Our Mission
5th Bridge is a volunteer, donor-focused organization whose mission is to enhance individual and community life in Northfield by encouraging the habits of volunteerism and philanthropy.

Our Vision
5th Bridge will serve to foster a culture of volunteerism and community engagement by:

  • educating all community members about volunteerism (opportunities, stories…)
  • encouraging the habit and culture of volunteerism by celebrating acts of kindness
  • providing mediums whereby citizens and organizations can communicate with and empower one another on the topics of volunteerism and philanthropy
  • presenting an exciting way to strengthen the fabric of our community

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Our Advisory Board

Candy Taylor, Executive Director

Blake Abdella, Community Volunteer
Greg Carlson, Carlson Capital Management
Jeff Eckhoff, Northfield Schools
Kris Estenson, St. Olaf College
Sam Gett, Northfield News
T.J. Heinricy, City of Northfield
Therese Kitzman, St. Dominic School
Dave Neuger, Neuger Communications
Justin Stets, Carlson Capital Management
Hank Tetreault,  Air Traffic Control

Special Projects and Support Team Members

  • Communications: Leah Rich, Betsey Garvey and Elin Odegaard of Neuger Communications Group
  • Technology/Website: Tim Jackson, of Carlson Capital Management and Computer Titan; Heather Kuchinka, volunteer
  • Print Media Publicity: Northfield News
  • Printing: Engage Print