Power of Love Gala 2021

Watch A Replay of our 2021 Gala

The Power of Love Gala is Wingspan Life Resources’ annual event which raises funds to support and enhance the lives of the vulnerable people we serve–adults with developmental and other disabilities. Enjoy a silent auction, an inspirational presentation, and find out about the great programs Wingspan provides.

 

This year, our event is scheduled as a Wings of Hope luncheon instead of our usual evening gala. The date is Tuesday June 7th from Noon-1PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. The venue is centrally located and offers plenty of free onsite parking.

 

With lingering uncertainty about the decline in COVID positivity, we are prepared to pivot once again to a virtual event if conditions warrant. Of course, we would love to gather in person. As always, our large silent auction, including the fabulous gourd birdhouses, will open two weeks ahead of the event. Winners will have the option of picking winnings up at the luncheon or picking up at our Plato campus in the days that follow.

Sponsorship levels start at just $300.   Proceeds from the gala may support needs including technology, handicap accessible vehicles, improving accessibility for any of our 29 group homes, support for our In-Home program and sustaining other important enrichment programming.  For more information, call 651-888-3112 or email dgray@wingspanlife.org.

 

Our 2022 Sponsors

$5,000 Diamond Sponsor

The Eickhoff Family

$3,500 Emerald Sponsors

John & Jan Thames

 


$3,000 Ruby Sponsors

Mark and Tracy Mooney


$2,500 Sapphire Sponsor

Jeff and Wendy Thames


$2,000 Amethyst Sponsor

John Horberg

 


$1,500 Gold Sponsors

Ralph and Mary Pat Davini

Bill and Ginger Hamer

Mark and Jane Landreville

In Loving Memory of Bob James

$1,000 Topaz Sponsors

Bill and Betsy Cook

Taree Leach Junkersfeld and Mark Junkersfeld

Angela and Ryan O'Neill

Dale & Jeri Peterson

Nick and Peggy Rolfes

Bruce and Barb Smith

$600 Silver Sponsor

Maggie Yanez

Carolyn and Dave Hendrickson

$500 Social Hour Sponsors

Joanne and Brian Mullen

Nick and Judy Priadka

David & Jessica Widdifield

 

$500 Chocolate Sponsor

The Friedman Family

 


$300 Bronze Sponsors

Dean and Colleen Bergerson

Cady Business Technologies

Faye & Marty Davis

Mark, Amy and Madison Kohout

Medica

Frank & Maureen Merrill

Metro Sales

Robert Miller

Olsen Thielen & Co, LTD

Royal Star Furniture

Carson, Clelland & Schreder

Mary Beth Stearns

TSE, Inc.

Curt Windingstad

Our 2021 Sponsors

$5,000 Diamond Sponsor

$4,500 Beverage Sponsor


$3,500 Emerald Sponsors

The Eickhoff Family


$3,000 Ruby Sponsors

John & Jan Thames 


$2,500 Sapphire Sponsor

Jeff & Wendy Thames


$2,000 Amethyst Sponsor


$1,500 Gold Sponsors

Ralph & Mary Pat Davini

Donna DeMatteo

Four Promises Foundation

The Hamer Family

In Loving Memory of Bob James

The Landreville Family

Mark & Tracy Mooney

$1,000 Topaz Sponsors

Angela & Ryan O'Neill

The Horberg Family

Jim and Linda Benson

Therese Davis

Mark Junkersfeld & Taree Leach-Junkersfeld

Matrix Foundation Dale & Jeri Peterson

Russ & Carol Cox

Bruce & Barb Smith

Rob & Kathy Thames

$600 Silver Sponsor

Dave & Carolyn Hendrickson

Nick & Peggy Rolfes

$500 Social Hour Sponsors

Bill & Betsy Cook

$500 Chocolate Sponsor


$300 Bronze Sponsors

All American Auto Service, Inc.

Dean & Colleen Bergerson

Dan & Lisa Bergerson

Cady Business Technologies

Carson, Clelland & Schreder

Marty & Faye Davis

The Friedman Family

Judy McDonald and Mike Schmid

Metro Sales

Scott & Lori Meyer

Bob Miller

Olsen Thielen CPAs

Mary Beth Stearns

Kathy "Diggy" Thames

TSE, Inc.

