2023 Lifeworks



The Depot, Minneapolis

Over 740 people joined us to raise more than $520,000 to support our efforts to advance disability inclusion.

More details about the 2024 Annual Celebration, including sponsorship opportunities, coming soon.


About the Celebration

The 2023 Lifeworks Annual Celebration takes place on April 20, 2023, at The Depot in Minneapolis and online! You’ll learn how Lifeworks is partnering with people with disabilities to drive change by increasing opportunity and access in the community. Your participation will help Lifeworks move closer to our vision of accessible, equitable, and inclusive communities for all.

  • Hear stories from people we partner with at Lifeworks
  • Be part of investing in accessible and inclusive communities
  • Support our mission during the fund-a-need and exciting live auction

Help us spread the word!

Inspire others to support Lifeworks by sharing our event with your network. To assist you, we’ve created a toolkit that includes an overview, templates, engagement ideas, and more! 

Our Special Guest

Lifeworks is excited to welcome Sheletta Brundidge as our special guest at the 2023 Annual Celebration!

As a mother of children with autism, Sheletta is driving change and reimagining possibilities through her advocacy and leadership.

Sheletta is the founder of SHElettaMakesMeLaugh.com, an online podcasting company that provides culturally competent commercial production. Sheletta is an Emmy® Award-winning comedian, radio host, television anchor, and newspaper columnist.

With her podcast shows, social activism, and bestselling autism children’s books, Sheletta is living up to her reputation as a change maker.

Our Host

Lifeworks is grateful to have A.J. Hilton as our Emcee! A.J. joined WCCO-TV as a morning news anchor in June of 2022. Originally from Apple Valley, A.J. graduated from the University of Minnesota and started his career in Alexandria at KSAX. He then ventured to Michigan, Tallahassee, and most recently, Nashville. Whether it’s being a Big Brother, volunteering at the local food bank, or reading to his children, A.J. enjoys spending time with his local communities.

Have questions? We can help!

Call us at 651-508-2452 or fill out the form below

Putting Access Front and Center

Check out our Annual Celebration Accessibility Guide to learn more

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous community partners. Your support makes our mission possible.

Learn more about sponsoring Lifeworks.

Questions? Contact Us!

Register Today!

$125 per ticket to attend in-person
Free to attend online - registration required
Please register by Friday, April 7, 2023

If you wish to attend the in-person event at The Depot but have not registered yet, please email Nikki Grosz at ngrosz@lifeworks.org, and she will assist you. Registration for the in-person event ends Friday, April 7.

All proceeds of the evening directly benefit Lifeworks programs that serve more than 3,000 people with disabilities each year.

5:00 p.m.


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7:00 p.m.

Program, Giving Opportunity, Live Auction.
Online Program Begins

Get Directions to The Depot

The Depot Minneapolis

225 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Heated, on-site underground parking available for $15.

About Lifeworks

For over 55 years, Lifeworks has partnered with people with disabilities to drive change by increasing opportunity and access in the community. Today, we support over 3,000 people with disabilities and their families throughout Minnesota.

We continue to evolve alongside our community by listening to those with lived experience, co-creating innovative services, advocating for careers and equitable workplaces, and expanding options that honor self-determination. We are guided by our shared vision to create truly inclusive, accessible, and equitable communities.

Can't attend the celebration?
Please consider making a donation.