The Lifeworks Annual Celebration is both a fundraising gala and a celebration of people working together for the inclusion of people with disabilities. Headlined by the , the event features stories about the positive impact we see in the community when people with disabilities are represented where we live and work.
The 2019 event is presented by , , , and and will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, and formal dinner headlined by the presentation of the Lifeworks Annual Awards. The event will also include a giving opportunity, a live auction, and a performance by the Lifeworks Rock of Ages band.
With categories including: Employer of the Year, Personal Achievement, Staff Excellence, and Advocate of the Year, the Lifeworks Annual Awards are presented each year at the Lifeworks Annual Celebration.
Award recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee from nominations submitted each fall.
This year, more than 80 different people and companies were nominated for an award. Lifeworks received over 140 nominations from family members, friends, employers, coworkers, and people in the community.
The 2019 Lifeworks Annual Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The 2019 Lifeworks Annual Celebration will take place at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Depot has both a surface lot and an underground ramp accessible from Fifth Avenue South.
We expect approximately 1,000 guests to attend the Lifeworks Annual Celebration.
A Big Brothers Big Sisters event is also taking place at The Depot on April 25, 2019. Their program begins at 5:30 p.m. This additional event means that onsite parking may be limited. Please have an alternative parking option in mind should the on-site parking facilities be full when you arrive.
In the event that parking is unavailable at The Depot, you may find parking at one of the following locations:
220 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
3 minute walk to The Depot
400 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
5 minute walk to The Depot
500 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
5 minute walk to The Depot
240 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
6 minute walk to The Depot
424 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
7 minute walk to The Depot
711 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
9 minute walk to The Depot
Lifeworks cannot guarantee parking availability or cost.
Plan your trip by visiting the Metro Transit website.
Exit at the Government Plaza Station on South Fifth Street and go right on Third Avenue South three blocks north to South Washington Avenue.
4:00 p.m. – Guest Check-In Opens
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Pre-Event Reception & Silent Art Auction
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Welcome
7:00 p.m. – Annual Award Presentation, Giving Opportunity, Live Auction, Closing Remarks, & Performance by Rock of Ages
Our reception and silent art auction begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m. We’re expecting approximately 1,000 guests, so arriving early is encouraged!
No tickets are necessary to enter the event. When you arrive, follow the signs to the registration table.
We expect approximately 1,000 guests to attend the 2019 Lifeworks Annual Celebration.
Business formal attire is suggested. If you’d like to get an idea of what to expect, take a look at some event photos from last year.
The formal dinner begins with a mixed greens salad with zucchini, yellow squash, and tomato garnish with your choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The main course consists of a duet of short rib with sauce Milanese paired with herb-roasted chicken with roast jus lie, piped mashed potatoes, green beans, and julienne carrots. Dessert is a choice of chocolate mousse cake or raspberry mousse cake. Coffee, tea, and water will be served.
The vegetarian option is quinoa truffle ragout with green beans and julienne carrots. Special requests are accepted for any dietary needs; however, these options require advance notice. If you have not already notified us of your request, please do so as soon as possible by sending a message to email@example.com
Yes, alcoholic drinks will be served at a cash bar in the reception hall. Bottles of wine are also available to purchase from your server at dinner or before dinner in the registration room.
Please note that the bartenders in the reception hall cannot accept cash directly. In order to purchase a drink, you must visit a ticket booth located near the bar to pay for drink tickets, which can then be presented to the bartender. (This is The Depot policy, not Lifeworks.)
Premium Beer – $8 per bottle
Domestic Beer – $8 per bottle
Wine by the glass – $8 each
Wine by the bottle – $27 to $45 each
Cocktails – $12 each
There are two ways to make a donation at the event.
1. Ask event volunteers for a secure giving envelope and return the envelope to the volunteer after completion.
2. As you leave the event, you are welcome to stop at our checkout station where our volunteer staff will help you make your gift via cash, check, or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
You can pay for auction items via cash, check or credit card by visiting our checkout station following the conclusion of the event. Present your copy of the bid receipt and our volunteer staff will help you with your items.