2019 Appreciation Dinner

2019 Appreciation Dinner

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Dinner

 

Featuring

 

General Joseph Votel

 

Commander of United States Central Command

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

 

DoubleTree by Hilton – 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55439

 

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is honored to have the top U.S. commander on Middle East Operations General Joseph Votel as keynote speaker at its annual fundraising dinner! General Votel, a St. Paul native, is returning home to Minnesota after a nearly 40-year Army career serving in some of the highest ranking and most sensitive assignments. General Votel heads the United States Central Command until his scheduled retirement this spring. General Votel is sure to provide a fascinating insider-look at U.S. military strategy and operations to combat terrorism.

 

General Votel is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College who commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. General Votel oversaw the military’s most highly trained units in highly classified mission as the commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and was nominated by President Obama to serve as the 10th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2014-2016). Currently, General Votel serves as the 13th Commander of United States Central Command (2016-present), a unified command of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for U.S. security interests in 27 nations.

 

The fundraising dinner raises money for MMAF, a non-partisan, volunteer- run, non-profit organization with a mission of saying “thanks” to Minnesota military service members by providing cash grants to those who have served in a combat zone since 9/11. Event expenses will be underwritten by our main sponsor, Sit Investment Associates. Therefore, 100 percent of funds raised at the dinner will go directly to Minnesota service members via MMAF grants.

 

Leadership Table – $25,000




 

8 tickets to the intimate “VIP Conversation” with General Joseph Votel (5:00PM – 6:00PM)

8 tickets for photo ops with General Joseph Votel

8 tickets to the VIP Reception with General Joseph Votel (6:00PM – 6:50PM)

Program recognition

Table of 8 in a premier location for Dinner/Program (7:00PM)

(In addition to your 8 attendees, your table will also include a service member and their guest).

 

Contributor Table – $10,000




2 tickets to the intimate “VIP Conversation” with General Joseph Votel (5:00PM – 6:00PM)

2 tickets for photo ops with General Joseph Votel

2 tickets to the VIP Reception with General Joseph Votel (6:00PM – 6:50PM)

Program recognition

Table of 8 for Dinner/Program (7:00PM)

(In addition to your 8 attendees, your table will also include a service member and their guest)

 

Supporter Table – $5,000




Admission to the General Reception (6:00PM – 6:50PM)

Program recognition

Table of 8 for Dinner/Program (7:00PM)

(In addition to your 8 attendees, your table will also include a service member and their guest).

 

Patron Ticket – $500




Admission to the General Reception (6:00PM – 6:50PM)

Dinner/Program (7:00PM)

 

Tickets and Tables are available for purchase by clicking the above links or by contacting Joe Bennek at jpb@sitinvest.com or 612-359-2516.

MMAF SUPPORTERS

SERVICE PARTNERS