Amicus Champions of Change an annual celebration on Thursday, April 27

Join us for the 2023 Amicus Champions of Change Celebration

April 7, 2023

Join us as we celebrate second chances and the supporters who make this work possible.

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church: 1200 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Register for this free and in-person event online at 
or RSVP to Chris Moore: | 952-945-4008 

About this event

This year we will kick off a re-imagined tradition of gathering (in-person!) to celebrate the volunteers, donors, and partners who make Amicus’ work possible, while elevating the stories of individuals impacted by the criminal legal system who have found a second chance through Amicus.

Presenters from many perspectives will speak on:

  • Their own stories of finding a fresh start through support, connection and friendship
  • The current status of Amicus’ work to advance community well-being and justice
  • The role individuals can play in supporting second chances

And of course, we will honor the 2023 Amicus Champion of Change!

This inspiring event is free and open to everyone, so please invite your friends and colleagues!

We are proud to recognize Lou Welter as our 2023 Amicus Champion of Change!

Lou's two decades of service are inspiring in their variety and her leadership came at a crucial time for the organization. Lou got her start with Amicus as a volunteer, supporting women who were incarcerated at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee.

She joined the Amicus Board of Directions in the mid-2000s, eventually serving as Board Chair. During her tenure on the Board, Lou was part of the leadership team who successfully completed the 2013 merger of Amicus with Volunteers of America MN.

Lou is a champion of using both her talents and her financial resources for the benefit of her community. As an individual donor to Amicus, Lou was able to leverage her corporate standing at Ameriprise Financial Advisors Inc. to obtain matching gifts for Amicus. Lou then helped foster the growth of the relationship with Ameriprise to include yearly grants to Amicus, and later, VOA, from the Ameriprise Foundation.

“I’m very proud of the work VOA continues to do in our community and my association has been one of the true joys, both professionally and personally,” Lou said.

Thank you and Congratulations, Lou! We look forward to honoring you among friends and family at our Champions of Change event.

Lou Welter 2023 Champion of Change