AofG_BillboardThe 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 beings 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.

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. 

Online Reservation – Reserve your ticket(s) and/or tables in advance.

  • Online registration coming soon
  • To order tickets offline for the event ($70/person), and for sponsorships and auction item inquiries, 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.

Raffle tickets are also available at Opening Doors Admin offices (2100 Asbury Road.) Each ticket is $5 and will be put into one of three drawings: (1) Pressure Washer from Mi-T-M Corporation (valued at $375), (2) “Dine Around Town” six $50 restaurant gift cards, and (3) a drawing for 50/50 cash! Please call 563-582-7480 to get your tickets today. Cash and checks accepted, we are prohibited by law from accepting credit cards for raffle tickets. Thank you! For each 2 tickets sold we can provide one bed night of shelter.

Thank you to our 2016 Ruby Sponsors – $5,000 Level

Thank you to our 2016 Sapphire Sponsor – $2,500 Level

Thank you to our 2016 Emerald Level Sponsors – $1,000 Level

Thank you to our 2016 Pearl Sponsors – $750 Level

American Trust & Savings Bank
Archdiocese of Dubuque
DB&T/Heartland Financial
Eide Bailly
Honkamp Krueger & Company
Kunkel & Associates
Leibfried & Associates
MedOne HealthCare
Kathy & Dana Schrack
Sisters of the Presentation