Benefit Events Manager
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Anne Pole is one of the highest sought after non-profit event planners in the Twin Cities. After 10 years of managing non-profit events, you will find her being a leader at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota managing galas, golf tournaments, cocktail receptions, walk/runs, grand openings, groundbreakings and many other fundraisers alongside her team.
Anne began her career in event planning more than 10 years ago as an intern for Every Last Detail in Seattle, WA. After 10 events in one summer, she knew planning was going to be in her future…she was hooked! After graduating from Northern Michigan University she started off in the non-profit world of healthcare and has been there ever since. Making a difference doing events for a cause has kept her grounded in bringing it back to why she does what she does….and at the end of the day, she’s made a difference in many lives all because of the dollars she has helped raise.
Her clients / donors / friends and family recognized her creativity and at their urging, she creatively expanded her brand beyond her successful day job at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to include expertise in events of all types. Today, Anne is best known for her creative and unusual ideas, her unexpected décor accents and her exquisite attention to every last detail, but most importantly understandings the pipeline of fundraising through events and what sponsors want…and don’t want.
Anne’s bubbly personality, confidence and passion help her clients and donors relax as she creates one-of-a-kind events that help raise awareness and revenue for the worthiest of causes from international organizations like Children’s HeartLink to regional hospitals like Regions Hospital and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She has helped raised millions of dollars over the course of 10 years for these organizations – but how you do that creatively, effectively and with donors and volunteers is not something you learn overnight. It’s all about relationships. Anne has it down to an art and knows the importance of giving donors what they want at an event, all while balancing a fundraising event to ensure the cost to raise a dollar stays top of mind.