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Celebrate the Love


Come celebrate and support RECLAIM’s accessible healing work with queer and trans youth and families! Enjoy a fantastic brunch, program, silent auction, and crafts for kids and the young at heart!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

10 am – 1 pm | Minneapolis Event Centers — The View | 212 SE 2nd Street, Minneapolis

Quinn "Shimmer" Villagomez will be Celebrate the Love's emcee! Shimmer is a broadcast journalist and co-host on KFAI Radio's Fresh Fruit - the longest running LGBT/queer radio program in the nation.


Please arrive around 10:00am. Food will be served at 11:00am, with the program beginning shortly after 11:30am. The event will be over at 1:00pm.


There is metered parking within a block of Minneapolis Event Centers, and a parking garage across the street located on the corner of SE 2nd Ave and SE 2nd St. 


Please go to the registration table to pick up your name tag and meal choice indicator. We also ask that you choose and wear a gender pronoun pin.

Come early to enjoy coffee, sponsored by Peace Coffee, and brunch drinks for purchase,

Silent Auction and Heads or Tails

Bid on the many amazing silent auction items (please bring a checkbook or major credit card in preparation for winning!), and purchase some beads for our Heads or Tails game (please bring CASH, there is no ATM on site).

The Heads or Tails prize is two tickets to Lizzo at the Palace Theatre!


The event is located on the lower level of Minneapolis Event Center, accessible via an elevator as well as stairs. There are two accessible, gender neutral bathrooms in the SE corner of the event space. The craft table, also in that corner of the building, is a designated quieter location within the space. An ASL interpreter will interpret the stage program. To the best of the event space's knowledge, there have not been animals, chemicals, or other known allergens in the space recently. Accommodation requests related to accessibility needs should be made to Dr. Felicia Washington Sy at   

What to Wear

Dress code is queer fabulous: wear whatever makes you feel great! From relaxed to funky to dressy, just be you. <3

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Please contact Maryrose Dolezal at 651-210-4465 or Becky Saltzman at with any questions.  



Please note: Ticket sales have closed.

Individual ticket | $80
Half Table (5 seats) | $350
Table of Ten | $700

Hosting a table at Celebrate the Love is a great way to introduce family, friends, and colleagues to RECLAIM's work. You can choose to buy the table and treat your guests to brunch, or buy the table and collect ticket payments from those who join you. Either way, a portion of your table hosting will be tax deductible.

If you will be paying by check for a table or require an invoice, enter the code "CHECK" under "Enter a Password or Discount Code" to register without making payment.


Presenting Sponsor | $25,000
Gold Sponsor | $10,000
Platinum Sponsor | $5,000
Gold Sponsor | $2,500
Silver Sponsor | $1,000
Bronze Sponsor | $500

Please submit payment through the link below or mail to:

Attn: Development Director
771 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Please submit your guests' meal preferences no later than Sunday, February 10 through our ticketing website using the 'Sponsors Only' ticket option or by contacting Becky Saltzman at Meal options:

  • Strata (meat, egg, cheese, bread)
  • Frittata (vegetarian, gluten free, made with eggs)
  • Frittata (vegan, gluten free, made with tofu)
  • Other, please specify (for dietary restrictions or allergies not accommodated above)

If you would prefer to be invoiced, contact
All sponsor logos must be received by Wednesday, February 13 for inclusion in print materials.

We are also seeking in-kind sponsorship through donated goods or services, particularly for our silent auction. Please contact Maryrose at:


RECLAIM depends on the donated time and talent of many volunteers in addition to financial contributions. Show your love (and get free admission!) by volunteering at Celebrate the Love.


RECLAIM is the only financially and culturally accessible queer and trans youth–specific mental health resource in the region. We offer life changing therapy for youth and families, develop trans competent practitioners, and partner in community at the intersection of gender and racial justice. Almost 90% of RECLAIM's clients are trans youth, ages 13-26. Last year RECLAIM provided almost 5,000 hours of therapy and advocacy—including individual, family, and group therapy—to over 160 youth. Of the 60+ youth we see each week, the majority are under-insured and many are housing insecure or homeless. We support each young person to tell their stories in ways that make them stronger. Queer and trans youth are resilient when they and their families get the support they need.



For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Maryrose:
For all other questions, please contact Samuel:

Thank You To Our Sponsors!