BIZAA Founder's Gala 2016! Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite

BIZAA Founder’s Gala 2016! Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite

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Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

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The 2016 BIZAA Founder’s Gala will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, Minnesota. A cocktail reception and silent auction kicks-off the event at 5:30 p.m. This year’s Founder’s Gala will offer a cash bar, an African inspired dinner created by the GVCC chef and entertainment by the Bato Bato! Breck School Marimba Ensemble. Also, joining us this year at 8:00 p.m. for a live auction is national benefit auctioneer Karen Sorbo.

The Founder’s Gala is named in honor of Okey Anyanwu, BIZAA’s Founder and President. Okey had the foresight and vision to organize BIZAA , a non-profit dedicated to rescuing victims of child labor and human trafficking in Africa and getting them off the streets and into classrooms.

All proceeds benefit the new BIZAA College of Technology and Nursing in Imo State, Nigeria, Africa.



Collard greens and spinach with roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese

Marinated and grilled chicken with peri peri chutney served with fragrant coconut rice

South African banana pudding cake with rum sauce


Auction Items (check back for updates often)

Okey’s Favorite Bread Flown in from a Texas Bakery

Vikings vs Bears News Year’s Day at US Bank Stadium for Two

Whale Watching Experience for Two, San Juan Islands, Seattle, Washington

African Dinner by Local Chef for 8-10 in Your Home

Steamboat Springs Vacation

African Dance Party

MN Wild Tickets for Four

Men’s Invicta Watch, Martini Basket, Medina and Hazeltine Golf packages, gift baskets and more!


Reserve your Gala tickets by clicking on the Eventbrite button above.

Individual tickets: $100

Friends of BIZAA Sponsor: $500 (includes 4 tickets and program recognition)

Table Sponsor: $1000 (includes 8 tickets, reserved table with signage, recognition on the BIZAA website and link to sponsor’s website (if applicable) and program recognition)


To donate an item for the silent or live auction, please contact


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