Thank you for supporting FMR and making our annual gala a big success!
Together we raised $192,770 to continue to protect, restore and enhance our great river.

If you missed the event - or you just want to relive it - you can see photos from the night and hear from FMR staff and youth participants in the recap here.

For questions, please contact John at or Tessa at

An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: The River Dreams

Date & time
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Event program
Sponsor reception at 5:30 pm
Social hour begins at 6:00 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm
Closing reception at 8:00 pm

Program overview

Join us for the Big River's biggest night as we celebrate the myriad ways in which the river sparks imagination, catalyzes action and inspires us to dream of a future where its waters run wild and clean. From our historic venue on the Minneapolis riverfront, we'll savor refreshments and seasonal fare, and enjoy a river-themed auction, live music and interactive learning exhibits.

This year's festivities will feature the stories of our hopes and dreams for the river, and the work we're spearheading in pursuit of these dreams. The stories will be told by Friends of the Mississippi River's own staff and program participants - the people on the front lines of our critical work who dream of a brighter future for our river and river communities, and whose imaginations, skills and efforts drive those dreams closer to reality. 

Please consider a minimum $125 contribution for each attendee. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Funds raised protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities metro area.

Tickets sales are closed for this event.

If you have questions or disability-related request to make your evening more enjoyable, please contact Tessa Enroth at or

What about COVID?

Please do not attend if you have a fever, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms listed here or have been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19 within 10 days of the event date. Thank you for helping us keep our guests and staff safe and healthy.


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Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Oak Savanna
Steve & Susan Boren King
Ellie Crosby
Stewart & Lesley Crosby
Chad & Maggie Dayton
Judson Dayton & Shelley Mydra-Dayton
Peter & Mary Gove
Thane & Blanche Hawkins
Art Kaemmer, M.D.
Ryan & Denise Mallery
Thomas Reiter & Sharon Miyamoto
Susan Vento

Bald Eagle

Ronnie & Roger Brooks
Whitney & Sarah Clark
Page & Jay Cowles
Forrest & Lisa Flint
Nancy Gibson & Ron Sternal
Dan Gjelten & Lisa Burke
Peter Goss & Karma Walker
Sam & Sylvia Kaplan
Hokan & Penny Miller
Ford & Catherine Nicholson
Amy & Chip Pearson
Susan Davis Price
John & Marsha Soucheray
Kathryn Wolford & Ed Reilly

 Blue Heron
Mary Adamski & Lance Ihinger
John Anfinson
Ellen Butler
Steve Christenson & Lisa Hondros
Sara & Sean DeKok
Judy & Ozzie Enroth
Tessa Enroth & Michael Jones
Diane & Darryl Sannes
Kathleen Stack

River Otter
Leslie Cohan & Todd Norsten
George Dunn & Donna Harris
Daniel Engstrom & Barbara Coffin
Ron Kroese & Kimberly Colburn
Perry McGowan & Sheila Smith
Harry & Ginny Sieben
Michael & Gretchen Sieben
Cathy Tobias


Headwaters sponsors   

Marathon     Xcel Energy


Delta Dental of Minnesota 

Tributary Sponsors
Boyum Barenscheer
Creative Fundraising Advisors
Foundation Technologies
NRP - Native Resource Preservation
RES - Resource Environmental Solutions
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

River Sponsors
Bremer Bank
One Point of Care 

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information, please contact FMR Individual Gifts Officer Tessa Enroth at

Donate Now

If you're unable to attend, please consider a gift to ensure the future health of our treasured Mississippi River.

Your generosity makes our work possible.

Contact Us

Friends of the Mississippi River
Questions? Contact Tessa.

Nicollet Island Pavilion

Nicollet Island Pavilion, Power Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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