SAVE THE DATE! Friday, October 13, 2017 

Hilton Minneapolis


Our 20th Annual Gala for Bridging is a time to celebrate a milestone year for Bridging – our 30th Anniversary of furnishing homes with hope.


Join us Friday, October 13th at the Hilton Minneapolis for a special evening complete with reception and silent auction, a dinner of delicious cuisine, inspiring stories, a thrilling live auction, and fun-filled games. Share the evening amidst the wonderful company of friends and family.  All proceeds from the Gala will significantly help us to serve more, better.


Since 1987, Bridging has helped more than 85,000 families transition out of homelessness and poverty.  In 2016, we served more than 4,400 households, over half of those households have children age 17 and under.  We are definitely making a difference. And, we couldn’t do it without you.


“When good people get together to do good things, then good things happen!”  

~Fran Heitzman, Founder 


We look forward to seeing you at the Hilton Minneapolis on Friday, October 13!


Stay tuned to our website for updates.


Silent Auction

Check back for 2017 silent auction items.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being a sponsor at the Gala for Bridging? Contact Mark Wilkening, Executive Director, 952.888.1183 or mark.wilkening(at)


Thanks for the Memories

Last year’s gala was an outstanding event, setting records both in the number of people attending, as well as raising a record $300,000 for our mission! And with your help and generosity, we’re planning to do it all again this year.

Check out these memorable event photos from 2016.


Contact Us

For more information about the event, donating auction items or volunteering, contact Cathy Berg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (952) 460-1017. 


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Founder Fran Sponsor
Dan and Mary Wilkening Hope Sponsor
Table Sponsor
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Janet and Randy Pool Table Sponsor
Jon Ruiz and Kristin Anderson Table Sponsor
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