Over the past 20 years, by partnering with
communities to build stronger, more
equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods, Rise
has assisted with the development of over
4,700 homes, representing over $650 million
in community investments, and serving over
10,000 low-income households. Our
programs have supported the work of over
20 local community building organizations.
Together we help create a higher quality of
life in safer, inclusive, and more engaged
You make this work possible
Everything we do is only possible through the support of the community, our partners, funders
and everyone that works to make St. Louis a great place to live. That's why we are extending
this open invitation to anyone that wants to come celebrate the work done in the past 20 years at Rise.
The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s blends equal amounts of chic and sweet at St. Louis’ newest luxury venue. Beaming natural light, hardwood floors, an outdoor terrace featuring river and skyline views and chocolate-infused culinary adventures by executive chef Nicholas Miller are all encompassed within a working chocolate factory will give the Gala an ambience that is not to be missed.
Easily accessible from all directions, The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s features secured and complimentary self-parking, custom chargers, stunning seating and flat-screen TVs.
Tickets can be purchased online through EventBrite. Even if you wish to purchase tickets via check or money order, we still ask that you register via eventbrite in order
for us to get an accurate headcount of attendees. There will be an option during checkout to pay in person.
Ticket prices are $150 for a single seat, $1500 for a table of 10, and sponsorship levels start at $2,500.
Join us as we honor the accomplishments of three members of our community
Seth M. Leadbeater
Community Development Banking.
John P. Dubinsky
Economic Development & Leadership
Joseph A. Shepard
Affordable Housing Advocacy
Join us starting at 6:00pm on March 25. The dinner and "Lifting our Communities" award ceremony will last until 9:30pm, at which point
attendees will have music and dancing available featuring the band Fat Pocket
About the Band
Fat Pocket is St. Louis' highest energy party band. The eight-piece ensemble features high-powered horns and music that ranges from
modern top-40 hits to 60's era favorites. They were named the best cover band in St. Louis in 2016 by the Riverfront Times and are sure to provide for
an incredible experience to end the evening.
Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods.
Everything we do is only possible with financial support from our community partners and individual donors. The money goes directly to our operating costs so we can continue to provide assistance to other community development organizations, build homes for those who need affordable housing, and be a strong partner for data sharing in the region.
With our Real Estate Developments...
...we have helped build over 4,700 homes, 40 commercial spaces, and opened up quality housing to over 7,700 people in the St. Louis area. By supporting our Gala,
not only are you helping Rise celebrate an important milestone, but you are helping us to continue doing work that serves the people of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Get In Touch
To learn more about our Gala or about Rise, contact Lary Perlmutter, our director of communications and development.