Attend & Support 2019 Gala

Be a vital part of our efforts to make Minnesota a global place to live, work, and learn by supporting and attending the Year of South Africa Gala. All contributions help fund ongoing educational and cultural programs throughout the state.

Sponsorship

Give a little more; get a little more. Become a sponsor to take advantage of promotional opportunities and attend pre-gala events. If you have questions, please contact Kristi Pogatchnik, Individual Giving Officer, at 612.625.0620.

Become a Sponsor

$10,000 Underwriter 

  • One table of 10 at the gala for you and your guests
  • Two invitations to an exclusive dinner for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with guest of honor Phumzile Mazibuko, South African Consulate General (Chicago) during the week of June 10
  • Two reservations to a South African Food and Wine reception on April 17
  • Two bottles of champagne served at your table at the gala
  • A complimentary professional photo of your table with you and your guests
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique South African-inspired gift
  • $8,850 tax deductible

$5,000 Underwriter

  • Four reservations to the Year of South Africa Gala on June 15, 2019
  • Two invitations to an exclusive dinner for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with guest of honor Phumzile Mazibuko, South African Consulate General (Chicago) during the week of June 10
  • Two reservations to a South African Food and Wine reception on April 17
  • A bottle of champagne served at your table at the gala
  • A complimentary professional photo of you at the gala
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique South African-inspired gift
  • $4,340 tax deductible

$2,500 Underwriter

  • Two reservations to the Year of South Africa Gala on June 15, 2019
  • Two invitations to an exclusive dinner for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with guest of honor Phumzile Mazibuko, South African Consulate General (Chicago) during the week of June 10
  • Two reservations to a South African Food and Wine reception on April 17
  • A complimentary professional photo of you at the gala
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique South African-inspired gift
  • $2,060 tax deductible

$1,000 Patron

  • Two reservations to the Year of South Africa Gala on June 15, 2019
  • Two reservations to a South African Food and Wine reception on April 17
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique South African-inspired gift
  • $680 tax deductible

$500 Patron

  • Two reservations to the Year of South Africa Gala on June 15, 2019
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique South African-inspired gift
  • $330 tax deductible

Table and Tickets

Tables and individual tickets are expected to sell out. Don’t wait to buy yours!

One table of 10 at the gala for you and your friends – $3,000

  • Two invitations to an exclusive dinner for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with guest of honor Phumzile Mazibuko, South African Consulate General (Chicago)
  • Your name or company’s name displayed on the table
  • Two bottles of champagne served at your table at the gala
  • A complimentary professional photo of you at the gala
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • $2,000 tax deductible

Individual ticket – $200 ($125 per ticket is tax deductible)

Sponsor an international student – $100 (100% tax deductible)

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