Friday, October 13, 2023

The Depot – Minneapolis, MN

Celebrate with us as we gather for the best night of the year — our 7th Annual ‘You Make Me Better’ Gala. 

We’ll come together to celebrate the lives of those who make us better – our children, friends, family members, students, co-workers and community members with Down syndrome. You’re invited to join us for an inspirational evening as we honor their stories and the powerful ways they enrich our lives. 

We have been blown away by the response to registration of the 2023 'You Make Me Better' Gala. Our in-person tickets are now sold out!

Registration & Ticketing

Join us for the best night of the year! 

Celebrate with us from near and far

Join us virtually from anywhere in the world! Watch the program and bid on silent auction items through our livestream of the Gala.


Livestream tickets are free. 


5:00 pm: Social Hour & Silent Auction
7:00 pm: Welcome Message & Dinner
8:00 pm: Program (Livestream begins)
9:00 pm: Dancing & Late Night Pizza

Hotel Reservations

Guest rooms are available at Renaissance Minneapolis through a room block reserved for Jack’s Basket. The last day to book rooms with our group rate (from $189 USD per night) is Wednesday, September 13th.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

You make us better.

Presenting Sponsors
Champion Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Celebration Sponsors

Associated Bank

Bleakley Financial Group

Infinity Direct

Malley Design*

MapleTree Pediatric Dentistry

Motion Worship*

Noah’s Ark Child Development Center

One Way Wireless Construction

Parka Studios*


*In-Kind Sponsor

Friends of Jack’s Basket

Foxtrot Marketing Group

Foy-Cross Group

Haferman Water Conditioning

Maslon LLP


Minnesota Birth Center

National Down Syndrome Congress

National Down Syndrome Society

New Leaf Stitches, LLC

Preferred Resource Group

Sponsorship & Silent Auction Opportunities

Want to join an amazing group of sponsors and help us advance our mission to celebrate babies with Down syndrome?

Learn more about our gala sponsorship levels and access our silent auction form below.

What a phenomenal 2022 'You Make Me Better' Gala!

Thank you to the 800+ people who joined us at The Depot and thank you to the viewers across the world who joined us virtually from 27 states and 7 countries! 

Couldn’t make it last year?

Not to worry! Relive the night by watching the replay! 

Previous Galas

We’ve held our gala each fall since 2017. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit previous galas here. You’ll find an archive of event recordings, photos, and videos.