Way to Grow


From glamorous supper clubs to mid-century mod, we’re going to “make the scene” at our 30th anniversary Shine Celebration! Come enjoy a stylish evening of dinner and drinks, entertainment, inspirational stories, live and silent auctions, and a few other surprises. We’ll be celebrating in style and can’t wait to share a toast to building a brighter future as we move forward together!

When & Where

Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Semi-formal attire with a touch of mid-century chic

The Depot
Great Northern Room
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Tickets are $200 for individuals, or sponsor a table for 10 for $2,500. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests. For more information, special requests, or questions, please call us at 612.874.4740 or email events@mplswaytogrow.org in advance to make arrangements. Shine Celebration tickets are partially tax deductible.


The annual Way to Grow Shine Celebration is approaching, and thanks to our generous donors we’ve got some great items up for grabs!  There’s only one place you can get them, and that’s live at the Shine Celebration on Saturday, October 26. We’ll be announcing our live and silent auction items in October so check back!

Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker

Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan is a mom, an organizer, and member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. On November 6, 2018, she was elected the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

She has dedicated her life to giving back, particularly to children, families, communities of color, Native Americans and low-income and working people. As a former State Representative and community organizer, she brings her experiences of building coalitions and advocating for children and families to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

Master of Ceremonies

Megan Newquist, KSTP
Channel 5 Eyewitness News

Honorary Chairs

Brad & Sue Hewitt

Performances by

T.Mychael Rambo
Dennis Spears
Jamecia Bennett

Map & Parking

The 2019 Shine Celebration will be held in the Great Northern Room at The Depot in Downtown Minneapolis. Turning into The Depot off 5th Avenue gives you access to the surface lot and the underground ramp. Elevators from the ramp will take you up to the entrance of the Great Northern Room.

Thank you to our Platinum sponsors!

Click to see our complete sponsor list here.