Annual Dinner and Auction

The 18th Annual St. Francis House Dinner and Auction will be held on Monday, July 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

For individuals not able to attend in person, we have added a virtual component to our event. Not only will you be able to watch a livestream of the event, but you will be able to bid on live auction items along with the individuals at the event.The Dinner and Auction is a chance to come together to celebrate the St. Francis House. Those attending learn more about our continued work to provide a hand up to our guests instead of a hand out. During the event, awards are given out to those making a difference in the lives of our guests. This evening is also a time to educate the community on our needs by raising money for our operations through a live auction and a silent auction. The silent auction will open on Monday, July 19 and conclude 30 minutes after the live auction concludes.

Due to our generous corporate sponsors, there is no cost for the event!

If you are unable to attend in person and would like to watch the livestream of the event, click the button below. The livestream will begin at 6 pm.

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2020 Dinner & Auction Videos

Executive Director Julie Becker

Bid On These Tropical Vacations

2020 Dinner and Auction Photo Gallery

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Awards and Past Winners

Instrument of Courage: This award is given annually in recognition of a Business Donor who has unselfishly given of their resources to the St. Francis House.

2020 Award Presentation


Past Winners of Instrument of Courage

2020: Lloyd Companies

2019: Soukup Construction

2018: MacKenzie River Pizza

2017: Sunshine Foods- Hartford

2016: Falls Dental Centre

2015: Spartan Nash

2014: Ovations

2013: Fareway

2012: Sanford

2011: Hy-Vee

2010: Berry Plastics

2009: First Premier Bank / First Premier Bankcard Services

2008: Eide Bailly

2007: Midcontinent Communications

2006: Dan & Janet Costello

Instrument of Love: This award is given annually in recognition of a Faith Community whose members has given unselfishly of their time, talents, and treasure to the St. Francis House.

2020 Award Presentation


Past Winners of Instrument of Love

2020: Ransom Church

2019: Avera McKennan

2018: First Lutheran Church

2017: Wesleyan United Methodist Church

2016: Linwood Wesleyan Church

2015: Hope Lutheran Church

2013: Sioux Falls Urban Plunge

2012: Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church

2011: Wesley United Methodist Church

2010: St. Katharine Drexel Parish

2009: St. Therese Catholic Church

2008: First Presbyterian Church

2007: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

2006: Holy Spirit Parish

Instrument of Peace: This award is given annually in recognition of the individual volunteer who has unselfishly given of their time to the St. Francis House.

2020 Award Presentation


Past Winners of Instrument of Peace

2020: Ron & Sue Struck

2019: Steve Zahn

2018: Elvira Severson

2017: Kelly Heikens & Friends

2016: Jessica Quissell

2015: Joan “Grandma” Wager

2014: Matt Eli

2012: Memory of Mildren “Millie’ Lambertz

2011: Alan Hall

2011: Chris Nelson

2010: Kyle Anderson

2009: Michelle Feldhacker

2008: Wallace “Buck” Chandler

2007: Dan Ballard

2006: Helen McGuire

Instrument of Hope: This award is given annually in recognition of a guest at the St Francis House who has demonstrated courage and leadership in the house.

2020 Award Presentation


Past Winners of Instrument of Hope

2020: Nichole Barry

2019: Anthony Heibrink

2018: Anthony Cournoyer
Jamie Green

2017: Dan Meyer

2016: Melvin Nesheim

2015: Jan Risbrundt

2014: Randy Hoogendorn
JL & Chrissy Dye Family

2013: Thomas Bakke

2012: Matt Eli

2011: Allisha Hanson

2010: Pat Sauer

2009: John Chuol

2008: Glendale Jackson

2007: Joe Coleman

2006: Prentice Almond

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