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About the Children’s Minnesota Star Gala

Star Gala is one of the biggest nights of the year for the philanthropic community in the Twin Cities. The gala brings together our most charitable donors, business leaders, corporations, professionals in the medical community and families to raise money for life-changing programs at Children’s Minnesota.

In its 31-year history, Star Gala has raised nearly $29 million. As a nonprofit health system, we rely on events like these — and the generosity of our community — to fund not only the support services we provide to families, but also investments in research and innovation.

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Children’s Minnesota is grateful for the volunteers on the Star Gala Committee
who spend months planning this all-important event.

Co-Chair: Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham

Co-Chair: Mara Ryan

Alyssa Anderson

Gabriela Ball

Genevieve Cossette

Sara Danforth

Shannon Evenstad

Tiffany Griffen

Abby Hagen

Kari Hill

Lizzie Horvitz

Heidi Kader

Demitrea Kelley

Bridget Krein

Juliana Martinez-Ibarra

Susan Blaska Lindahl

Toni McGlynn

Julie McDonough

EJ Merrill

Morgan Minich

Lisa Peterson

Sarah Polovitz

Sarah Porter

Tawnya Stewart

Nico Wyrobek

Contact us

For questions or more information on Star Gala, please contact Jenny Giese at [email protected]