Bill and Teri Popp spend a great deal of time and energy on philanthropic endeavors. Bill positions POPP Communications to help support a wide variety of organizations. Since retiring from her career as an attorney, Teri works primarily within the volunteer arena. Together, Bill and Teri partner with people and organizations to leverage their contributions and efforts. Their hope is to positively impact every person who touches their lives.

Teri Popp: Awards and Volunteer Work

2016 Teri received the Alumni of Notable Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts for her extensive volunteer work in our community.  An article highlighting her career can be found at https://cla.umn.edu/english/news-events/profile/english-works-lawyer-leading-philanthropist.
2015

The building of the Military Family Tribute at the Minnesota State Capital Grounds was completed in 2015. The dedication ceremony took place on June 13th. Many government and military leaders spoke at the event to show their thanks and support to military families. Teri Popp was the President of the Military Family Tribute.

 

 

 

The Bill and Teri Popp Chronic Care Center was completed and opened to the public on August 16, 2015. The Bill and Teri Popp Chronic Care Center enables faster processing and care for all patients who go to the Carl Platou Emergency Center.

 

2013

Elton John AIDS Foundation, White Tie and Tiara Ball: Teri and Bill Popp attended this event at Elton John's home in Old Windsor, Berkshire in England with Bill and Tani Austin of the Starkey Hearing Foundation in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

2012 - Presemt

Fairview Southdale Hospital Board: Trustee

2012

Starkey Hearing Foundation: Teri and Bill sponsored and traveled to complete Hearing Missions in Xi'an and Chengdu, China, Bill and Teri Popp along with Bill and Tani Austin, Glen and Becky Taylor, NBA Cares, and more distributed over 12,000 hearing instruments. This was China's first government partnership with a foreign charity!

Fairview Southdale Hospital: the Popp's sponsored the building of the Popp Chronic Care Center as part of the Carl Platou Emergency Care Center. The Popp Chronic Care Center enables faster processing and care for all patients who go to the emergency center.

2011 - Present

Military Family Tribute: President, TheMilitary Family Tribute will be located at the State Capitol Mall in St. Paul, Minnesota and will forever stand as a personal thank you to each spouse, significant other, child, parent, grandparent, sibling and any other person a soldier defines as family who provides the true foundation of support to our military personnel. This will be the first ever tribute directed at saying thank you to military families.  

2010 - 2011

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP): Executive Committee Member

2010
Starkey Hearing Foundation: Teri and Bill sponsored and traveled to complete Hearing Missions in Arusha, Moshi, Dodoma, and Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania, Teri and Bill along with the Starkey Hearing Foundation team distributed over 4,000 hearing instruments.
 
Gilda's Club Twin Cities: Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit - Golf Chair
2009
Starkey Hearing Foundation: Teri and Bill sponsored and traveled to complete Hearing Missions in Vietnam and Egypt, Teri and Bill along with the Starkey Hearing Foundation team distributed over 4,000 hearing instruments in Vietnam and 3,000 hearing instruments in Egypt.
 
Rotary Club of Minneapolis: Teri and Bill were honored with the Service Above Self Award.
2008
Rotary Club of Minneapolis: Teri and Bill were honored with the Service Above Self Award.
2007
Starkey Hearing Foundation: Teri and Bill were honored with the “So the World May Hear” Humanitarian Award.
 
Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council: Teri and Bill were awarded the Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Award.
2006 - Present
Hamline University: Trustee Emeritus
2005 - 2006
Hamline University: Trustee
2004 - 2005
WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: President
2004
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF): Teri and Bill were awarded the Corporate Leader of the Year Awarded
 
Minnesota National Guard: Teri and Bill were awarded the Outstanding Service Award.
 
B'na B'rith: Teri and Bill were awarded the Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
 
Congressional Records: Teri and Bill were honored by U.S. Senator Norm Coleman in the Congressional Record for the 2003 monetary gift to show appreciation and support to the members and families of the National Guard serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for their service to our country.
2003 - Present
Minnesota Orchestral Association: Board Trustee
2003 - 2011
Courage Center: Foundation Trustee
2003 - 2004
Hamline University: 150th Anniversary Gala - Chair
2002 - 2004
WCCO Radio POPP Communications Good Neighbor Award: Board Member
1999 - 2000
Tony Sandler and Friends New Year's Eve Gala benefiting The Salvation Army and the Greater Twin Cities' Youth Symphonies (GTCYS): Chair
1996 - 1998
WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: Symphony Ball - Chair
1995 - Present
Minnesota Timberwolves: Board Member
1995 - 2003
Hamline University: Trustee (served as Secretary on the Executive Committee and participated in various other committees)
1995 - 1997
WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: Vice President of Membership
1995
Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis: Grand Opening of Camp Elk River - Chair
Minneapolis Aquatennial: Commodore's Spouse
1993 - 1995
WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts, a music education program for children - Co-Chair
Girl Scouts, Prairie Stars Service Unit: Service Unit Manager
1994 - 1997
Tony Sandler and Friends New Year's Eve Gala benefiting The Salvation Army and the Greater Twin Cities' Youth Symphonies (GTCYS): Chair
1993 - 1994
The International School of Minnesota: Parent Connection - Chair
1993
Girl Scout Cookie Classic: Golf & Tennis Tournament - Chair
1992 - 1993
WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts, a music education program for children - Development Chair
1991
International Special Olympics: Pro Bono Legal
1990 - 2005
Girl Scout Troop #1241 and Troop #2255: Troop Leader
1989 - 1990
Springville Junior High School of Springville, Utah: Mock Trial Program - Design and Implementation