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Gala auction item

MOCA’s events coordinator Lauren Donna gives us a taste of what to expect at the Mid Summer Night’s Gala – and how you can help MOCA make the event a fundraising success!

With MOCA’s signature summer event – the Mid Summer Night’s Gala – just six weeks away, the MOCA office is buzzing!  Sponsorships are rolling in, our amazing interns are busy sorting through donations and teal is on our minds.  The MOCA staff and volunteers are excited to share this special evening of dreams and celebration with all of you on Sunday, July 21 at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville, Minn.

As MOCA’s new events coordinator, I am truly excited to create an amazing experience for all who attend.  What I love about working for MOCA is that not only do I get to coordinate some amazing events, but I get to work for a cause that I am passionate about.

What are you passionate about? Is it good food, watching baseball, the newest electronics or travelling?  Why not consider donating an item to MOCA that you are passionate about?  We would love any donations that you would like to give!

Gift cards are great – ask your hairdresser or masseuse for a gift card next time you’re there. Tickets to sporting events, whether major league or college, are always a hit in the silent auction. And don’t forget: sports memorabilia is also popular, and often the bidders will be watching over that signed Joe Mauer baseball hoping they get their last bid in before the auction closes.

Restaurant gift cards are perfect for those who want a date night, and anything related to travel is also a popular auction item.

You can contact me with any questions or donations at or by calling the MOCA office at (612) 822-0500.

We’re so grateful for those that support MOCA’s mission – whether it’s through a donation or by attending the Gala. We hope that you can join us at the Mid Summer Night’s Gala on Sunday, July 21!