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SOARNORTH Gala

Born to Shine

Shine like the whole universe is yours.

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The countdown begins … prepare to SOAR in ‘24! Now in its third year, the Northside Achievement Zone’s SOARNORTH Gala attracts more than 1,500 guests and raises critical funds in support of our groundbreaking, place-based work. This starry night features a delicious three-course dinner, cocktails, premier auction experiences, live music featuring special guests, late-night snacks, dancing, and so much more. Shine brightly and raise your glass high in celebration of our Northside scholars and families as they soar among the stars.

Event Details

5 PM Cocktail Hour 

6 PM Dinner 

7 PM Program + Live Auction 

8:30 PM Patti Labelle + Gladys Knight Performance

10 PM After Party + Drinks + Dancing 

12 AM Event Concludes

Thank You To Our Premier Sponsors

 

 

VIP 

$10,000/table*
$1,000/guest

PATRON

$6,500/table*
$650/guest

STANDARD

$3,500/table*
$350/guest

Pre-Event VIP Reception

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Dedicated VIP Valet Service Station
 

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Dedicated VIP Lounge at the After Party

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Recognition in the SOARNORTH Program

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Elevated Wine Service at Dinner

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Invitation to the 2025 SOARNORTH Kickoff & Talent Unveiling

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Complimentary Valet Parking

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Dinner & Concert Seating

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+Premier

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+Preferred

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+Standard

Admission to the After Party

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$7,000/$700
tax-deductible

$4,000/$400
tax-deductible

$1,250/$125
tax-deductible

* Tables seat 10.

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Sponsor Tickets for NAZ Parents & Caregivers

As we collectively celebrate our hope for the community, we ask you to consider making a gift of ANY SIZE so that NAZ parents and caregivers might attend the event free of charge.
 

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Corporate Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the SOARNORTH Gala? Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available now. Contact Bianca Jones for more details at bjones@the-naz.org or 651-335-3614.

Talent

The Legendary Ladies of Soul

Two legends. One unforgettable night. Known for her powerhouse vocals, Patti LaBelle, the "Godmother of Soul," has enjoyed a career spanning seven decades and sold over 50 million records. From the lead singer of the Bluebelles and the genre-bending trio Labelle to an illustrious solo career with hits such as "New Attitude," LaBelle has truly done it all. Enter Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul." Her six-decade career includes a string of hits with her group, 'The Pips,' including the chart-topping "Midnight Train to Georgia." Knight is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, having recorded 38 studio albums, and has also triumphed in film and television.

DINNER CHOICE OF ENTREE

Surf & Turf Duet – Beef

Braised Beef Short Ribs in a Red Wine Demi-Glacé and Horseradish Cream Sauce served alongside a petite Crab Cake in a Chipotle Aioli topped with a Sweet Corn Relish with Purple Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Broccolini and Baby Carrots
(Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Contains Dairy)

Surf & Turf Duet – Chicken

Roasted Wingtip, Bone-in Chicken Breast in a Luxurious Lemon Butter and Caper Sauce served alongside a delicately sweet and flaky, Pan-Roasted Halibut Fillet with Purple Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Broccolini and Baby Carrots
(Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Contains Dairy)

Plant-Based Crab Cake — Vegan/Vegetarian

Seasoned jackfruit with onion, red and green peppers, and panko breadcrumbs in a vegan red pepper aioli served over a harvest grain salad.
(Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?

For additional questions, please contact August King at aking@the-naz.org or 651-492-4969 for more information.