Second Annual SOARNORTH Gala Succeeds!


A letter from NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels:

Thank you for joining the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) at our second-annual SOARNORTH Gala. You made the evening a success in every way, and we are grateful for your generous support.

I was truly honored and humbled that you and more than 1,550 others chose to spend your evening with us as we toasted our NAZ scholars, their hardworking families, and supporters like YOU who make this critical, place-based initiative possible. SOARNORTH is an event that exhibits our city’s capability and character. We are a community that joins together to recognize every Minneapolis child and their limitless potential.

While we’re still crunching numbers, we are thrilled to report that this year’s gala brought in $3,121,393, allowing NAZ to deepen its work with current scholars and reach more Northside families who can benefit from our groundbreaking, place-based initiative.

If you didn't get a chance to make a gift on the night of the event, there is still time for your support by clicking here.

On behalf of the Northside Achievement Zone’s Board of Directors, the SOARNORTH Gala Committee, the NAZ staff, and our extraordinary scholars and their families, thank you! Your continued partnership and support mean the world as we ascend to SOAR-ing new heights.

For our children; For our city; For us all — TOGETHER,

Sondra Samuels