Events

Annual Gala for Bridging – October 5, 2018

Join us Friday, October 5, at the Hilton Minneapolis for a celebratory 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.

We are excited to announce Fox 9 and FM107 Morning show’s Jason Matheson as our event emcee. Jason’s energetic humor and love for Bridging, combined with the lively and witty banter of Kurt Johnson from Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, are sure to entertain and inspire.

How can I support this year’s Gala?

  1. Review the options listed below.
  2. Complete the Gala Interest Form on the bottom of this page and we will be in touch!
  3. Become a sponsor!
Become a Gala Event Sponsor - Wide Variety of Options!

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2018 Gala for Bridging. Because of the generosity of sponsors, this event is Bridging’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $500,000 in 2017 with 500 guests in attendance!

As a sponsor, you will:

  • Support local individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
  • Showcase your commitment to the community.
  • Strengthen your brand.
  • Increase visibility to thousands of community-focused individuals and business leaders.
  • Engage 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.

Ready to sponsor? Head to our secure donation page to choose your level of sponsorship.

For more information on becoming a gala sponsor,  please contact Maggie Mau, Donor Relations Manager; Maggie.mau@bridging.org or call 952.888.0777.

Complete the Gala Interest Form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch soon.

 

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

It’s that time of year again! How can the fall be knocking at our door already? We are soliciting auction donations for our 2018 Gala event and we’d love your support.

Our annual signature fundraiser, the Annual Gala for Bridging, is right around the corner! It truly is a special evening. Last year’s event was a resounding success with record attendance: 500 guests and more than $500,000 raised.

We have a silent (~150 baskets/items) and live auction (8-10 items) and what we call a SUPER silent auction area. Whether your item is valued at $50 or $5,000 – we’d love it!

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

Donations Due: Monday, September 3, 2018

Buy an Event Ticket or Table

Join us as a gala guest and/or table sponsor for this year’s event. You and your guest(s) will have an exciting and memorable evening!

Complete the Gala Interest Form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch when registration opens.

 

THANK YOU to our 2018 Gala for Bridging Sponsors!

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

2018 Gala Interest Form

    (at least one must be checked)

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