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10th Anniversary Gala

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KOM staff, board member, and volunteer at the Annual Gala

The Karen Organization of Minnesota will hold its annual gala on October 25th,

and this year’s event is especially meaningful: it’s our tenth anniversary!


Since 2008, KOM has worked on behalf of thousands of refugees from Burma looking to build successful lives in Minnesota. Today, they make use of our employment programs, social services, health trainings, youth activities, and much more. We’re excited to reflect on our community’s progress, look back on our programs’ highlights, and celebrate the key figures whose vision made it possible. By the end of the night, we’ll be looking forward at what we have in store for another ten years.

This year’s gala will take place at Inwood Oaks, offering easy access off of I-94 and free parking. Over 300 guests will enjoy music, a cash bar, silent auction, dinner, and a short program featuring special guests who have journeyed with us over the past decade.

We welcome businesses, partner organizations, and individuals to show your support for KOM and refugees from Burma by sponsoring a table at our annual gala. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Frank Hennick or email events@mnkaren.org for more information.


Inwood Oaks offers easy access of I-94, and parking is free in the lot.


5:30 | Social hour, silent auction, and cash bar
6:45 | Welcome & dinner
7:30 | Program begins (silent auction closes at 7:15)
8:30 | Closing


Business or cocktail




We appreciate your support of the growing community of refugees from Burma.

Have questions about the gala? Contact Frank Hennick at 651-202-3109 or events@mnkaren.org.











To sponsor a table at the Annual Gala:

To purchase individual tickets:

To donate an item to our silent auction:

To volunteer:

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with the festivities! This October come over to the office and lend a hand by creating signs, writing descriptions for the silent auction prizes, and helping us plan out the details of the big event. You can also pitch in on the night of the gala: we’ll need help setting up, decorating, processing the silent auction items, and more.

  • Event volunteers can attend the gala for a discounted price (half-off the regular ticket price).
  • Please register using the individual registration form above and you can send us a check for $35 or we can send you an invoice for a card payment.
  • To learn more about how you can help, please contact Suzanne Olive or Frank Hennick.


We hope you will consider attending and joining KOM in celebration and unity.


October 25, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Inwood Oaks
484 Inwood Ave. N
Oakdale, MN 55128 United States
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