Sister to Sister
The Second annual CROWNS & GOWNS GALA, a fundraiser for the Miss Minnesota Educational Schlarship Fund, took place on Friday, June 13 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America. It was a wonderful success. Photos and scholarship donation information will be coming soon! We are so excited to announce that we are now a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations to the Minnesota Educational Scholarship Fund will be fully tax deductible.
"Sister to Sister" is an organization made up of our former Miss Minnesotas. It is vehicle for former title holders to offer their time and talents to create a stronger Miss Minnesota program.
Last year, the Sister to Sister organization of Miss Minnesota Alumnae presented the first Crowns and Gowns Gala, at the beautiful new Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America. Highlights of the evening included welcoming our three Miss America’s, Gretchen Carlson, Dorothy Benham and BeBe Shop. Guests were treated to a red carpet arrival, a display of the anniversary Miss Minnesota’s crowns and gowns, and the Miss Minnesota portrait gallery. There was a silent auction and a program featuring all 22 contestants in a “Show Us Your Shoes” parade. They were pleased to donate $10,000 to Miss Minnesota Scholarship Fund.
The Gala was captured by our official photojournalist, Sarah Morriem!