Dear Friends of YSB,

Thank you for supporting Youth Service Bureau’s first-ever Virtual Gala Event on Friday, September 18th. We are delighted to share with you that you and your fellow donors, sponsors, and auction item purchasers made our event fun, exciting, and a goal-buster!

If you want to watch it again, just visit our YouTube channel.

Because of you and your generous investments in our work, our friends at the Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation will be adding $25,000 in matching funds on top of your amazing kindness.

All told, you added more than $49,000 to the programs and initiatives that make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people and their families every day.

More young people and families will now be able to receive the mental health services they need because of your gifts in support of the ACCESS FUND – even if they are facing challenges that make it difficult for them to cover the out of pocket costs.

Your contributions will ensure that YSB will be able to expand our partnership with the Minnesota Army National Guard to include the families of those serving in the Air Guard as well. We are already working with leaders in the Minnesota Guard and Reserves to develop specific educational sessions to be delivered in 2021 for families facing the challenges of deployments next year.

Your generosity also supports our programs in Diversion and in Youth & Family Education, two critical components of our work in the communities we serve together. You are helping young people learn how to make better choices moving forward, and building stronger, better prepared families all across the East Metro and St. Croix Valley area.

We salute you for stepping up, especially during this time of increasing need among the kids and families we serve in partnership with you.

Please join us in thanking our 2020 Virtual Gala Sponsors including the Andersen Corporation, the Hall Family Foundation, First State Bank & Trust, Old National Bank, DiaSorin, Merchants Bank of Cottage Grove, Werner Electric, Roger & Carmen Smith, HiWay Federal Credit Union, Rumpca Services, Inc., ClearChannel Outdoor, Valley Access Channels, SCC-TV, and SWC-TV for their generosity.

Mark your calendars!

We will be doing this again on Friday, May 7th, 2021! At this time, we anticipate another virtual gala event. Stay tuned for updates as we move forward.