Beyond Words Bash

Our Beyond Words Bash is the literacy event of the year.

From success in school and finding a job to raising a family and fully contributing to your community, the impact of literacy goes beyond words. And at our annual Beyond Words Bash, our supporters help us take its impact even further.

On April 19, 2018, the sold-out crowd at our inaugural Beyond Words Bash was treated to a captivating performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and human rights activist, Angélique Kidjo, at the Solar Arts Building. With KARE 11’s Rena Sarigianopoulos at the helm as emcee, we honored PCs for People, a local nonprofit, and Ruth Harpole, a long-time donor and volunteer, for their invaluable contributions to literacy.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our guests, the evening's live auction and fund-a-need raised nearly $40,000 for our literacy programs. The night ended with a dynamic performance by Duniya Drum & DanceCheck out our 2018 Bash photos and featured video.

For more information about our Beyond Words Bash or for 2019 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Godon at or 651-251-9092.


Beyond Words 2018 sponsors

The following companies are proud sponsors of our inaugural Beyond Words Bash:


Gold Sponsors

Anderson Family Foundation

Affiance Financial logo

GED Testing Service logo





Silver Sponsors

Reell logoThrivent Financial logo


Bronze Sponsors

Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting logoBridgwater Bank logo






Fredrikson and Byron logo



Arlington Hills Lutheran Church logo


Gardner and Gardner Communications logoModus Engagement Logo