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25 Years of Representing Youth

25th Anniversary Children's Law Center of Minnesota Celebration of Champions Annual Benefit & Awards Virtual event

CLC's 25th Anniversary event celebrates twenty-five years of legal representation and advocacy for youth in foster care. 


The virtual program will include premier auction items, a Fund-a-Need, and features Patty Wetterling, and recognizes awardees who have spent decades improving children's lives. We are thrilled to welcome you and your friends and colleagues for an evening of hope, inspiration and fundraising to advocate for the lives and futures of Minnesotan foster care children and alumni. #25years #CLCChampions #fostercareyouth #mylife #myvoice #myfuture 



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CLC clients need your support even more now than ever. Youth in foster care are facing many obstacles during the global pandemic in addition to the shifts and changes that we all feel. For kids who have faced trauma, neglect or abuse these disruptions are disastrous. Your generosity supports their young lives.

Please make a gift to support the lives and bright futures of Minnesota?s most vulnerable children and youth. You join a dedicated community who believe in giving children a say in their future! They deserve to heard, seen, and believed. Thank you!

Giving tonight is simple: Text clcmnyouth to 76278, make a pledge or gift at or call 651-644-4438

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Help CLC by creating your own fundraising page today!

Your individual fundraising page allows you to share your story and set a goal. The funds you raise will help make our mission a reality! It's an easy way to rally support for foster care youth.

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How to Watch:  Live Event will be at,, and a direct link will be sent the day before, and the day of. Program will also be posted on Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin. 


Auction:  Visit Bidding opens October 1, 2020. You won't want to miss our entertainment, travel, dining, beauty, jewelry, sports and home items.


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2020 CLC Awards

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2020 Rosalie E. Wahl Justice Award: Judy Nord, Children's Justice Initiative
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Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield Master of Ceremonies

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield never imagined she'd be in the Twin Cities, but this is exactly where she says she wants to be. She says in her travels as a journalist, one common denominator was that she always really liked the people she met from Minnesota. 

Susan-Elizabeth decided she wanted to be a journalist in the fourth grade. She put the plan into action at the University of Georgia's school of journalism. While at UGA, she helped produce the Peabody Awards in New York City and studied in Rome, Italy.

Her first crack at news was at KRON in San Francisco as an intern. After that, she joined Teach for America and taught first grade in under-served schools in Houston and Texas. After TFA, she got back into journalism. She's worked as a reporter and weather forecaster in Columbus, Ga. Most recently, she worked as an evening anchor and reporter at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. She says she loves the way WCCO honors the lives of Minnesotans. That's what drew her here.

Susan-Elizabeth says her new favorite phrases are "uff da" and "you betcha." She can't wait to meet y'all.