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StepUP Gala

Augsburg University’s annual StepUP Gala is taking place virtually on November 7th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Central. Join us as we “Rise UP”!


Click here to register. Registration is free.

This year’s StepUP Gala will be a virtual celebration of hope and healing. The challenges of our current environment make it more important than ever for us to come together as a community and rise up in the fight against addiction.

On November 7 we will broadcast our Gala event via Zoom, featuring:

  • Emcee Don Shelby, former WCCO news anchor and longtime friend of StepUP;
  • StepUP Director Renee Most;
  • Testimonials from students, parents, and alumni
  • A fund-a-need opportunity to directly support the program

Click here to register.


Thank you to our generous sponsors! For more information on sponsorship opportunities or questions about the Gala, please contact Martha Truax at 651-261-9646 or


Signature Sponsors ($25,000+)

  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • John and Ruth Huss
  • Laurie McWethy
  • Jill and Robert Thomas

Platinum Sponsors ($15,000-$24,999)

  • Cindy and Tad Piper

Gold Sponsors ($10,000-$14,999)

  • Bruce Holcomb and Lynn Vernon

Bronze Sponsors ($5,000-$7,499)

  • Data Recognition Corporation
  • Lee and Tom Dagger
  • Ginnette and Wynn Kearney
  • Bruce and Pam Santerre
  • Singleton Electric

VIP Sponsors ($2,000-$4,999)

  • Gina and John Byers
  • John Chadwick
  • Kevin and Polly Hart
  • Louis and Kathrine Hill 
  • Max and Jessica Marcy/H.B. Fuller
  • Options Exteriors (Aaron Bible)
  • David and Becky Sidney