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TOAST TO THE EVENING The Live Auction starts with a pop! The highest bidder wins a chilled 2008 Schramsburg J. Schram Vintage Sparkling Wine from North Coast, California. This is a great way to toast a wonderful evening. Enjoy this “Best of Class,� small production vintage and official wine of the White House this evening at your table or take home and celebrate another night.

Donor: Tom and Jeanne Schnack



START SPREADING THE NEWS A special trip for two to the Big Apple awaits! Two night stay at the famous Baccarat Hotel, a five-star luxurious oasis in the heart of Manhattan. While you are there, you will be pampered with an indulgent spa experience at Spa de La Mer. “Oh what a night” will be ringing in your ears after you see Jersey Boys in premium seats on Broadway. Take in the scenery while you work out with the celebs at the famous Dog Pound gym. This trip also includes 100,000 U.S. Bank FlexPoints to round out your travel experience. Date to be mutually agreed upon with the donor. Donors: Anonymous, U.S. Bank FlexPoints



DINE WITH THE KING OF BIZARRE FOODS Win this once-in-a-life-time culinary experience for 8 at Lucky Cricket and Tiki Lounge at The West End in St. Louis Park. Andrew Zimmern, four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, world-renowned chef, writer and teacher will host you and your 7 guests for an unforgettable evening. You will enjoy a customized, gourmet multicourse meal including drinks. Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires 12/31/19.

Donors: Andrew Zimmern, Lucky Cricket 2


EXCLUSIVE GETAWAY AND INSIDER’S TOUR OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard, referred to by locals as “The Island,” is steeped in New England charm and rich in maritime tradition. While many visit, few people get to see the Island from a local, insider’s perspective. You and your three guests will enjoy a three-night stay at The Mansion House Inn and get a personal, 3-hour tour of the Island with previous Groves Gala keynote speaker and NoticeAbility founder, Dean Bragonier. Dean will share stories of local lore, interesting tidbits about residents and summer celebrities as well as perspective about the local industry. After your day of touring, swing by Mad Martha’s for some ice cream. You’ll enjoy dining at Black Dog Tavern and the Outermost Inn. 125,000 FlexPoints will accompany this package for your travel accommodations including flights and/or a rental vehicle.

Restrictions: Tour to be scheduled with mutually agreed upon date

Donors: Anonymous, Dean Bragonier, U.S. Bank FlexPoints




Telluride, Colorado, known as one of the world's premier skiing destinations and ranked #1 Best Small Town to visit by U.S. News and World Report, is the perfect vacation spot for enjoying an abundance of fabulous outdoor activities and festivals all year around. Enjoy this luxurious mountain home that accommodates 10 for 5 days, 4 nights. Grand Vista sits on four acres and boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms, exposed beams and hardwood floors. Upon entry guests are greeted by a floor to ceiling view of Mt. Wilson - arguably the best in the Aldasoro area! The home provides a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, hot tub, telescope for gazing at the stars and wildlife, a media room with a 65inch tv, wet bar, heated garage with ski racks, an expansive deck, a grill, laundry and more! This mountain retreat is second to none. 10 minutes to the lots to ski and a five minute drive to town. Adventure can be found in either summer or winter with skiing, snowboarding, hiking, taking in festivals and parks, or mountain biking. 25,000 FlexPoints for use towards a car rental. Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. No smoking, no pets.

Donors: Anonymous, U.S. Bank FlexPoints 4


UNFORGETTABLE RIVER CRUISE PARTY AND SEAFOOD BOIL You and 21 of your friends and/or family will board the Princess Yacht at Afton Marina and cruise down the St. Croix River for a special afternoon/evening of food, drinks, and fun, not to mention beautiful scenic views. Along the way you will stop at a private beach for your very own catered Seafood Boil. All food and drinks are provided. Group transportation to and from the dock will be provided. All you have to do is show up and have a great time! Restrictions: Sunday-Thursday nights.

