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Year of China Gala

June 16 @ 4:30 pm CST

Join us for our annual fundraising gala as we explore Chinese culture, highlight U.S.-China relations, and connect Minnesotans to this East Asian country. Featuring fine Chinese-inspired cuisine and entertainment as well as the Tour the World live and silent auctions, the gala is set to be a one-of-a-kind evening that raises critical funds to support Global Minnesota’s mission.

This unique cultural event draws more than 300 of Global Minnesota’s well-traveled supporters and raises critical funds for ongoing educational and cultural programs designed to help Minnesotans live, work, and lead globally.

Event Details

  • Become a patron or underwriter sponsor, which includes exclusive opportunities and benefits. See below for available levels.
  • New this year! We are excited to introduce mobile bidding for the silent auction. More details to come.
  • Held at a private residence in the West Metro – rain or shine.
  • Parking is available at the Orono Schools parking lots – 795 Old Crystal Bay Road North, Orono/Long Lake, MN 55356.
  • Shuttles will be available throughout the evening to drive guests to and from the event space.
  • Semiformal attire is suggested. The gala is an outdoor event held in a tent on the lawn of a private home, so please keep this in mind when selecting your footwear.
  • Should severe weather be predicted, stay tuned to your email and Global Minnesota’s website for weather-related updates

To receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration by June 1, 2018. Please call us at 612.625.1662 to cancel and request a refund.


June 16
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Global Minnesota


Orono High School Parking Lots
795 Old Crystal Bay Road North
Orono, 55356
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