The 2024 Night of Light

On October 12, 2024, the Aim Higher Foundation will hold its 12th annual Night of Light Celebration! Proceeds of the gala support the Aim Higher Foundation's tuition-assistance scholarships which help make the benefits of a Catholic education accessible to some of the most deserving children across the Twin Cities.

In 2023, we welcomed more guests than ever before (more than 640!), but thanks to a record-breaking number of sponsorships, auctions, and fund-a-need donations, we raised more funds for our scholarship programs than any other previous Night of Light! The more than $850,000 raised will drive our ability to award more scholarships to more students to attend a Catholic school!

Without you, we simply could not have reached these new heights for our mission. Thank you for being a part of our special evening.

About the Aim Higher Foundation

At the Aim Higher Foundation, we know that too many children don't have access to the quality of education they deserve. For many families, the cost of tuition is the primary barrier to transformational educational benefits.

Aim Higher Scholarships help make Catholic schools accessible to all children, regardless of the size of their parent's paycheck. Our scholarships, which follow the student each year through 8th grade, also ensure stability to families throughout their child's school years.

Through the Night of Light, we are able to generate additional funds that are essential to the Aim Higher Foundation’s ability to award scholarships to students. And it is the only event in the Twin Cities that provides direct support to children and families at all 81 Catholic schools serving grades K-8.

See our friends and board of directors in action as we deliver the funds raised for check delivery marathon!

Event Details


Formal Attire (Black Tie Optional) Guests are encouraged to wear formal attire with flexibility. For men, a dark suit is fitting as is a tuxedo, if desired. For women, formal attire includes a formal cocktail dress, dressy separates, or full length gown.


Diamond Sponsors

Jane & Archie Black
Doug & Sandy Milroy
Don & Diane Mulligan

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Special Sponsorships

Auction Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Travis Amiot

Austin Family

Joe Donnelly &
Becky Thorson

Paul & Kristi Herro

Sam Nelson

Phil & Connie Paquette

Mr. & Mrs. Ed Requet

Aida & Thomas Schaefer

Mary Schaffner &
Bob Lee

Brian & Emily Sefton

Michael & Michele Traeger

David & Mackenzie Wood

Rita & Charlie Zinn

Auction Donors

Neil & Amy Ayotte

     Margaret LeClair

Ken & Donna Carney

Father Chris Collins

Joe Donnelly &
Becky Thorson

Hester Family,
Mendakota Country Club

Paul & Kristi Herro

Dr. Bill Hoffman,
Olympic Hill Golf Course

Kirkland Family,
St. Croix Ballet

Krueger Christmas Tree Farm

In-Kind Donors

Jeff & Cathleen Cachat

Rich Graner

Jeremy McColm

Night of Light Countdown









Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments! We look forward to hearing from you.