Event Details

September 27, 2023

Brother Justus Whiskey Company

7:00 p.m.

Presented by

Join AuSM for an evening of cocktails (and mocktails) that support the Minnesota autism community! This will be an engaging party that doesn’t take itself too seriously and does tremendous good. Rather than a proper sit-down dinner, imagine this: carousers toasting craft cocktails and passing appetizers while fundraising for a truly AuSM cause and community. We’ll have silent and live auctions, games, and entertainment. We’ll also showcase our work, and share stories of impact.

Cocktails for a Cause seeks to cast a wide net in building support for our diverse, vibrant autism community. With a prevalence rate of one in 34 Minnesotans as autistics, the autism community really is all of us – it’s your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, and their families. Cocktails for a Cause will rally and build community around seeing the strengths and gifts – along with the challenges and struggles – of autistic people we all know and love.

To see a social narrative overviewing the event, click here.

Ticket Price: $125
Purchase four tickets: $450

About AuSM

The mission of the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is to create connections, empowering everyone in the autism community with the resources needed to live fully. AuSM seeks to enhance the lives of all who are part of the Minnesota autism community, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building.

Our Partners

An interior shot of Brother Justus, an open and airy space with natural wood

About Brother Justus
3300 5th St NE Suite B, Minneapolis, MN 55418

We'll be hosted for the evening at Brother Justus Whiskey, a Minnesota distillery inspired by Brother Justus, a Benedictine Monk who crafted whiskey a century ago. We chose this venue quite intentionally: the people at Brother Justus believe that the most important virtue of Benedictine values is hospitality, and they live out that virtue. They say "When we set out to bring a new distilling and tasting room experience to the Twin Cities, we knew it had to be inclusive in more ways than one. No one should feel unwelcome or excluded during a night out with friends or family."

"When we envisioned our space, we thought about who will come through the door, how will they come through the door, and how do we want them to experience this place."

We want our whole community to be welcome at Cocktails for a Cause, and Brother Justus makes that possible. Plus they serve cocktails and mocktails that can't be beat.

A man unloads catering from a van

About Breaking Bread

Our appetizers for the evening will be provided by Breaking Bread, a local cafe that helps support Appetite for Change. By partnering with Breaking Bread, AuSM is keeping our work local and supporting their mission to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis and beyond. We're thrilled to work with amazing local organizations while also getting to snack on some amazing food.


AuSM welcomes your support for Cocktails for a Cause, our fundraiser to help create a more inclusive community for the 1 in 34 Minnesotans diagnosed with autism. Our guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, entertainment, appetizers, and drinks as we showcase AuSM’s mission to create connections, empowering everyone in the autism community with the resources needed to live fully. All funds raised will directly support Minnesota’s autism community through AuSM’s programs and services, including therapy, support groups, education programs, summer camps, autism training, social and recreation programs, and more. Sponsorships start at $1000 and are available for all budgets.

Thank You Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Ally Sponsors

The Arc Minnesota

Christenson Hofer Family