John Munger - Loppet Foundation

John Munger - Loppet Foundation

John Munger is a former attorney, he has a masters degree in teaching, he is an experienced non-profit executive, he has created dozens of successful partnerships, and he is a proven entrepreneur. Mr. Munger lives in North Minneapolis with his wife, Diana, and their two school age children, Ellie and Lauren.

John is a graduate of Minneapolis South High School. He attended Cornell University, and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and a masters degree in teaching. After college he ran his family’s motel and restaurant facility in Duluth, where he honed his management and entrepreneurial skills. He went on to law school at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating John clerked for the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, before embarking on his legal career, where he practiced primarily in the public sector, business and malpractice litigation.

In 2002, after R.T. Rybak came into office and called for a focus on “silent sports,” John started the Loppet Foundation, the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, and the outdoor-oriented programming that forms the core of the non-profit organization. He left his law practice in 2005 in order to lead the organization as its first executive director. The Foundation now hosts numerous major annual events, with over 17,000 participants per year. It has hosted national and international events and has led the effort to revitalize Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The organization recently completed a $5 Million+ capital campaign and opened its new Trailhead facility. More than 12,000 youth, including more than 10,000 from North Minneapolis, have learned to ski, mountain bike, paddle and generally enjoy the outdoors through Loppet programming. The Foundation receives support from a wide array of corporate and philanthropic partners and is now a $5 million annual operation, with 1,900 members, over 1,000 volunteers, and some thirty full-time and seventy part-time staff members.

Event Properties

Event Date January 4, 2020 11:00 am
Event End Date January 4, 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date December 8, 2019
Cut off date December 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Individual Price $27.00 Luncheon + $1 Paypal Service Fee

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