12th Annual Hope Gala

Blaine, MN, 2/4/2015 – Alexandra House will host its 12th Annual Hope Gala on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine. The Gala, presented by Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., will benefit the nonprofit with proceeds supporting Alexandra House’s comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Alexandra House and Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. have had a strong relationship for decades. Alexandra House has been the key provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Anoka County for the past 37 years. Women and their children in violent relationships must have a safe place to go to figure out the next steps in their lives. Alexandra House provides this.

Mary Ann and Brian Nystrom, founders of Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., served on the original Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women which soon became Alexandra House. They both served on Alexandra House’s first Board of Directors and were two of the first employees working in the shelter when it opened.

Brian Nystrom said, “It is mission critical for businesses, churches, government, hospitals and other health care agencies to fully support Alexandra House and their mission of providing services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It is critical to empower these victims to get back up and move forward without fear.”

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle, bid in the silent auction, or try their luck at the Hope Springs Cork Toss to win fun prizes including gift cards, merchandise or bottles of wine. The cocktail reception will be followed by a delicious three course meal with wine, entertained by the captivating sounds of the Steve Blons Trio and a live auction. The live auction will feature a Napa Valley vacation package with a variety of private wine tastings, a wild game dinner hosted by the Tournament Players Club, and a wine tasting at Sunfish Cellars in Lilydale, MN for 20 people.

Dream Vacation Raffle
At the event Alexandra House will be raffling off a $5,000 ‘Dream Vacation’ travel voucher redeemable at Elk River Travel in Elk River. Raffle tickets are $10 each and are available to the public. The winner need not be present to win.

Hope Gala Tickets and Sponsorships
The ticket price for the gala is $125. Sponsorship opportunities include $5,000 Platinum Sponsors, $2,500 Gold Sponsors, $1,000 Silver Sponsors, and $500 Friends of the Gala sponsors.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.alexandrahouse.org. For information on becoming a sponsor while helping survivors of domestic and sexual violence please contact Tina Bronson at (763) 656-1363 or tbronson@www.alexandrahouse.org.

Hope Gala Sponsors
Alexandra House is truly grateful to the sponsors of the 2015 Hope Gala: Presenting Sponsor: Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. Event Sponsors: Connexus Energy, Truck Writers, Inc., Mowry Domestic Violence Protection Fund / Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation, Velocity Tech Solutions, Inc. , Anoka Rotary Club, International Parts Supply Corp., SBS Group of Companies, Jim and Pam Deal, Jackson Lewis LLP, Hi-Ten Service Center, Corazzo Bookkeeping Inc., Anchor Bank, Fridley/Columbia Heights Rotary, Erck, Inc., Northeast Bank, Steve and Paula Wells, Rasmussen College, Bill McCarthy on behalf of Mpls Regional Labor Federation, Minnesota School of Business, Corrective Care Chiropractic, PC, and 21st Century Bank

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