Gala for the Grove

Gala 2022? Yes, the Gala for the Grove 2022 will move forward with the masquerade theme on Saturday, May 14. The event will still be semi-formal, you will just be adding a mask to your evening attire - how fun! You have another year to find a mask that is just right for you. Be creative, and let your personality shine through! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

We wish you and yours well until we meet again at the Gala for the Grove 2022 - Masquerade. We hope that you can support our school in the meantime. 

Thank you all, and see you in 2022!

2021 At Home Edition - Online Auction Sponsors & Donators


  • Lake Superior Trading Post - Stephanie Anderson
  • Grand Marais State Bank
  • Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op
  • Craig Horak and Ellen Anderson
  • Evan and Nancy Anderson
  • Lisa Hemp


  • Nancy Koloski


  • Cleveland Cliffs Inc.
    Jeanne and Roger Kegler
  • John and Marvel Godin
  • North Shore Federal Credit Union

Other Amount

  • Polly Erickson - $100
  • Grand Marais Family Dentistry - $150

2020 Phantom Gala Sponsors & Donators


  • Lisa Hemp
  • Grand Marais State Bank - Tofte Branch
  • Rodney Young
  • Tofte General Store


  • Alan Netland
  • Brian and Kathleen Linnell
  • Bruce and Sheryl Martinson
  • Colleen Lamb
  • Cynthia Donek
  • Dale and Teresa Patterson
  • Ken and Nancy Netland
  • Nancy and John Koloski
  • Pat and Patricia McCann
  • Sarena Nelson and Sam Crowley


  • Cleveland Cliffs
  • Dave and Christine Rozek
  • John and Shirley Heinzen
  • Lloyd Chase
  • North Shore Federal Credit Union
  • Charles Speiker
  • Chuck and Mary VanDoren

Other Amount

  • John and Marvel Godin - $200
  • Judy Gregg - $100
  • Paul Renneisen - $75

Birch Grove Community School is a non-profit 501(c)3. Please read the following concerning tax deductions. 

$75 tickets to this event are not tax-deductible, as the value of the appetizers, champagne, meal, wine, desert, and venue are equal to/more than the ticket price. 

Sponsorships: Tickets come with sponsorships. Deduct $75 per ticket from your sponsorship cost. The remainder is tax-deductible. 

Donated items for raffle/auction: Individuals and businesses that donate an item for the gala will receive a receipt/thank you. This receipt/thank will document the item donated ($100 gift card, vase, black dirt, basket of wine, etc.). Birch Grove Community School does not place a value on the item donated on the receipt/thank you. Those who donate are responsible for determining what the value of the donation is for tax deduction purposes. Please consult with your tax expert.

Auction Items Won: Auction items won are not necessarily tax-deductible, as you are receiving goods for your money. The value of each auction item is listed at the gala. If you pay more than the value of the item, this may be tax-deductible. Please discuss this with your tax consultant, as Birch Grove Community School does not give tax advice, nor is the school an authority on the subject.

Are you interested in being a sponsor to this event?


  • $1,000.00 sponsorship includes six tickets
  • $500.00 sponsorship includes four tickets
  • $250.00 sponsorship includes two tickets

We will acknowledge all sponsors the evening of the event.