Donors: Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski



ESCAPE TO PARADISE IN MEXICO Your home for the week is “Palacio de Cristal”, 27,000 square foot property, a total five-star experience. A private estate with a two bedroom main house and workout room, and two accompanying villas with two bedrooms each. The estate also includes an infinity pool with swim-up bar, large Jacuzzi, and wading pool for children all accompanied by a large open aired palapa with enough room to fit your whole group. Palacio de Cristal is flawlessly maintained by onsite staff including a private chef, house manager, houseman/grounds keeper, and staff for cleaning and laundry. Enjoy a seven-night stay in La Punta, an exclusive gated oceanfront community on the Santiago Peninsula. The colorful port City of Manzanillo is just 30 minutes away and is 150 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Get away for a week with friends or bring your family – children are welcome. Restrictions: Available for one year from April 28, 2019 and weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Dates mutually agreed upon with donor. Not available during Christmas and New Year’s. Winning bidder must accompany guests. Excludes food/beverages & gratuity.

Donor: Ocean Breeze Property 6


NAPA VALLEY GETAWAY Great wine, fantastic food and beautiful views await you in Napa Valley. Known for its more than 400 wineries and prized Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as world-class food and beautiful countryside. Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights at this charming 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom country Farmhouse on a picturesque vineyard in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. Guests are just minutes from Yountville and downtown Napa’s high-end restaurants run by top-rated chefs and exclusive shopping. You can visit Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery for his famous peanut butter cookies. Groves Academy’s own, Tom Schnack, will help you make reservations and gain access to private high end wineries of your choice. Winner will receive a large format of wine to take home. Restrictions: Date mutually agreed upon with donor. No stays for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. The nights must be all used in one trip. At least one person staying at the residence must be over the age of 25. Expires 18 months from 4/27/2019. All holiday/event weeks start the Saturday before the holiday/event through the Saturday after the holiday/event.

Donors: Anonymous, Tom and Jeanne Schnack 7


How to Bid in the Silent Auction

It’s fun and simple, and the prizes are great! You can choose to bid on the tablet in front of each item, or go to the smart phone bidding table to register your phone. (Once you register your smart phone, you will be able to use your phone to browse the auction, place bids, receive outbid notifications, view the status of your bids, and make donations.) When you are ready to bid, log in to the tablet or use the link on your smart phone. Enter the bidder number that is located on your name badge (and is also on the back of your printed program). Once you are logged in, you can place a bid by the minimum amount required or you can place a maximum bid. Once your bid has been placed you will immediately be notified if you are the winning bidder, or if you have been outbid.


You can bid the traditional way by increasing the bid by the minimum bid amount, or you can set your maximum bid. Placing a maximum bid is ideal for guests who’d like to place a single bid on an item and not worry about checking back. When you place a maximum bid, the system bids for you against other bidders until your maximum bid is reached. You will be notified if you are outbid. You are then able to increase your bid further if you wish to continue bidding on the item.

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100 One week stay at St. Simon's Island, GA 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in St. Simon's Island, GA. Expires by 12.31.2019, Limit 6 people, No pets and no smoking

Donated by: Lynda and James Mader 101 Captained Pontoon Cruise Cruise for up to 10 people on lake for 5 hours. Your choice of lake (10 to choose from). Cruise by Restrictions: Monday - Friday, 10 people max, no pets. Expires 10/15/19

Donated by: Robert and Marie Plourde 102 Four spots on a Mississippi River Day Trip Explore the mighty Mississippi River up close and personal on a half-day guided canoe trip. Restrictions: All trip spots are based on availability. Expires 12.31.20

Donated by: Wilderness Inquiry 103 One night stay at Radisson in LaCrosse, WI with Two Brewery Tour passes for Pearl Street Brewery Enjoy a quick get away to LaCrosse, WI with a hotel stay at the Radisson and two tour passes to the Pearl Street Brewery. Restrictions: Expires 8.1.19

