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ARTcetera 2021 Quick Facts

Who:              The Miller-Dwan Foundation’s ARTcetera gala – the celebration of the year!

What:             Gourmet dinner extravaganza and auction gala with an impressive selection of one-of-a-kind vacation experiences, luxury services, elegant dinner parties,     unique jewelry and original artwork.

Where:          The space that was formerly Younkers.

When:            Friday, September 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.

Program:       Social hour, a not-so-silent silent auction, dinner and live auction.

Attendance:  250 of our region’s most prominent and philanthropic community members.

ARTcetera 2021 will be the party you’ve been waiting for! After the Zoom galas, virtual happy hours and online auctions, we are happy to announce that we will be in person to celebrate.

On September 17, we’ll gather in a safe manner to hear uplifting stories and take part in the famed ARTcetera auction, featuring exquisite items and experiences.

For 22 years, the Miller-Dwan Foundation has hosted ARTcetera, our region’s leading fundraising event designed to transform healthcare in our area. Every year, we receive remarkable, and often one-of-a-kind donations from our community’s businesses, citizens and beyond – all because people like you believe in the Foundation’s work and the difference we make right here in our own region. These gifts have helped us realize net event proceeds of over $3 million – a true testament to the work we are able to do with your generous support.

Over the years, ARTcetera proceeds have filled healthcare gaps and created some of our area’s most meaningful healthcare options – options that serve you, your employees, neighbors and loved ones. By donating to ARTcetera, you can create healthier people, healthier families and a healthier community.

Auction Donor Recognition:

  • Full page dedication to donor/company in auction catalog, mailed prior to the event
  • Donation and donor name on display on online auction website
  • Donation and donor name on display at the event
  • Donor/company name in the Miller-Dwan Foundation Annual Report

Auction Donor Benefits:

  • Increasing brand awareness for you and your business
  • Marketing your work/brand directly to a targeted audience of high net worth consumers
  • Associating your work/brand with a proven and respected non-profit organization
  • Demonstrating your support for taking bold steps to create change in our community
  • Emphasizing your community leadership in advancing healthcare in our region

Event Proceeds:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct effect on our lives, and in particular, on our mental health. Isolation, loneliness, job loss, fear, etc. has taken a toll and it has been said that these effects will be the “fourth wave” of the pandemic. Focusing our attention and funds to the mental health needs of those in our region will directly benefit children, our elderly population and everyone in between. We’ll safely gather in person as we raise important funds benefitting

mental health in our region. Join us for the celebration of the year!

Over the years, ARTcetera proceeds have filled healthcare gaps and created some of our area’s most meaningful healthcare options – options that serve you, your employees, neighbors and loved ones. By being a sponsor, you can invest in healthier individuals, healthier families and a healthier community.

Thank you

If you’ve been a donor to our mental health funds, if your family member has benefited from the DBT skills taught at Amberwing or if you’ve been involved in ARTcetera in the past, thank you. Thank you for caring so much about your community and the people of our region.

About the Miller-Dwan Foundation

  • Creating impactful community initiatives
  • Filling healthcare gaps
  • Improving the health of people in our region
  • Your healthcare Foundation

The Miller-Dwan Foundation is the only independent, public, medical foundation in the region, and we’re here, as a charitable organization, to support and promote your commitment to the health and well-being of the people in our communities. We carry out the wishes of our donors while improving the delivery of health care services, supporting health care education and advancing treatment through medical research.

Recent major projects created with ARTcetera funds include:

Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health, located in the Miller-Dwan Building of Essentia Health. Providing highly effective acute care in a freshly transformed environment, designed for optimal behavioral healthcare outcomes.

Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being, a highly effective, innovative and accessible mental health care option for young people from birth to age 25 and their families.

Solvay Hospice House Compassionate Care Legacy Fund, providing a beautiful, peaceful, residential hospice facility for people at the end-of-life and their loved ones.

Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, providing timely, accurate information regarding cancer diagnosis, treatment options, lifestyle considerations and compassionate support through group and individual activities.

As the area’s largest medical foundation, we have provided more than $32,000,000 in project support to critical healthcare needs by working with Essentia Health-Duluth (formerly Miller- Dwan Medical Center), Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center and more than 50 other regional nonprofit organizations which address community health concerns.

By partnering with businesses, organizations, individuals and families, our funding makes a real difference to the people of our region; it makes our community a better place to live and work.