On November 4th, 800 guests will gather together for the 37th annual Dawn of a Dream Gala, benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Over the past 37 years of the event, more than $23.5 million has been raised. 

These funds support research grants and family support services at the University of Minnesota.

Supporting this event provides hope for children and families affected by cancer. Funding from Dawn of a Dream has supported incredible breakthroughs, like that of Dr. Michael Olin's work at the University of Minnesota. He has discovered how to make a potentially lifesaving brain tumor vaccine more effective.  Your sponsorship and generosity at our gala will help bring his work to clinical trial soon.

“Research is important, because they need to find a cure so that other kids don’t die,” says Connor, a 10-year-old brain tumor survivor. By giving during this inspiring evening, you are making a difference for children like Connor.

The award-winning, signature gala, attracting top business, medical and community leaders, will be held at the historic Depot in downtown Minneapolis. Your evening will include a cocktail hour, wine wall presented by Top Ten Liquors, dinner presented by Wells Fargo, live auction presented by Delta Air Lines, interactive program and entertainment.

We hope you will partner with us for this year’s highly anticipated Dawn of a Dream.

This year’s sponsorship opportunities include:

Presenting $35,000+ (sold)

Platinum $25,000

Events $15,000 ea.
(silent Auction, Entertainment)

Live Auction (sold)

dinner (sold)

Gold $10,000

Silver $7,500


Please click here to download our Dawn of a Dream Sponsorship Guide. Contact Patrick Martin at pmartin@ChildrensCancer.org to claim a sponsorship opportunity.

Deadlines for logos on printed materials may apply.