Donated by: Cities 97.1


800 Gran Passione Wine Basket Two bottles of Gran Passione Bianco wine, two bottles of Gran Passione Rosso and one bottle of Gran Passione Prosecco Donated by: Christie Farrell 801 Basket of Fine Wine - Basket includes: Silver Oak 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Turley 2009 California Zinfandel Old Vines Newton 2010 Unfiltered Chardonnay Napa County Paul Hobbs 2015 Chardonnay Russian River Valley Sonoma County Donated by: Ellen Gallagher 802 Basket of Unique Wine - Basket includes: A bottle of Bisson Marea 2015 A bottle of Famiglia Meschini Gran Reserva Pacifico Blend A bottle of Gamling & McDuck Chenin Blanc 2015 A bottle of Donatella Ginelli Colobini Rosso di Montalcino 2016 Donated by: South Lyndale Liquors 803 Hazy IPA basket This basket includes four 4-packs of American IPAs and a set of beer flight glasses including: 4-pack of Pryes Brewing Mass Haze-teria Hazy IPA 4-pack of Modist Brewing Co. Dream Yard American IPA 4-pack of Drekker Brewing Co Ectogasm India Pale Ale Donated by: South Lyndale Liquors 804 2008 Hall Bergfeld Cabernet (100%) in a hall wood Box 1.5L Donated by: Tom and Jeanne Schnack 805 2017 Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 1.5 Lt. Hard to find and never in a store this bottle of 2017 Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 1.5 Lt. would make a good addition to any collector's cellar. Donated by: Tom and Jeanne Schnack


, continued 806 Specialty WhistlePig Rye Whiskey basket Aged 10 years WhistlePig Rye Whiskey - the most awarded Rye Whiskey in the world. This entire barrel is exclusive to South Lyndale Liquors. Donated by: South Lyndale Liquors 807 Japanese Suntory Whiskey basket A unique Japanese whiskey - Toki is a blended whisky from Suntory's three distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. This is a round and sweet blend with a refreshing citrus character and a spicy finish. Donated by: South Lyndale Liquors 808 Old Fashioned Basket with signed 2 Ginger Bottles of Whiskey Signed by Kieran Folliard the creator of 2 Gingers whiskey. This basket includes 3 signed 750 mL bottles, old fashioned syrup, two Crate & Barrel old fashioned glasses and a jar of Luxardo cherries. Donated by: Kieran Folliard 809 Korta Katarina Wine Basket Various bottles of Korta Katarina wine and accessories. Donated by: Kathy Anderson-Groethe 810 1.5L Bottle of Domaine Serene Evenstad reserve Pinot Noir 2014 Donated by: Shannon Evenstad 811 1.5L Bottle of Domaine Serene Evenstad reserve Pinot Noir 2014 Donated by: Shannon Evenstad 812 Grey Goose basket with fun fixings Donated by: Killian Rieder 813 NE Minneapolis Brewery Tour for 10 Grab 9 of your friends and hop on the bus for a fun brewery tour of up to 5 NE Minneapolis breweries. Tour is complete with authentic commentary. The day will begin at a house in NE Minneapolis. 1-round of beer at each brewery is included. Scheduled for August 17th from 11am - 6pm

Donated by: Peter Shutte 12

300 2 On-The-Glass Seats & Club Experience at the Wild Game Two On-The-Glass Minnesota Wild tickets to a game for the 2019-20 season. Comes with underground parking and access to the Audi Quattro Club which includes free drinks and food. Also, a Ryan Suter signed puck and photo. Date mutually agreed upon with donor.

Donated by: David and Allison Iverson and Minnesota Wild 301 Two MN United Scarves and Two Game Tickets to MN United vs. Sporting KC on September 25, 2019 at 7pm Donated by: Minnesota United FC 302 Two Lift Tickets to Welch Village Ski Area Two lift tickets to Welch Village Ski Area For use 11.1.19 - 3.31.20 Donated by: Welch Village Ski Area, Inc. 303 Membership to Blizzard Ski & Snowboard School for 2019-20 Certificate for one complimentary classic program registration. Donated by: Blizzard Ski & Snowboard School 304 KFAN Tour and Live Broadcast with The Power Trip Morning Show for Two The Power Trip Morning Show Experience for Two Subject to availability. You and One Guest. 7am-9am. Must reserve in advance. Expires 4/8/20

Donated by: iHeartMedia - KFAN 305 Twins Suite with 19 of your friends! Twins Game in the Land O'Lakes suite. 20 suite tickets, 2 parking passes and $1,000 in food and beverages. Date to be mutually agreed upon between Land O'Lakes & winner. Expires 10.1.2019

Donated by: Land O'Lakes 306 One Round of Golf for 4-players (carts included) at The Minikahda Club Good for one round of golf for 4-players (carts included). Tee time days available are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Certificate will be valid August 2019 - October 2020

