Guests at this year’s Make Them Shine gala for St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development enjoyed live and silent auctions, dinner and an inspirational program at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

The event, which featured KARE-TV’s Rena Sarigianopoulos as emcee and WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro as auctioneer, raised funds for the center’s Twin Cities area early childhood education, mental health and autism services and “life-phase” programs.