2015 Honorees

The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes outstanding contributions of service, volunteerism, and leadership. Each year, selected Honorees earn a $20,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation to direct to a charity of their choice.

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Andrea Volfova

Andrea Volfova

Andrea Volfova


Prague, Czech Republic 
Cardiovascular disease

"CHOOSE LOVE AND COMPASSION, EVERY SINGLE TIME." 
Much of Andrea's early life was limited by cardiovascular disease.

Andrea's story

Grant Recipient: 
Kenya Education Fund

Bhim Mahat

David Simmonds

Juan Carlos Hernández Corredera

Kerry Kalweit

Lisa Visser

Qi Zhang

Sheila Vasconcellos

Thomas Okello

Twinkle VanFleet

Vincent Browne

Tanya Hall

PREVIOUS HONOREES

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George Dove
Bruce Harper
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Jennifer Jones
Edward Levien
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Tracy O'Connor
Allison Smith-Conway
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