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Student Visionaries of the Year Minneapolis


Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.

They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.

They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers. Through our Student Visionaries of the Year campaign, we are excited to recognize these young leaders for being what we need most, visionaries.

Student Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, fostering professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management all while working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.

These tenacious young changemakers fundraise for LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors. The titles Student Visionaries of the Year are awarded to the candidate teams who raise the most funds in their community during the 7-week competition.

Congratulations to all of our 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2024 candidates. To nominate a candidate or learn more, please contact Grace Anderson-Smitley at Grace.AndersonSmitley@lls.org to learn more! 




Anna Fiemeyer

 Congratulations to our 2024 student Visionary of the Year, Anna Fiemeyer

Meet the Candidates

One Step Closer
One Step Closer
Megan Liiste & Cate Thibault
Team Cate & Megan
Cancer Crushers
Cancer Crushers
Team Divya & Ellie
Creating for Change

Staff Contacts

Campaign Development Director

Lisa Myhre

612.259.4508 | lisa.myhre@lls.org


Campaign Development Manager

Grace Anderson Smitley

612.805.2627 | grace.andersonsmitley@lls.org


Campaign Development Specialist

Megan Buhl

612.310.6124 | megan.buhl@lls.org