Donated by: The Minikahda Club


, continued 307 50 Greatest Vikings Framed Lithograph The ultimate Vikings keepsake! An extremely rare and remarkably attractive Minnesota Vikings 50th Anniversary lithograph. This 2010 litho is hand signed by 50 of the greatest Vikings of all time. The lithograph is matted in a Vikings color motif and features circular photos of the players. Beneath each likeness is there carefully scripted autograph. Signers include Adrian Peterson, Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss, Daunte Culpepper, John Randle, Robert Smith, Chris Carter, Chris Doleman, Jim Marshall, Bud Grant, Tommy Kramer, Alan Page, Ahmad Rashad, Anthony Carter, Grady Alderman, Bill Brown, Fred Cox, Scott Studwell, Mick Tingelhoff, Stu Voight, Sammy White, Ron Yary, and several others. Donated by: Dana Barr 308 VIP Minnesota Twins Experience 4 Thomson Reuters Champions Club Tickets Four Thomson Reuters Champions Club Tickets to the all-inclusive Club at Target Field for a 2019 regular season game. Sitting in the finest seats in the house and experiencing the game from the closest view to the action is exclusive to the Champions Club. This experience includes complimentary fine dining, drinks and VIP parking. Not valid for premium games or post season play. VIP parking is available for one vehicle. Game dates are subject to availability and will have final approval by Twins management.

Donated by: Minnesota Twins 309 Golf and Nature Valley basket 8 packages of Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls - Sleeve, 3 Balls, Nature Valley Oakley hat, Ladies XL Ogio Endurance Shirt - Gray, Men's XL Peter Millar Performance Golf Shirt, White XL long-sleeved U.S. Open Pebble Beach shirt and various Nature Valley granola bars. Donated by: General Mills 310 One Free Month of Unlimited Yoga at YogaFit Linden Hills New customers only. Donated by: YogaFit Linden Hills


311 Private Yoga Class for up to 30 followed by wine, cheese & snacks Private Yoga Class for you and 29 of your friends followed by wine, cheese and snacks at YogaFit LindenHills. Date to be coordinated with winner and YogaFit Linden Hills.

Donated by: YogaFit Linden Hills 312 Private Parent and Teen Yoga class for up to 30 people. Private all levels yoga class for parent and teens for up to 30 people at YogaFit Linden Hills. Date to be mutually agreed upon with winner and YogaFit LindenHills.

Donated by: YogaFit Linden Hills 313 Enjoy a Twins Suite for 14 people on Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, 2019 Target Field Suite for 14 people on Wednesday, May 15th at 12:10pm - Minnesota Twins vs. LA Angels and includes one parking pass. Donated by: Ecolab 314 Four Hour Wakesurfing Session on Lake Pulaski Join fellow Groves parent Steve Skallerud on Lake Pulaski in Buffalo, MN for a four hour wakesurfing session. Boat is a 2016 Mastercraft X26 (26 foot boat). Driver and lessons included. Can accommodate up to 5 people in your group. Date mutually agreed upon winner and donor.

Donated by: Steve and Sally Skallerud 315 Minnesota Twins 2019 Batting Practice Buddy Experience This certificate provides one youth, age 5-12, to a Batting Practice Buddy Experience at a 2019 regular season Minnesota Twins home game. The game will be on a mutually agreed upon date. This Batting Practice Visit Experience includes: Opportunity for the Batting Practice Buddies to watch the Twins take batting practice from a predetermined location on the field Opportunity for Buddy to meet 3-5 players Photos of the experience, e-mailed to you in 4-6 weeks Three lower-level complimentary tickets to stay and watch that day’s game Donated by: Minnesota Twins


, continued 316 Golf at Edina Country Club with Groves' Board Member Steve Pontius Golf for three with Groves Board Member Steve Pontius. Includes carts, 18 holes of golf (at Edina Country Club). Followed by lunch at the club. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Expires on 10.1.19

Donated by: Steve Pontius 317 Two Navy Hand-Sewn Driver and Fairway Wood Golf Club Head Covers Two Navy Driver and Fairway Wood Golf Club Head Covers (100% wool and hand-sewn in St. Louis Park.) Donated by: Pearson Golf 318 Timberwolves Team Autographed Official NBA Basketball 2018-2019 Minnesota Timberwolves team autographed basketball including Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyus Jones, Derrick Rose, Keita Bates-Diop, Josh Okogie, Taj Gibson, Anthony Tolliver, Dario Saric, and more. Donated by: Karen and Steve Sanger

