Celebrate Bethany Fundraising Gala

Celebrate Bethany

Celebrate Bethany is an annual fundraising event that brings together the Bethany and Greater Mankato Area communities to celebrate the many blessings at Bethany Lutheran College. It is our hope that the relationships formed through this gathering will explore and create additional partnerships that benefit Bethany students to lead and serve in our community.

Bethany's Inaugural Fundraising Gala

"The Final Lap" - March 7, 2024

This year’s theme is The Final Lap, which will highlight and provide support for the newly-opened Bethany Activity Center. Join us to learn what Bethany has in store for students and the Mankato community.

Deadline to Register is February 22, 2024
If you wish to RSVP by phone, please call Shannon at 507-344-7313.
Professional attire is appreciated.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Social Hour – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner and Program – 6:30 p.m.

Held at the Bethany Activity Center
905 Marsh Street, Mankato (Directions)

2024 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship supports the event and gives you exposure to more than 200 event attendees and thousands more with pre- and post-event promotions.

Founding Sponsor - $10,000
  • Name/business logo prominently displayed on all digital and printed materials
  • Business recognized and a short promotional video during the event
  • Two prominent complimentary tables of eight at the event
Dinner Co-Sponsor - $5,000
  • Name/business logo displayed on select digital and printed materials
  • Business recognized and a short promotional video during the event
  • One complimentary table of eight at the event
Program Sponsor - $3,500
  • Name/business logo displayed on select digital and printed materials
  • Business recognized as
    Program Sponsor
  • One complimentary table
    of eight at the event
Social Hour Sponsor - $2,500
  • Name/business logo displayed on select digital and printed materials
  • Business recognized as Social Hour Sponsor
  • One complimentary table of eight at the event
Event Sponsor - $1,000
  • Name/business listed on select digital and printed materials
  • Business recognized as
    Event Sponsor
  • Up to eight complimentary tickets to the event
Table Sponsor - $750
  • Name/business listed on select digital and printed materials
  • One table of eight at the event
Individual Ticket - $75

Sponsorship Contact Information

Bruce Gratz, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Email Bruce  |  507-344-7367

Christopher Kind, Director of Development
Email Christopher  |  507-344-7862

Jake Krier, Director of Alumni Relations
Email Jake  |  507-344-7519

Art Westphal, Senior Development Officer
Email Art  |  507-344-7375

Don Westphal, Director of the Bethany Fund
Email Don  |  507-344-7320