The Spirit of America Gala

We look forward to hosting you at the second annual Spirit of America Gala on October 14, 2023, beginning at 5:30 pm!

he Spirit of America Gala, like Mount Rushmore, celebrates the best of what this country has to offer. Come dressed to impress in your blue jeans and bling to mingle with community leaders and supporters of the Mount Rushmore Society at a cocktail reception in a beautiful atrium, dine at a seated dinner in an elegant tent under the stars, and hear from Rosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and Chair of America 250. No detail has been left to chance, from shuttle service from the adjacent parking area to the delicious catered dinner and musical entertainment by Sophia Beatty. And although the faces of George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe won’t be overlooking us, this is sure to be an unforgettable evening and they are always with us in spirit.

Because of a potential government shutdown that would prevent us from holding the event onsite, we have proactively relocated this year’s event from Mount Rushmore National Memorial to the new Security First Bank building in Rapid City. This will maximize our capacity to control what circumstances we can ensuring that we are able to make the largest impact in supporting Mount Rushmore.

Featured Speaker

Rosie Rios served as the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. She now serves as CEO of Red River Associates, an investment management consulting firm, and is the chair of America 250, the United States Congressional Commission planning the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding to be celebrated in 2026. If you open up your wallet and check your paper currency, you probably have a bill signed by Ms. Rios; her signature currently appears on a record $1.2 trillion out of the $1.4 trillion in circulation worldwide. Among her many accomplishments, she is known for initiating and leading the efforts to place a portrait of a woman on the front of U.S. currency for the first time in over a century. Her personal passion includes EMPOWERMENT 2026, a non-profit that highlights historical American women in positions of money and power.

Sponsorship & Tickets

Please select your sponsorship level below to experience this wonderful event and to support Mount Rushmore National Memorial.