Gala for the Grove

Rainbow Masquerade mask

Yes! The Gala for the Grove 2022 will be in person on Saturday, May 14 with a masquerade theme. The event will still be semi-formal—you will just be adding a mask to your evening attire—how fun! Be creative with your mask, and let your personality shine through! We cannot wait to see what you come up with! (However, if a mask cramps your style, forego it!)

Evening Events

  • 5:00 p.m.: Champagne Social
    Appetizers and champagne will be served. Browse items to be auctioned and purchase tickets for items in the drawing. A cash bar is available all evening.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner and Wine
    Each dinner will include two glasses of red or white wine. Dinner options are listed on the downloadable gala invitation/ticket and meal form. Drawings will take place during the latter part of dinner.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Live Auction
    Special items to be auctioned live.
  • Music to follow.
two ladies at the Gala two couples at the Gala happy couple at the Gala

Are you interested in being a sponsor to this event?

Sponsorship

  • $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.

We wish you and yours well until we meet again at the Gala for the Grove 2022 – Masquerade!

2022 Masquerade Gala
Sponsors & Donators

$1,000

  • Cascade Vacation Rentals
  • Craig Horak and Ellen Andersen
  • Grand Marais State Bank
  • Lisa Hemp
  • Tofte General Store

$500

  • Bluefin Bay
  • Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
  • John and Marvel Godin
  • John and Nancy Koloski
  • Jon and Shirley Heinzen
  • Evan and Nancy Anderson

$250

  • Roger and Jeanne Kegler
  • Sarena Nelson and Sam Crowley
  • Spencer and Judy Motschenbacher
  • Matt and Jenny Kartes
  • North Shore Federal Credit Union
  • Lutsen Liquor Store
  • Cleveland Cliffs Inc.
  • Dennis and Anna Krevechenko
  • Tofte Holiday

Other Amount

  • Grand Marais Family Dentistry - $150

2021 At Home Edition - Online Auction Sponsors & Donators

$1,000

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

$500

  • Nancy Koloski

$250

  • 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

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, dessert, 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. We list the value of each auction item 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.