Thank you to all who attended our 2014 Gala!

Photos are now available:

Red carpet photos | Event photos



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Minneapolis Hilton

1001 Marquette Avenue

Minneapolis, MN


A tribute to the Foundation and its 32 years of achievement. The evening’s program will include awards, special recognition, esteemed guests and look toward the future.


The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center founded by Barry J. Maron, MD

Barry-J.-Maron-photo-4.26.11Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is the most common genetic heart disease, occurring in one in 500 and affecting as many as 700,000 Americans. To a great extent, due to the nationally acclaimed work of the HCM Center at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, HCM has become a treatable disease with management strategies and options available for all disease complications. Our center is preeminent among only a few such programs in the United States, and HCM for many patients is compatible with normal longevity and life expectancy, often without disability.


5:30 PM

Pre-dinner Reception, featuring complimentary cocktails and soft beverages

7:00 PM

Three-Course Sit-down Dinner

8:00 PM

Speaking Program

9:30 PM

Complimentary Coffee Bar


Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been set aside at a special rate for those wishing to extend their stay at the Hilton.

To make reservations, please call: 1-800-933-5363 or 612-376-1000 and ask for guest room reservations. Mention “HRT” code. Please reserve by September 5.

Pictures of the 2013 gala are online! To view, please click here.


Presenting Sponsors






Gold Sponsors


Sally and Bob Hauser, MD




Silver Sponsors





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Michael V. and Ann C. Ciresi Foundation




What We Do

Our strategy is simple: Focus on compelling frontiers of treatment and clinical areas of urgent patient need. Our research model is unparalleled: Work in concert with nationally-ranked Minneapolis Heart Institute® cardiologists at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Our outcomes are patient-centered: Apply research learning to clinical practice, producing more life-saving treatment options.

What a Sponsorship Supports

In addition to a wonderful evening with your friends and colleagues, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s Golf Challenge is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the successes of the organization while sharing new information to members of the Twin Cities Community. Funds raised through Gala sponsorships and tickets directly support the research and education programs at the Foundation.


These contributions result in ever-improving solutions that enable people in our community to live longer and healthier lives.


For more details about 2014 Gala sponsorship, please click here and download the sponsorship packet