Our 2016 Gala Fundraiser was spectacular! There was amazing food, wonderful prizes, intriguing speakers and amusing guests. We managed to raise just over $114,000 for the Steve and Mary Mattson Fund which directly supports keeping our residents in their 'homes'.
We had Minnesota's own retired hockey player, Jordan Leopold, who has a history with the Gophers and the Minnesota Wild as our evening's keynote. Having suffered more than eight concussions throughout his career, he knows firsthand the Risks of the Games he loves and the long-term impact on his brain. This year's gala will be exploring concussions, dementia, and long-term care. He has partnered with the Brain Alliance of Minnesota to bring awareness to the impact of concussions on individuals and their families.
We thank all attendees and sponsors for your support.
Mystery Wall Frame Game
Coach and jewelry silent auction
Stadium hors' doeuvres
Commentator: Kare11 News anchor, Cory Hepola
Keynote Speaker: Jordan Leopold, MN Hockey star and brain health advocate
Veteran Player: Frank Sullivan, Gianna gala team veteran, hosts raffles, dessert auction, heads and tails game, and Fund-a-Need
The Gianna Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford Gianna’s services. Governed by a Board of Directors, this Foundation plays an essential role in raising the funds necessary to ensure that Gianna’s exceptional level of care is available to a broad spectrum of people from within our community regardless of their financial situation.