Empower! Lunch on October 14

Merrick, Inc.'s 3rd Annual Empower! Lunch

You're Invited

We’re pleased to announce the return of Merrick, Inc.’s Empower! Lunch on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Join us for this free event in which we will highlight why our community is better because of the services we provide and inspire guests to financially support our mission to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and guide them toward realizing their goals and dreams.

Although registration for the event is free, donations are requested. If you intend to join us as a guest on October 14, please register using our online form.

Unable to Attend? If you are unable to attend the event consider making a donation instead. All funds raised benefit our employment and life enrichment programs for adults with disabilities.

When Thursday, October 14, 2021
Where Vadnais Heights Commons
655 East Country Road F
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
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Schedule 11:30 am – Check-In & Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm – Program

Questions? Please contact Megan Kuneli at (651) 789-6207 or megank@merrickinc.org.

Keynote Speaker Matt Birk

This year’s event will feature Super Bowl Champion and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk as our keynote speaker. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Matt Birk was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998. A six-time Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. More importantly, he has established a legacy of community service that will last far beyond his years of football.

Table Hosts

Being a table host is one of the most impactful ways you can influence the success of Merrick’s Empower! Lunch and support our mission to empower adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. As a table host, you will be asked to identify and invite guests to sit at your table. Tables are set for 8 (including you). Your guests may include friends, co-workers, family members, neighbors, and people whose business you patronize. Any individual, couple, company, or group can be a table host.

If you are interesting in hosting a table or are considering being a table host, please contact Megan Kuneli at (651) 789-6207 or megank@merrickinc.org. You may also sign up to be a table host using our online form.


We have several different sponsorship levels available. For a complete list of sponsorships and their benefits, view our Sponsorship Levels & Benefits sheet.
Sponsorship Level Summary of Benefits
$5,000 Presenting Sponsor Recognition on all event promotional material
$3,000 Speaker Sponsor Opportunity to introduce speaker at event
$2,500 Empower Sponsor Personal/company profile in event newsletter and social media
$1,000 Goal Sponsor Branded table at event
$500 Dream Sponsor Recognition on event sign
$250 Advocate Sponsor Recognition on event webpage
$100 Patron Sponsor Recognition in event program and on social media

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Please consider patronizing the business sponsors.
Maguire Agency
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Karen & Jim Clapper
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Stephanie Mann
Twin Cities Sound
Kowalski’s Markets
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Mary & John Wayne Barker
Cashe Software
DeYoung Consulting Services
Joe Murphy of Luebeck Giesler Hamm Wealth Mangement
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Karen & Cadex Herrea
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NHLC Special Needs Ministry
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The Rapacz Family
Redpath & Company
Sharkbait Productions
Steve Kjelland Photography
Warners’ Stellian
Lake Area Bank
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Northeast Metro Referral Group
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Patti Cullen
Urban’s Farm & Greenhouses
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Merrick, Inc.
3210 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Contact Us
(651) 789-6200

2021 Online AuctionReady, Set, Bid!

Starting on Monday, October 25, you’re invited to place bids at Merrick, Inc.’s 4th Annual Online Auction for the chance to come out on top when bidding closes on Thursday, November 4.

With the holiday season just around the corner, this is a perfect opportunity for you to find a unique gift for a loved one while also supporting a worthy cause.

Go to www.32auctions.com/MerrickInc today to place your bids.