Celebrating Those Who Stand By Us in Our Times of Need

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Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416


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Dear Friends,

Please join the Gianna Homes family for our annual gala as we raise monies for the “Steve & Mary Mattson Fund,” which provides financial assistance to residents. We are excited to have Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, daughter of namesake Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla, as our evening’s keynote as she makes her historic first visit to Gianna Homes.

This year’s Angels Among Us event will include Dr. Molla who will show us how to live; our generous donors who continue to teach us how to give; and the many faces of staff and volunteers who bring the light of love to those who call Gianna “home.”

Over the past 18 years, families have told us that we have been the answer to their prayers in their time of need. This evening is about honoring those we have served and raising money to continue to lend a helping hand to those residents in most financial need.

We look forward to seeing you on October 27th.

– The Gianna Family

Dear Friends,

Please join the Gianna Homes family for our annual gala as we raise monies for the “Steve & Mary Mattson Fund,” which provides financial assistance to residents. We are excited to have Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, daughter of namesake Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla, as our evening’s keynote as she makes her historic first visit to Gianna Homes.

This year’s Angels Among Us event will include Dr. Molla who will show us how to live; our generous donors who continue to teach us how to give; and the many faces of staff and volunteers who bring the light of love to those who call Gianna “home.”

Over the past 18 years, families have told us that we have been the answer to their prayers in their time of need. This evening is about honoring those we have served and raising money to continue to lend a helping hand to those residents in most financial need.

We look forward to seeing you on October 27th.

– The Gianna Family

Gala Schedule and Entertainment

5:30pm - Special Cocktail Reception

Special Cocktail Reception for Table Sponsorships hosted by co-chairs Terry and Debbie Kopp to visit with Dr. Gianna Emanuela personally.

6:00pm - Reception and Activities

  • Rustic Italian Hors d’oeuvre
  • Cash Bar
  • Mystery wall frame Game and Raffle
  • Resident’s Original “Angel” artwork and Silent Auction

7:00pm - "Angels Among Us" Evening Begins

  • Dinner catered by D’Amico
  • Honoring the "Angels Among Us" Awards: Staff and Volunteer recognition
  • "The Unexpected Joy to be Found in Caring for Another" Keynote Address by: Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla
  • Cake Auction. Live Auction and Fund-A-Need hosted by Frank Sullivan

Gala Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla

Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla is the daughter of our dear St. Gianna who our organization is named in honor of. Dr. Gianna practiced as a Geriatrician at the Geriatric Institute “Camilo Gulgi” in Abbiategrasso, Milan. In 2003, she left her profession to care for her father, Pietro, who has serious health problems until he died on April 3, 2010 at the age of almost 98.

Since her father passed away she has dedicated her life to spreading the joy of her saint Mother’s life and I heard her say that it took her many years to understand God's will for her mother. But now she recognizes that the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, "thought Mama could do a lot of good, not only for the family, but all around the world. I am a direct testimony of all the good her decision to save my life has caused. And I thank my saint Mom and beloved Dad for this gift of life.”

Dr Gianna Emanuela will be sharing with us from her professional and personal experience the Unexpected Joy to be Found in Caring for Another.

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2016 Gala Highlights

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Artists Susan Linnell

Learn about Susan Linnell, the artist who created the "angel" painting for the gala.

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Event Sponsors

Legacy Sponsor

  • K-Manufacturing/Kauffman Family
  • Paul Mooty & Mary Kileen-Mooty
  • Terrence & Debbie Kopp
  • Ursula & Paul Kuhrmeyer

Table Sponsors

  • Bill & Jackie Schroeder
  • Peter & Deirdre Hansen
  • Sondag Family
  • Patty Henjum
  • Visiting Angels

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Thank You to Our Donors

Gianna Homes Sursum Corda 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.