The Gala

The Annual Gala is Children’s Surgery International’s largest fundraising event. Each year, volunteers, patrons, friends, healthcare providers and community members gather to celebrate, honor and support the work of CSI. Together, we are changing lives and strengthening communities, one child at a time.


Come fly with us!

13th Annual CSI Gala
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (5:30 – 10 p.m.)
Radisson Blu, Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425

Join Gala co-chairs Dr. Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman at the biggest night of the year for Children’s Surgery International. At the event you will have the chance to sip specialty cocktails, listen to fabulous music, visit our one-of- a-kind photo booth and more, all while helping to support CSI’s mission through the silent and live auctions, direct donations and other activities.



Online registration will be available by January 31, 2017. Tickets are $150 and include complimentary specialty cocktails and appetizers, dinner, wine and dessert. During the event program you will hear from our co-chairs and other CSI partners about the impact of the work we are doing together to change lives and communities. Plus you get a first-class ticket to enjoy fundraising games like mystery boxes and heads or tails, bid on fabulous silent and live auction items and make a “Fund-a- Need” donation during our auction.


Interested in becoming a Gala sponsor?

The Gala audience is filled with enthusiastic and committed medical, business and community leaders. We would be honored to have you join us as an event sponsor or to make a donation to our silent auction.

Gala 2016