The 2016 HeartLink Gala Presented by Cargill was a huge success. Thanks to our many generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $900,000! This is a record for our organization and will help us expand our work and save thousands more children with heart disease next year. We are grateful for your support! You can find photos from the event on Children's HeartLink's Facebook page.
The gala was held on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 6-10 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis.
Kathleen MacLennan and Dave MacLennan, Cargill Chairman and CEO, were the 2016 HeartLink Gala Honorary Chairs.
The evening featured our work in Brazil and included a cocktail reception, dinner, an exclusive culinary silent auction, a live auction and live entertainment. Attire: Black tie optional.
Delta Air Lines
Ernst & Young
McKinsey & Co
St. Jude Medical
United Health Foundation
Susan Kent Anderson and Richard Anderson
Guillaume and Liliane Bastiaens
Wendy Bennett and Ken Powell
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Richard and Theresa Davis
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Geoff and Stephanie Martha
Robins Kaplan LLP
Ray Skowyra and Marianne Short
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Faegre Baker Daniels
JoAnne and David Alkire
Ann and Joseph Dearani, M.D.
Jeff and Brynn Evanson
Susan Gebelein and Richard Holcomb
Penny and Bill George, George Family Foundation
Jean and John Hedberg
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Laura and Joe Kiser, M.D.
Steve and Katherine Austin Mahle
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Palanisami & Associates, Inc.
Judy and Jim Rice
Jacqueline and Kenneth Stein, M.D.
Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney
Susan Bordson, Creative Director/Producer
Colby Red Wine
Kayd Roy Design
Nate Maydole, Cinematographer/Producer
2016 HeartLink Gala Executive Leadership Committee
Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines
Doug Baker, Ecolab
Lydia Botham, Land O’Lakes
Mary McMahon Busch, St. Jude Medical
Richard Davis, U.S. Bank
Omar Ishrak, Medtronic
Dave MacLennan, Cargill
Geoff Martha, Medtronic
Michael O’Leary, Ernst & Young
Tolá Oyewole, Cargill
Greg Page, Cargill
Chris Policinski, Land O’Lakes
Marianne Short, UnitedHealth Group
Dannette Smith, UnitedHealth Group
Tim Welsh, McKinsey & Co