, 800 Nicollet Mall Mpls 55402

Why: A redeemed auction item to benefit St Jude. 

Auction Dinner for John and Ann Cahill and guests

Featured Chef: Chef George P. Snyder II, executive chef at McCormick and Schimick’s

Fresh shrimp, smoked salmon and oysters
Seared scallops with prosciutto and risotto
Mixed green salad with walnuts and bleu cheese
Filet oscar
Pistachio creme brulee
Lacey Sue Z cookies and frango mints

More info: www.stjude.org

10th Annual Decades of Hope

January 22nd, 2010 – Minneapolis Hilton

Why: Angel Foundation Award Dinner honoring founder Marge Sborov, and Minnesota Oncology Department, helping to fund programs for families with cancer.

Program: Dinner, silent auction, and performance by Allison Scott

More info: www.mnangel.org


Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.