Keys to Success Gala

The Keys to Success Gala is Keystone's signature fun-raising event which brings supporters together to support neighbors in need.

The Annual Keys to Success Event Raises Funds to Support Neighbors in Need

The Keys to Success event, our annual fun-raiser, helps us raise funds to give opportunities to more than 35,000 people in our community who rely on Keystone for support.

Keys to Success Invite




Register for Keys to Success

Join us for this annual fundraising event in support of Keystone Community Services. Your attendance will give youth, seniors and families in our community access to programs that stabilize and enrich their lives. You can help us reach our $75,000 goal and support 35,000 people in your neighborhood.

Tickets are $40. Buy yours online here or by calling us at 651-645-0349.

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Details for the event

Are you attending the event? Here are some final details to help you prepare for the evening.

Location: The Merriam Park Community Center, located at 2000 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 (on the corner of St. Anthony Ave and Wilder Street).

Parking: Keystone’s parking lot will be open to our guests. There is also plenty of street parking available around the community center.

Attire for the evening: Don’t worry about what to wear! But if you are curious, most guests will come from work and wear business casual or dressy casual attire.

Arrival instructions: Once you park your car, make your way into the community center. Once inside we will have coat check available in case you want to drop off a jacket or any other items. Upon arrival, please stop by the registration desk to pick up your name tag and then you begin enjoying the evening.

Timing for the evening:

  • The event runs from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Food stations, games and activities will be available right away and will be available for you to enjoy until the program starts at 7:15 p.m. By participating in our three mission-based games, you will earn chances for one of three prize packages.
  • Our program and fund-a-need auction will begin around 7:15 p.m.
  • We will be offering a cash bar throughout the evening. You can buy drinks with cash or credit card.

Ways you can support Keystone during the event: Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, ALL proceeds from all of our fundraising efforts tomorrow night will go directly to Keystone’s programs which support more than 35,000 neighbors in need throughout the St. Paul area. Our goal is to raise $75,000 tomorrow night and you can help us reach that goal in these many ways:

  • Participate in the key raffle! We will be selling 200 raffle chances for $10 each. The lucky winner will go home with a cash prize of $500, thanks to our raffle sponsor American Engineering Testing.
  • Give during the fund-a-need auction. The auctioneer will give you the opportunity to raise your bid paddle and pledge to offer stabilizing support to youth, seniors and families in our community.
  • At the end of the event, we’ll have 20 beautiful floral centerpieces which will be available for purchase for a contribution of $25.

Look who is coming: Check out the list of registered guests to see who from your community you will be able to connect with tomorrow evening.

Wondering what’s for dinner? Food is being provided by Mintahoe Catering and Events. We’ll have passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations. Here is a list of some of the items that will be available:

  • Pear, honey and brie crostini
  • Smoked bacon turnover
  • Chili-Lime chicken fiesta spoon
  • Smashed potato bar with a variety of fixings
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Grilled chicken, lamb and pork skewers
  • Chilled orzo salad
  • Variety of desserts

Thank you to our sponsors

We are grateful for the generous support from our business community for our 2018 Keys to Success event! Thank you to all of our sponsors!