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

The 2015 St. David’s Center Make Them Shine Gala
Saturday, March 7, 2015

McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis

For 26 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.

Our new venue will be the perfect backdrop for thrilling auctions, heartfelt testimonials, fabulous dining, and a night of celebration with friends who share your passion for building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. You won't want to miss it!


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.


Our largest fundraising event of the year, the Gala raises $325,000 to directly support our programs in Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention and Treatment, and Life-Phase Services. As a result, preschoolers start kindergarten ready for success, children with developmental challenges build skills they need to function better in every area of their lives, and individuals with enduring special needs are increasingly able to live independently.

Thank you to our generous sponsors. Together we can make them shine!

Platinum Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:

A.E. Conrad Company, Cine-O-Matic, Collins Electrical Construction, Culligan Water, Ebert Construction, General Mills, Landscape Structures, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Netgain, Mutual of America, Piper Jaffray, SMS Research Advisors, Joe & Nicole Sumner







Frank Bennett & Mary Lenard, Win & Alex Bennett, Brette.net Consulting, Scott & Alix Colehour, Lars & Molly Erdahl, John & Katie Feste, Webb Friedly & Cara Mulder, Steve & Lara Glaesman, Chad & Jenni Greenway, Jim & Kate Lovrien, Donald & Cynthia MacMillan, Sheila Merzer, Morgan Stanley, Netsmart, Mike & Jessie Pasqua, John & Candace Randle, Jon & Julz Schwingler, Chris & Jana Simmons, Dan & Julie Sjordal, Jason & Anne Spaeth, Larry & Lynn Stranghoener, Nate & Erica Tennessen, United Parcel Service (UPS), Jacob & Dr. Allison Wert