Ruth's House



2020 Gala Planning Open Meeting

Monday, September 9 at 4:30pm
4th Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault

Help plan the 2020 Hearts Gala. We are looking for volunteers to help with tasks both big and small. If you just want to provide ideas please come. If you want to head a committee please come. If you want to head the gala PLEASE COME (and work with an experienced team of volunteers). If you just want to find out if there is something you can help with please come.  No rsvp required.

Future Scheduled Gala Meeting Dates:
Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.
Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Save the Date
17th Annual Ruth’s House Hearts Gala
Saturday, February 8, 2020
American Legion in Faribault



We had an amazing turn out for the Annual Hearts Gala for Ruth’s House. Over 300 people attended, enjoyed a nice dinner, and raised money for the shelter in various ways; such as the dessert, silent and live auctions, as well as the wine wall.

A former Ruth’s House resident spoke from her heart about how the support she received at Ruth’s House helped her transform her and her child’s life into all that she is today. She has a good job and even her own home. Her resiliency is amazing. With all your support, Ruth’s House is changing lives! Thank you!

More about the 2019 Gala can be found on the link on the right: Gala 2019

Gala Decorations

Theme and Decorations

It’s the HEARTS GALA! Once again the Decorating Committee will transform the American Legion in Faribault into “Party Central.” 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 artful display of tempting cakes, cookies, pies, and other sweets from local bakeries, as well as local home bakers, kicked off the evening’s activities. As the auction drew to a close the friendly bidding wars heated up until the lucky winners were declared. As is the custom, winners then shared their bounty with the rest of the people at their table. Since its inception the Dessert Auction has provided a significant portion of the monies raised during the Gala.

Wine Wall

The Wine Wall:


Gala Coordinator: Looking for a Gala Coordinator who can work with this experienced team of Gala Committee Members.

Current 2020 Gala Committee Members: Elaine Anderstrom, Kari Boldt, Chuck Budde, Cassandra Cook-Quarry,  Casi Cross, Joyce Elsen, Suzzanne Fox, Brenna Gardner, Marcy Goss, Matt Gustafson, Ruth Hickey, Ruth Hildebrandt, Lori Knorr, Rose Leifeld-Brennan, Isabell O’Connor, Sue Rodman, Michelle Simpson, Kathy Tonolli, Jeanne Ullian, Ruth Wirtzfeld.

Live Auction Items


Silent Auction Items