Since 1986, the Lifeworks Annual Celebration has been a fundraising gala that recognizes the achievements and contributions of the people we serve and our community partners that champion diversity and inclusion.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The 2020 Lifeworks Annual Celebration will take place at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.

The Depot
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

We expect approximately 1,000 guests to attend the 2020 Lifeworks Annual Celebration.

Tickets are available for purchase at the link below. Lifeworks will also email invitations in early 2020. Please note that some sponsorship levels include tickets.

Purchase Tickets


Friday, December 20, 2019 | Midnight

Yes! The more, the merrier. Multiple nominations are welcome. Please complete a separate form for each person you nominate.

Nominations can be completed via our online portal or you can print out a hard copy version and email or mail it to the address below.

Access Online Nomination Portal [link]

Access PDF Nomination Form [link]

2020 Annual Celebration – Advancement – Lifeworks Services, Inc.  | 2965 Lone Oak Drive, Suite 160 Eagan, MN 55121 | marketing@lifeworks.org

Lifeworks Advancement Department will send you a confirmation for each nomination you submit within one week of the date it was received.

Advocate of the Year: Awarded to a person who has excelled in creating meaningful and lasting change for the people we serve and the concepts we uphold.

Organization of the Year: Awarded to an employer or a community partner who is committed to inclusion and ensuring that all people are represented.

Personal Achievement: Awarded to two people supported by Lifeworks who have excelled personally or professionally – and have made a meaningful impact in their community.

Staff Excellence: Awarded to a Lifeworks personnel who goes above and beyond to make a significant impact in the lives of the people we serve.

Lifeworks uses an impartial selection process. Nominations are reviewed and award recipients are selected by an independent, volunteer committee.

Please notify the person or community partner that you would like to nominate them for an award as well as what winning entails. Honorees are recognized and presented with their award onstage at the event where they are given the opportunity to make remarks. Their stories are shared through multiple formats, including video, images, and words in marketing materials and at the celebration. 

Lifeworks Advancement Department will reach out to the person or organization via email or phone to notify them that they have been selected to receive an award.


Market your organization and enhance our communities. The celebration is an opportunity to network with 1,000 community stakeholders in-person while reaching new audiences through cause marketing opportunities. Sponsorship includes comprehensive advertising to grow your brand and show your support of diversity and inclusion.  

There are several sponsorship levels for you to select from and each one includes pre, event day, and post cause marketing opportunities.

Presenting: $25,000

Diamond: $15,000

Platinum: $10,000

Gold: $5,000

Silver: $2,500

Bronze: $1,500

Cause marketing opportunities are based on the level of sponsorship and can include the following:

  • Public transportation partnership advertisement – 415,000 impressions
  • Quarterly newsletter recognition – 10,000 recipients
  • Print and digital gala materials and logo display – 10,000 save the date and invite recipients; 5,000 annual visitors to website; 1,000 event attendees – program and on screen
  • Social media posts – 2,000 Facebook followers; 1,600 LinkedIn followers; 850 Twitter Followers

Yes! You can reach out to Lifeworks Advancement via email or phone for samples: marketing@lifeworks.org | 651-365-3719

Sponsorship levels can be viewed and printed at the link below.

 2020 Lifeworks Annual Celebration Sponsorship Proposal [linked]

Past sponsors include: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Bayer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill, Horton, Travelers, Securian Financial, Wells Fargo, and more!

Lifeworks Community Partner List

Contact: Emily Rohrer, Advancement Manager: erohrer@lifeworks.org | 651-365-3751

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