$10K for Scholarships at the IA Dinner and Auction!

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What a special night at our first annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction last Saturday! Over 125 friends, family, partners and students attended, and together we raised over $10,000 for IA Scholarships to be awarded in 2015! 100% of these funds will go toward student scholarships through partnerships in the Mathare Valley, the D.R. and at Hope Academy in Minneapolis. The event was held at the Medina Golf and Country Club and featured several students from Hope Academy and Mary’s Place. Student Savannah Davis closed the evening by singing an amazing original song called “Champions” with the help of Anna and Jasmine. The Auction featured over 60 items, including a delicious dessert auction with one particularly delectable chocolate sundae cake going for $240!

Thank you to everyone who came out and generously supported and participated in the event! Thank you to the many individuals and companies that donated auction items! Thank you to our wonderful planning team: LaVonne Dyer, Suzy Nardini, Nancy Vischer, Natalie Awalt, Bea Mulawarman. We are extremely grateful to all of you!

Special Thanks:

Event Sponsor: Abra Autoglass

Auction Sponsors:

Jon Halverson

Bob and Evelyn Collier

Sarah Albinson

Chad Amour

Bob Fiebranz

Heather Clack

Nancy Vischer

Ann Derby

Kathy Collier

Renee Kraemer

Doug Anderson

Mark Collier

Jeremy Mickelson and Wheely Good Bike Shop

Jayne DeMell and Higher Power Training

Alison Wendy Designs

Tracy Walsh Photography


AMC Theatres


Barley John’s Brew Pub

Beauphoria Hair Salon

Brackett’s Country Club

Cabot Creamery

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Excelsior Brewing

Fair State Brewing

George & the Dragon

Grand Slam

Grand Falls Casino

Guthrie Theatre

Lagunitas Brewing

Mall of America

Medina Golf and Country Club

MN Wild

MN Twins

MN Vikings

MN Orchestra

MN Swarm

MN Landscape Arboretum

MPX Printing

Oak Ridge Country Club

Old Log Theatre


Peace Coffee


Punch Pizza

Relaxation Advantage

R. F. Moeller

Science Museum

Simple Music Workshop

St Paul Saints


Wild Mountain



Read more about the 2015 Scholarship Program.

Read more about 2014 Scholarship Recipients.