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Opus & Olives
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Saint Paul RiverCentre
5:00 p.m. | Cocktails and Book Signing
6:15 p.m. | Dinner and Author Presentations
Opus & Olives is not your average gala. This celebration includes 900 Friends, five national bestselling authors, and one lively party, all in support of your Saint Paul Public Library and local literacy programs of the Pioneer Press. When you join us at Opus & Olives, you support early literacy, workforce development, and other lifelong learning opportunities for individuals of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. And you just might have some fun, too.
Check out this year's incredible author lineup below.
Guests receive premier seating tickets (tables seat ten), a three-course plated dinner, wine at each table, complimentary valet parking, and recognition for table host(s).
Guests receive tickets (tables seat ten), a three-course plated dinner, wine at each table, complimentary valet parking, and recognition for table host(s).
Because The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all but $75 of each ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Support Learning for a Lifetime
By sponsoring Opus & Olives, our biggest, most visible fundraising event, you are helping us make an impact in your community and beyond. Your partnership supports early literacy, workforce development, and lifelong learning, for individuals of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background.
Entertain and Enjoy
This lively and elegant evening features more than just fabulous dinner, drinks, and conversation. Opus & Olives is a celebration of the power of libraries to help communities thrive. Each year we host five best-selling authors that deliver engaging presentations with personal stories about their work, their inspiration, and the importance of libraries on their journey.
Now in its sixteenth year, Opus & Olives is recognized nationally as one of the premier literary and social events of the year. Whether you’re entertaining clients or mingling with Twin Cities leaders, you’ll find an audience of smart, savvy, influential Minnesotans.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, you can download our sponsorship kit or contact Greg Giles, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, at 651-366-6499 or [email protected]
Co-host and Media Sponsor:
A Marketing Resource
Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers
District Energy St. Paul/Ever-Green Energy
FTL Corporation/MGM Wine & Spirits
Metropolitan State University Foundation
Midwest Radiology Foundation
Minnesota United FC
Penguin Random House
The Saint Paul Hotel
Securian Financial Group
SPIRE Credit Union
The Waterbury Group at Morgan Stanley
Winthrop & Weinstine
Don’t see your company’s name? Join us in promoting libraries and literacy! For more information on any of The Friends’ giving opportunities, please contact The Friends at 651/222-3242 or [email protected].