UMA Gala 2017


Our dedicated Gala Committee is pleased to share exciting outcomes of our May 5th UMA’s Spring for UMA: A Gala and Fundraiser. Everyone at UMA joins the Committee to extend a GIANT, heartfelt thanks to all the Gala volunteers and donors. Without them we would not have achieved such success to support our mission, vision and students!


(41 parents/guardians and 50 staff/other)


Gala attendees


Individual and business donors


Total online silent auction bids (by 98 unique bidders)

The Gala’s net profit was over $28,000!

Gala Video Presentation:
The UMA Mission Comes to Life

Spring for UMA Gala Photo Gallery

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Thank you again to all our volunteers, silent and live auction contributors, in kind and financial supporters, and Fund the Mission patrons!


Kareem Aal
Bryon Adams
Harry Adler
Carolyn Alouach
Patrick Anderson
Karen Barnes
Sara Bartholomew
Julian Beard
Tommy Bennett
Dina Berray
Andrea Bolstad
Amelie Brazelton
Liz Brophey
Elizabeth Brown
Libby Brown
Nicole Conoryea
Jeannine Coulombe
Gus Curry
Amy Elverum
Lesley Ernst
Dolly Fair-Holton
Kevin Fitzgerald
Jamie Fitzgerald

Joan Freese
Casey Frensz
Jermaine Fritz
Sara Gilbertson
Max Gilbertson
Noah Gilbertson
Denise Goldman
Ken Goldman
Sara Gunsch
Kate Hanley
Iliana Harris
Beth Hawley
Charlie Hecht
Virginia Herzog
Steve Hong
Krista Hong
Mo Jadiwa
Heidi Jaeger
Mickey Jurewicz
Zoe Jurewicz
Ella Kearney
Zoey Keepper
Molly Kiebel

Christy Klancher
Joe Klancher
Jan Korbel
Melissa Lock
Jeff Luten
Jennifer Marshall
Kevin Marshall
Rachel Maves
Steve Maves
Rich McCabe
Jan McCabe
Janet Miller
Melissa Mobley
Corey Needleman
Kate Needleman
Annalie Nelson
Mary Jo Nikolai
Erik Nordwall
Stephanie Oyen
Deb Paulsrud
Nathan Paulsrud
Sydney Payton
Eli Payton

Carron Perry
Brianna Pescheck
Daniel Runion
Adam Schneider
Dawn Schot Klotzbach
Levi Schumacher
Kris Simonson
Tyler Stromquist-LeVoir
Kim Sundeen
Chris Svensrud
Shannon Svensrud
June Svensrud
Levi Svensrud
Genna Thompson
Mike Thorsen
Laurie Toll
Anna Tracy
Steve Tracy
Jackie Wager
Maria Wolff
Kristi Zabriskie
Tyler Zabriskie


Harry Adler
Bryon Adams
AmeriPride Services
Andrea Yun — Toneworks
Anonymous (4)
Artisa Bottega
Aveda Corporation
Aveda Institute Minneapolis
Average Joes Archery
Bearded Mermaid Bazzar
Becky Bjornson Designs & WillPower Partnership
Tommy Bennett
Bennett’s Chop and Railhouse
Bent Brewstillery
Bent Paddle Brewing Company
Dina Berray and her Culinary students
Bill’s Imported Foods
Black Sheep
Kelly and Bill Blood
Blue Plate Restaraunt Co
Booth Law Group
Brave New Workshop
Desiree and Paul Brazelton
Brophey Baking and Pottery
Liz and Karl Brophey
Cable Natural History Museum
Cafe Latte
Can Can Wonderland
Cantina Loredo
Center for Lost Objects
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Nicole and Troy Cherry
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Church of St. Francis de Sales
Clutch Brewing Company
Comedy Sportz Twin Cities
Commodore Bar and Restaurant
Maria Conley
Coopers Foods
Jeannine Coulombe
Crayola Experience
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Cub Foods – Larpenteur Ave
Cub Foods – University Ave
Gus Curry
Cut Fruit Express
Deneen Pottery
Dim Media
Dock 6 Pottery
Done Right School & Event Catering Services
Dunn Bros
Dysfunctional Family Restaurants
Eastlake Craft Brewery
Nancy and John Elverum

