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Ordinary Magic 2022

An Annual Community Celebration and Fundraiser in Support of Wilder's Mission


Thank you for sparking magic with Wilder on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Saint Paul College!

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You brought the magic! Together we raised more than $300,000 in support of the people and families that Wilder serves. 

Thank you for joining us at Ordinary Magic and for your belief that together we can build a stronger Saint Paul, one family at a time. We loved gathering with a room full of passionate supporters of this work!





Watch Sebastian and Tash's story

During Ordinary Magic, Sebastian and Tash shared their experience with Wilder supportive housing services at Lincoln Place. Watch the video!

I was happy that I didn't have to deal with living with somebody else, I wasn't experiencing homelessness anymore. CDA and Wilder were both very accommodating to me. They gave me an opportunity that I never got from anyone else, and I can honestly say that they saved my life. 

Sebastian, former participant in Wilder Supportive Housing Services

Make an Impact at Wilder

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If you missed Ordinary Magic, you can still support Wilder! Donate online or contact us at magic@wilder.org for more ways to contribute.

What (therapy) helps me most with is I don’t have this physical triggering where I feel like I have to solve things and I’m all worked up. It really helps with interactions with my husband and my kids. That liberated me from so much stuff,

Sarah, participant in Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness and donor

More Opportunities to Support Wilder's Mission

Donate to the Campaign for Families

If you are considering a pledge to the Campaign for Families, please contact Anne at anne.rodenberg@wilder.org to confirm and with any questions you may have.

Provide feedback about Ordinary Magic

We’d love your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete our guest survey to help us plan for next year.

Learn about volunteering at Wilder

Curious about volunteering with Wilder? Read about the Kiernat Community Service award winners who attended the event and their amazing contributions to Wilder’s mission. Or you can find volunteer opportunities!

Your support of Wilder’s mission helps provide:

Wilder came up with creative ways to measure how engaged the students were and bring back success stories. ... We started to see we could collect data in a meaningful way. Now story collecting is a big part of our process.


Wilder Research client Jeanne Calvit, Interact Center For The Visual And Performing Arts

Thank you, Ordinary Magic volunteers!

Ordinary Magic Committee: Jennifer Adams, John Gauger, Maggie O’Gara, Kathryn Schleich, Judy Kishel, Sue Piva

In addition, more than 40 volunteers and staff came together on May 12 to make Ordinary Magic a success!

Sponsor Ordinary Magic

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Questions about sponsoring Ordinary Magic? Contact magic@wilder.org.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for making Wilder's annual celebration and fundraiser possible this year!

Presenting Sponsor

Wilder Ordinary Magic Presenting Sponsor Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation


Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Andersen Windows & Doors, an Ordinary Magic sponsor



Silver Sponsors



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HealthPartners, Wilder Block Party sponsor


Inside Edge, a sponsor of Wilder's 2019 Ordinary Magic




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Bronze Sponsors


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CyberAdvisors, a sponsor of Wilder Ordinary Magic


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Stories of Ordinary Magic

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