Groves Gala

Join us for the Groves Gala on Saturday, April 22nd at Quincy Hall!

Doors open at 6pm. VIP Reception from 5pm-6pm.


Join us as we shine a light on the last 50 years and illuminate the path toward the brightest of futures.

More than 500 business leaders, philanthropists, parents, educators, and members of the community will join us as we light up the night with our shared joy. We’ll toast to momentous milestones and learn about future initiatives. Most importantly, we’ll celebrate our collective ability to make positive change — one student, one family, one school, one community, one classroom at a time.

This annual fundraising event for GLO promises an elegant meal, craft cocktails, a premier silent- and live-auction, punch board, fund-the-future challenge, and much more.

Donate an Auction Item

Interested in donating an item to the silent auction? We are always looking for exciting silent auction items examples include restaurant experiences, tickets (sports, theatre, museum, concerts), one-of-a-kind experiences, vacation homes, beer, wine, specialty alcohol, and technology.

Gift-in-kind Form

Reach out to Ashley with any silent auction questions at [email protected] or 952-915-4258.


If you have any questions about the event please contact Becky at [email protected] or 952-915-4269.

2023 Gala Committee Members

Rachel Bedo, Trish Blake, Mary Jo DeVillers, Emily Ertel, Emily Groebner, Anne Hable, Anne Haight, Amy Hannigan, Julie Hottinger, Janae Jeannequin, Kaydee Kirk, Frankie Lenzmeier, Chandler Murphy, Amy Newton, Jenny Nimerick, Susie Perera, Sheila Peterson, Killian Rieder, Katherine Swanson, Josie Tober, David Wells

Donate to the Gala!

Proceeds from the Groves Gala support Groves Academy and Groves Literacy Partnerships as we work to provide tuition assistance for our students and help to close the literacy gap with our partner schools.

Help us Transform Lives through Education!

The methods we’ve developed at GLO have helped thousands of children reach their full potential.


Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to this year’s sponsors for the Annual Groves Gala. Groves is grateful for all of their partnerships.

Vibrant Sponsor – $50,000

Vivid Sponsor - $10,000

Dynamic Sponsor - $5,000

Bright Sponsors - $3,000

View a Complete List of Sponsors

2022 Gala Photos

Grab a friend, family member, alumni, or all of the above, and make sure to get your pics in our selfie booth from DigiBooths!

Together We Give

Groves Learning Organization depends on your generosity to continue to expand our mission to spark confidence, success, and purpose through transformative learning experiences. We are grateful to the individuals, families, and corporate sponsors that make this work possible. With your support, we are able to positively impact the lives of thousands of students each year. Will you help us achieve our vision to redefine the way our nation is taught, one student, one teacher, and one school at a time?