The 16th Annual “Attitude of Gratitude” – the largest fundraiser of the year for Opening Doors – is coming Saturday, November 18, 2017 to the Grand River Center Ballroom.  The 2016 event raised a new record of over $130K for the women and children at Maria House and Teresa Shelter thanks to our sponsors, 500+ guests, donors, volunteers and bidders.   Photo by Carrie Hannon of Boyd Gaming.  Bidding starts two weeks prior to the event. 

Time: Doors open at 4:30 PM; Program begins at 6:30 PM
Location: Grand River Center
Tickets: $70/person
Sponsorship Levels: $400 to $10,000

For a full list of sponsorship benefits, please download the 2017 Opening Doors Sponsorship form. Please contact Ann Lorenz, Development and Marketing Director at with questions or for further information. Music by Tapestry!

Event features include over 120 silent and live auction items, a delicious plated dinner topped off by a delicious dessert, the return of the “Bucket Brigade” raffle, testimonials from Maria House and Teresa Shelter residents, and online bidding through QTEGO. 

Menu (vegetarian option available upon request)
Chicken Parmesan
Cheese Ravioli
Green Bean Almandine
White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheese Cake or Double Layer Chocolate Cake (alternative placed at table – 5 of each)

  • To order tickets, or to reserve a sponsorship by mail, send payment to Opening Doors, 2100 Asbury Road, Suite 8, Dubuque, IA 52001.  Tickets are $70/each.  Click here for more information on sponsorships.
  • For more information, please contact Ann Lorenz, Development and Marketing Director at (563) 582-7480, or email


If you can't attend you can still bid remotely through QTEGO mobile bidding available two weeks prior to the event.

2017 Ruby Sponsors - $5,000

2017 Sapphire Sponsors - $2,500

2017 Emerald Sponsors - $1,000

2017 Pearl Sponsors - $800

American Trust & Savings Bank
Connors Family
DB&T/Heartland Financial
DuTrac Community Credit Union
Eide Bailly
Honkamp Krueger & Company
Sisters of the Presentation

A Special Thank You to: