The 2018 Annual Banquet in Pictures

“Great job on a fun event! My favorite CAA banquet to date.”

“I just wanted to say how amazing that event was! The food was delicious, the speakers were engaging, the space was super nice, and everything went smoothly!”

We’re so glad to hear it! These are just a couple of rave reviews we got from folks who attended last Saturday’s Annual Banquet at The Blaisdell in South Minneapolis.

As revealed in the photo slideshow below, this year’s benefit for the animals was tons of fun, with more than a hundred in attendance and a delicious dinner catered by Root to Rise. Dessert was sublime, with cupcakes by Vegan East and ice cream donated by Ben & Jerry’s – South Minneapolis.

Acknowledging CAA’s 20th birthday, Executive Director Laura Matanah was joined by Jennifer Swick and Freeman Wicklund to give an inspiring overview of where the organization has been and where it’s going.

We’re very grateful to all who attended, volunteered, and donated auction items. We are also grateful for the generous gifts made to CAA throughout the evening. Some guests even joined our Circle of Care, making a commitment to help sustain CAA with a recurring monthly gift.

We’re happy to report that this year’s Annual Banquet raised more than $8,700 to help the animals! All we can say is wow, and thank you. Thank you for understanding how your support plays a vital role in how we can help animals.

If you couldn’t make it to the banquet and would still like to make a contribution, you are welcome to give today. You can also join our Circle of Care when you sign up to make a recurring donation of any amount.

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