50th Gala Logo - A Lasting Legacy


In the past fifty years, Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College have built well respected legacies of innovation, high-quality learning, and service. Looking to the future, our work turns to creating a bold future for both institutions.

Leave your mark by attending our 50th Anniversary Gala on April 23, 2020. This year’s theme, A Lasting Legacy, celebrates community and technical education, the opportunities each provides, and the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who make it all possible.

Students pursuing higher education face mounting financial challenges. Our two foundations help more than 1,000 students each year ensuring they can afford tuition, books, transportation and unexpected costs. In joining us for this tremendous event, you will directly help students and continue DCTC and Inver Hill’s long traditions of supporting students.

This year’s event takes place at the DoubleTree in Bloomington starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature a social hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment.

See our exciting sponsorship opportunities below. Tickets go on sale in early March.


New this year, gala guests can Sponsor a Student allowing DCTC and IHCC students to attend the event free of charge and join in the celebration. Additional details at check out.

Event Details

50th Anniversary Gala
: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439

Tickets on sale starting in March

  • $95 Community Member Tickets
  • $85 Alumni & Retiree Tickets
  • $75 Faculty, Staff, Student & Veterans Tickets

Forms and Links


Legacy Sponsors $7,500

Heirloom Sponsors $5,000

Heritage Sponsors $2,500

Commemorative Sponsors $1,000

  • Walser

Inspire Sponsors $500

  • Dale Olson & Alice McGuiggan
  • Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota