Crystal Ball

2021 Crystal Ball Gala

The safety and well-being of our donors and community remains a top priority for Mercy Hospital Foundation. With this in mind, the 2021 Crystal Ball Gala will be a virtual event. 

Visit our 2021 Crystal Ball website here.

Stay tuned for updates regarding ways to support patients and families in our community.

Learn more about Mercy Hospital Foundation's Event Sponsorship information, or if you would like to make a donation, we are accepting live and silent auction items. Please download and complete our donation form.

2020 Crystal Ball Gala

The 19th annual Crystal Ball held on Thursday, August 20, 2020, was a great success! This first ever virtual event raised over $400,000 to enhance two highly utilized departments at Mercy, cardiovascular care and the emergency department.

2019 Crystal Ball Gala

The Crystal Ball on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Minneapolis Marriott NW was a success and raised funds to benefit community health programs, patient programs and/or emergency financial support.

2018 Crystal Ball Gala

HALF A million THANKS! Together we raised $510,000 at the 17th Annual Crystal Ball! Proceeds benefit the Mercy campus surgical services renovation. Of the total, $175,000 was raised for the Fund-a-Need to enhance the substance abuse and addiction services area on the Unity campus. Thank you donors, sponsors, guests and friends for your meaningful support!

2017 Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball on Saturday April 22, 2017, was a huge success, raising more than $483,000 to benefit the Mercy Intensive Care Unit remodel. Of the total, more than $141,000 will be used to fund the Forensic Nurse Examiner program at Mercy Hospital's Unity Campus. Thank you to our generous sponsors, auction donors, guests, and event volunteers who made this event so memorable. 

2016 Crystal Ball

The 2016 Crystal Ball continued the great history of supporting the health and wellness initiatives and programs that directly impact our north metro communities. The event raised more than $486,000 to benefit the mental health and addiction services consolidation at Unity Hospital. More than 550 attendees and 30 amazing volunteers helped make this evening successful and memorable.

2015 Crystal Ball

The 2015 Crystal Ball was a magical evening filled with heartfelt connection to Mercy and Unity hospital's mission, celebration and generosity. The gala raised more than $342,000, which included $60,000 for Fund-A-Need. The proceeds supported The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's, as well as comprehensive care and facility enhancements at both Mercy and Unity hospitals. The Fund-A-Need donations supported oncology patient emergency funds.

2014 Crystal Ball

Proceeds from the 2014 Crystal Ball supported comprehensive programs and services as well as facility and equipment enhancements at both Mercy and Unity hospitals. The Fund-A-Need donations supported Anoka County being designated as a Heart Safe County in effort to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest in our communities. 

2013 Crystal Ball

The 2013 Crystal Ball was a smashing success and raised more than $290,000 for the birth centers at Mercy and Unity hospitals. In addition, Fund-a-Need raised $30,000 for community health initiatives including high school health screenings.

2012 Crystal Ball

The 2012 Crystal Ball on April 21 at the Northland Inn raised more than $288,000. This included more than $43,000 for Fund-a-Need, the cancer patient emergency fund, as well as funds supporting these services:

  • Cardiology and cardiovascular surgery at Mercy Hospital
  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at Unity Hospital