400 A Year's Supply of Sweet Martha's Cookies including baking pan, spatula and hot pad A year's supply of Sweet Martha's Cookies including hot pad, spatula and cookie sheet. Donated by: Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar 401 Maple Syrup Breakfast Basket Included in this basket: Maple syrup - hand crafted by Steve Ruedisili from the trees of Sugarwoods in Long Lake Pancake mix, Maple syrup cookbook, Maple Leaf cutting board, Bamboo Wooden spoon, Cotton napkins Donated by: Steve Ruedisili and Anne Harbison 16

402 Cooking Class for 8 with Groves' own Chef Chuck Chef Chuck will come to your home and teach a 3-hour cooking class for 8 people. Custom menu will be co-created with you and Chef Chuck. Food included. Groves' own Chef Chuck who has long career working at some of top restaurants in the Twin Cities including Manny's, Graves Hotel, and his own restaurant Gusto Cafe. Mutually agreed upon date between winner and Chef Chuck.

Donated by: Chef Chuck Venables

403 Dinner Party for 6 in Your Home (all food, wine and music provided) Chef Jeff Scott will prepare a gourmet dinner for 6 in your home. Serving and kitchen clean up provided by Groves Gala committee member, Killian Rieder, and music provided by MacPhail Quartet. Enjoy this special evening of food, wine, and music. Donated by: Killian Rieder and Chef Jeff

404 Goat Cheese basket from Stickney Hill This delicious goat cheese basket will make entertaining a breeze. The basket includes various flavors of Stickney Hill goat chevre cheese including - garlic & herb, plain, cranberry & cinnamon, peppercorn, cranberry, crumbled, and honey. In addition to the goat cheese there will be some Stickney Hill swag and handmade cheeseboards from Groves' own Project-Based Learning students. Donated by: Stickney Hill Dairy

405 One Free Year of Cereal Basket For the Cereal Lover! 52 coupons (up to $6 each) for General Mills cereal, bowls, and cereal to take home. Donated by: General Mills


200 J.McLaughlin scarf and $100 gift card Beautiful Reed Coral white and light blue J.McLaughlin scarf and $100 gift card Donated by: J.McLaughlin - Wayzata 201 One $1,000 Certificate for Invisalign/Braces Treatment Apply this certificate to your invisalign or braces treatment for child, teen or adult. This is certificate is for new treatment only from Ovation Orthodontics. Expires 4-27-2020

Donated by: Ovation Orthodontics 202 Diamond Heart Pendant Donated by: Wedding Day Diamonds 203 Fusion Lifespa Experience - Spa, Wine & Cheese for 4 Plan a pampering day for four which includes one complimentary service per person, use of their event space for 3 hours and wine and cheese. Services to choose from are 60 minute custom massage or 60 minute European fusion facial. To be scheduled upon availability at the spa and expires one year from the gala

Donated by: Fusion LifeSpa 204 A pair of 18 carat yellow gold and quartz earrings by Amali Donated by: Max's 205 Happy feet for everyone! 15 pairs of women's and men's socks from various brands (including SmartWool and Darn Tough). Pairing folks with their dream socks since 1939. is focused on offering the very best socks in the world. Donated by: 206 Longchamp Roseau Medium Tote Bag in Natural This iconic tote bag will appeal for its streamlined style and ideal size. Its proportions make it an elegant companion, into which you can easily slip all your essentials. Its removable shoulder strap allows you to carry it as the mood takes you. Both light and supple, this sleek line with clean-cut edges plays with mixes of materials and color. 18

Donated by: Melly

207 Retro Photo Shoot with full hair and makeup This retro photo shoot includes hair, makeup, outfits and a favorite portrait. Donated by: Grinkie Girls 208 Coach Quilted Edie Purse in Dusty Rose The Coach EDIE quilted designer bag in dusty rose - Downtown ease meets utility in one exceptionally well-organized bag. Inside this soft silhouette is a three-compartment interior that keeps everything in its place. Donated by: Kristin Carlson-Germain 209 Brahmin's medium Asher tote bag in sea glass The Medium Asher Tote is a lightweight bag with plenty of interior space. This structured style is polished and practical, featuring Brahmin's signature organizational details. Donated by: Kristin Carlson-Germain 210 Beautiful multi-strand iridescent beaded necklace Donated by: Kristin Carlson-Germain 211 $100 gift certificate to Rodan + Fields Two $50 certificates towards a preferred customer perks order. Expires 7.15.19.