Rene Ulrich

David & Jessica Widdifield

Curt Windingstad

Our 2020 Sponsors

$5,000 Diamond Sponsor

The Eickhoff Family and Dell Employee Engagement Fund


$3,500 Emerald Sponsors


$3,300 Sapphire In-Kind Sponsor


$3,000 Ruby Sponsors

The Horberg Family

John & Jan Thames 


$2,000 Topaz Sponsor


$1,500 Gold Sponsors

Ralph & Mary Pat Davini

The Hamer Family

Mark & Tracy Mooney


$1,000 ClickBid Sponsors

Jim & Linda Benson

The Family of Brian Connors

Donna DeMatteo

Angela & Ryan O'Neill

Bruce and Barb Smith

$600 Silver Sponsors

Mark Junkersfeld & Taree Leach-Junkersfeld

Dale & Jeri Peterson

Lowell Schwab & Rae Carter


$600 Ice Sculpture-Martini Luge Sponsors

Roz & Bill Allyson

Carolee Lindsey


$500 Social Hour Sponsors

Bill & Betsy Cook

Carolyn & Dave Hendrickson

Jessica & David Widdifield

Curt Windingstad


$300 Bronze Sponsors

Bergie & Darlene Bergerson

Dean & Colleen Bergerson

Greg Larson, Drake Bank CEO/Bank President

Carson Clelland & Schreder

Friedman Family

Inver Grove Hyundai

Nick & Judy Priadka

Cletis Levisay & Colleen Rudnicki

TSE, Inc.

Jane Thames

 

2019 Sponsors

$5,000 Diamond Sponsor

The Eickhoff Family and Dell Employee Engagement Fund

$3,500 Emerald Sponsors

$3,300 Sapphire In-Kind Sponsor

 

$3,000 Ruby Sponsor

John and Jan Thames 

$2,000 Topaz Level

The Horberg Family

  

$1,500 Gold Sponsors

The Landreville Family

Mark and Tracy Mooney

In Loving Memory of Bob James

The Hamer Family

Jeff and Wendy Thames

Taree Leach-Junkersfeld

Peggy and Nick Rolfes and Prudential

$1,000 ClickBid Sponsor

Ralph & Mary Pat Davini

Therese Davis

Rose Sherman and John Wilson

$600 Silver Sponsor

Chris Arne

Dale and Jeri Peterson, Matrix Foundation

Angela and Ryan O'Neill

Rene Ulrich


 

$500 Social Hour Sponsor

Bill and Betsy Cook

Carolyn and Dave Hendrickson

Margaret Yanez Family

Roz and Bill Allyson and Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ. P.A

Digital Mass

Pat Moore and Howard Lieberman

$500 In-Kind Sponsor

$300 Bronze Sponsors

Jim and Linda Benson
LeRoy and Darlene Bergerson
Dan and Lisa Bergerson
Dean and Colleen Bergerson
Carson, Clelland & Schreder
Marty and Faye Davis
Donna DeMatteo
The Friedman Family
Betsy McBride
Scott and Lori Meyer
Old National Bank
Nick and Judy Priadka
Paul and Jeanne Ravich
Securian Financial
Jane Thames
TSE, Inc.
David and Jessica Widdifield
Curt Windingstad

2018 Sponsors

$5,000 Diamond Sponsor

The Horberg Family

$3,500 Emerald Sponsors

$3,000 Sapphire Sponsor

The Eickhoff Family and Dell Employee Engagement Fund

In Memory of Wendy Eickhoff

$2,500 Platinum Sponsor

$1,500 Gold Sponsors

Donna DeMatteo

The Hamer Family

Mark Landreville Family

John & Jan Thames

The Davini Family & Friends

The Mooney Family

In Loving Memory of Robert James

Rob & Kathy Thames

$1,000 ClickBid Electronic Bidding Sponsor

Therese Davis

Jeff & Wendy Thames

 Mike Swanson & Lynn Starkovich - United Health Match

Nick & Peggy Rolfes - Prudential Match

$600 Silver Sponsors

Roz & Bill Allyson

Dale & Jeri Peterson

Angela & Ryan O'Neill

Margaret Yanez Family

Mike Weigel

 

$500 Entertainment Sponsor

$500 Social Hour Sponsor

Bill and Betsy Cook

The McBride Family:  Betsy, Tom, Leanna, Molly & Katie and Alex Dailey

Royal Star Furniture

 

$300 Bronze Sponsors

Anchor Bank

Jim & Linda Benson

Darlene & LeRoy Bergerson

Lisa & Dan Bergerson

Dean & Colleen Bergerson

Tom & Trisha Burt

Carson, Clelland & Schreder

Faye & Marty Davis

Ann & Mike Cibulka - In Memory of Liz Duffy

The Friedman Family

Scott & Lori Meyer

Nick & Judy Priadka

Pro Drywall & Painting, Inc.

Jane Thames

John & Erin Thames

TSE, Inc.

Renee Ulrich

David & Jessica Widdifield

Rose Sherman & John Wilson