The 13th Annual LeadMN Scholarship Gala

We 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 go directly to support student scholarships.


Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Free parking is available on site. 


Contact LeadMN Development Assistant Joyce Petsch at


Mentor Sponsors - $1,000

Hennepin Technical College

Leader Sponsors - $750

Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Riverland Community College
Minnesota State - Board of Trustees
Metropolitan State University
Mike and Stacy Dean
Students United

Supporter Sponsors - $250

Dennis Bona
Robert Erickson

Host a Plate Sponsors - $75

Joyce Petsch

Online Bidding for Silent Auction

For the second year, attendees will be able to bid on our silent action using their cellular device and texting to bid.

The process for bidding is fairly simple; text your bid to: (931) 299-4424 with the item's three letter code and bid amount, ex. ABC$300. You will then receive text updates to your phone regarding the item(s) that you have bid on, for example if you are outbid or if you are the winning bidder.

The silent auction automatically closes at 7:15 PM and winning bidders will have the option to either pre-pay for your items using your cellular device or pay for the items in-person following the gala via cash, check or credit card.

If you do not have a cellular device, you can bid using one of the LeadMN tablets in the bidding tablet area located near registration. Complete instructions on how you bid can be found on the one-page handout and will be available at event registration.

But don’t wait! The silent auction is now open and you can begin viewing and bidding on items!