Throughout the year we have several fun events planned that are open to the public. Additional information for each event, including registering, sponsorships, tickets, etc., will be available online as we get closer to the individual events. Mark your calendars for these upcoming special events --
Retirement celebration for Melinda Dannley: Thursday, May 31, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Please join us in recognizing and thanking Melinda Dannley, Rise's director of Community Integration and Life Enrichment programs, as she retires from 40 years of outstanding work in the disability field. Melinda has been with Rise for 18 years and has been an outstanding developer of day training and habilitation services, professional mentor, and considerate direct service provider. We hope you will help us honor Melinda for her many contributions over the years.
A reception for Melinda will be held at Rise's administrative offices: 8406 Sunset Road NE, Spring Lake Park. We hope you can stop in and wish her well.
Deadline for Rise'ing Star nominations: Wednesday, June 13
Each year at our Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala, we honor some extraordinary men and women we serve as Rise'ing Stars. You can nominate someone for this recognition.
Please tell us about someone receiving services from Rise who has overcome obstacles and challenges and is working to achieve his/her own goals and live a self-determined life. Please give specific examples as to how this person has achieved his/her personal measure of success.
You can use this online nomination form to submit.
Retirement reception for Mary Anderson: Thursday, June 28, 2 - 4 p.m.
We hope you can join us when we honor Mary Anderson, Rise's director of DTH and Supported Employment Services, when she retires after 40 years of working with people who have disabilities. Mary has been with Rise for five years and has been an outstanding developer of employment services, life enrichment opportunities, and a great mentor to Rise team members.
Please stop in and wish Mary well in her retirement at Rise's administrative offices: 8406 Sunset Road NE, Spring Lake Park.
Celebrate Summer! Sunday, August 5, 3 - 6 p.m.
Rise team members, the people we serve, and their families are invited to attend our semi-annual Celebrate Summer! picnic at Aquatore Park in Blaine.
It will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be BBQ supper, live music, prizes -- and lots of great Minnesota summer fun!
Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala: Monday, October 22, 5 - 8:30 p.m.
You're invited to attend the 7th Annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala which will be held Monday, October 22, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park from 5 - 8:30 p.m.
This year's theme is a quote from Poet Maya Angelou: "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
It will be festive evening of great food, fun and games, special honor awards, and much, much more! All proceeds raised go directly to support the men and women served at Rise.
Volunteer Gala Chair Jenny Poyorena is most grateful to the men and women who volunteer their time and talents to help plan and carry out the evening’s festivities. If you're interested in joining the fun, contact Rise's Volunteer Department or call 763.792.2454 to see how you can help.
To view other photos taken at last year's event, visit Rise’s Facebook page: Rise, Incorporated.
We hope you will mark your calendar for the Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala -- see you there!