Spring Gala

The NAMI Spring Gala is an annual fundraiser to support NAMI Minnesota’s programs and mission. It’s a night of meaningful fun, including a program with speakers, silent and live auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring the Spring Gala, please contact events@namimn.org.


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NAMI Minnesota will hold its 26th annual Spring Gala: Hope Springs Eternal on Saturday, May 11 at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis. Come celebrate with us!

This year our spring garden theme highlights the hope that NAMI and people like you inspire in the lives of thousands of others. With your support, we are the largest grassroots mental health organization in Minnesota.  We continually develop and implement our family programs, recruit and train speakers on recovery, provide peer support groups, education classes, suicide prevention and awareness-raising efforts, and create community partnerships. We are a leader in our tireless advocacy to build an effective mental health system. It’s always springtime where there’s hope. Join us on Saturday, May 11, and affirm that “Hope Springs Eternal.”

Our Gala features a silent auction, plated dinner, live auction and fund-a-need. Springtime attire, including floral fabulousness, is encouraged but come as you wish! Last year our sponsors, donors, and attendees raised over $107,000 at this exciting celebration of our work.

All Gala proceeds support NAMI Minnesota’s mission of championing justice, dignity and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses.


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The Spring Gala returns for its 26th year to provide critical financial support for programs, education, and community outreach and support.

Sponsorships start at $300 and include tickets to the Gala featuring a seated dinner, both silent and live auctions, and dancing with live music. A number of sponsorship levels are available including tickets and a variety of promotional opportunities.

Please contact our Amy Britt, Special Events Coordinator at events@namimn.org or (651) 645-2948 x112 for more information.

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2019 Platinum Sponsor
Dominium Foundation




At NAMI Minnesota, when you make a cash donation, we do our best to make sure that the money is spent wisely on things that our donors feel good about supporting. To that end, our fundraising Gala is made special and memorable through in-kind donations, décor loans, and the creativity of our staff and volunteers. We would appreciate your help with these kinds of gifts, and it also helps us to raise more money! Gifts of this nature are considered a gift ‘in-kind’ and are eligible for tax deductions under charitable giving as defined by the IRS.

  • Silk flowers
  • Silk greenery
  • Clear glass cylindrical vases
  • Floral print fabric
  • Flower print paper
  • Yarn
  • Unscented tea lights
  • Taper candles
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Canvas drop cloths
  • Use of a Cricut

If you own one of the items on this list that you would like to donate or loan to NAMI, please read the details below:

  • Please state clearly if you are donating or lending an item.
  • Donated items can be delivered to NAMI’s offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., M-F, or we can arrange to pick them up.
  • If we don’t end up using your item at the Gala, it could be for one of many reasons. Please do not lend or give us something that is so special to you that it would be hurtful to you if we don’t use it.

Please contact our Amy Britt, Special Events Coordinator at events@namimn.org or (651) 645-2948 x112 regarding the Wish List.


Sue Abel
Alycia Anderson
Maria Andrew
Kevin Hanstad
Deb Hovseth
Sue Lundholm
Joanna Nachitingall
Jeneal Olsen
Nemeh Sarraj
Rebecca Scheig
Ian Sugden