The Gala

The Passport to Smiles Gala is Children’s Surgery International’s largest fundraising event. Each year, volunteers, patrons, friends, providers and community members gather to celebrate, recognize and support the work of the organization. The evening offers a social hour, three-course dinner, presentations from community leaders and silent and live auctions. It is a highly anticipated event, unforgettable in the way that it reinforces the importance of Children’s Surgery International’s mission and work.

CSI Announces 2015 Gala Date

Co-chairs Joel Johnson and Katie Hagen invite you to save the date for the 11th CSI Gala on April 18, 2015 at Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

To volunteer please apply through our online application. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email Sally Lannin. Check back soon for additional details, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Donations are now being accepted for the Silent Auction. Download the Silent Auction Form for more information.

Thanks to all who attended and helped make the 10th Annual Gala a success!

The 10th Annual Passport to Smiles Gala was a fabulous success for CSI and the children we serve! Thank you to the record breaking number of guests who were able to celebrate with us, our Event Sponsors Firestone Natural Rubber and 3M, along with the many Table Sponsors and Auction donors. You are all an important part of the CSI mission. Together we raised over $160,000! This represents renewed hope and possibilities for many children and their families.

We would like to thank our Gala Co-chairs, Janis Heaney and John Hehre, the Gala Committee and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the evening so memorable. Thank you to our emcee Chris Egert, Auctioneer Dan Masloski, Molly and the Danger Band, and Esera Tuaolo.

If you would like to get involved next year, please contact us!

Sponsorship Information

Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!

Leadership Sponsor
Firestone Natural Rubber
Gold Sponsor

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