Ignite Inclusion: A Fundraiser for the Autism Community

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

7-9:30 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company

Ignite Inclusion is our annual fundraiser formerly known as Gala. Ignite Inclusion is also quite intentionally an un-gala—one meant to bring our greatest community supporters together in new ways. A proper sit-down dinner will be replaced by carousers sipping craft cocktails and passing appetizers while fundraising for a truly AuSM cause and community.

At this fundraising event, guests can expect silent and live auctions, games and prizes, and a celebration of neurodiversity – with some revelers wearing their Sunday best on a Wednesday night. But Ignite Inclusion seeks to cast a wider net into our diverse, vibrant autism community, and we welcome party attire of any kind.

Our hosts at Brother Justus offer a beautiful and comfortable space—a truly remarkable and inclusive backdrop for our celebration. So while Ignite Inclusion will be be a swanky scene, above all we invite you to join us in recognizing the strengths, gifts, wisdom and wonder of autistic community, empowered and strengthened by AuSM. Please bring a crowd to add to ours!


As a sponsor of Ignite Inclusion, you show the community that you are committed to creating a Minnesota that is diverse, welcoming, and accessible. Join us for an evening of craft cocktails, appetizers, aerial entertainment, games, auctions, and more to celebrate our neurodivergent leaders. All proceeds benefit programs and services for the Minnesota autism community. 

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