Ruth's House



The 15th Annual Ruth’s House Gala–THE HEARTS GALA


The 15th Annual Ruth’s House Hearts Gala Fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the American Legion in Faribault. Watch this site for further information. Invitations will be mailed out in late December. If you would like to attend and are not on our mailing list, or for some reason do not receive an invitation in the mail PLEASE email us at:

Theme and Decorations

It’s the HEARTS GALA! Once again the Decorating Committee will transform the American Legion in Faribault into “Party Central” focusing on the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red, white, and black. Dress in your favorite comfortable party clothes and plan to sit with friends at the tables seating 8-10 people.

dessert auction

The Dessert Auction

The Dessert Auction is a signature event at the Ruth’s House Gala. This popular and competitive auction kicks off the evening and is your opportunity to either provide dessert for your table or take a dessert home for your family. Once you see the artful display of tempting cakes, cookies, and other sweets from local bakeries as well as local home bakers, you will have to make the difficult decision of which ones not to bid on! As the auction draws to a close the friendly bidding wars heat up until the lucky winners are declared. Since its inception the Dessert Auction has provided a significant portion of the monies raised during the Gala.


The Wine Wall

Three bottles of wine, each valued at $50+, will be scattered among the bottles of red wine (red mylar wrapping) and white wines (silver mylar wrapping) displayed in the Wine Wall this year. Purchase your tickets at the Wine Wall table, identify the bottles you hope to win, and then drop a ticket into the bucket  linked to  that bottle. With over thirty bottles to choose from your chances of winning are quite good.

2018 Gala Committee

The 2018 Gala Committee has been meeting for the past few months to plan another fun and successful Gala to raise funds for Ruth’s House.

Committee Members: Lynn Pohlman (chair), Kari Boldt, Chuck Budde, Desiree Caballero, Annie Clack, Joyce Elsen, Suzzanne Fox,  Marcy Goss, Matt Gustafson, Ruth Hickey, Margaret Huber, Pat Johnson, Samantha Lane, Rose Leifeld-Brennan, Sue Rodman, Jennifer Sorg, Jordyn Swanson, Wendy Swanson, Kathy Tonolli, Jeanne Ullian.

Live Auction Items


One week’s stay at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Orlando, Florida. This two-bedroom unit sleeps up to six people; has a full kitchen; has access to resort pools; is eligible for free transportation to and from the airport to the resort and all the parks–and SO MUCH MORE. This seven night stay is worth over $5000! Trip must be taken in 2018. Does not include airfare or park passes. Mickey Mouse photo

Crown Point Resort Condo+

Crown Point Resort in the Ozarks Condo for a week donated by Crown Point ResortCrown Point photo


Minnesota Gophers Fanbulance Experience donated by Faribault Gopher Fans. Board the Fanbulance for an exciting day of tailgating and watching the “Row Your Boat” Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.Fanblance photo

Bloom Floral Arrangement a Month+

One flower arrangement a month for one year donated by Bloom Floral Designs in Faribault
Photo of Roses

Sunset Salon+

Treat yourself or someone you love to six pedicures and six facials over the next year. Donated by Sunset Salon.Sunset Salon logo

Minnesota Wild Suite+

Cheer for the Minnesota Wild from the Wells Fargo Suite, which seats 18-20 Also included is an Autographed Minnesota Wild Hockey Stick. Estimated value $3500.
MN Wild Logo

Dinner for Ten with Chef LaBeau+

Dinner for 10 catered at your house by Chef Jeff LaBeau of the Depot Bar & Grill in Faribault. Donated by Chef LaBeau. Ruth Hickey, Director of Ruth’s House, might just be one of the servers at this dinner!Chef Jeff LaBeau

Silent Auction Items