44th Annual Groves Gala

Groves Gala

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On Thursday, June 17th Groves will hold its 44th annual Gala. This will be a virtual (online) event. The gala is our annual opportunity to celebrate Groves’ mission to build confidence, success and purpose through transformative learning experiences.

Every single dollar raised propels the work of Groves Academy’s mission to transform lives through education. The need for support has never been greater. Your support provides critical financial aid for our students, and expands K-3 literacy partnerships with schools in our community to help close the literacy achievement gap.

Highlights from the 2020 Groves Virtual Gala:

  • More than 1,300 people tuned in from all over the country to bid, chat, and donate to support Groves’ mission and celebrate our community.
  • 60 new donors supported Groves’ mission with a gift.
  • We raised more than $600,000 to transform lives through education.
  • 571 people have watched the program on YouTube.


Watch last year’s gala:


If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala or have any questions about the event please contact Becky at busselmanb@grovesacademy.org or 952-210-1856.

If you would like to donate an auction item or have questions about our auction please contact Ashley at gotreaua@grovesacademy.org or 952-915-4258.

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Help us Redefine the Way our Nation is Taught

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

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2021 Gala Committee Members

Trish Blake, Dina Conzemius, Emily Ertel, Melissa Kestner, Jennifer Lang, Libby Leavenworth, Frankie Lenzmeier, Jennifer Orton, Killian Rieder, and Emily Wingfield

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.

Presenting Sponsors – $25,000

Innovator Sponsor - $10,000

Leader Sponsor – $5,000

View a Complete List of Sponsors

What You Give Today Will Build Tomorrow

Groves Academy depends on your generosity to continue to expand our mission to build 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 kids 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?