Sister to Sister
"Sister to Sister" is an organization made up of our former Miss Minnesotas. Sister to Sister is vehicle for former title holders to offer their time and talents to create a stronger Miss Minnesota program. This organization, with the help of a wonderful committee, has presented the past two Crowns & Gowns Galas.
Crowns & Gowns Gala Committee 2014
Chairs: Karyn Stordahl Utecht ' 05 & Vicki Plaster Kueppers '83
A special thank you to Chris Kilgarriff and Amy Schilling for their endless hours helping the committee!
In honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant,
Sister to Sister is excited to present the first Crowns & Gowns 80th ANNIVERSARY BALL.
Save the date: Friday, June 12, 2015.
Grab your dancing shoes and we'll see you there!
Details to be posted soon.
We are excited to announce that the Minnesota Educational Scholarship Foundation is now a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations to the Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductible.
Sister to Sister is pleased to donate $10,000 raised at the 2014 Gala to the Scholarship Fund, for the second year in a row. Thank you to all who gave your support!
The Second annual CROWNS & GOWNS GALA, took place on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America. Highlights of the evening included a performances by Leah Sykes, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Jack & Ben from the "Up & At 'Em" morning radio show, a special message by Lauren Green, Miss Minnesota 1984 and an inspirational performance by Ben Utecht with Rebecca Yeh on violin and even a children's chorus.
We also honored our 70th anniversary Miss Minnesota, Patricia Cummings (pictured here with her new crown!)
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. Sister to Sister is pleased once again to donate $10,000 to Miss Minnesota Scholarship Fund. Images of the Gala were captured by our official photojournalist, Sarah Morriem. Simple click the link below.
Last year, the Sister to Sister organization of Miss Minnesota Alumnae presented the first Crowns and Gowns Gala, at the beautiful 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.