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Within every child is a spark. Light the way. Make them shine.


The 2017 St. David's Center Make Them Shine Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis


For 28 years, individuals like you have been lighting the way at our annual St. David's Center gala so that children of all abilities have the opportunity to shine their brightest.

In addition to supporting a worthy cause, it's a great reason to grab your friends for a splendid night out you're sure to remember. McNamara will be shining its brightest, the food and wine will be abundant and a healthy dose of auction rivalry is sure to be in the air. You won't want to miss it!


The need is great. Our services are life-changing for the 3,000 families St. David's Center serves in early childhood education, early intervention and treatment, and life-phase services. The Make Them Shine gala is our largest fundraising event of the year, raising $375,000 in one night for 1,800 children receiving early education and intervention services. As a result, preschoolers start kindergarten ready for success, and children with developmental challenges build skills they need to function better in every area of their lives.

together we can make them shine!