The 12th Annual
ROSE Brunch

Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1215 Roselawn Ave W,
Roseville, MN 55113, MN 

(only 150 seats)

Brunch | Celebration of Entrepreneurship | Fundraiser

All proceeds support World Encounter’s microloan and mentoring programs for business women in rural Tanzania.

Reaching Out to Sister Entrepreneurs

We’re on a mission to create a world in which empowered women elevate communities and eliminate poverty. So far, the financial support and mentoring that we’ve been able to provide to more than 4,000 women has made a profound impact in their communities. And we’re just getting started.

However, we need your help, to support more than 720 women entrepreneurs looking to transform their communities using the power of a microloan, business coaching and community!

Meet the Guest Entrepreneurs.

Cassandra Evans (Sunny)

Founder, Northwoods Folk

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Sunny is a nature-inspired mother and maker with a passion for slow and seasonal living. She enjoys creating beautiful crafts and recipes that inspire others to connect with the rhythms of nature.

Sunny's ROSE Brunch Workshop: Impress with Flower Pressing. Sunny will will provide a brief overview and demonstration of pressing flowers for beginners.

Peggy collaborates with her Heavenly Father in her work. She is inspired to create lasting memories through portraits, pastels, and graphic design. As a young artist, she loved to create what she saw through the windows of her room. Her favorite art is to create the expressions of people she sees through portraits, which tell a story, start a conversation, or honor a memory that is cherished.

Peggy's ROSE Brunch Workshop: Creating with the Creator. Peggy will share how she creates a portrait from photo to finished work of art.

Katie is a self-taught baker and a registered Cottage Food Producer in Woodbury, MN. She is a proud mama of three amazing children. When her second child was born, she began her journey as a stay-at-home mom. She started dabbling with food, health snacks, and decorating. From there, it grew into a passion.

Katie's ROSE Brunch Workshop: A Journey With Food. Katie will share about her journey with food and ways to substitute healthy options into our lives. We'll enjoy samples of her homemade protein bars.

Theresa Kallmes

Musician, Viola Player & Teacher

Theresa has a passion for music and has been playing instruments since she was six years old! She was principal violist in the Hamline University orchestra and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Theresa comes from a family of entrepreneurs in an array of industries, from medical devices to nonprofits. Her entrepreneurial path brought her to helping launch both Monarch Montessori School and Kaleidoscope Learning, a preschool and toy library respectively. She continues her musical career by teaching children violin and viola and playing in the community.

Join us for our most popular fundraiser of the year, the ROSE Event.

Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Delicious brunch and beverages
  • Amazing workshops provided by MN-based women entrepreneurs
  • Raffle Items and African Artisan Market
  • Musical performances
  • Stories and videos about the impact your support has on women and children in rural Tanzania
  • Networking opportunities with folks passionate about supporting women
  • Stunning floral arrangements for purchase
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Be inspired. Be entertained.

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Individual, Group, and Sponsorship Tickets!

Support World Encounter’s Mission
from the Twin Cities to Tanzania

Our microloan and mentoring programs support business women in over a dozen villages in rural Tanzania, Africa. Since 1996, WE has provided financial support and business coaching to over 4,000 women, which in turn has impacted the lives of over 30,000 children and adults across 14 rural villages.

ROSE Event Proceeds support the mission of World Encounter

The ROSE event shines a light on success stories in Minnesota and the great work World Encounter is doing for entrepreneurs in Tanzania, Africa. The events provide us time to reflect on the challenges and successes women face in entrepreneurship.

We'd love to have you join us for this year's event!

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Reaching Out to Sister Entrepreneurs

Join this dynamic community of change makers coming together to support women on Saturday, April 27, 2024!