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Talia Simonett
Director of Events and Corporate Relations

Talia Simonett started her journey with Spare Key in the summer of 2021 as a Marketing and Communications Intern after graduating from the University of North Dakota with a Marketing and Graphic Design degree. During her college years, Talia was involved with the Dance Marathon organization where she found her love working with non-profits! Recently, Talia was promoted into the full time role of Director of Events and Corporate Relations. Here at Spare Key, Talia finds her position incredibly rewarding as she gets the opportunity build strong, long lasting relationships. Outside of Spare Key, Talia loves discovering new outdoor adventures and broadening her love for travel. Her next big adventure is making it back to Australia after having to cut a trip short back in 2020!

Spare Key's 2024 Groove Gala
Published On: February 13, 2024
2024 Groove Gala Details
On Saturday, April 20th, 2024 Spare Key welcomes you back for our annual 2024 Groove Gala, presented by Network Title and hosted at The Renaissance Depot in downtown Minneapolis! Every year, we strive to create a unique experience different from the year prior. Read more for a sneak peek into this year’s red carpet experience.
Published On: November 9, 2023
It's A Wonderful Life Cast
Spare Key’s summer was jam-packed with fun-filled events, but we aren’t slowing down! We are bringing back some of the most highly requested Holiday events this winter. Read more to learn how you and your family can join the festive fun!
Presented by TitleSmart, Inc
Published On: August 3, 2023
1st Annual Bounce and Not Break Bags Tournament
The Spare Key team has been working hard to create a NEW, exciting, and interactive summer event for our supporters. We are proud to announce that we came up with the PERFECT summertime activity! A cornhole tournament! On August 29th, Spare Key will host the FIRST EVER ‘Bounce and Not Break’ Bags Tournament presented by TitleSmart, Inc.! Keep reading to learn more about what the day includes and how YOU can get involved!
Published On: July 6, 2023
Christmas in July at The Saint Paul Hotel
The Saint Paul Hotel: Where the holiday season is celebrated not only once, but TWICE a year! On July 25th from 3-5:30 pm The Saint Paul Hotel is welcoming the community to celebrate "Christmas in July"! The day will be filled with local vendors selling handmade items, small bites & beverages and even a chance to say “Hi” to the Spare Key team! Read more to find out how you can get involved in the holiday festivities!
Published On: May 25, 2023
2023 Summer Events Blog
Now that the Groove Gala season has come to an end, how does the Spare Key team fill their days? Trust me, as Spare Key’s Director of Events, I can confidently say now that the sun is out, the fun is just starting. The Spare Key Team has a fun-filled summer planned for you including our fan-favorite golf tournaments and even a birthday party for someone special to Spare Key! Read on to get a sneak peek at what's ahead…
Published On: April 13, 2023
It Takes A Village
With the 2023 Groove Gala right around the corner, the Spare Key team is in full Groove Gala planning mode. Read on to hear how Director of Events Talia Simonett is feeling with the big celebration LESS THAN two weeks away!
2023 Groove Gala Presented By Network Title, Inc.
Published On: March 3, 2023
2023 Groove Gala presented by Network Title, Inc.
Spare Key is hosting our annual Groove Gala, presented by Network Title, Inc. on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 celebrating 26 years of helping families “Bounce and Not Break” during the most unimaginable time in their lives. The Groove Gala is like no other, including a silent auction, live auction, games, and extraordinary entertainment you won’t want to miss! Read on to learn more about what sets Spare Key’s Groove Gala apart from the rest and how you can join the fun!
Published On: January 26, 2023
Impossible without Volunteers
On Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, Spare Key is hosting our annual 2023 Groove Gala, presented by Network Title, Inc., welcoming 800 attendees to join the celebration in supporting families facing a medical crisis “Bounce and Not Break” during their time of need! With a small but mighty team of 4, most people wonder how this event is possible! Read on to learn more about the new opportunities this year’s 2023 Groove Gala brings and how YOU can be a part of the solution!
Published On: December 22, 2022
Cookies with Santa 2022
On December 11th, 2022, Spare Key hosted our annual FREE Cookies with Santa event, welcoming families around the community to come enjoy a day celebrating the holiday season! Cookies with Santa is always an exciting day, but this year was extra special welcoming over 200 people. Read on to learn more about what this year had in store!
Published On: November 10, 2022
Spare Key celebrates Give to the Max Day
Spare Key is partnering with their fellow Minnesotan organizations to host “Toys to the Max Day.” A day dedicated to collecting toys that will be used in this year’s holiday celebrations! Read on to learn more about what we have planned to celebrate Minnesota’s annual day of giving: “Give to the Max Day.”