Join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary at our biennial Noche de Colores.  This year the venue will be the beautiful Nicollet Island Pavilion overlooking the Mississippi River and surrounded by beautiful park grounds. Enjoy the colors, tastes, and sounds of Guatemala with festivities, dinner, and a unique market and benefit auction.

Guatemalan Market

Colorful textiles, purses, jewelry, children’s clothing and Guatemalan coffee are among some of the items that will be available at our market.  The market will be open from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  All of the items were purchased at fair market value in Guatemala.

Authentic Guatemalan dinner designed by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Amalia is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.  Her love affair with cooking started with her grandmother in her home country of Guatemala.  At Noche de Colores, you will enjoy the delicious flavors and foods of Guatemalan cuisine.  Learn more about Amalia at

Who’s coming

Meet up with old friends, supporter and donors just like yourself, former team members, long-term volunteers, former board, staff and special guests, emcee Charlie Simmons and featured speaker Renato Westby. Check back for updates.

April 30, 2011   5:30pm-9:30pm

Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN

Join Us

Noche de Colores Tickets

Online registration is now closed.
Please call our office if you’d like to attend at (651) 917-0917

Photos from the 2011 fundraiser

Noche de Colores Photo GalleryTo see photos from this year’s Noche de Colores event, click here.

Become an Event Sponsor

Thank you to all our Event Sponsors.  For information on how to sponsor Noche de Colores, please click here (PDF).

What people are saying

 This is the best fundraiser.  I love the unique live auction and the Guatemalan market is fantastic.  The night is such a fun way to support such a great organization. – Supporter from Minneapolis

Event Sponsors

Corazón (Heart)

Bill Huebsch and Mark Hakomaki

Donald and Sue Schreifels


Communidad (Community)

Tom Sullivan/NorthMarq
Real Estate Services


Amistad (Friendship)




Hardware Hank




Kate and Bob Hauer 

Richard Ehrmanntraut, D.D.S.

Noche de Colores Committee

Front Row: Kathleen Murray, Nikki Steele, Amy ChappelleSecond row:Jerry Wisdorf, Janine Quitter, Betty Kowalski, Judy Regnier
Back Row: Mary Wisdorf, Matt Scherer, Hannah Kowalski, Sue Freeborg, Michelle Anderson, Katie Mortenson
Not Pictured: Catie Brackin, Gretchen Scherer-Luebke, Jan Werner, Pete Regnier, Shannon Broderick, Sue Anderson, Tom Sullivan