SOARNorth Gala

“Thank you for being the wind beneath our wings, making it possible for our community to SOAR NORTH!”
Sondra Samuels | President & CEO | Northside Achievement Zone

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Armory • 500 South 6th Street • Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

We invite you to celebrate hope and resiliency at the inaugural SOARNorth Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2022. This new signature fundraising event for the Northside Achievement Zone will highlight momentous milestones and our ten-year anniversary. But most importantly, we’ll celebrate our collaborative and innovative systems of support that have allowed us to partner with thousands of Northside children and families over the past decade.
Join us as we create the future —TOGETHER!

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EVENT DETAILS

  • 5PM Cocktail Reception
  • 6PM Dinner
  • 7PM Program & Live Auction
  • 8:30PM Concert
  • 10PM After Party
  • 12AM Event Concludes

ATTIRE
Festive formal wear is admired, but not required.

TICKETS

 

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring the SOARNorth Gala? Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available now. Contact Bianca Jones for more details at bjones@the-naz.org or 651.335.3614.

To commemorate our ten-year anniversary, the Northside Achievement Zone is thrilled to welcome two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson as the headliner for our inaugural SOARNorth Gala.

Hudson is an extraordinary talent, having most recently played Aretha Franklin in the highly anticipated biopic, “Respect.” In addition, she has served as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” and made her Broadway debut in the Tony award-winning revival of “The Color Purple.” In 2007, Hudson won an Academy Award for her role as Effie White in the smash hit movie musical “Dreamgirls.”

PLEASE NOTE
The safety of our patrons, staff, and Northside families is our top priority. Safety procedures (including a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test) will reflect federal and state recommended guidelines. Updates will be made available on the SOARNorth Gala web page and communicated via email well in advance of the event.

Should you have any questions about these event guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact Erica Gates at egates@the-naz.org or at 763.221.4497.

SPECIAL THANKS

HONORARY CHAIRS
Tim Manning and Patty Murphy

HONORARY VICE CHAIRS
Brian Cornell, Kim Nelson, Ken Powell, and Laysha Ward

HONORARY COMMITTEE
Alicia Belton, Tom Borman, Lydia Botham, Mary Brainerd, Lorinda Burgess, Deb Burke, Lynn Casey, Annie Gillette Cleveland, Jeff Cotton, Jay Cowles, Page Knudsen Cowles, Frank Forsberg, Karen Grabow, Mary Heer-Forsberg, Terri LaRae, Brianna Mooty, Sheila Morgan, Michael O’Connell, Art Rolnick, Brooke Story, and Brian Taylor

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