Join us for the 5th Annual Merrick Momentum Breakfast, featuring community leaders and philanthropists gathering to celebrate the inspiring stories of Merrick’s work in the East Side Saint Paul community. Hear participant stories that demonstrate the importance of Merrick’s work to empower individuals, strengthen families, and promote independence. See official save the date by clicking here!

DATE: Friday, May 18, 2018

TIME: Breakfast from 7:30-9 A.M. 

VENUE: Breakfast at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade Street, Saint Paul

 Individuals, youth, and families struggling with poverty, hunger, unemployment and other challenges. 

Immediately following the breakfast, you’re invited to stick around for Merrick’s Breakfast Scramble Golf Tournament at the prestigious Phalen Golf Course.

Four (4) Person Team: $400
Individual Registration: $100

All proceeds benefit Merrick’s Youth Services programs. Click HERE to Learn more!

Sponsorship levels include $15,000 (Anchor), $10,000 (Matching), $5,000 (Premium), $2,500 (Platinum), $1,500 (Scramble), $1,000 (Gold), $500 (Silver) and $250 (Bronze). See sponsorship benefits by clicking HERE.


  • Website: Your company’s logo is featured on Merrick’s website with a link to your company’s site. The webpage is live for eight weeks and will be seen by an estimated 4,000 unique users.

  • Social media: Merrick’s followers on Facebook and Twitter receive news and updates about the event and your company’s involvement. Followers are encouraged to share the news.

  • Earned media: A news release is sent to all media sponsors on the day of the event, acknowledging the support of event sponsors.

For more information, contact Brandon Griffin, Director of Resource Development, at
or call 651-219-5557.

Keynote Speaker, Chief Todd Axtell

Chief Todd Axtell has been honored to serve the citizens of Saint Paul since 1989. He has risen through the ranks within the Saint Paul Police Department and has served in patrol, investigative and administrative assignments. 

 In June 2016, Chief Axtell was appointed as Saint Paul’s 41st Chief of Police. In his role as the department’s leader, Chief Axtell’s main priorities are addressing gun violence, diversifying the police department at all ranks, and reaching historic levels of community engagement by implementation of a new Community Engagement Unit. 

Chief Axtell has a B.A. in criminal justice from Metropolitan State University and holds a Master’s Degree in police leadership, administration and education from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He is a graduate of the 207th session of the FBI National Academy and the 47th session of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders’ Academy.

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