Donated by: Amanda Berthoud 212 One $100 Hammer Made gift card - Donated by: Hammer Made 213 BeautyCounter basket - Donated by: Liz Weiner 214 Juut Wayzata Basket - Donated by: Juut Salonspa Wayzata


500 Custom Bobblehead Seize this opportunity to have a custom-designed bobblehead for you or the person of your choosing, created in our Makerspace at Groves Academy. Donated by: Groves Academy 501 Distressed "You are my Sunshine" Wooden Sign Donated by: Jane Barthell 502 Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Set Made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students Donated by: Groves Academy 503 Yard Dice Set Made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students Donated by: Groves Academy 504 Yard Dice Set Made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students Donated by: Groves Academy 505 Nate Berkus Bedroom Line Basket and Signed Book Basket includes: Nate Berkus gray full/queen stich quilt, queen 500 thread count tri ease herringbone sheet set, cream textured pom lumbar pillow and a signed copy of the Things that Matter. Donated by: Nate Berkus Associates & Entertainment 506 $250 Spring Car Maintenance Certificate at Poquet Auto Donated by: Poquet Auto 507 Caribou Coffee basket Basket includes various tumblers, tea, hats, stickers and coffee and a $20 Caribou Coffee gift card. Donated by: Caribou Coffee 508 Youngstedts Car Care Package basket This package includes lube oil & filter change, 21 point maintenance inspection, rotate & balance tires, cooling system maintenance & all wheel alignment check. This basket also includes car washing supplies: auto towel, bucket, soap and bug & tar remover. Expires 12.31.19 20

Donated by: Youngstedts

509 Two (2) Adirondack Chairs - Groves Academy PBL Made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students Donated by: Groves Academy 510 Two (2) Adirondack Chairs - Groves Academy PBL Made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students Donated by: Groves Academy 511 Verizon Wireless Smart Signal Booster Verizon Wireless Smart Signal Booster for small office/home office up to 15,000 square feet. Donated by: GetWireless - Brian Taney 512 Two Seats at a Paint & Pallet workshop Paint & Pallet is all about 'do it yourself' (DIY). The studio in Ramsey, MN provides all the materials for you to make a beautiful and personalized wall decoration for your home from scratch. You choose the colors, and you build and paint your customized wood sign. You'll be proud to hang your beautiful masterpiece in your home! Donated by: Paint & Pallet 513 Two one-of-a-kind painted portraits by NYC based artist New York City artist, K.M. Copham will work with you to paint two one-of-a-kind portraits. The paintings are oil on board, each portrait is 9.375� square and are rendered in the artists bold and colorful style. K. M. Copham is known for illustrations, murals and portraits worldwide. She has painted over one thousand individual portraits. You can arrange a sitting in person at your home or in a New York location, the artist can also work from photos if you can’t find a mutually acceptable time. Expires 4.27.20 Donated by: K.M. Copham 514 Wusthof Classic Ikon Knife Block set Wusthof Classic Ikon knife block set contains 7 pieces: four knives, sharpening steel, slot acacia block, and a kitchen shears. Donated by: Wusthof


, continued 515 One Custom Minnesota Print (hand lettered) by Groves' own Emmy Shanley One 8x10 "Home" Minnesota print Donated by: Emmy Shanley 516 Two Handmade Cutting Boards Two Handmade patterned cutting boards made by Groves Academy Project-Based Learning students. (two small striped) Donated by: Groves Academy 517 Handmade Cutting Board One Handmade cutting board made by Groves Academy ProjectBased Learning students. (purple, light brown, with one dark brown down the middle) Donated by: Groves Academy 518 Handmade Cutting Board One Handmade cutting board made by Groves Academy ProjectBased Learning students. (long light and dark brown striped) Donated by: Groves Academy 519 Handmade Cutting Board One Handmade cutting board made by Groves Academy ProjectBased Learning students. (multi-colored striped cutting board) Donated by: Groves Academy 520 Ceramic tea set made by Groves Academy student Donated by: Groves Academy 521 Ceramic Basket made by Groves Academy students Donated by: Groves Academy 522 Ceramic Basket made by Groves Academy students Donated by: Groves Academy 523 Hand turned decorative wooden bowls This set of decorative bowls was made by a Groves Grandpa who hand turned the bowls from wood discovered in North Dakota. Donated by: LeRoy Sondrol 22

