LBSA’s Every Step of the Way Gala Raises Over $253,000!

Our 26th Annual (and first-ever hybrid) Gala was held at Carleton College on Saturday, December 4. With a reduced in-person crowd and nearly 100 online attendees, we were able to raise a record amount of money for our Annual Fund. Mary Closner and Rich Larson emceed the festivities. We honored Greg Closser with the Robert Bonner Distinguished Service Award. The program included Board President Bob Gilbertson, Pastor Jonathan Davis, Executive Director Sandi Gerdes and several videos featuring family members and staff. The evening also included a video performance of a song written and performed by LBSA clients and LBSA Music Therapist, Jenny Solar, titled “Let’s Take A Step.” Many joined us afterward at Northfield Golf Club for our first-ever Gala After Party.

Thank you to our emcees, speakers and performers, host partners Carleton College and Northfield Golf Club, and all of our vendor partners, attendees and volunteers who contributed to a fun and inspiring evening. We would not have achieved this milestone without the generous support of this year’s Gala Sponsors: Engage Print, Neuger and Schulz Electric, and all our event sponsors. THANK YOU!