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.


Friday, October 25, 2024

Hilton Minneapolis

Cocktail Reception + Silent Auction

The Global Gathering is Children’s HeartLink’s signature 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.



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 | In2ition | 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 | Tatyana Makarova | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation | Betsy Moran-Johnson and 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

In-Kind Donor

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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 children like Safwan, a heart warrior from Bangladesh who was born with congenital heart disease and diagnosed shortly after birth. His inspiring story was shared at the Global Gathering in 2023.

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.