Foundation Gala

Save the Date!

Join us at the Willmar Conference Center on Friday, Sept. 13, for the 2024 Gala – Sparkles & Smiles

Since 1997, the Foundation Gala has served as the premiere fundraising event to support the work of CentraCare hospitals and clinics in Willmar, Redwood Falls and Paynesville. Over $4.1 million has been raised, benefiting the greatest patient needs for Hospice, the Dental Clinic, Cancer Care, Cardiology, Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health Services. These funds supplement programs and services not covered by insurance. Your dollars are a vital part of enriching the quality of life for our patients and their families. We are proud to be neighbors and friends who share a long history of serving and supporting one another.

The Gala begins with a social hour and bidding on a variety of silent auction packages. Following a gourmet meal, an energetic live auction will feature a great mix of unique experiences. New this year: stick around after the live auction for a fun surprise!


Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the CentraCare – Dental Clinic in Willmar and help us continue to provide oral health services and education to those who have limited access to dental care from our 17 surrounding counties. A full range of general dentistry services are offered, including examinations, fillings, crowns, extractions, cleanings, root canals, and dentures.

Dental ClinicThe Dental Clinic was established in 2007 with a two-fold mission. First, to be a learning and teaching facility for dental students, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and second, to provide access to oral care services and education for area residents receiving public assistance, on a fixed or low-income, and those without insurance. Before the Dental Clinic opened, many of those patients sought help in the Emergency Department. Since 2007, the Dental Clinic has:

  • Treated 17,596 unique patients
  • Scheduled 115,920 appointments
  • Provided 379,406 oral health services
  • Trained 1,054 University of Minnesota School of Dentistry students


Stay tuned for the release of tickets for this annual event!


Interested in sharing your time and talents with the Foundation team to pull off a successful Gala? We’re looking for volunteers to join the Auction Committee! Click here to see Auction Committee duties.

Contact Deb Paul, Donor Relations Manager, to join!

Silent Auction

Interested in donating to our silent auction? View details (PDF) or Word document.


Interested in a sponsorship? Learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities here.

To secure a sponsorship, contact foundation@centracare.com or call 320-240-2810.

Thank you to Chappell Central, Inc., for being our Presenting Sponsor!

Gala 2024 Sponsor


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