Gala - July 24, 2022

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 using code 72422FEDC. You will need to select “I have a code” from Rate Type and select Group/Block to see the available room options. 

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.