MICC prides itself on being person-centered, inclusive and safe for our students, graduates and staff. We also hold this to be true, as we gather our community to celebrate at MICC's annual gala. Historically, we have had record crowds and high participation at the event and the funds generated helped us to live out our mission “to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning differences."
Over the past month we have been monitoring the growing concern over the COVID-19 virus and its devastating impact around the world. While the State of Minnesota has not yet issued a moratorium on large group gatherings we feel it is necessary to make a decision in the best interest of our guest safety. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that the 2020 MICC Gala at The Depot has been cancelled.
In light of the cancellation, we are working to quickly coordinate an online opportunity for you and others on Saturday. Stay tuned for how you can still participate in ways such as:
- Live and Silent Auction: Items will be available online for bidding.
- Fund A Need: Every year we ask for our community’s support through online giving, check, stock or donor advised fund. We hope you will join us and show your support by donating.
- Social Media: Use the hashtag #MICCMasquerade to post photos showing your support of MICC in light of the situation.