524 Hand turned decorative wooden bowl with real turquoise This decorative bowl was made by a Groves Grandpa - who hand turned the bowl from wood discovered in North Dakota. Donated by: LeRoy Sondrol 525 Bronze Sculpture - Donated by: Shawn Pleimann

700 Season Pass to Groves Academy Workshops A season pass to Groves Academy workshops during the 2019-2020 school year. Groves Academy presents learning disability and attention disorder related workshops. These workshops are held at Groves Academy and are open to anyone. Featuring some of the nation's foremost authorities in learning disabilities and attention disorders. (Workshops are free to Groves Academy and Learning Center families.) Donated by: Groves Academy 701 Nickelodeon Universe/Mall of America gift tote bag Large tote bag with passes to Nickelodeon Universe, Adventure Golf, Dutchman's Deck, Sea Life Aquarium and assorted Mall of America swag. Donated by: Mall of America 702 Minnesota Children's Museum Membership and Books One Deluxe Family Membership to the Minnesota Children's Museum and three children's books, Big Cat, Little Fox by local Minnesota author, Cheryl Stephani and two books from award winning children's author, Pat Zietlow Miller, Be Kind and When You Are Brave. Sure to be a hit for any family in your life! Donated by: Minnesota Children's Museum and Cheryl Stephani 703 American Girls Get Growing Children's birthday party basket for 6! Celebrate a spring birthday with this garden party planning package. The birthday party basket includes a gift for the special birthday child, American Girl themed party favors and party supplies/activities. Donated by: Claudia Kroeck


, continued 704 Incredibles - children's birthday for 8! This party planning package has almost everything you'll need to host an "incredible" birthday for a super kid! The birthday party basket includes a gift for the birthday child, Incredibles-themed party favors and party supplies/activities. Donated by: Claudia Kroeck 705 Star Wars - a children's birthday party for 8! This Star Wars party planning package will ensure that the force is with you when hosting your favorite Star Wars fan's birthday party. The birthday party basket includes gift for the birthday child, party favors and party supplies/activities. Donated by: Claudia Kroeck 706 Wild About Harry birthday party basket for 8! This party planning package has almost everything you'll need to host a magical birthday party for your favorite Harry Potter fan. The birthday party basket includes gift for the birthday child, party favors and party supplies/activities. Donated by: Claudia Kroeck 707 One Diagnostic Assessment in the Learning Center at Groves Academy Groves Academy's psychologists are experts in development, learning, and attention. We use best assessment practices to determine your child’s learning profile and provide specific recommendations. A diagnostic assessment helps determine why a student is struggling in school and develops a plan to remediate learning issues with proven strategies and interventions. Expires August 31, 2020.

Donated by: Groves Academy 708 Two Tickets to 25th Annual Basilica Block Party for either Friday, July 12th OR Saturday, July 13th Two general admission tickets to the 25th Annual Basilica Block Party for the day of your choosing - either Friday, July 12th OR Saturday, July 13th. Featuring Kacey Musgraves, Dawes, Semisonic, Jason Mraz, Hanson and more. (Must send in date preference BEFORE June 1, 2019.)


Donated by: Basilica Block Party

709 One Hour Photo Session in NE Minneapolis Studio with Slow Road Photo The mission of Slow Road Photography is to capture special moments along your road, helping you to stop and savor those fun, messy, sometimes chaotic slow road moments. Expires September of 2019

Donated by: Slow Road Photo 710 One-on-one tour of the Military Reserve Base Lieutenant Colonel Marty Schulting will escort you and your immediate family members (or a few of your friends) on a personal tour of the Minneapolis Air Reserve Station located at the Minneapolis International Airport. You will get a tour of a C-130 cargo plane, sit in the cockpit, walk through the cargo bay, and learn how the airplane is able to air drop weapons and equipment to our troops and allies. See and learn about its defensive systems (limited to unclassified capabilities), how it drops equipment while still flying, and how it is able to land in locations where other airplanes are unable to land. If desired, this tour will also include a trip to the air museum on base that includes aircraft dating back to World War II. Additionally, you can talk with Marty about his 23 year military career, which includes flight time in the F-15C Eagle, the B-2 Stealth bomber, the KC-135 Tanker, and now the C-130H cargo plane. Expires within one year of the gala. Mutually agreed upon date.

