Please mark your calendar for our first ever hybrid event on October 22, 2021. We are excited to offer two exciting ways to connect, and hope you are, too!
With COVID-19 continuing to impact people around the world, but with lofty vaccination numbers in our state and around the country, we have decided to make our Transforming Lives Gala a Hybrid event in 2021. What is a Hybrid Gala, you ask? Hybrid means this year you can attend our signature gala either in person OR online!
You can choose to join us in person at the Minneapolis Depot, or from your computer (on your couch at home, or anywhere in the world). The Depot is ready to host a safe and fun event, and a Zoom component is perfect for those not yet ready to mingle. With your help we are setting a lofty but reachable goal and are aiming to raise $400,000 to fund our health and wellness programs, which are essential parts of providing care Beyond the Basics, which is our theme for the gala. A home, food and assistance are essential components of quality care, but we strive to go above and beyond by offering exceptional services that make a life full and exciting. Wellness, art, outdoor activities, pet therapy, horticulture therapy, robust volunteering in community and from community, all work together to create a rich and vibrant life.
The virtual festivities and program are expected to stream online starting at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021. The gala will run approximately 45 minutes and the night's festivities will once again be hosted live by local personality T Mychael Rambo and Auctioneer Kurt Johnson, along with out new CEO Tom Gillespie, and some of the wonderful people we support. There will be entertainment, there will be Dreammaker honorees, there will be an auction, and even a special Fund A Need for COVID-19 support.
So please join us in person or online, and share registration with your friends so no one misses this interactive experience. Keep up to date on the program and auction here and RSVP here.
Your participation makes a real and profound difference in the lives of people with disabilities and is key to ensuring the success of our mission. We look forward to your support!
If you experience difficulty accessing the program or participating in the online auction, please contact us and please RSVP to receive the latest updates on the virtual Gala straight to your inbox and provide your mobile number to receive event and auction updates via text message.