Events

2018 Celebration for Changing Lives

Saturday
Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. Reception - 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Celebration for Changing Lives 2018

The Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join us as we celebrate stories of hope inspired, lives changed and communities built.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s (LSS) Celebration for Changing Lives, held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, will feature inspiring stories, warm fellowship and lively music along with a specially curated collection of photographs featuring neighbors whose lives give testimony to the power of hope. Guests will also have the opportunity to give to LSS during our annual fundraising auction. The generosity of our supporters makes it possible for LSS to reach 1 in 65 Minnesotans. Your gifts will help ensure LSS is there for our neighbors now and in the future.

Please join us for what promises to be another evening to remember, and invite your friends, family and community members who also desire to help all Minnesotans live full and abundant lives filled with hope.

Tickets

Tickets are $90 per person. Table Sponsorship opportunities are also available; see below for more information about available table types.

Buy tickets

Questions? Contact Emily Stamp at 651.969.2309 or emily.stamp@lssmn.org.

Donation

If you are unable to attend this year’s event in person, you can still be a part of the celebration. Your generosity makes it possible for LSS to reach 1 in 65 Minnesotans. Please give today. Select the "Celebration for Changing Lives" box on the donation form to have your gift included in the event total.

Parking

Valet parking is available in front of the Hilton. Public self-parking is available in the Mar-Ten ramp on 10th Street directly under the hotel. Street parking is also available. See a map for details.

 

Table Sponsorship Information

$10,000 Platinum Table Sponsorship

  • Seating for 10 Gala attendees
  • Recognition at the event as a Platinum Table sponsor
  • Premium wine at table
  • Seating in the Platinum Table section
  • Immersion Experience for up to 10 people at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis (optional)

$5,000 Gold Table Sponsorship

  • Seating for 10 Gala attendees
  • Recognition at the event as a Gold Table sponsor
  • Premium wine at table
  • Seating in the Gold Table section
  • Immersion Experience for up to 10 people at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis (optional)

$2,500 Silver Table Sponsorship

  • Seating for 10 Gala attendees
  • Recognition at the event as a Silver Table sponsor
  • Wine at table
  • Seating in the Silver Table section

$1,000 Bronze Table Sponsorship

  • Seating for 10 Gala attendees
  • Recognition at the event as a Bronze Table sponsor
  • Wine at table
  • Seating in the Bronze Table section

Sign up to host a table.

For Table Sponsorship questions, please contact Maggie Overman Larson at 651.969.2284 or maggie.overmanlarson@lssmn.org.

 

2018 Celebration Menu

This year’s Celebration will feature a delicious meal prepared by the culinary staff of the Hilton Minneapolis. The menu will include:

Farmer’s Tomato Salad

Butter lettuce, fresh roma tomato, olive oil poached tomato, roasted leek, chevre, saffron vinaigrette. Gluten free and vegetarian.

Duet Dinner

Braised Beef Short Ribs, vegetable a la jardinière, plum demi glace, paired with Chicken ala Naples, boneless chicken breast, spinach, provolone, roma tomato.

Vegetarian Option, upon request

Vegetable Tian, featuring grilled portabello mushrooms, fire roasted red peppers, grilled asparagus, Davina tomatoes, scallion basmati rice and tomato coulis.

Dessert

Cherry Merlot Butter Cake, fresh whipped cream, cherries, butter cake, vanilla crème. Vegetarian.

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Cheesecake, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate drizzle, candied pecans, chocolate wand. Vegetarian.

 

Ticket Tax Deductibility

  • $45 of each individual ticket sale is tax deductible.
  • A portion of each Table Sponsorship is tax deductible:
    • $10,000 table sponsorship: $9,360 is tax deductible.
    • $5,000 table sponsorship: $4,360 is tax deductible.
    • $2,500 table sponsorship: $1,920 is tax deductible.
    • $1,000 table sponsorship: $500 is tax deductible.

Location

The Hilton Downtown

The Hilton Downtown
1001 South Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403