Join us for the 2015 dreamXchange

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30-8:30pm
  • McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota Campus
  • Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Alumnae Activities
  • Celebrating our alumnae and raising money to support girls across Minnesota in the pursuit of their dreams!

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Ann Bancroft is one of the world's preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader who is dedicated to inspiring women and girls around the world to unleash the power of their dreams.  Through her various roles as an explorer, educator, sought-after speaker and philanthropist, Ann believes that by sharing stories related to her dreams of outdoor adventure, she can help inspire a global audience to pursue their individual dreams.

Ann's teamwork and leadership skills have undergone severe tests during her polar expeditions and provided her with opportunities to shatter female stereotypes. The tenacity and courage that define her character have earned Ann worldwide recognition as one of today's most influential role models for women and girls. She has been named among Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year" (2001); featured in the book Remarkable Women of the Twentieth Century (1998); inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (1995); named Ms. magazine's "Woman of the Year" (1987); and honored with numerous other awards for her accomplishments.

Ann founded the Ann Bancroft Foundation in 1991 to support the educational mission of the historic all-women's Antarctic polar expedition in 1993.  In 1997, the Board of Directors and Ann decided that the Foundation would better achieve its mission by focusing on honoring and encouraging girls and women to reach, explore, and discover their own dreams and thus the Ann Bancroft Foundation was born. The vision is for every girl and woman in the United States who dares to dream to have the support, inspiration, and resources that will help make their dreams come true.


Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer; T. Mychael Rambo has made an indelible mark here in the Twin Cities performing principle roles at such theaters as: Penumbra, the Guthrie,Ordway Theatre, Illusion Theatre, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Children’s Theatre and Minnesota Opera to name but a few.  Nationally and internationally his stage credits include Carnegie Hall and performances abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films, HBO mini-series, and other television programming. T. Mychael is an accomplished residency artist and an affiliate professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota   As a recording artist, T. Mychael has released two popular CD's: Simply - a collection of jazz standards; and "The Gift; A Christmas With Love” - a selection of original and holiday classics. T. Mychael had the great honor of singing the National Anthem for both President Barak Obama and former President Jimmy Carter.  Mr. Rambo is also the proud recipient of the 2010 Sally Award in Arts Educator, the 2010 Minnesota Black Music Award, the McKnight Theatre Artist Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, Bush Finalist and both the University of Minnesota Century Council Community Award and Outstanding Community Service Award among others.