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. Here are some of them -

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, 2019, at Rise Spring Lake Park and Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Rise Oakdale

President Lynn Noren gave information regarding the progress of pending bills, provided resources, and offered guidance on how to reach out to state legislative representatives.

Tapping Into Possibilities 'Friend-Raiser,'  Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater

Rise will host our 5th Tapping Into Possibilities event at the Lift Bridge Brewery, located at 1900 Tower Drive West in Stillwater. It will be a great kick-off to summer with quality craft brews, food, games,  raffle prizes -- and lots and lots of friendly people! Lift Bridge will donate to Rise for every glass of beer and growler sold from 3 - 10 p.m. Rise will have a short presentation and raffle drawings at 6:30 p.m. Hope you can join us!!

Celebrate Summer! Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 3 to 6 p.m.; location to be determined

We hope you will join us for a FREE festive BBQ with live music, lots of nice people, and great food. Rise team members and their families, the people we serve and their families, and community supporters are welcome to attend. More information will be forthcoming in the spring.

Celebrate Rise! Fundraising Gala, Monday, October 26, 2020, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Rise friends, family, and supporters are invited to attend the 9th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala which will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest on Monday, October 26. This year's theme is "A Night Amongst the Stars."

In addition to fun and games, a live auction, and entertaining program, we will honor our 2020 Rise'ing Stars,  Champion of the Mission, the Making a Difference honoree, and Community Partners.

Money raised at the gala supports Rise's Advancing Lives Fund from which people we serve can receive a one-time donation to cover needs not met by other sources, such as wheelchair ramp for home, assistive communication equipment and devices, tools and books for courses and training programs, work uniforms and shoes, etc.

You can view the 2019 gala's short video production here.

Sponsorship and registration information will be available in the summer.

Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans logged in to donate to their favorite charities during the 10th annual 24-hour give-a-thon on Thursday, November 19. Rise was among the many deserving charities to whom people contributed. Check us out.

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