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Tubman Hosts 9th Annual Starlight Soiree

Starlight Soiree, Tubman’s annual gala to honor survivors’ journeys through trauma and to celebrate the generous donors who support our mission, will be held at the Marriott Hotel City Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This year’s theme is From Fear to Freedom, representing how Tubman’s services can help survivors move forward on a journey of safety, hope and healing.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with the champagne reception. Guests can enjoy champagne, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while bidding on fantastic silent auction items, and participating in fun activities.

Dinner and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m., featuring Patty Peterson Presents: Jazz Women All Stars. Reg Chapman of WCCO television will emcee the event. Chapman has worked in broadcast journalism in Minneapolis; Dayton, Ohio; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; and New York City. As an esteemed journalist, he has won several Associated Press awards, honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. Amongst all of his professional honors, Chapman still finds time to give back to the community through donating his time to organizations like the Urban League, NAACP, and the YMCA, which honored him as a black achiever.

Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased by April 20, 2018. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 612.767.6580. The cost to attend is $150 per individual ticket, or $1,500 for a premier table that seats eight.

ABOUT TUBMAN: Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages and all genders who have experienced relationship violence, sexual assault and exploitation, elder abuse, addiction, and other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education. To get help, call 612-825-0000. To give help, call 612-825-3333, or visit to learn more.