Alecia and Viking Alum Bob Lurtsema give the evening a big thumbs up!

Alecia and Viking Alum Bob Lurtsema give the evening a big thumbs up!

Thanks to all our friends, supporters, and the entire Living Well Disability Services family the 2017 Gala broke records of attendance and fundraising.  We couldn’t be more grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of all the evening’s participants.

Take a look at Brad Madison’s photos from the evening!

Click on the images below to watch the videos recognizing our outstanding 2017 Dreammakers

Members from Vikings and Kraus Anderson Accept Dreammaker Award  Representatives from the Donor Dreammaker Team Accept Award Self Advocate Dreammaker Accepts Award  Volunteer Donors Celebrate With Minnesota Viking Bob Lurtsema

(Save the Date — The 2018 Transforming Lives Gala will take place on Friday, September 21 at the Minneapolis Event Center — NEW VENUE!)

Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors!

Transforming Lives Presenting Sponsors


Exceptional Services PLUS Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Exceptional Services Sponsors


Remarkable Abilities Sponsors



Home Is Where the Heart Is Sponsors


Friends & Community Partnership Sponsors

Table Hosts

Blue Cross Blue Shield MN

Elgin & Sally Manhard

Miles Cohen

George Griffiths & Dennis Jolley

Beth Ryan

Derek Maas

Julie Manworren

Martha Larson

Ann Merrick

Tony DeRose

Steve Polski

Paul Hillen

Larkin Hoffman

Peggy Eck

Sponsorships like these allow us to transform the lives of those impacted by disability.  Thank you.

2017 Gala Committee

This event is made possible with the leadership of our enthusiastic and hardworking volunteer Gala Committee. We are grateful for their support in everything from requesting auction donations to selecting the Dreammaker Award winners!

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