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2016 MABL Foundation Scholarship Gala

  • 12 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Grand Ballroom, Marriott City Center, 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402


Each year MABL Foundation raises money to award scholarships to students attending local law schools who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who are committed to addressing issues that impact the black community. These students are recognized and honored at the gala, along with the recipient of the MABL Profiles in Courage Award (to be announced), awarded to an individual who has demonstrated courage, excellence, and integrity in furthering the Association's mission of representing the interests of black citizens in the legal profession and judicial system.

This year's gala will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by an amazing dinner and program, and ending with dessert and entertainment.

Our keynote speaker is U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison. Ellison represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Ellison, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, was a practicing attorney and community activist before he was elected to serve in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2007.

This year, MABL will honor:   

Hon. Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, Profiles in Courage Award

Ben I. Omorogbe, Vice President and Assoc. Group General Counsel, Travelers Companies, Inc., President's Award 

Keynote Speaker

 Hon. Keith Ellison, U.S. Congressman


6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

9:00 p.m. Dancing and Dessert


Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN


MABL Member: $100 (single ticket)

Supporter (Non-MABL Member): $125 (single ticket)

Benefactor: $2,500 (Table for 10, listing in program, listing in publicity)

Underwriter: $3,000 (Table for 10, full page ad in program, listing in advertisements, table signage, special recognition at Gala) 

Underwriter and Benefactor donations received by October 21, 2016, will be listed in the program.

Click on “Register” link to purchase tickets.

 Tickets will be sold in advance only and will not be sold at the door. Please contact event co-chairs Kiesha Mayes (mikiesha.mayes@gmail.com) or Zachariah Oluwabankole  (obj@growthem.org) for more information.

RSVP by October 31, 2016.

Black tie optional.  All proceeds benefit the MABL Foundation.


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