Guiding Star Wakota’s
3rd Annual Gala

Welcome to our 2021 virtual gala!

Streaming Here

February 27th, 2021 at 6:45pm (pre-show)


Join us online

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7 p.m.

With Matt Birk and Leah Jacobson

Matt Birk, former Vikings player, Superbowl Champion, and Guiding Star Wakota board member

Leah Jacobson Picture

Leah Jacobson, founder, and chief executive officer of Guiding Star Project

Guiding Star Honoree

Don Chapdelaine

Don Chapdelaine, has lived all his life in Eagan, with his wife Gerry of 64 years. It is there they raised their family of eight children. Sister Jean Therese asked Don to help her gather support and find a location for what was to become Wakota Life-Care Center, now Guiding Star Wakota. Along with the help of Pat Foley, Dan Rossini and others, that goal was realized in 1976. For over four decades since, Wakota has continued to serve thousands of women, children, and their families.

How to participate

Wakota’s Virtual Gala is FREE! Register by February 12th for your name to be entered in a drawing for three incredible prizes*! All registered guests will be emailed a link to view the program prior to the event. Encourage your friends and family to join us for this impactful event!

First Prize

$3,000 *Tuition Credit OR $2,000 Cash

*Tuition credit at the school of your choice.
*must be 18 years or older to win

Second Prize

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 Laptop

Third Prize

$250 CASH

Become a Virtual Table Sponsor

Your virtual table sponsorship or any donation over $1,000 includes a pre-event Gala-in-a-Box delivered to your home. Purchase by Tuesday, February 23 to receive this fun gift box that includes surprises for the whole family to enjoy.


Thank you to our sponsors

Christianne’s Legacy of Love Foundation is honored to support Guiding Star Wakota

The John & Paula Kelly Family is honored to be a sponsor for the Grow With Us gala

ASPEN Exteriors Sponsor

Our Mission

Wakota provides any woman, any mother, any family compassionate, life-affirming care and support.

Visit us

1201 Robert Street S., West St. Paul Signal Hills Center, Suite 14A (next to Foot Locker) 651-4571195

*This is a temporary location, while our new building is under construction.

Gala Committee Members

Samantha Wunderlich – Gala Chair
Dan Saad – Executive Director
Megan Plum – Consultant
Michaela Andrews
Dali Daza Limon
Anna Dourgarian
Marilu Reyes Plamann
Renee Skidmore


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