2021 Fall Fling Annual Gala

We greatly apprecciate the support and time committed by all of our volunteers, staff, and community network. We appreciate the donors who attended the event, and who gave generously to support the work that we do. Thank you to all who bid on items through our in-person silent auction, online silent auction, and live auction. We greatly appreciated the support of everyone involved and we look forward to seeing you all at our next fundraising event!

This event is held every year to celebrate and appreciate the accomplishments of the staff and volunteers at Elder Network. This event allows the community, faithful supporters, loyal funders, and others to participate in learning about the services that Elder Network has been offering to Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona County seniors and caregivers, over the past year. This past year was an especially trying one, and Elder Network has remained busy serving the needs of clients amidst the pandemic. 

Mayo Clinic Matching Grant: Goal Met!

Mayo Clinic donated funds to provide a matching grant to Elder Network, and we were able to raise the goal of $2,000 to meet the matching grant amount. Thanks to our faithful donors and attendees at the 2021 Annual Fall Fling Gala, we were able to double these funds, as a result of the Mayo Clinic's generosity. We truly appreciate each and every one of you who contributed and shared the word about this opportunity. Thank you for your continued support!

The Evening Outline

5:00 pm Social Hour with Cocktails

6:00 pm Dinner was Served 

6:45 pm Program Began: Hear from our Executive Director, Kathy Scheid, a panel of caregivers, and Erin O'Brien Bussian

7:15 pm Live Auction Featuring John Kruesel

8:00 pm Dance with Sisters & Company

8:30 pm Silent Auction Closed

9:00 pm Check-out Process Started

10:30 pm The Event Closed

The evening included a silent auction, live auction, live music from Sisters & Company and Jane Belau, dinner, a dance, signature cocktails, and more!

Purchasing Tickets

Ticket purchasing closed on September 15th, 2021. Stay tuned for the next year's event details.

Our Event Sponsors

If you are a business and you would like to be recognized as a sponsor, please contact Becca by email at beccah@elder-network.org or by phone at 507-285-5272 to add your name to the list below of current volunteers for this year's event:

     Gold Sponsors

     Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

     Mayo Clinic

     Silver Sponsor

     Think Bank   

     Bronze Sponsors

     Olmsted Medical Center

     Pro-Stall Auto Glass

     Rochester Home Infusion

     Morning Pride Lions

     Hawkins Ash

     Wagner, Oehler, Ltd.

     Media Sponsor


     Event-Level Sponsors

     Kimberly Groteboer of RE/MAX Results-Venue Sponsor

     RochesterMyHome-Sound and Audio Sponsor

     First Alliance Credit Union-Dessert Sponsor