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THE CSI GALA ~ Be the light that changes a life! 

Be the light that changes a child’s life! The 15th annual Children’s Surgery International Gala will bring the community together to help kids around the world receive life-changing surgeries! Join us for interactive experiences, silent and live auctions, and inspiring stories as we celebrate the past year and plan for the future of CSI.

Join our co-hosts Drs. David and Naomi Tetzlaff at U.S. Bank Stadium Hyundai Club on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Contact our executive director, Megan Sparks for sponsorship, volunteer, and donation opportunities.


The 2018 CSI Gala was a huge success, thanks to the support of so many generous sponsors and guests! We are grateful for the outpouring of support. A record-breaking $263,000 was raised because of the generosity of sponsors, donors, guests and many dedicated volunteers. 

Your support allows CSI surgical teams to making a lasting impact as they perform life-changing surgeries and provide hands-on training and education to our in-country medical, surgical and nursing partners.

Together we will change lives, strengthen communities and bring hope to children and families in some of the most resource-poor regions of the world. The funds raised will support this work, and you are key to our success. Thank you!

Enjoy photos from the event here!


Thank you, 2018 Gala Premier Sponsor!



Thank you, 2018 Gala Platinum Sponsor!



Thank you, 2018 Gala Gold Sponsors!



Thank you, 2018 Gala Silver Sponsors!

Dr. Anamaria Betterman, Cataldo Family Dentistry, Children’s ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, Children’s Minnesota, Tom & Jeanne Fansler, Dr. Jesse Hennum and Pamela Marentette, Dr. Daniel Sampson & Melanie McCall, Dr. Paul Melchert & James Zimmerman, The Mitha Family, Chris & Kelli Murphy, OMS Specialists, Neal Peterson & Deanna Thompson, Richard & Linda Sedgwick, Jack & Megan Sparks, Drs. Dave & Naomi Tetzlaff