Reach for Ralph 2024

Caring for the Heart


Join Us for Reach for Ralph

Thursday, June 13
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Quincy Hall
1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Located in the heart of the arts district

Reach for Ralph is Hammer & NER‘s Annual Summer Fundraiser. You can make a difference to people with intellectual disabilities.  Enjoy dinner, auctions, and games.

You will be inspired by stories and be one of many people who are Caring for the Heart of Hammer & NER.

Unable to attend? You can always make a donation.


The Online Auction is OPEN!

Please sign up to bid on auction items here or make a donation here.

Tickets Are Sold OUT!

If you have any questions contact Ginger Venable at 952-345-0115 or Ginger.Venable@Hammer.org

Who is Ralph and What is He Reaching For?

Ralph was a lovable boy who had a disability few people understood in the 1920’s. Most people believed Ralph should be placed in an institution but our founder, Alvina Hammer, offered a caring environment, the first Hammer School. Ralph was the inspiration for our logo figure and statues. He reaches toward the sky, symbolizing hope and striving for all that is possible. Ralph represents individuals, with differing abilities who thrive, living the life they deserve with compassionate care in their communities.

We’re in this together and…Together is a wonderful place to be.