ADC Gala 2014

Join us on Friday, May 30th, at the beautiful Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley for a memorable opportunity to participate in our

10th Anniversary Celebration!!

It just seems like yesterday that ADC started working to improve the lives of the state’s growing community of African immigrants and refugees. But, after 10 years of operations, we are proud and excited to celebrate the many accomplishments and positive impact that our programs and clients have had on the economic vitality and diversity of Minnesota this past decade!!

Robyne Robinson will play Master of Ceremonies for our largest and most electrifying event yet. The evening will be filled with live music and dancing from renowned African musicians, delicious African-inspired cuisine, and a thoughtful and touching dedication to commemorate the inspiring life of our Founding Executive Director, Hussein Samatar – including the inaugural presentation of the Hussein Samatar Community Service Award to be given to R.T. Rybak, former Minneapolis Mayor and long-time friend of the African Development Center!!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 612-333-4772, or email

We look forward to celebrating with you!!


If your organization, or another you know, is interested in sponsorship or donating items for our fundraising activities during the event, please feel free to share and utilize the forms in the right sidebar of this page.

We are grateful for the generous sponsors who have already confirmed support for this event:

Premium Sponsors







Wells Fargo Bank

U.S. Bank

BMO Harris Bank

Sara Barrow and Medora Woods

CenterPoint Energy

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP