Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6 p.m.

The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis
Location Details

cheers to 20 years

You are invited to join us in celebrating the work of MOFAS and our Founder and Board President, Former First Lady Susan Shepard Carlson on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The celebration will include music, fabulous appetizers, an inspirational program, and a live auction at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. We truly hope you will join us as we raise our glasses and toast Cheers to 20 Years.

Twenty years ago Susan had a big idea: to create an organization that would become a hub of hope for people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). She also had a dream of creating a world where women do not drink while they are pregnant. Over the past two decades much has been accomplished. Far more people are aware of FASD, the challenges faced by people who have this disability, and the vital information that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy.

Join the MOFAS Board and staff to celebrate this important anniversary as we say Cheers to 20 Years. We promise that you will have a good time and be inspired, and we hope you will consider making a donation. If you do, we will be good stewards of your gift and value you as an investor in the mission of MOFAS.

FASD is caused when a person drinks alcohol during pregnancy. Here in Minnesota, an estimated 7,061 babies are born every year with possible brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.


Consider sponsoring the event. There is a level to fit any price range. It's a great way to support the mission of MOFAS while also promoting your company or organization.

Proceeds raised at this event will help ensure that all women will know that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy, and that individuals and families impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure will be identified, supported and valued.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact Sara Messelt sara@mofas.org.

many thanks…

presenting sponsor - $15,000

legacy sponsor - $10,000


video sponsor - $6,000

bridge builder - $5,000

Adrienne and Steve Oesterle

community sponsor - $2,500

Mary and Milo Meland

Joline Gitis and Steven Miles

Maya and Peter Tester

friends and family sponsor - $1,000

The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen

The Honorable David Lillehaug

Julie and Tom Rossman

Manny and Elizabeth Villifana

School Law Center

Bright Health

Minnesota Vikings


make an impact

If you can't attend our event, please consider donating online. Your donations help the FASD community. Donate online at www.mofas.org/donate or give us a call at 651-917-2370.

location information

The Minikahda Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 296-1601


There are many ways to volunteer for MOFAS.

volunteer before the event:

  • Invite friends and family to buy a ticket
  • Ask your company or other organizations you're involved in to become a sponsor
  • Join our Planning Committee

volunteer the day of:

  • Setting up or breaking down
  • Collecting live auction donations
  • Help people find their tables

contact us

For more information on the event, sponsoring or volunteering at the event, contact Sara Messelt sara@mofas.org or 651-917-2370

2233 University Ave W, Suite 395 St. Paul, MN 55114