Annual Gala for Bridging

Presented by Slumberland


Help us celebrate an evening of hope!

Join honorary chairs Ken and Barb Larson of Slumberland and Gala emcee Dawn Stevens from the Fox9 Morning show at The Gala for Bridging is Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Hilton Minneapolis (1001 Marquette Avenue).

The Gala For Bridging brings together more than 500 individuals, corporate donors and community partners who are committed to helping families get a fresh start. Imagine not having a bed to sleep on, a dresser to put clothes in or even a pillow on which to rest one’s head. Bridging alleviates the stresses of finding these things so households can focus on other important matters.

As Bridging’s largest fundraiser of the year, this event is vital in supporting our mission to FURNISH HOMES WITH HOPE®.

From our amazing silent auction items, to our fun games and exhilarating live auction, guests will leave the beautiful Hilton Minneapolis ballroom feeling inspired to be a part of a real solution for many families who are in transition from homelessness and poverty.

Throw in a bit of “glitz” and glam, and you’ll know why this event is truly a sight to behold!


Please RSVP by September 27, 2019!

Cocktail attire; black tie admired

Evening Schedule:

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction, Hors d’Oeuvres, Reception and Cash Bar

7:30 p.m. Dinner, Program and Live Auction

Stick around for our end-of-evening social, featuring the piano stylings of Rebecca Ruiz and up close magic from crowd favorite, Kristoff the Magician!

We Hope to See You There!

A limited number of hotel rooms at $159/night are available until Sept. 11. Call 888-933-5363 to reserve your room.

Gala Event Sponsorships - A Wide Variety of Options!

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring a Gala for Bridging. Because of the generosity of sponsors, this event is Bridging’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $560,000 in 2018 with more than 500 guests in attendance.

Click here to view the sponsorship levels available to you!

As a sponsor, you will:

  • Support local individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
  • Showcase your commitment to the community.
  • Increase visibility to thousands of community-focused individuals and business leaders.
  • Interact with influential leaders in the community.
  • Be Recognized for your support in a variety of ways before, during, and after the event through: Bridging’s website and social media channels, promotional materials, and event signage.

For more information on becoming a Gala sponsor,  please contact Maggie Mau, Donor Relations Manager, at 952.888.0777 or complete the Gala Interest Form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch soon.

I'm Ready to Be a Sponsor!

Donate an Auction Item - Silent and Live Auction Items Wanted!

The Annual Gala for Bridging is truly a special evening! We have a remarkable silent and live auction which needs hundreds of donations.  Whether your item is valued at $50 or $5,000 – we’d love it!

Contact Cathy Berg, Development and Special Events Coordinator at 952.460.1017 for more information.

Ready to support the next Gala? Complete the Gala Interest Form at the bottom of this page for more information and to make your donation.

Donations Due: September 10, 2019

Gala Interest Form

Gala Interest Form

    (at least one must be checked)

Take a look at the 2018 event photos!

THANK YOU to our 2019 Gala for Bridging Sponsors!

We could not do what we do without the support of these individuals and organizations.

Want to know more about becoming a Bridging Gala sponsor? Sign up to learn more!

Bridging 101

This video gives a glimpse into how, through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging can change the lives of people who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Thank you to all who donate, and thank you to all our clients who allow us to tell their stories.

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