You Can Sponsor Hope

Author  Sarah Putnam   on  02/02/2023 - 9:14am

Ever since I began my journey as Spare Key’s Executive Director last November, one of my main areas of focus has been talking with companies about Spare Key’s upcoming 2023 Groove Gala presented by Network Title, Inc. This celebration is FAST approaching! This year’s Groove Gala will be on Saturday, April 22nd at the beautiful Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.


You Can Sponsor Hope Blog by Sarah


The Groove Gala is Spare Key’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Like many nonprofits, we depend on the funds secured this night to fund our mission of helping families “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Found.” by donors across the nation.

We plan games. We host raffles. We auction off both silent and live auction items. We plan new surprises each year and bring back attendee favorites to ENSURE this night is filled with fun and excitement. We WANT our guests to WANT to come back year after year for this incredible night dedicated to families facing unimaginable medical crises.

However, months and months before we get to this incredible night of excitement, as Executive Director, it is my job to reach out to companies and partners to find event sponsors! Each year, sponsors come in at all levels to ENSURE this night’s success. We couldn’t do what we do without their unwavering support.

Year after year, throughout pandemic and economic uncertainty, our sponsors show up to support Spare Key’s mission.
And for this, we are incredibly grateful.

Throughout the uncertainty over the last few years, our partners and sponsors have chosen to believe in hope. They know that things will get better. And they know that there are still countless families out there that need their support. Families facing devastating medical crises. Families facing their own financial uncertainty while the bills are piling up. Because the reality is bills don’t stop just because a mom can’t work, or a husband wants to stay by his wife’s side at the hospital. And even with savings and health insurance, medical bills can quickly become impossible when you’re facing a devastating accident or diagnosis.

This is why Spare Key exists.

This is why the Spare Key team shows up each day and dedicates our professional lives to this mission. This is why we keep making the ask. This is why we depend on the incredible generosity of companies and individuals that support Spare Key’s mission.

So, if you and I haven’t spoken yet about ALL of the amazing ways to partner with Spare Key for the 2023 Groove Gala, let’s grab a cup of coffee! We have a myriad of ways for individuals and companies of all sizes to show their support! And sponsorships are still available for our April 22nd event! From one table to multiple, we have a sponsorship package sure to fit your individual or company’s philanthropic goals!

It has been an honor getting to know so many more Spare Key supporters, partners, and sponsors since beginning my new chapter as Spare Key’s Executive Director. And I know that I still have SO many more people to meet. So reach out to me anytime! I’d love to chat more about ALL the incredible ways we could partner – whether for this year’s Groove Gala celebration or other opportunities throughout the year! Email me at or call me at (651) 829-2549!

Looking forward to meeting you!


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Sarah Putnam
Executive Director