Join us for Groves Academy’s First-Ever
Virtual Gala Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Your health and safety is extremely important to us so we have moved the Groves Gala from an in-person event to a FREE online event.
We are excited to celebrate the positive impact that Groves makes in our community with you and raise funds to support our mission of transforming lives through education.
43rd Annual Groves Virtual Gala Details
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm
WHO: Anyone — this virtual event is FREE and open to everyone. Please share this invitation with your friends and family if you’d like!
WHAT: Groves friends and families will join together virtually to help redefine the way our nation is taught and propel Groves’ mission of building confidence, success, and purpose through transformative learning experiences.
The program will consist of an inspirational 40-minute program, silent auction, live auction, and fund-a-need.
WHERE: Online and anywhere you have access to technology!
HOW: Sign up for gala information today! We will send you updates and notifications as we lead up to July 15th.
WHY: The need for support has never been greater. All funds raised through the virtual gala will provide critical financial aid for our students, and expand K-3 literacy partnerships with schools in our community to help close the literacy achievement gap.
Virtual Gala FAQs
What is the Groves Virtual Gala about?
The Virtual Gala is an online celebration that brings the fun and impact of the in-person Gala to our beloved Groves community in the comfort and safety of their own homes. We can celebrate our students, families, faculty and partner schools as we raise critical support – together, apart and online.
How does a virtual gala work?
It’s easy! You will receive a link from Groves in early July to login to join the Groves Virtual Gala. A few days prior to July 15th the Silent Auction will open for bids. On July 15th, at 7pm you will log in to the live gala (link will be sent to you and will be able to be found on the Groves gala website and social media channels) and you will be able to watch the program as well as bid on items and make donations all in one website.
How much does it cost?
This is a FREE event and open to everyone. Please share with friends and family. The more, the merrier!
What if I already bought a ticket or sponsored a table?
Your generous ticket / table purchase or sponsorship becomes a 100% tax deductible gift. A new receipt reflecting the updated information will be sent to you. If you have any questions regarding your donation, please reach out to Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-210-1856.
How long is the virtual gala?
There will be a concise, inspirational 40-minute program. A breakdown of the program timeline will be sent out closer to the gala.
How do I access the event?
All you need to do right now is let us know you’re interested through our virtual gala sign up, share with friends and family and add the gala to your calendar!
Groves will send out a link to log in to the virtual gala closer to July 15th.
If you have any more questions or want to speak to someone directly, please contact Becky at email@example.com or 952-210-1856.
2020 Gala Committee Members
Trish Blake, Sally Blanks, Mary Brown, Dina Conzemius, Emily Ertel, Heather Heefner, Martha James, Melissa Kestner, Heide McDermott, Jennifer Miller, Killian Rieder, Kathleen Smith, and Emily Wingfield.
Silent and Live Auction Information
Our silent auction features more than 85 items including handmade wooden projects from our Project-Based Learning class, trips, wine baskets, and more.
During the program, we feature items for the live auction. Past items have included international trips, chef’s table dinners, exclusive sporting experiences, and more.
If you would like to donate to our auctions, please click the button.