Where Exceptionalism Thrives: Gentry Academy Foundation to Host Inaugural Gala on March 24 to Support Students and Staff

Proceeds from fundraising event will help build tomorrow’s leaders and provide additional support to strengthen academics and athletics

The Gentry Academy Foundation announced today plans for its’ first ever Gala, Gentry Academy Rising Stars Night on Friday, March 24 at Forgotten Stars Brewing Co., in Fridley. The mission of Gentry Academy is to “Build Tomorrow’s Leaders,” and to be an institution where exceptionalism thrives. All proceeds from this Gala will help to deliver on this mission. This event not only helps raise funds for building and equipment needs, but it also provides scholarships for students, as well as funding for teachers to improve upon their education and classrooms. All funds obtained will help to strengthen the educational and athletic needs of all Gentry Academy Students. 

“We are extremely excited for this fundraising gala to help support the educational opportunities of our students,” said Jen Calzada, of the Gentry Foundation and Gentry Academy Rising Star Committee. “Our hope is that the support we receive will help each and every Gentry student and teacher better meet their educational goals.”

The event will include a live program, auction, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and entertainment. The Gala would not be possible without the support of local companies and families who provide valuable products, services, and funding. 

“We want families to get to know one another better and create relationships,” said Calzada. “We want this to be the start of something great by building bonds among our families. As a charter school our families do not all live in the same vicinity. The gala will bring us all together.”

For a school like Gentry Academy, support from families and supporters is paramount to continued success.

“Our families and friends of our school believe in our mission and have been wonderful partners in this,” said Megan Stone, M. Ed, Director of Leadership & Culture at Gentry Academy. “We know with greater support we will be able to change more lives of our current students and those in the future.”

Gentry Academy Education Fund Gala At-A-Glance

What: Gentry Academy Rising Stars Gala

Where: Forgotten Star Brewing Co. 38 Northern Stacks Drive, Fridley, MN 55421

When: Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00pm-10:30pm

How: Tickets email Info@gentryfoundationmn.org

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