Centennial Gala

A grand finale to 100 years

More than 500 alumnae, faculty, staff, students, donors and friends embraced the evening's theme, "So let your light shine," during the Saint Ben's Centennial Gala on April 26, at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis. The event included performances, recognition, fellowship and dancing, which celebrated a century of illuminating the world through education, service and leadership. Twenty-seven sponsors supported the Gala, with proceeds going to student scholarships. This support ensures that future generations of Saint Ben's students will light the way for our second century.  

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Thanks to our sponsors

Century of Connection Sponsors:


Wine Sponsor:



Centennial Brand Sponsor:




Presidents Sponsors:






Benedictine Table Sponsors:

 Campbell & Company

 Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis The Catholic Community Foundation

 Cindy, Dwayne, Judi '04 Dockendorf - Family & Friends

 Andy and Jodi Fritz, El-Jay Plumbing and Heating

 General Mills

 GNP Company

 Granite Equity Partners

 Elizabeth Hayden ' 68 & Charles Flinn

 HGA Architects and Engineers

 Mathew Hall Lumber Company - In honor of the four generations of Hall women attending the College of Saint Benedict

 Teresa Mazzitelli '72,The Mazzitelli Group, executive search consultants

 McGough Construction

 Margaret Murphy '90 & Steve Olin

Lynn Newman '79, chair woman, College of Saint Benedict Board of Trustees

Dr. Chriss Renier 

Joan Strom Riebel '64

Saint John's University

Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict & Saint John's Abbey

 Xcel Energy


Exclusive sponsorship packages available from $2,500 to $25,000. Sponsorship information is available here.

Purchase sponsorships or individual tickets online or contact Sharon Trucker at 320-363-5750 or strucker@csbsju.edu.