Attend & Support 2020 Gala

Be a vital part of our efforts to make Minnesota a global place to live, work, and learn by supporting and attending the Italia 2020 Gala. All contributions help fund ongoing educational and cultural programs throughout the state.

Sponsorships and Tables

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.

Purchase a Sponsorship or Table

$10,000 Underwriter 

  • One table of 10 at the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2, for you and your guests
  • Four invitations to a pre-gala VIP reception, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio*
  • Two invitations to an exclusive lunch for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio* on May 1
  • Two reservations to An Italian Country Supper on March 29, with menu curated by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and hosted by Patty Simmons and Les Wold
  • Two bottles of prosecco for your table at the gala
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique Italian gift
  • $8,650 tax deductible

$5,000 Underwriter

  • Four reservations to the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2, for you and your guests
  • Four invitations to a pre-gala VIP reception, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio*
  • Two invitations to an exclusive lunch for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio* on May 1
  • Two reservations to An Italian Country Supper on March 29, with menu curated by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and hosted by Patty Simmons and Les Wold
  • A bottle of prosecco for your table at the gala
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique Italian gift
  • $4,140 tax deductible

NEW! $5,000 Table

  • One table of 10 at the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2, for you and your guests
  • Four invitations to a pre-gala VIP reception, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio*
  • Two invitations to an exclusive lunch for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio* on May 1
  • Two bottles of prosecco
  • for your table at the gala
  • A complimentary professional photo of your table with you and your guests
  • Marketing Package for you or your organization: Recognition as a gala sponsor in the gala program, table sign with your logo at the gala, your logo featured in the online auction, a spotlight in one of our weekly e-newsletters (7,500 person mailing list), listing in the annual report, as well as in other pre-gala communications
  • $3,820 tax deductible

$2,500 Underwriter

  • Two reservations to the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2
  • Two invitations to an exclusive lunch for sponsors at the Underwriter level, with special guest Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio* on May 1
  • Two reservations to An Italian Country Supper on March 29, with menu curated by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and hosted by Patty Simmons and Les Wold
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique Italian gift
  • $2,060 tax deductible

$1,000 Patron

  • Two reservations to the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2
  • Two reservations to An Italian Country Supper on March 29, with menu curated by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and hosted by Patty Simmons and Les Wold
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • A unique Italian gift
  • $680 tax deductible

$500 Patron

  • Two reservations to the Italia 2020 Gala on May 2
  • Recognition in the gala program and annual report
  • $350 tax deductible

*His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy, is scheduled to attend the above events. Should events on the world stage require a change to his schedule, Global Minnesota will work with the Embassy to bring in another high-level Italian diplomat.

Tickets

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

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

Purchase Sponsorships, Tables, and Tickets