An Evening IN With Brian Conroy and Holly Pippel

October 29, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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Vision knows no bounds...

Join us virtually later today (October 29, 2022) at 7:00PM CST (event countdown video begins at 6:45) to learn how YOU can become involved - by donating, volunteering and staying with us at one of the beautiful Erik's Ranch & Retreats vacation properties in Edina, Minnesota and Paradise Valley, Montana.

Join us live!

Sheets, towels, and lives changed daily.

Welcome to Erik's Ranch & Retreats. A solution that was born out of love. And need. We proudly offer a first-of-its kind living, working and social environment for young adults with autism. What sets Erik's Ranch & Retreats apart is that these young adults operate the boutique-style guest accommodations at our two locations in Minnesota and Montana. 


An Evening IN With Brian Conroy & Holly Pippel will provide a first-hand look at the ways we are changing 1) the lives of our young adult members and 2) society's understanding of the very real contributions of individuals living with autism. 

The annual gala is an opportunity to celebrate the individual accomplishments and progress of one of our members, allowing him/her to feel the warmth of the spotlight and shine bright as the star of the show. This year, we are highlighting bird enthusiast, owner, and photographer Brian Conroy and his mentor Holly Pippel, a wildlife photographer based in Montana.

The virtual gala will be Saturday, October 29, 2022, with the presentation beginning at 7:00PM CST and ending at 8:00PM CST. Throughout the evening, guests will learn more about our mission and opportunities for staying and/or volunteering at one of our properties and participate in an online auction which will close at 8:30PM CST.   


For additional information regarding Erik's Ranch & Retreats, please visit our website at Erik's Ranch, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Silent Auction


The Silent Auction is now open and will remain open until 8:30pm CST on Saturday, October 29. 




Items are available for pick-up or delivery as follows: 

For Minnesota pick-up - pick up at Erik's Retreat in Edina, Minnesota.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:00PM-7:00PM (CST) or 

Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00AM-12:00PM (CST) 

For Montana pick-up after November 15 - Arrange for pick up by calling Mary at 612-850-1240

or see delivery information below. 

For delivery to anywhere in the United States, shipping and handling costs will apply. See FAQS below.



Donate Now

Help change lives... one donation at a time.

This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We celebrated many successes in 2022 and watched our members grow in countless ways. However, just as tourism was picking back up after the global pandemic, there was unprecedented flooding in Yellowstone / Paradise Valley. With your donation, our members will continue to have the resources they need as we build back from the impact of the last few years.

COMING IN 2023 - ERR supporters will receive an invitation to an in-person reception in May/June (TBD) at Erik's Retreat in Edina, MN. Donate now to secure your invitation to visit with resident members and other supporters in the iconic building that is home to Erik's Ranch & Retreats.

$75,000 Goal


Total Raised



Maria Field 




BLUE ($3,500+)



PLATINUM ($1,000 - $2,499)





GOLD ($500 - $999)

Kathryn Nordberg



Mike Bishop

Holly Pippel

Casey Anderson

Andy Zantos

Brooks Patton and Mother Wit.

Kris Andree

Charlotte Bergstrom

Mike & Kris Conroy

Paul & Brenda Fischer

Mary Floeder

Melody Klein

Connie Orman





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