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Twenty-first Annual Purple and Gold Gala
Friday, September 25, 2015 5:30 PM
Location: CSU Hearth Lounge and Ballroom
5:30 hors d'oeuvres and social
6:15 special performance by the Minnesota State Mankato Theatre and Dance Department cast of Titanic
7:00 dinner and brief recognition program with a dessert buffet and music following.
Cost $75. Formal attire; purple and gold encouraged. Valet parking. Directions here.

To sign up to attend, arrange payment, and choose an entree, please contact Becky Miller at or 507-389-1798 by September 11.

2015 Gala Honorees

Philanthropist of the year:
Steve and Judy Legenhausen

Corporate philanthropic partner of the year:
Wells Concrete

Volunteer of the year:
Bob Qualset


Builders - Lifetime giving of $1,000,000+
Steve and Judy Legenhausen
Ken and Kit Shimota


Benefactors - Lifetime giving of $500,000+
Charter Communications
Mayo Clinic Health System


Partners - Lifetime giving of $100,000+
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Mary Ella Jerome Family Foundation
Mankato Motor Company
Dr. Gunder Myran
Julia and Peter Pollock
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
Snell Motors
Wells Concrete
Zepol Corporation


President's Circle - Lifetime giving of $50,000+
Marcia L. Chalgren
Daren and Sarah Cotter
Family of Brianna Richmond Cowles
Barbara and Richard Gunderson
Paul and Diane Hanson
Dr. Kaye Herth
Hilton Garden Inn
Jang C. Jin
Lake Crystal Coaches
Link Snacks, Inc.
Lloyd Family
Old Dutch Foods
Volk Transfer
Paul and Sue Wilke


Dean's Circle - Lifetime giving of $25,000+
AgStar Financial Services
American Endowment Foundation
Vickie Apel
Beckhoff Automation, LLC
John and Linda Behrens
Dr. Diane Berge
Blattner Energy, Inc.
Blue Bricks
Mayva Boranian
Country Inn & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
EI Microcircuits
Lenore Fonda
JBeal Real Estate Group
Heather and Todd Ludwig
Dr. Jeanette Marsh
Margaret Mett Estate
Northwestern Mutual
Protein Sources, LLP
Bill and Lou Schroeder
Ellen Steck and Glenn Gabriel
Jay and Vicky Thomas
Robert and Joyce Wissink
Marilyn and Alan Youel
Randy and Sandy Zellmer