The Hope Rocks! signature benefit we created for Faith’s Lodge was held at Epic Event Center in Minneapolis and released a compilation CD featuring the top bands and artists on the Minnesota music scene. At the inaugural event, over 1,200 people enjoyed fine D’Amico hors d’oeuvres, a fast-paced 30+ item raffle and exciting auction followed by a private concert by Soul Asylum. The first event netted over $225,000 for the nonprofit organization and was called “the best fundraising event of the year”. The customized “recipe” for this event has been replicated from year to year with similar results.
"Kristi and Fred Shepherd not only helped us with our first fundraiser, but also helped us set up the infrastructure for our nonprofit and build our building, Faith’s Lodge! Their passion for the mission matched ours which meant a lot of things happened fast. We highly recommend them and their company, Event Architects."
- Mark And Susan Lacek, Co-Founders, Faith’s Lodge