Emagine Theatre
Embassy Suites
Escape MSP
Eternal Thanks LLC
Fair-Holton Family
Family of two UMA students
Familia Skate Park
Marion Collins and Michael Farrar
Filfallah Restaraunt
Firefly Trading Company
Five Watt
Aria Flomer
Fly Over America
Joan Freese and Mark Gutzmer
Casey Frensz
Fresh Grounds
Fresh Thyme – Bloomington
G&K Services
GLS Companies
Bari and Av Gordon
Grinkie Girls
Guthrie Theater
Hampden Park Coop
Kate and Brian Hanley
Hauspanther LLC
Chris and Beth Hawley Family
Hilton Garden Inn / NCG – North Central Group
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport – Mall of America
Krista and Steve Hong
Dakota Hoska
Mike Huber
Huge Theater Company
Human On a Stick
Hyatt Regency Bloomington
Icon Showplace Theatres at West End
John Ingwalson
Jellystone Park Campsite
Joke Joint Comedy Club
junebird creative
Jungle Theater
Mickey Jurewicz
Kowalski’s – Chicago Ave
Kowalski’s – Grand Ave
Kowalski’s – Lyndale Ave
Kraus-Anderson Insurance
Lake Monster Brewing
Lakes & Legends Brewing Co
Lakestone Jewelry
Landmark Theatres
Len Busch Roses
Let’s Dish!
Loffler Companies
Loll Designs
Longfellow Market
Mainstreet Bakery

Marriott Minneapolis West
Marshall Family
Massage Retreat & Spa
Rachel Maves
Minneapple Santa
Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Zip Lines and Adventure
Minnesota Zoo
Mississippi Market
MN Pro Paintball
MN Renaissance Festival
Melissa Mobley
Modist Brewing
Mojo Monkey Donuts
Monarch Bus Service
Nathalie and Chris Mortenson
Museum of Russian Art
Music Go Round
Natural Ways Chiropractic
Natural Ways Chiropractic
Nelson Cheese & Deli
New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Mary Jo Nikolai
The Nook
Nordic Ware
Erik Nordwall
Juli Olson
OMNI Brewing Company
Opitz Outlet
Oriental Trading Company
Original Tree Swing
Oxendale’s Market
Paintball Minnesota
Abbe Payton
Phyllis Designs LTD
Pinbox 3000
Pizzeria Lola
R.F. Moeller Jeweler
Radisson Roseville
Raptor Center
Rivers Eatery
Riverview Theater
Rock & Dandelion Bodywork
Roller Garden Roller and Inline Skating Ctr
Saint Dinette
Saint Paul Hotel
Sasquatch Sandwiches
Adam Schneider
Dawn Schot Klotzbach
Sea Life MOA
Sea Salt Eatery
Seasons by Sara
Sebastian Joe’s

See’s Candies
Saveida Sethi
Shamrocks Grill & Pub
Signature Orthodontics
Kris Simonson
Small Cloud Shop
Snap Yourself!
Sound Hound Canine Massage
Southside Chiropractic
Spark Wellness
Rachel and Adam Spilker
St. Paul Saints
Stages Theater + Jeannine Coulombe
Storied Life Pictures
Stunt Puppy
Surly Brewing Co
Shannon and Chris Svensrud
Tangletown Gardens
Technology By Design
Tender Corp
Thomas Liquors
Three Rivers Park District
Tin Cup Design
Tin Whiskers
Becca Totzke
Trader Joes – Excesior Blvd
Trader Joes – Lexington Pkwy
Travel One Inc
UMA Staff
University Club of St. Paul
Urban Arts Academy
Usborne Books & More
Vertical Endeavors
Vinyl Me, Please
Vital Flow
Jackie Wager
Warner Stellian Appliance
Weaver Lake Elementary
Wee Hours Productions
Wellness Center
Wentworth Screen Printing Inc.
Western Bank
Wet Paint
Wheel Fun Rentals
Whirlyball Twin Cities
Wild Mountain
Wilderness Inquiry
Wise Acre Eatery
Wood Lake Nature Center
Works Museum
Janet Wygant-Miller
Yarmo Liquors

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Every effort has been made to ensure the above lists are accurate. We sincerely apologize if any errors or omissions have occurred.