Thursday, September 16, 2021
Saint Paul RiverCentre, Saint Paul, MN


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Over 300 guests gathered to celebrate the POWER OF HOPE. It was the first time that the Common Hope family was able to gather in person and share stories, food and fun in nearly two years. And the night did not disappoint!

Over $275,000 was raised, 20 students got new sponsors, Julie Leslie won a trip to Costa Rica and it was an exciting CARA O CRUZ showdown this year. John and Kristin Bruellman were incredible emcees and hosts, and Carol Miller led this year’s auctions with passion. So many people to thank! We missed those of you that didn’t make it this year and we sure hope that you can join us in 2022!

Feedback for the new venue was five stars so we’ve already booked next year’s date – MAY 6, 2022! MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW TO JOIN US AT ST. PAUL RIVERCENTRE!

THANK YOU to all of event sponsors, all who attended and those near and far that supported this year’s event! And, a special shout out to Jim and Lynn Wangen for making the NEW HOPE PATHWAY OF DREAMS a reality. Next year at this time, a Pathway of Dreams that mirrors the one in Antigua will lead the way to New Hope School and recognize all New Hope graduates since its inception.

All in all it was an incredible testament to the POWER OF HOPE and a great start to getting back on track with in-person gatherings. We can’t wait until we can host visitors again and show you and students their bricks in PERSON. Gracias!

Event Highlights

Guests will enjoy authentic Guatemalan fare with a special touch from Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard! There will also be shopping, games, and galleries…all with a Guatemalan twist!

The Evening Snapshot

Doors open at 6:00pm

Social, History Photo Walk, Guatemala Mercado, Marimba, Light Appetizers, Cash Bar

Traditional Guatemala Entree and Dessert

Cara o Cruz (Heads or Tails Game) & Buen Viaje Suitcase Raffle

Program, Auctions

The Noche de Colores Committee

John & Kristin Bruellman
Event Chairs 

Tim & Heidi Kubicek

Nancy Norling
Theresa LaMotte
Buen Viaje Suitcase Raffle 

Paula Bensen
Guatemala Marketplace

Thank You to Our 2021 Event Sponsors

Corazón | Heart Sponsors

Futura | Future Sponsors

Aniversario | Anniversary Sponsors

Mercado Sponsor

Buen Viaje Sponsor

Print Sponsors

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