Teri Popp

Teri’s Awards and Volunteer Work

Teri is driven by a deep desire to make a difference in her community and world, and she has certainly done just that.  Here are some of her accomplishments:

2018

AFP National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Bill & Teri were honored as Outstanding Philanthropists by the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

2016

U of M's Notable Achievement Award

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 here.

2015

Completion of the Military Family Tribute
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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.

Completion of the Popp Chronic Care Center
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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

Attended Elton John AIDS Foundation Fundraiser

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-Present

Fairview Southdale Hospital Board Trustee
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Fairview Southdale Hospital Board: Trustee

2012

Starkey Hearing Foundation mission to China
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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!

Groundbreaking of the Popp Chronic Care Center

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

Military Family Tribute: President, The Military Family Tribute is 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 is the first ever tribute directed at saying thank you to military families.

2010-2011

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

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

2010

Starkey Hearing Foundation mission to Tanzania
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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 Golf Benefit Chair

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities: Roseanne Roseannadanna Golf Benefit – Golf Chair

2009

Starkey Hearing Foundation missions to Vietnam and Egypt

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 Service Above Self Award

Rotary Club of Minneapolis: Teri and Bill were honored with the Service Above Self Award.

2007

Starkey Hearing Foundation Humanitarian Award
Starkey Hearing Foundation: Teri and Bill were honored with the “So the World May Hear” Humanitarian Award.
Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Award
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Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council: Teri and Bill were awarded the Scoutmaster of Philanthropy Award.

2006-Present

Hamline University Trustee Emeritus

Hamline University: Trustee Emeritus

2005-2006

Hamline University Trustee

Hamline University: Trustee

2004-2005

WAMSO–Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association President
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WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: President

2004

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Corporate Leader of the Year Award
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF): Teri and Bill were awarded the Corporate Leader of the Year Award
Minnesota National Guard Outstanding Service Award

Minnesota National Guard: Teri and Bill were awarded the Outstanding Service Award.

B'nai B'rith Distinguished Humanitarian Award

B’nai B’rith: Teri and Bill were awarded the Distinguished Humanitarian Award.

Congressional Record Honoree

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

Minnesota Orchestral Association: Board Trustee

2003-2011

Courage Center Foundation Trustee

Courage Center: Foundation Trustee

2003-2004

Hamline University 150th Anniversary Gala Chair

Hamline University: 150th Anniversary Gala – Chair

2002-2004

WCCO Radio POPP Communications Good Neighbor Award Board Member

WCCO Radio POPP Communications Good Neighbor Award: Board Member

1999-2000

Tony Sandler and Friends New Year's Eve Gala Chair

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
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WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: Symphony Ball – Chair

1995-Present

Minnesota Timberwolves Board Member

Minnesota Timberwolves: Board Member

1995-2003

Hamline University Trustee

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

WAMSO – Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association: Vice President of Membership

1995

Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore's Spouse
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Minneapolis Aquatennial: Commodore’s Spouse

Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis: Grand Opening of Camp Elk River Chair

Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis: Grand Opening of Camp Elk River – Chair

1994-1997

Tony Sandler and Friends New Year's Eve Gala Chair

Tony Sandler and Friends New Year’s Eve Gala benefiting The Salvation Army and the Greater Twin Cities’ Youth Symphonies (GTCYS): Chair

1993-1995

WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts Co-Chair

WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts, a music education program for children – Co-Chair

Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager

Girl Scouts, Prairie Stars Service Unit: Service Unit Manager

1993-1994

The International School of Minnesota: Parent Connection Chair

The International School of Minnesota: Parent Connection – Chair

1993

Girl Scout Cookie Classic Chair

Girl Scout Cookie Classic: Golf & Tennis Tournament – Chair

1992-1993

WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts Development Chair

WAMSO: Kinder Konzerts, a music education program for children – Development Chair

1991

International Special Olympics Pro Bono Legal

International Special Olympics: Pro Bono Legal

1990-2005

Girl Scout Troop Leader
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Girl Scout Troop #1241 and Troop #2255: Troop Leader

1989-1990

Springville Junior High Mock Trial Designer

Springville Junior High School of Springville, Utah: Mock Trial Program – Design and Implementation

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