On May 9, Dowell Management assisted the Saint Paul Police Foundation in in producing their annual benefit, the Blue Nite Gala. Thanks to all the donors and sponsors, this was one of the most successful events ever.
The event took place at the beautiful Saint Paul Hotel and featured both a silent and live auction, as well as a dinner and program.
This year, the Saint Paul Police Foundation and Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell presented two prestigious awards. The Rowan Award annually honors an outstanding officer and this year was no exception. Sargent Mike McGinnn was recognized for his excellent community engagement work, particularly with the Police Activities League or PAL program.
A Chief’s Award was also issued to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to celebrate the strong partnership between Minneapolis and Saint Paul police departments.
Overall, the event garnered nearly $100,000 for operations, with an average of $382 raised per attendee – the best average attendee giving ever seen by the Saint Paul Police Foundation.