Annual Gala

Each year, we explore the global role of a country. This yearlong focus includes special programs and events and culminates with our annual summer gala.

A unique exploration of culture, the gala is our premier fundraising event that draws an exclusive and well-traveled audience of more than 300 guests, including high-profile Minnesota community and business leaders.

Be part of this highly anticipated event that supports ongoing educational and cultural programs designed to help Minnesotans live, work, and lead globally.

2018 Gala: Year of China

Saturday, June 16 | 4:30 – 8:30 pm

A diverse and complex global player, China holds some of the world’s oldest and richest cultural traditions. This year’s gala will explore Chinese culture, highlight U.S.-China relations, and connect Minnesotans to this East Asian country. Featuring fine Chinese cuisine and entertainment as well as the Tour the World live and silent auctions, the gala is set to be one-of-a-kind that raises critical funds to support Global Minnesota’s mission.

Attend & Support

Purchase tickets or become a sponsor and join the celebration.


The Event

Coming soon! Explore what this summer garden party is all about.



Coming soon! Featured items in the Tour the World auction.


2017 Colombia Gala

Experience last year’s gala in pictures.