We invite you to spend a few hours with us in October! Join us in Minnesota or virtually to hear lifesaving and inspiring stories and raise funds to reach more children around the world in need of lifesaving heart care.


Saturday, October 28, 2023

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America

5:30 PM CT | Cocktail Reception + Silent Auction
7:00 PM CT | Programchildrens-heartlink-global-gathering-2023-get-ticketsEVENT DETAILS
Share in inspiring stories
Listen to live Bangladeshi music
Bid on auction items
Enjoy a cocktail reception and live auction
Cocktail attire requested

The Global Gathering is the Children’s HeartLink signature hybrid fundraising event. People from around the world gather to celebrate the heart of our mission – saving children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. In 2022, our partner hospitals served 126,000 children with heart defects and performed 10,053 heart surgeries.

Honorary Chair


Omar Ishrak, former Medtronic CEO



Karla Hult, KARE 11 reporter

Founder’s Award Winner


Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney, former Children’s HeartLink president

Musical Guest


Palbasha Siddique, Bangladeshi-American singer and songwriterchildrens-heartlink-global-gathering-2023-get-tickets



2023 Global Gathering Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors




Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors

Eileen and Tom Armitage | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Children’s Minnesota | Deloitte | Ernst & Young | Family and Friends of Mary McMahon Busch | Philips | Seattle Children’s Heart Center | Texas Children’s Hospital

 Silver Sponsors

Abbott | Allina Health Heart Institute | Andersen Windows and Doors | Ciresi Conlin LLP | Anu Codaty and Prat Verma | Jeff and Brynn Evanson | KPMG | McGough | McKinsey & Company | Prashanthi and Abhi Patangay | Robins Kaplan LLP | RAZR Marketing | Stratasys

Bronze Sponsors

Bellisio Foods, Inc. | Bremer Bank | Jackie Boucher | CliftonLarsonAllen LLP | Ann and Joseph Dearani, M.D. | Peggy Johnson | Laura Kiser | Jack Langenbrunner | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation | Betsy Moran-Johnson & Brian Johnson | Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney and Mike Sweeney | Judy and Jim Rice | Carrie and Russ Rydin | Jacqueline and Kenneth Stein, M.D. | University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Become a Global Gathering sponsor today!


Last year’s Global Gathering event was a success thanks to the generosity of so many.
Supporters like you make it possible for us to serve people like Janaina and her daughter Lis who was born with congenital heart disease.























About Children’s HeartLink
Children’s HeartLink saves children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. The global nonprofit organization (NGO), partners medical volunteers from top teaching and research institutions with doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam to develop or improve pediatric cardiac care programs. Since 1969, the organization has reached more than 1.5 million children.