What is the schedule for the evening?

Social Hour begins at 5:00 pm with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner and a program to follow. Evening for Epilepsy will conclude at 9 pm.

Do I need to buy a ticket or table?

No. We will not be charging anyone to attend thanks to generous corporate sponsors. This will allow 100% of what is raised to go directly to the mission.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the evening is cocktail attire.

I wasn’t asked for my dinner preference. Is dinner going to be served?

Yes! The event will be catered by the JW Marriott Minneapolis and will include a starter, entrée and dessert. 

Starter: Amablu Farms Blue Cheese and Pear | Frisée, Candied Hazelnuts, Frangelico Vinaigrette

*Entrée: Dijon & Herb Crusted Organic Chicken | Acacia Honey Jus | Risotto, Brussels Sprouts or Seasonal Squash Risotto | Walnut Arugula Pesto

Dessert: Sebastian Joe’s Mango Sorbet

*Entrèe options can be customized to fit most dietary restrictions or allergies. Please include food accommodations in your RSVP.

Will there be a silent/live auction?

An auction will not be part of our Evening for Epilepsy event this year. We plan to incorporate an auction for our 2024 gala when EFMN will be celebrating 70 years.

Is there parking near the venue?

There are three options when parking at the JW Marriott Minneapolis.

  • Valet: Please pull up to the main lobby entrance at the circular drive and an attendant will greet you. Valet fee: $27
  • Self-Park at JW Marriott underground parking garage: The underground parking garage is located on the south side of the hotel, between Sears and the JW Marriott. Parking fee: $18. If staying at the hotel, your guest room key card should be used to enter and exit the parking garage as needed. This includes when exiting after checking out of the hotel. Please recycle hotel key cards in the room key drop box next to the pay station when you depart after checking out.
  • Mall of America parking: Mall of America offers complimentary parking for guests. The nearest lot to the JW Marriott is the Lindau Lot (also called the North Lot). Please see the parking map linked here: Parking. From the North lot, enter the Mall of America’s North Entrance and take escalators/elevators up to the 2nd level. The entrance to the hotel is to your left. 

Accessible parking:

Accessible parking is available on-site and valet parking available for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs. 

Are sponsorships available?

Absolutely! If you are interested in being a sponsor for our event, please contact Alaina Leisten.

Whom can I contact if I have questions or need to disclose accessibility information?

Please contact Cynthia Yang, Special Events Manager, at 651-287-2327 with any additional questions that you may have.