The 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala will he held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from5:30 to 9 p.m., at Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins, MN 55305.
The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, November 14th 2015. This year the Keynote Speaker will be Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota. Proceeds from this fundraising event will enable JASM to continue to offer fascinating social and educational programs that promote cultural exchange between Minnesota and Japan, including the merit-based Mondale Scholarship.
Keynote Speaker Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota
Mondale Award Presentation by Ambassador Walter Mondale
The Mondale Scholarship will be announced for two Minnesota students for study in Japan.
A Silent Auction will be held during the reception and cocktail hour.
A Live Auction will be held during the dinner
Keynote Speaker: Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota
For most of the past 37 years, Gov. Dayton has served Minnesotans, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. He has worked throughout our state to help businesses locate or expand and create jobs, to improve local government services, to better fund our public schools, to support our servicemen and women, to help Minnesotans get the health care they need, and in many other ways to make a better Minnesota. Currently, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor’s Association.
Award Recipient: Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department.
Dr. Matthew Welch will be the recipient for the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala. Dr. Welch is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department. He has been with the MIA since 1990 and specializes in Japanese and Korean art, with a particular interest in Edo period and Zen painting.
Registration and Payment:Early Bird Prices (Ends October 14th) JASM Member – $90 Non-Member – $115Post Deadline Price (register October 15th- November 6th) JASM Member – $110 Non-Member – $135