Save the Date! Beyond Smiles Bash - April 14, 2018

The Beyond Smiles Bash will be held at the Minneapolis Event Center at Historic St. Anthony Main. This is CSI’s 14th annual event, and we are proud that more than $2 million have been raised since it’s inception.

Children’s Surgery International is committed to making a lasting impact around the world by performing life-changing surgeries and providing hands-on training and education to our local 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 for your part in changing a child’s life!

Mark your calendar today for April 14, 2018. More details will follow soon. 

Contact our Executive Director, Megan Sparks, for sponsorship opportunities.


Thank You, 2017 Gala Co-Chairs and Committee Members

The 13th annual 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.

More than $220,000 was raised because of the generosity of sponsors, donors, a record number of guests and many volunteers. This impressive total is record-breaking for the CSI Gala.

Thank you co-chairs, Dr. Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman. Thank you Gala Committee members Melanie McCall, Lora Koppel, Jan Martland, Jennifer Krieman, Anna Koppel, Tom Fansler, Ruthanne Randall, Sally Lannin, Zinda Schaefer, Peck Tierney, Linda Specht and Linda Sedgwick.

And a special thank you to keynote speaker Laura Romero; 2017 service award recipient Dr. David Vandersteen; and our entertainers, the Sangba Dance Troupe and Belle Amore, for helping to make the evening so meaningful and memorable.






To view more photos from the Gala, visit the CSI Flickr album.


Thank you, 2017 Gala Sponsors!