2018 Annual Spring Gala2018-04-18T15:45:09+00:00

HealthFinders Spring Fundraising Gala:
“Cheers to our Volunteers”

What is the Annual Spring Gala?

Our spring gala is HealthFinders’ biggest friend raising and fundraiser event of the year. Not only is it an important gathering for our HealthFinders’ friends, but it raises critical funds for our mission to ensure that everyone no matter what their circumstance, has access to the healthcare they need. Our clinics helped nearly 2,000 patients last year in Faribault and Northfield, with their medical, dental and healthcare needs.

HealthFinders’ Annual Gala has enjoyed being one of Rice County’s premiere spring events with sold-out venues for the past several years. This year, our theme is ‘Cheers to our Volunteers,’ to celebrate the volunteers who are the heart and soul of HealthFinders Collaborative.

Attend the Gala

April 20, 2018, 6 to 10 p.m.

Ticket prices are $75.00 and ALWAYS SELL OUT!
Call 507-646-8972 or 507-581-3864 for ticket information or click here to purchase tickets online.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

  • Rueben and Janet Tangren
  • Richard and ReJean Schulte
  • Patrick and Judith Mandile
  • Daniel Schonebaum and Sigrid Nelson
  • John Tymoczko
  • Jeanne Bailey
  • Paula and Michael Hildebrandt

Health System Partners

Event Overview

Dinner

Dine on an excellent dinner created from scratch by The Grand Event Center staff. There is full bar service available too.

Entertainment and Program

New this year will be amateur performances by HealthFinders’ employees.

We will take this opportunity to honor our volunteers that have served HealthFinders for five and ten years or more.

Live Auction

Resort Stay in Cabo San Lucas MX (one week’s stay)

Enjoy a 7-day stay in Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico at the Pueblo Bonito Resort. Relax in a junior suite with an oceanic view & explore the many amenities that Pueblo Bonito has to offer!

Steamboat Spring Condo (one week’s stay)

Take a week’s vacation at Uller Haus, in a well-appointed condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, that sleeps 10. Known for its ski resort, Steamboat Springs is the perfect place for relaxing and winter fun. The periods July 16th– August 10th or February 19th-March 17th have been set aside but other dates are possible depending on availability.

Gourmet Dinner For 8

Enjoy a gourmet dinner and fine wine that is hosted and prepared by Candy Taylor, Charlie Mandile and a professional chef!

Private Tour and Tasting for Eight at Imminent Brewing

Bring your friends along for a tour and sample the beers at Imminent Brewing. After the tour, the purchaser will take home a t-shirt and a growler filled with a beer of your choice!

Learn to Curl for 8

Learn to curl with 7 of your friends. Package includes 2 hours at Dakota Curling in Lakeville learning game basics and then playing a match between two four-person teams. Lessons hosted by Natalie & Greg Marfleet

Silent Auction Items

Community members and local businesses come together to create unique and memorable auction items, ranging from bird houses and gardening tools, to books and wine!

  • Crate-O-Yum Dog Basket
  • Knitting Basket
  • Guthrie Theater for two
  • Sgraffito Porcelain Pottery by Beck and Steve Lloyd
  • Jack Morris Autographed Baseball
  • Time for a Picnic
  • Framed autographed photo of Twins Great Joe Mauer
  • Bowling Birthday Party for 6
  • Ham, Bacon, and so much more
  • Night Out and Night In
  • 2 One-day park hopper passes to Universal Studios in Florida
  • Minnesota Wild Basket
  • Hello Feathered Friends
  • Set of 3 handcrafted wooden bowls
  • Ham, Bacon, and so much more
  • Handmade Ceramic & Glass Art Tile
  • Lap or Nap Quilt
  • Relaxation Package
  • Housecleaning!!
  • For the ‘Gardener’
  • Girl Power!
  • Relaxation Package #2
  • New addition to your Garden!
  • CSA Storage Share
  • Ruf Acres market Large Sampler Tin
  • Natural Bliss Sampler
  • Vase and flowers
  • Ruf Acres Square Sampler Tin
  • For the Gardener Too…
  • Oral Hygiene Basket
  • Four 18 Hole Golf Passes
  • CSA Farm Basket
  • Gel Manicure & Pedicure
  • Local Wine & Cider Basket
  • Beautiful handcrafted cherry jewelry
  • Matt Eastvold Furniture
  • Vintage John Deere Bike w/a Matching Donation up to $1000
  • Scott Furniture Co. Coffee table
  • Whiskey Tasting

Fund a Need Auction

For the last several years, Auctioneer Ed Kuhlman has engaged our guests to raise money for programs, services and equipment needed for HealthFinders. It is a lot of fun and creates wonderful energy!

Partnership Opportunities

  • Featured on all promotional materials and option to serve as event host
  • Complimentary VIP seating for eight (8) in front section area at The Grand Event Center with 8 drink coupons
  • Your logo on all printed promotional materials
  • Private tour/social hour at one of our HFC locations
  • Logo on HFC website and social media
  • public recognition at the gala
  • Complimentary VIP seating for six (6) in front section area at The Grand Event Center with 6 drink coupons
  • Your logo on all printed promotional materials
  • Private tour/social hour at one of our HFC locations
  • Logo on HFC website and social media
  • public recognition at the gala
  • One complimentary VIP seating for four (4) in front section area at The Grand Event Center with 4 drink coupons
  • Private tour/social hour at one of our HFC locations
  • Logo on HFC website and social media
  • public recognition at the gala
  • Complimentary VIP seating for two (2) in front section area at The Grand Event Center with 2 drink coupons
  • Logo on HFC website and social media
  • public recognition at the gala
  • Logo on HFC website and social media
  • public recognition at the gala
Sponsorship Form

Auction Gifts Needed!

Do you have a book club, community group, or organization who would be willing to donate a gift basket or an item or service to be auctioned off at our gala?

Have a few hours free to assist in the planning of the gala? We are always looking for extra hands for organization of the night of the gala itself!

Contact Candy Taylor, our Director of Development and Communications at 507-581-3864 or email taylor.candy@healthfindersmn.org

Donation Form