Introducing Crave Cares

CRAVE CARES recognizes those outstanding and compassionate members of the community that dedicate themselves to serving organizations throughout the Twin Cities. On September 20, guests enjoyed wine, hors d’oeuvres from Crave, and an awards ceremony presented by Minnesota Monthly

Pictured: Sara Soli (left) of Minnesota Monthly presents Kim Valentini of the Smile Network with the Be the Change award.

Pictured: Eight volunteers were recognized for going aboce and beyond, L to R: Bruce Gunderson with the
National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter; Sharon Hawkins with Twin Cities Rise!; Kim Valentini of
Smile Network; J. Marie Fieger with Bridging; Janel Goff with Hope Chest for Breast Cancer; Judy
Toback Kaplan with Children’s Cancer Research Fund; Bess Heyer with Camp Odayin; and Pam
Ryder with The Arc, Greater Twin Cities.

Read more about Crave Cares and the 2011 winners.

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.