Throughout the year we have several fun events planned that are open to the public. Additional information for each event, including registering, sponsorships, tickets, etc., will be available online as we get closer to the individual events.

A Recap of Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala: October 22, 2018

O, what a night!!

More than 450 Rise team members, people we support, community partners, family and friends, and supports attended the 7th Annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala held October 22 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. It was a festive evening of great food, fun and games, special honor awards, and much, much more! All proceeds raised go directly to support the men and women served at Rise.

This year's theme was a quote from Poet Maya Angelou: "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." We were honored to have Beth Wozniak, CEO of nVent, address this poignant theme of transition and growth in her opening remarks.

We appreciate the support from our premier sponsor, nVent, as well as our Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors listed at the right.

We were proud to honor our 2018 Rise'ing Stars: Alex Blaisdell, LeeAnne Brown, Darryl Dack, Nicole Martinson, and David Schwartz. Employment Consultant Sarah Gustafson was recognized as Rise's 2018 Champion of the Mission.

In addition, we paid tribute to Rise's Community Partners of the Year: Sonja Fry, owner of the Dalles House Restaurant and Lounge, Global Health Ministries, Harvest Hills Beverage Company, and the Hennepin County Mental Health Center.

Volunteers Lauren Kozlak and Liam Moran were honored with first-time-ever Making a Difference Awards.

Photos from this year's event will be posted on Rise’s Facebook page: Rise, Incorporated. Watch this inspiring two-minute video.

Thanks to everyone who attended, supported, volunteered, donated, and sponsored our 2018 Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala! We hope you had a great time!

Please join us for the 8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Sponsorship and ticket information will be available in the coming months.

Bowling Fundraiser, Sunday, February 17 from 10:30 - Lunch

Dust off your bowling shoes, polish your ball and join us for a fun time at the New Hope Bowl. Your $20 registration includes shoes, bowling, and lunch at the Crystal VFW Post 494. Raffle prizes and lots of FUN! Proceeds support Rise advocacy services.

Disability Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet with your state legislators about issues that matter most to you. Rally in the Capitol rotunda. 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Downtown St. Paul

Celebrate Talent, Fridley High School Auditorium, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's a fabulously fun evening of showcasing the many talents the people we support and our Rise team members have. Enjoy singing, dancing, juggling, joke-telling, and much more. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show is from 7 - 8 p.m. The public is welcome to this free event.

Legislative Updates: two dates and locations - Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m.  at 8406 Sunset Road, Spring Lake Park AND Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m., 7800 - 3rd St. North, Suite 800, Oakdale

President Lynn Noren will give information regarding the progress of pending bills, provide resources, and offer guidance on how to reach out to your state representatives.

Tapping Into Possibilities 'Friend-Raiser',  Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Join us for our 4th Tapping Into Possibilities event. A fun evening with live music, quality craft brews, door prizes, and lots and lots of friendly people to meet. It will be at the Hops & Barrel Brewering Co., 310 Second St. in downtown Hudson from 4:30 - 7 p.m. It won't be a party without YOU!

Celebrate Rise! Monday, October 21, 2019

The 8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala will take place at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest on Monday, October 7, 2019. Sponsorship and registration information will be available in mid-2019.

Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans will be logging in to donated to their favorite charities during the 10th annual 24-hour give-a-thon on Thursday, November 14. Rise will be among the many deserving charities to whom you can contribute. We hope we can count on your support! Check us out.

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