For almost 25 years, Twin Cities R!SE has transformed lives through personal empowerment, career training and meaningful employment. For Minnesotans living in generational poverty, our holistic approach to overcome barriers and teach the critical skills needed for financial independence has been a lifeline and turning point for thousands of individuals looking to break the cycle of poverty. Our 9th annual Gala will be an evening of inspiring stories and entertainment to raise critically needed funds to continue this important work.

This year, we are pleased to honor long-time Twin Cities R!SE Supporter, Bob Macdonald


Machine Shop
300 2nd Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Valet service will be available.


Sunday, October 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM | VIP Reception 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Gather together for a special evening to eat, drink, mingle and reflect on almost 25 years of lives being changed and transformed, through the work of Twin Cities R!SE. Hear from past participants as they share their personal stories of  transformation and tell how our communities have changed for the better because of the work of Twin Cities R!SE. 

Guests will enjoy a three course dinner by James Beard Award-Winning chef, Alex Roberts from restaurant Alma and Brasa and Chef Todd Macdonald of Red Rabbit. The evening will include wines hand selected by gala honoree, Bob Macdonald.

VIP guests will kick off the evening with a private pre-reception party featuring hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive wine flight experience. 

Join Us

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. If you would like to attend, please contact Jessica Smith-Schuh at 612-279-5866 or email

Questions? Please contact Jessica Smith-Schuh at 612-279-5866 or email

Our Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

Andrew & Lynne Redleaf

Premiere Sponsors

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Community Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Keith and Mary Bednarowski

Nikki Sorum & Simon Foster

Tom & Alex Goodmanson

Sharon Hawkins

Steve & Marilyn Rothschild

Stephanie Simon