The Merrick Mix & Mingle fundraiser is a social gathering of 200+
philanthropists, community leaders, organizational partners, and friends of Merrick. This
cocktail-style event will be an engaging networking opportunity for all interested in making a
difference on Saint Paul’s East Side. The event will include live music and entertainment, heavy
hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and an inspirational program highlighting Merrick’s
impact in the East Side community.

Come celebrate Merrick’s 110 Year commitment to the East Side Saint Paul community and support individuals, youth, and families struggling with poverty.

Featuring Special Guest

celebrity host and community leader, tom whaley

Tom Whaley is part owner and executive vice president of the Saint Paul Saints and the 2018 chair of the board of directors at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. A St. Louis native, Whaley became part of the Saints organization in 1993 after leaving behind a law career that wasn’t as exciting as helping grow an independent professional baseball team. A brief absence from the Saints took Whaley to the Boston suburbs where he was involved in the start-up of the Brockton Rox and construction of a new stadium, giving him the experience to return to the Saints and help build a new stadium with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Whaley lives in Lino Lakes with his wife Kathleen. Together, they have three grown children.

Event Information

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2018

TIME:  5:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. 

VENUE: James J. Hill Center, 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(off the corner of Market and Fourth, up the grand staircase in front of the water fountain)

PARKING: Will be provided with your ticket purchase.

Sponsorship Opportunities:


 $15,000 (Anchor)
 $10,000 (Matching)
 $5,000 (Premium)
 $2,500 (Platinum)
$1,000 (Gold)
$500 (Silver)

For more information, contact Brandon Griffin, Director of Resource Development, at

or call 651-219-5557.


Website: Your company’s logo is featured on Merrick’s website with a link to your company’s site. The web-page 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.

To see more photos from last year’s event, please visit our Facebook Page.


3M is a proud sponsor of Merrick Community Services.

3M is helping to build stronger communities through strategic social investments in education, community and environmental initiatives and through the thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide.

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Sunstream business services is a proud sponsor of merrick community services

SunStream provides business services to the 7th Farm Credit District — a cooperative that includes AgriBank, the funding bank, and 14 affiliated Farm Credit associations providing financial services to rural communities. We at SunStream are excited about the future as we continue to offer innovative business and technology solutions that meet the needs of our owners and customers. 

Visit us often to find out what is happening at SunStream Business Services.

Sun Stream Business

HealthEast, a part of Fairview Health Services, is a proud sponsor of Merrick Community Services.

Fairview ( is a nonprofit health system that provides exceptional care to patients and communities as one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in Minnesota. Through a close relationship with the University of Minnesota, Fairview offers access to breakthrough medical research and specialty expertise.