The Annual 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 2015 CSI Gala
CSI Gala co-chairs Joel Johnson and Katie Hagen extend their heartfelt thanks to all who made the 11th Annual Gala another success. The event, which took place on April 18, 2015, at Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, raised nearly $180,000 for the children we serve.
Guests enjoyed music by Alison Scott, bid on a variety of items in the silent auction, and participated in an exciting live auction, which featured, among other great items, the opportunity to travel on this year's mission to Vietnam. Gala guests included former Minnesota Viking Esera Tuaolo and many of our partners from mission sites, including Bangladesh, Mexico and Liberia. Emcee Chris Egert shared his story about his involvement with the organization.
Dr. Peter Melchert was honored for his service to CSI. The Exemplary Contribution Award, presented by Board Chair Tom Fansler, recognized Peter's involvement as an esteemed member of the CSI Board of Directors, having served as our Medical Director for many years, as well as his participation on multiple mission trips and his overall passion for CSI's mission and the children we serve. Thank you, Peter!
Special Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors!
|John & Anne Adix and Dr. Brent & Rosie Cataldo
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Thomas & Jeanne Fansler
Dr. Bruce & Karen Ferrara
The Keil Family
Sally & Charlie Lannin
Dr. Daniel Sampson and Melanie McCall
Linda & Richard Sedgwick
St. Olaf College Friends, Honoring Dr. Peter Melchert
Drs. David and Naomi Tetzlaff