Sue Z.'s Charitable Check-In: July

Sue Z.’s picks for philanthropic food events this month include Kakookies and Fulton Brewery

Breaking the Chain

WHAT: Chainbreaker On Deck Party 
WHEN: Wednesday July 16, 6-10 p.m.
WHERE: Fulton Brewery, 414 Sixth Ave. N., Minneapolis

WHY: To raise funds for the Chainbreaker riders, virtual riders, or peloton of your choice, that will be taking part in the 180-mile, three-day ride scheduled for August 10-12, to raise money for cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

INSIDER INFO: Some of the people involved in the ride include Sue and Jay Kakuk, their daughter Alynn, and son-in-law Tore Swenson, plus Josh Brown from D’Amico. Fulton brews and Kakookies are available. Tickets are $20 at the door. Learn more. 

Fund the Fine Arts

WHAT: The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art Fundraiser 
WHEN: Friday July 27, Saturday July 28, 1-7 p.m. ($20 includes both days)
WHERE: Cambria Gallery, 625 Second Ave. S., Suite 101, Minneapolis

WHY: To raise funds for the Atelier’s teaching arts programs  

INSIDER INFO: Commissioned painting demos by Brock Larson, Christine Mitzuk, Amber Tritabaugh, Laura Tundel, Cyd Wicker, Ceile Hartleib, and more, plus a two-tier silent auction of artwork and gift baskets. Appetizers and fine wine from patron Gustafson Family Vineyard in Sonoma County, California. Learn more.

Check back every month for more events chosen by Sue Z.

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.