Join us for our annual Opportunity Gala!
Friday, November 3rd | 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Holiday Inn Fargo (3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103)
F5 Project’s annual fundraising gala that highlights the critical need to provide support, celebrates the accomplishments, and allows the community to come alongside our mission.
About the Event
You’re invited to join us for our 2023 Opportunity Gala! The evening event will be a night to remember as we gather to support and celebrate the growth during 2023 and share about the vision and goals of F5 Project for the 2024 year.
Basic needs such as employment, housing, healthcare, healthy socialization can be next to impossible to access for individuals with barriers. Our mission allows us to connect those individuals to resources and services to create opportunities for them to thrive.
By sponsoring, attending and supporting the Opportunity Gala, you are helping to provide marginalized individuals resources and services to create meaningful change and regain their lives. F5 Project proudly stands with those seeking help – serving over 560 participants each month. Together, we continue to work towards the goal of breaking the cycle of crime, fostering healing, and restoring lives.
Get ready for a beautiful evening at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, with custom cocktails and mocktails, silent auction, mystery boxes, and so much more. Get your tickets to get updates as we share more special announcements about the evening!
Marcus Bullock is an entrepreneur, justice reform advocate, and innovator that leverages empathy and tech to create success pathways for marginalized communities. Following his 2004 release from prison, he launched a construction business that grew to employ other returning citizens. Bullock is also founder and CEO of Flikshop, Inc., a software company that builds tools to help incarcerated people stay connected to their families and build community.
The Flikshop mobile app enables families and non-profit organizations to send personalized postcards to any person in any cell in the US, with the mission of using social connections to decrease recidivism. He also founded the Flikshop School of Business, a program that teaches returning citizens life skills and entrepreneurship via computer coding and software development. As Forbes writes, “Will Flikshop, the Instagram for prisons, solve all of [the mass incarceration] issues? No. But Flikshop typifies the sort of work that needs support to scale to address these issues from many angles.”
Bullock is an inaugural cohort member of Techstars Anywhere and John Legend’s Unlocked Futures business accelerators. He was selected as one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in the US. Shortly after, Bullock was named a 2020 Halcyon Incubator Fellow. Additional awards include: Aspen Ideas Award, WBJ 40 under 40, US State Park Distinguished 400 Award, and 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist.
He is a member of the Justice Policy Institute’s board of directors, Advisory Board member for Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative, and serves as an advisor to the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund. Married with two children, Bullock’s story has received coverage from Forbes, CNN, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, and NPR.
Individual Ticket – $125
- Grab a seat at a table for our Annual Opportunity Gala! Not only will you enjoy a top-notch gala environment where dinner is provided, but you will also have an opportunity to enhance hundreds of lives with your ticket purchase, by bidding on our silent auction, and partaking in fundraising opportunities throughout the evening.
Table Ticket – $1,000
- Secure an 8 person table for our Annual Opportunity Gala! Not only will you enjoy a top-notch gala environment where dinner is provided, but you will also have an opportunity to enhance hundreds of lives with your table purchase, by bidding on our silent auction, and partaking in fundraising opportunities throughout the evening.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, you can review our sponsorship document here.
For more information on sponsoring a table or to find out how to donate to the silent auction, please contact Rachael Pishtek at email@example.com.