Join us for a Night at the bell Museum

The Merrick Mix & Mingle is a social gathering of more than 200+ philanthropists, community leaders, organizational partners, and friends of Merrick raising funds for programs that support individuals and families in the East Metro. Hosted at the award-winning Bell Museum, the event includes museum exhibits, a planetarium experience, music, food, bar, an auction, and an inspirational program highlighting Merrick’s life-changing work on the East Side.

Chuck Runyon, CEO of Self Esteem Brands and Anytime Fitness

East Side Saint Paul native Chuck Runyon will be the keynote for this year’s event, bringing his philosophy of leadership and “ROEI” (the return on emotional investment) that emphasizes the intersection of People, Purpose, Profits, and Play®. Together with Dave Mortensen, he is cofounder of Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest co-ed fitness club franchise, and author of Love Work, a book on inspiring a high-performing work culture.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE and contact Taronda Richardson, Director of Resource Development at or 651-771-9339

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Registration Silent Auction
Food & Beverages

6:15 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.
Planetarium Experience 

Two (20 minute) Segments

6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Nova Gallery and Touch & See Lab

8:00 p.m.
Dessert & Coffee

9:00 p.m.
Event Ends

Photos from last year’s Mix and Mingle