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Chum's Golden Gala

This fall, on October 17th, we are hosting our Golden Gala commemorating our 50th Anniversary. We are hosting the Gala to bring Chum’s mission and our stories to more people than ever before. There will be a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, inspiring stories, and awards. Join us to help stop the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in Duluth. Tickets are no longer available, but there are still many ways to get involved!

Volunteers Needed

It takes all of our community to make this event happen. We need a little over 50 volunteers for the event. So, now is your time to help! Click the button below to sign up to volunteer at the Gala.

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5:30 PM: Doors Open

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Social Hour

6:30 PM: Dinner Served

7:00 PM: Program Starts

8:15 PM: Event Ends


We are raising this money so that we can better serve our community. Our shelter has been at or beyond capacity for a number of years. When first built, it was meant to give 30 people a roof over their heads and a bed to sleep in. Now we have 80 beds and over 100 people staying at the shelter most nights. We are planning to expand our shelter, and have received a big grant from the Federal Government, but more funding is needed to start and complete this project. We have also engaged in the $33 million project to revamp downtown Duluth (Stepping On Up). Needless to say, without more support from our community, we could never tackle the issues surrounding homelessness in our city.

What happens with the money donated at the dinner? All the funds we raise at the event are going to be used as general operating funds. What do we do with the money? General operating funds keep our programs running, rent and utilities paid, staff salaries, and other expenses we have to take on as a nonprofit. If you would like a further breakdown of our finances you can access them here.

We truly believe that we are the solution to lowering the number of people experiencing homelessness. But, our community holds change in its hands. You can make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness in our city. Chum's Golden Gala is a great way to do this. By attending this dinner you will not only be able to directly support people experiencing homelessness, but you will also learn more about the impact Chum has had on our region and be able to spread that knowledge with your friends, family, and community.

Chum's Golden Gala is an event that we hope will be a turning point for our city. Let's do this together and put an end to the rising numbers of homelessness in our city.

The Night's Menu

Option 1: Pork Tenderloin
Pork Tenderloin and Black Jack Apples, served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

  • Garden Salad

  • Chef's Choice Fresh Vegetables

  • Rolls with Butter

  • Assorted Bars

Option 2: Pan-Fried Walleye
Pan-Fried Walleye served with Sautéed Kale, Lemon and Tomato with Tartar Sauce and served with Herb Roasted Red Potatoes

  • Garden Salad

  • Chef's Choice Fresh Vegetables

  • Rolls with Butter

  • Assorted Bars

Option 3: Butternut Squash Ravioli
Ravioli stuffed with Butternut Squash topped with Pomodoro Sauce and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

  • Garden Salad

  • Chef's Choice Fresh Vegetables

  • Rolls with Butter

  • Assorted Bars

Champion Sponsors

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Advocate Sponsors

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Ally Sponsors

Dougherty Funeral Home

Interested In Becoming a Corporate Sponsor?

Table Host Resources

Click the button below to find resources for those who are signed up as Table Hosts!

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