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 the Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala: October 22, 2018 - this year's gala is scheduled for October 21, 2019!

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 are 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! Sponsors are listed here to the right.

Please join us for the 8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Sponsorship and ticket information will be available in the coming months.

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

It was a fabulously fun evening of showcasing the many talents the people we support and our Rise team members have. The audience enjoyed singing, dancing, joke-telling, and much more. Special thanks to the tech team at Fridley High School Auditorium and community volunteers, including members of the St. Anthony Village High School Key Club, who helped make this such a great 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 at the Hop & Barrel Brewing Co. in Hudson, Wis.

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

Celebrate Rise! Fundraising Gala, Monday, October 21, 2019, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

The 8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala will take place at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest on Monday, October 21, 2019.

This year's theme is "Life is a journey. If you open yourself up to the possibilities, it can take you places you never dreamed of."

Sponsorship and registration information will be available in mid-2019. Tickets go on sale August 1.

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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