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Ordinary Magic 2023

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


Join us for a magical evening on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Wilder Center in Saint Paul!



Ordinary Magic is our annual fundraiser in support of the families that Wilder serves. Together we will celebrate the resilience and accomplishments of people in our community and take part in creating a stronger, more vibrant Saint Paul.

You’re invited to immerse yourself in the mission and programs of Wilder at this year’s Ordinary Magic. Join us for an inspiring evening in support of the people and families served by Wilder.




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Sign up to host and invite friends to join you for this magical evening.

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Purchase tickets today.

Seating will be limited, and ticket packages are available for all group sizes.

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

Sponsor Ordinary Magic

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

Your support of Wilder’s mission helps provide:

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

More Opportunities to Support Wilder's Mission

Learn about volunteering at Wilder

Curious about volunteering with Wilder? Read about volunteer opportunities and Wilder volunteer stories.

Donate to Wilder

Make a gift today and support Wilder’s work to improve lives today and for generations to come.

Sponsor Wilder

Stand with Wilder and receive broad recognition for your support of our mission. Contact us at Magic@wilder.org for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

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 Committee!

Ordinary Magic Committee: Dana Bloyer, Julie Brunner, John Gauger, Robyn Hansen, Stephanie Johnson, Judy Kishel, Maggie O’Gara, Kate Pearce, Sue Piva, Kathryn Schleich, Katie Schmidt, Stephanie Wolkin

and more than 40 volunteers and staff that help make Ordinary Magic a success every year!


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

Presenting Sponsor

The Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation, a sponsor of Wilder's 2019 Ordinary Magic

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Andersen Windows & Doors, an Ordinary Magic sponsor





Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Brown & Brown, a sponsor of Ordinary Magic




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CyberAdvisors, a sponsor of Wilder Ordinary Magic




Delta Dental



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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!

Stories of Ordinary Magic

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Saint Paul Public Library Uses Evaluation to Expand Community Services

Saint Paul Public Library’s Community Services program connects the library and Karen, Latinx, and Somali communities in Saint Paul through culturally responsive and informed programs, resources, and services. After years of building the program, library staff knew they had a strong foundation on which to build and wanted to tie the program to their strategic plan. Learn how Saint Paul Public Library and Wilder Research worked together to evaluate this program and expand its reach.More about this story »