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Gala 2014 Preview




Celebration Gala and Normandale Performs set for Fall 2014

Grab your calendar and mark this date! On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the Normandale Foundation will host the second annual Creating Futures Celebration gala at Bloomington's DoubleTree by Hilton near Highway 100 and I-494.

“You won't want to miss this inspirational evening that will include heartwarming student stories, plus stunning performances by talented Normandale students, staff, alumni, faculty and board members,” says Colleen Simpson, Normandale Foundation Executive Director.

The evening also will include exciting live and silent auctions, an elegant dinner, a “Dreams Become Reality” program to remember, a live band and dancing. Mahendra Nath, local successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and Foundation Emeritus Board Member, will be honored for his commitment to making dreams come true for Normandale students. (See related article on pages 6 and 7.)

This fundraising gala will help provide scholarships for deserving, hard-working students of all ages. We never stop learning. Come enjoy a night of fun and excitement while helping to change lives and create futures.

Purchase tickets and tables now to get the “Early Bird” pricing. Seat assignments are made on a first-come, firstserved basis, so get your tickets soon.

Last year's inaugural gala netted $162,737 to support student scholarships and college programs.

For more information, to purchase tickets or donate auction items, call the Normandale Foundation at 952-358-8147 or click here.

Two weeks after our Creating Futures Celebration gala, on Saturday, October 11, join the crowd in Mall of America's East Rotunda for the second-annual Normandale Performs. Students, alumni, staff, faculty and Foundation Board Members will be on stage from noon to 2 p.m. to delight audience members of all ages. Last year's highly entertaining show captured the attention of hundreds of onlookers. Join us for an afternoon of great family fun and entertainment.

Who's got talent? The Normandale Family! Come see for yourself.