Donated by: Marty Schulting 711 Rolling fun for everyone! Ten Admission Passes to Roller Garden Skate Center. Minnesota's #1 roller skating rink - family owned and operated for over 50 years. Each pass allows admission for one person to any public skate session with skate rental included. Donated by: Roller Garden Skate Center 712 Kids have fun basket Enjoy a variety of games! Donated by: Killian Rieder 25

600 Reserved Parking Spot at Groves Academy Always have a parking space when picking up or dropping off at Groves Academy. Winner has front row parking beginning on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year! Donated by: Groves Academy 601 Reserved Parking Spot at Groves Academy Always have a parking space when picking up or dropping off at Groves Academy. Winner has front row parking beginning on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year! Donated by: Groves Academy 602 Lunch with Groves Academy Teacher of Your Choice Donated by: Groves Academy 603 Breakfast or Lunch with Head of School, Kim Peeples Donated by: Groves Academy 604 Head of School for the Day at Groves Academy The winning student is given the “responsibility� of running the school for the day. The student will spend quality time with Kim Peeples, the Head of School. *Day will be determined in partnership with Head of School.*

Donated by: Groves Academy 605 Reserved Front Row to Groves Academy Graduation VIP Seating for Groves Graduation - the whole front row reserved for you and your family to make photo and video opportunities easy. You won't miss a moment of this special milestone. Donated by: Groves Academy 606 Reserved Row at LS/MS Awards Ceremony Don't want to show up an hour in advance to save a row for you and your family for the LS/MS Awards Ceremony? Bid on this and Groves will reserve a row for you! Just show up park and enjoy! Donated by: Groves Academy 26

607 VIP Police Experience for a Groves Student One Groves Student and their Groves friend will be picked up from Groves at lunchtime in an official St. Louis Park police car and escorted to the police station for VIP tour and special lunch with St. Louis Park Police Officer Maki (Groves' School Resource Officer). Mr. Roney from Groves will also join in the fun! Date and lunch to be mutually agreed upon.

Donated by: Groves Academy 608 Hot Lunch at Groves cafeteria for a Year Does your Groves student love Chef Chuck's hot lunch? Bid on this exciting auction item to get hot lunch for the whole 2019-2020 school year! Donated by: Groves Academy 609 Lunch with Groves Academy Teacher of Your Choice Donated by: Groves Academy


We understand the science of learning and the art of teaching. Groves Academy is a non-profit organization that transforms lives through education. We have expertise in literacy, dyslexia, study skills, and teaching the process of learning. We are the only organization of our kind in Minnesota. Groves consists of: Our School, The Learning Center, and the Institute for Professional Learning.


We build confidence, success, and purpose through transformative learning experiences.


To redefine the way our nation is taught, one student, one teacher, and one school at a time.

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WE STRIVE TO MAKE LEARNING A JOYFUL EXPERIENCE. For more than 40 years Groves Academy has provided exemplary fullday and outreach programs for students with dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning disabilities. Our ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) accredited school enrolls over 280 students in grades 1-12. Average class sizes of eight, research-based instruction, and a supportive, personalized environment enable each student to have a positive school experience and achieve academic success. Some students graduate from Groves; others stay at Groves for several years before transitioning to a school where they can successfully apply the skills and strategies they learned at Groves. Groves' impact reaches beyond our school. The Learning Center serves children and young adults in the community, many whom are not enrolled at Groves but can benefit from the expertise and experience of our teachers and staff. Our Instutute for Professional Learning (IPL) advances the evidence-based literacy instruction and strategies proven successful at Groves through the delivery of teacher training and coaching. This school year the IPL is partnering with 10 schools in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, reaching more than 85 classrooms and 1,900 students.


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2019 Groves Gala Live and Silent Auctions Catalog  

2019 Groves Gala Live and Silent Auctions Catalog