Prison Fellowship to Award Lee and Louise Sundet the 2020 Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Award Tuesday in Minnetonka Beach, MN
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading advocate for criminal justice reform, is presenting the 2020 Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Award to Lee and Louise Sundet of Spring Grove, MN, Tuesday, September 21, in Minnetonka Beach.
The Legacy of Hope Award is an annual award bestowed to a person who has invested faithfully and generously in the restoration of those affected by crime and incarceration—named in honor of our founder, Charles "Chuck" Colson.
Lee and Louise Sundet have been beloved friends and supporters of Prison Fellowship for nearly four decades. Born and raised in Spring Grove, Minnesota, Lee and Louise take great pride in their hometown. Their love for the Lord and for His kingdom has led them to serve their local community and beyond. Lee cherishes many memories of visiting prisons on Easter weekend—a tradition started by Prison Fellowship's founder, Chuck Colson. Together, Lee and Louise have faithfully supported dozens of organizations serving disabled people, youth and families, and more.
LEGACY OF HOPE AWARD
Who: Prison Fellowship and the friends and family of Lee and Louise Sundet
What: Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Awards Reception and Dinner
Where: Lafayette Club, 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55361
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, beginning at 5:30 pm
Media: Media are invited. Prison Fellowship staff and the Sundets will be available for interviews.
ABOUT LEE SUNDET
Leland Sundet is a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He is described as the epitome of the American Dream. He not only worked hard to help build a company, Twentieth Century Manufacturing, into a multimillion-dollar corporation, but became its owner 24 years after he joined it as a travelling salesman. In the process he has given generously of himself and his resources to his employees, customers, community, university, Church and those less fortunate. He has received many awards for his achievements including the Small Businessperson of the Year Award for the State of Minnesota in 1981.
ABOUT THE CHARLES COLSON LEGACY OF HOPE AWARD
The Charles Colson Hope Awards, sponsored by Prison Fellowship, recognize people who have faithfully and courageously worked to restore those affected by crime and incarceration. Charles Colson, who founded Prison Fellowship more than 40 years ago, was at ease with presidents, prisoners, wardens, pastors, laypeople, and legislators.
ABOUT PRISON FELLOWSHIP
Prison Fellowship is the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for criminal justice reform. With more than 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
For interview requests, please contact Jim Forbes, Prison Fellowship's Director of Communications, at (703) 554-8540 or email him at Jim_forbes@pfm.org.