Wingspan’s 2024 Power of Love Gala: Video with Therese Davis for our 51st Anniversary

The annual Power of Love Gala is our biggest Fundraiser of the year. This year, our 51st Anniversary celebration will be held Tuesday evening, May 21st, 2024 at 6PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. The event includes a social hour, silent auction including our artist-designed birdhouses, dinner, entertainment, and an inspirational program. Our silent auction will open online a week before our event. Sponsorships start at just $300 and all sponsorships include tickets. Individual tickets are $100. To sponsor, purchase tickets, or to donate to the Fund A Need, contact Darolyn Gray at 651,888.3112 or email

Our gala Chair is Taree Leach-Junkersfeld. Taree serves on our Board of Directors and her brother John is a client served at Our House Portland.  She is very passionate about Wingspan’s mission.

Our emcee is Miss Shannon Paul. Since her cubicle days as a marketing and communications professional for several Fortune 100 companies, Miss Shannan has moved on to become a Radio and Television host, Comedian, Speaker, Actress, Certified Benefit Auctioneer, and proud former player of the Women’s Professional Football League. She is a Multidimensional Event Leader, who uses her talents to care for her son, and make the lives of other people better. You can see Miss Shannan as a regular on “The Jason Show,” hear Miss Shannan weekly on MyTalk 107.1 co-hosting the “Financial Health and Wealth Show” and the “Red Hot Real Estate Show,” and you can download her podcast called “Be Our Geek.”


Our headliner this year is Kat Perkins! Kat appeared on NBC’s The Voice Season 6 and advanced to the show’s finals. Mentored by Adam Levine, Kat climbed her way to fourth place! A native of the tiny town of Scranton, ND, Kat has resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1999.  Kat founded The Rising Star Foundation in 2015 fostering financial aid to up and coming musicians in need! Music and education is her passion and she tries to combine them whenever possible!

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

$15,000 Presenting Sponsor

Digital Mass, Inc.

$10,000 Platinum Sponsor

$5,000 Diamond Sponsors

John & Jan Thames


$3,500 Emerald Inkind Sponsor

$3,000 Ruby Sponsors

Mark & Tracy Mooney

$2,500 Sapphire Sponsors

Jeff & Wendy Thames

$2,000 Amethyst Sponsor

The Eickhoff Family

$1,500 Gold Sponsors

Bill & Betsy Cook

Bruce & Barb Smith

Ralph and Pat Davini

In Loving Memory of Bob James

Taree Leach-Junkersfeld and Mark Junkersfeld

The Landreville Family

Matrix Foundation

Angela and Ryan O'Neill


Kim & Tyler Wolff

$1,500 Gold Inkind


$1,000 Topaz Sponsor

Therese Davis


Mary Anderson & Brian and Joanne Mullen

Nancy Broerman

Nick & Peggy Rolfes

$600 Silver Sponsor

$500 Social Hour Sponsor

Betsy McBride


Royal Star Furniture

Jim & Missy Sundberg

$500 Chocolate Sponsors

Maggie Yanez

The Horberg Family


$500 Popcorn Sponsor

$300 Bronze Sponsors

Jim and Linda Benson

Bergie and Darlene Bergerson

Dean and Colleen Bergerson

Dan and Lisa Bergerson

Cady Business Technology

Frank & Maureen Merrill

Norm & Pat Linnell

Metro Sales

Scott & Lori Meyer

Olsen Thielen CPAs

TSE, Inc.

Marty & Faye Davis

Justin & Leslie Donato

Bob Miller

Nick & Judy Priadka

CCS Law: Carson, Clelland & Schreder

Ann Thompson