Gala 2017

A Party to Celebrate the Arboretum

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Arboretum Gardens

5:30-9 p.m.

A special evening of fun, music and entertainment. Menu by Guest Chef Steven Brown (Tilia and St. Genevieve), James Beard-nominated for Best Chef Midwest 2017. Toast in the grand setting of the #1 Botanical Garden in the U.S., winner of USA Today Readers Choice 2017. Cocktail garden party attire suggested, black tie optional. Guest emcee: Belinda Jensen, KARE-11 TV.

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Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception in the Perennial Gardens Cocktails in the garden with hors d'oeuvres and live music. Silent Auction open.

7 p.m.
Dinner al fresco in Gala Tent in the Sensory Garden Welcome and Introductions by Guest Emcee, Belinda Jensen, KARE-11 TV Heads & Tails Starter Fun Farm and Garden to Table menu presented by Guest Chef Steven Brown (Tilia and St. Genevieve), James Beard-nominated Best Chef Midwest 2017; and Arboretum Catering Silent Auction bidding closes at 7:30.

8 p.m.
Dessert and Gala Gratitude Live Auction features a Mini-Garden of Kaleidoscope by artist Robert Anderson, Best of Fall Guided Tour and Experience with Arboretum Director Peter Moe, Grow With KARE-11 TV "behind-the-scenes tour for four and taping with Belinda Jensen and Bobby Jensen," Travel Tours and more. 

8:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Thanks Checkout for Live Auction and Silent Auction purchases pick-up in Oswald Visitor Center Conversation and moonlight strolls in the gardens.

PATRON SPONSOR LEVELS

Gold Patron Table at $6,000
Table for 10, event program book and presentation sponsor mentions, Arboretum magazine and annual report recognition, website listing, 20 Arboretum VIP passes. $4,500 tax-deductible

Silver Patron Table at $3,000
Table for 10, event program book and presentation sponsor mentions, Arboretum magazine and annual report recognition, website listing, 10 Arboretum VIP passes. $1,500 tax-deductible

Patron Individual at $500
One reservation, listing in event program, Arboretum magazine and annual report, website listing. $350 tax-deductible

Guest Individual at $250
One reservation includes reception, entertainment, dinner. $100 tax-deductible

 

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation appreciates your support. Please RSVP online at arboretum.umn.edu/gala2017.aspx. OR by contacting 612-625-9437 for call back.  Also, email at ArbGala@umn.edu for more information.

A portion of Patron Levels and Guest Price is tax-deductible. 



 

The Gala Garden Party is hosted by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation

Gala Co-Chairs
Georgia Thompson
Isabel Keating
Polly McCrea
Marla Ordway
Cindi Sutter

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Wells Fargo

Jeannine Rivet and

Warren Herreid II

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Land O Lakes

 

US Bank


Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

Bailey Nurseries

 

Cargill

Silver Sponsor  Bronze Sponsor

Dorsey & Whitney

POPP Communications

 Bronze Sponsor  Bronze Sponsor

Lurie

Microgigantic

Supporting Sponsor  Supporting Sponsor
 The MPX Group

Solution Blue

Supporting Sponsor Supporting Sponsor

Otten Bros.

 

Minnesota Monthly

Supporting Sponsor Media Partner