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Meridian's Charity Gala

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Rialzo VI - "Help Is on Its Way"

Rialzo is Meridian Health Services' annual charity gala celebrating the harmony of "whole-person" health. The featured entertainment was Little River Band, famous for hits like "It’s a Long Way There," "Help Is on Its Way," and "Happy Anniversary."

Meridian's charity gala (black tie optional) included an evening of spectacular entertainment, performances from our arts partners, dinner, dancing, and fundraising auctions all in support of Meridian's programs.

New this year was an additional 2 hours of LIVE music and entertainment. Immediately following the Little River Band was a 13-piece national party band, "Life of the Party."

Rialzo...Italian for "to elevate or rise above," is symbolic to Meridian Health Services in this collaborative fundraising event to raise the importance of a healthy mind and community.


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April 9th 2016 Horizon Convention Center

Funds from Rialzo 2015 will support Pediatric Care

BUY BOOKS to give free to families at each child check-up because more than 50% of Muncie's children aren't ready for Kindergarten.

REPLENISH EMERGENCY FUNDS for clothing and housing for disrupted families because the Child Advocacy Center conducts two child sexual abuse child interviews per week.

PLAN & BUILD A THERAPEUTIC PLAYGROUND for even better therapies and development because the existing playground at Suzanne Gresham Center, Morrison Mock Elementary is over 40 years old.


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Past Events


'A great success': Rialzo VI raised $130K

The results for Rialzo VI are in, and they're even better than expected, event organizers said... Read More

Rialzo tickets are going fast

Planning to attend this year’s Rialzo soiree? Then get your outfit from the dry cleaner and reserve your tickets, because the event is on April 11 and tickets are almost gone... Read More

Little River Band coming to Muncie

Meridian Health Services is bringing Little River Band — a 1970s soft rock group that produced 13 Top 40 hits — to Muncie for Rialzo VI. Rialzo, Italian for "to elevate or rise above," is Meridian's annual black-tie charity gala to raise funds, hope and the organization’s profile. Previous performers have included The Pointer Sisters, Kool and The Gang and Three Dog Night... Read More

Rick Springfield coming to Muncie

The fundraising gala for Meridian Health Services has welcomed high-energy, well-known acts to their event and the 2014 Rialzo is no exception. Eighties rocker Rick Springfield will headline this year’s annual event, following past acts such as Kool & the Gang, Pointer Sisters, Three Dog Night and the Fifth Dimension...Read More

Rialzo IV a success for Meridian, community

During the fourth annual gala event, Meridian raised $85,000 from ticket sales, auction items and direct appeals for funds during the evening that featured Three Dog Night, more than double what the organization raised in 2012.Read More

Rialzo IV: Joy to the World

Hollywood's red carpet had nothing on Saturday night’s Rialzo IV Charity Gala. Those entering Muncie's Horizon Convention Center walked down a black and white, “red carpet”-style entrance, many in formal evening attire... Read More

Three Dog Night: During Rialzo IV, three more lucky puppies will be auctioned, joining this growing alumni.

Two black labs, one miniature schnauzer, and a labradoodle tugged at their leashes and dragged their owners one recent crisp winter afternoon. They ran. They played. They posed for pictures. Each are pedigreed, in tip-top shape. These are the puppies of Rialzo.Read More