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KOM Gala 2022

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce that after two years of virtual programming, KOM is bringing back our Annual Gala live and in-person!

Please save the date for Thursday, November 3rd, 2022. This year, our gala will be held at the Inwood Oaks Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota.

The Annual Gala is KOM’s premier fundraising and community building event bringing together community leaders, elected officials, service partners, volunteers, and donors for a special evening. This year’s event promises to be a joyful reunion for past event attendees and an opportunity to welcome new supporters to learn more about our work. With more than 10 new staff, 5 new programs, and thousands of people impacted since 2019, we have a lot to share with you whether you’re new to KOM or a longtime friend!

We welcome guests for a social hour, dinner, live entertainment by Karen artists, raffle drawing, and program to share highlights of our work. Proceeds from the gala will benefit KOM’s expanded services including youth chemical health, financial coaching, housing stability, and youth leadership initiatives.


Individual Tickets

$100 per ticket ($80 per ticket for students)

Reserve your tickets online!


We welcome businesses, partner organizations, and individuals to sponsor a table at this year’s event. Organizations may choose from five sponsorship levels, each with numerous benefits reaching our diverse audience of event attendees, clients, and social media followers. Please see our chart, 2022 Gala Sponsorship Packages, for details about pricing and benefits for each sponsorship level.

Please RSVP online here: 2022 KOM Gala Sponsor Online Registration; or return your completed printed form with your payment by Monday, October 17th.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Alexis Walstad at (651)202-3120 or events@mnkaren.org.

Thank you for your ongoing support of KOM and the Karen community in Minnesota. We look forward
to seeing you at this celebratory event!

See our full KOM 2022 Gala Sponsor Letter.

Event Details


Business or cocktail attire. Traditional cultural clothing is welcome.


Inwood Oaks Event Center offers easy access off I-94, and parking is free in the lot.

COVID-19 Safety

Masks are welcome, but not required for attending the event. We expect to host around 300 guests in a room with a capacity of 800 to allow for appropriate spacing and air flow. Please contact us at events@mnkaren.org if you have any questions.

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November 3
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Inwood Oaks
484 Inwood Ave. N
Oakdale, MN 55128 United States
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