Due to Chancellor Malhotra’s cancellation of all MinnState events (with over 100 attendees until May 1, 2020) as well as the executive order from Governor Walz limiting social gatherings, Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College unfortunately will be cancelling the 50th Anniversary Gala that was to be held on April 23, 2020. The colleges will work on plans for a future fundraising event this year, but in uncertain times we do not have immediate answers. As soon as we have confirmed plans we will communicate.
Guest and Table hosts — If you have already purchased your tickets we are offering three options. Please let Chris Hinrichs know what option you are choosing by April 1, 2020.
Donate your ticket price to the emergency grant fund to help students in need. We anticipate this need will increase drastically over the next several months given the significant economic impact on a large number of our student demographic.
Donate your ticket price to a scholarship fund of your choice or simply to the greatest need of the college.
In the past fifty years, Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College have built well respected legacies of innovation, high-quality learning, and service. Looking to the future, our work turns to creating a bold future for both institutions.
Leave your mark by attending our 50th Anniversary Gala on April 23, 2020. This year’s theme, A Lasting Legacy, celebrates community and technical education, the opportunities each provides, and the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who make it all possible.
Students pursuing higher education face mounting financial challenges. Our two foundations help more than 1,000 students each year ensuring they can afford tuition, books, transportation and unexpected costs. In joining us for this tremendous event, you will directly help students and continue DCTC and Inver Hill’s long traditions of supporting students.
This year's event takes place at the DoubleTree in Bloomington starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature a social hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment.