Gala - July 23, 2023

The Federated Challenge kicks off with a magical evening that includes a black tie dinner and auction at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Sunday. Don a tux or gown and enjoy fine cuisine, entertainment, and lively bidding — all in support of youth mentoring programs.

The event utilizes online bidding, so bring your internet-enabled smartphone or tablet. The auction preview will open Monday before the event and online bidding will open on Friday evening. Registered bidders will receive an e-mail with a link to the bidding site. Sunday’s gala begins at 5 p.m.

Reception and Silent Auction

5:00 p.m.  Black Tie Reception
6:30 p.m.  Silent Auction Bidding Ends

Gala Dinner and Live Auction

6:30 p.m.  Dinner (All guests will have reserved seating.)

Hotel Accommodations at The Saint Paul Hotel

Call 800-292-9292 and ask for the Federated Challenge rate, or reserve online at

Event Parking

Valet parking is available on Kellogg Street. Alternate parking is available in the RiverCentre ramp.


Saint Paul RiverCentre | 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102 | 651.265.4800

Gala Dinner

Enjoy a delicious
three-course dinner
with wines from
Saint Helena Winery.

Silent Auction

Bid on hundreds
of exquisite items
and experiences.