Rise recognized its 50th anniversary August 2, 2021. We are celebrating with several projects and special events hosted throughout 2021 and into 2022.
2021 Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala
Our Celebrate Rise 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, recognizing Rise's 50th Anniversary will take place on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
We will have both a ticketed in-person Gala with dinner, a moving program, games and more as well as a no-cost virtual event livestream online for guests who can't make the event in person. The half hour livestream will begin at 7:45 p.m.
In addition, our in-person event will have a live auction and both Gala and Virtual Event guests can participate in an online auction benefitting Rise.
More event details, including purchasing tickets for the Gala or RSVP-ing for the Virtual Event, can be found here.
50 Stories for 50 Years
Over the next year, we are celebrating Rise’s history by featuring the amazing people who have been part of our legacy, including people served, staff team members, and more! New stories in the form of videos and/or written pieces will be posted on Thursdays here!
Give To The Max Day, Thursday, November 18, 2021
Mark your calendars again for this annual 24-hour give-a-thon -- a great way to support your favorite nonprofits online. In 2020, Rise received $2,308 in donations to support program services. Check us out.
50th Anniversary Kickoff Picnic
On August 1, 2021, Rise and a few hundred guests recognized our 50th Anniversary with a celebratory picnic at Aquatore Park in Blaine, MN. These people included Rise team members, partners, supporters, and of course our people served and their guests.
We celebrated with food, music, dancing, games, and even a community-made art piece! You can head here to watch the recap video for a look into all the fun we had!
2020 Celebrate Rise Virutal Gala Recap
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rise changed its 2020 Celebrate Rise to a virtual online event held on October 26, 2020. If you weren't able to tune in to join us then, you can watch the 28-minute program here!
With gifts from generous sponsors and donors, we raised more than $96,000!
During the online program, we also honored this year's Rise'ing Stars and Champions of the Mission. You can watch their awards video here.
We also met a great guy, Steven Eull, who exemplifies hard work and generosity. Meet Steven in this three-minute video.
Memorial Reception Honoring Truc Pham Will Be Rescheduled
We hope you will join us for a reception to remember and honor Truc Pham who was director of Rise's welfare-to-work programs for more than 20 years and died in January 2020.
The original memorial reception was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we hope to reschedule it. A new date and location TBA.