The 11th Annual LeadMN Scholarship Gala recognized outstanding student leaders and raised funds for this important scholarship program. Students selected for the LeadMN Leadership Scholarship are individuals dedicated to serving others; whether volunteering at their campus as a tutor or building a community service project that brightens the lives of many. Contributions to the scholarship fund are tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds from this event goes directly to support student scholarships.


Radisson Blu Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425

Thank you to our sponsors!

Mentorship Sponsor
Steve and Darla Frantz
Hennepin Technical College President Advisory Council
Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
Trustee Emeritus Christine Rice

Student Leadership Sponsors
Mike and Stacy Dean
jabber logic
Students United

Supporting Sponsor
Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson
John and Kathryn O'Brien

Wall of Wine Sponsor
Penneau Training Group

Keynote Speaker Dr. Martha Kanter

Martha J Kanter, the former undersecretary of education in the Obama Administration, was the Keynote speaker at LeadMN's 11th Annual Scholarship Gala.

Dr. Kanter is now leading a movement to make college affordable for students by expanding College Promise programs to communities and states across the nation. Just three years after she has started and there are over 200 college promise programs in 41 states.

Dr. Martha J. Kanter