Costumes, face painting, lightsabers, and so much more! I had such a great time photographing the 2019 Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC) Gala at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in Minneapolis. MICC is a nonprofit vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders. This year’s gala’s theme was “Expedition Independence: What’s Your New Frontier?” to celebrate the spirit of exploration and limitless possibilities for students and graduates as they achieve independence. The gala included a silent auction, a live auction, wonderful speakers, a photo booth, a virtual reality game, excellent food, and one heck of an amazing dance party! Thank you for letting me be a part of this event!
Presenting Sponsor: Best Buy | Hosting Sponsor: Marathon |Founding Sponsor: Hatlen Family Foundation | Platinum Sponsor: Lighty Family | Gold Sponsors: Rabbit Creek and Kenton Family | Silver Sponsors: Craven Family, Gilbertson Family, Gulstrand Family, Hartfiel Family, Isensee Family, Kai and Amy Gudmestad, Schupbach Family, and Ziegler Family |Bronze Sponsors: Aeon, Bon Appetit Mangement Company, Hilgers Werner, Littler Ryan, UCare, Barnes Family, Bono/Constantine Family, Caliber Foundation, Campbell Family, Family of Ashley (Goedken) Barnard & John Barnard, Foss Family, Gabrielsen/Gilbertson Family, Gauvin Family, Gilbertson Family, Grant Family, Rundle Family, Otness Management, Teitelbaum Family, Walters Family, and Wied Family | Live Auction Sponsors: Asi, Jerry’s Foods, Liquor Boy, and Mr. Rooter Plumbing | Event Sponsors: Auction Harmony, AV Events, Cat Eye Design, Do Good Events, Fladeboe Auctions, Myrick Visual, Schuette on Duty Solutions, and The Depot.