Groves Gala

$612,000 Raised to Support Students!

On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 500 people gathered for an exciting evening to make an impact in the lives of students across our state and to celebrate and raise important funds for GLO.

Mark Your Calendars for Next Year’s Gala – Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Minneapolis Marriot City Center!
50 Years of Groves Academy
Groves Co-Founder Margie Zats Celebrates 50 Years
Illuminating the Path of Education at Groves Academy


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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.


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

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

Radiant Sponsor - $25,000

Vivid Sponsor - $10,000

Dynamic Sponsor - $5,000

Bright Sponsors - $3,000

Community Sponsors

Gift-In-Kind Sponsors

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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?