The 11th Annual Gala for the Gryphons will take place at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Friday, November 17, 2023. This year’s theme is Celebrating 20 Years: An Evening in Black and White. Join the Eagle Ridge Academy community in celebrating twenty years of Classical Education!

Invitations will be mailed out to the community in early October. Stay tuned for more information.

Gala for the Gryphons Registration Opens in October
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Featuring Speaker Dr. Kenneth D. Greener

This year’s gala guest speaker will be one of Eagle Ridge Academy’s founders, Dr. Kenneth D. Greener. Join us to celebrate 20 years of memories and reminisce on how Eagle Ridge Academy has grown over the years.

Trick, featuring Todd Epley and Rick Blomquist, will provide acoustic music during the cocktail hour and presentation.

The celebration will conclude with a party on the dance floor! DJ entertainment will be provided by Midwest Sound.

Karen Sorbo Returns as Gala Emcee and Auctioneer

As a leading benefit auctioneer, Karen Sorbo’s dedication, effusive energy, commanding yet elegant stage presence, and precision techniques have engaged audiences across the country and internationally. Karen has raised over $900 million dollars conducting more than 2,900 auctions since 1993.

In addition to being a benefit auctioneer, Karen is a speaker, author, mentor, resilience coach, humanitarian, documentary film producer/director and travel enthusiast.

Gala attendees will be able to view all the silent auction items in person, as well as have the opportunity to bid on our live auction items, though the entire Eagle Ridge Academy community is invited to participate in the online silent auction. The auction will open Friday, November 10, at 5:00 p.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17.

Proceeds from this year’s Gala will help fund a dynamic informational sign for the carpool lane.

Volunteer! We welcome you as part of this fun planning team to meet new people, lend your voice and talents, and help make this night out special! Please email or call 952-746-7760, ext. 1107 to learn more.

The silent auction is a favorite part of the gala and we’d love your help! We would appreciate any help you can provide:

  • Pull friends or classroom parents together to create a themed basket.
  • Ask your place of employment for a gift or experience.
  • Do you have a timeshare or Airbnb, airline miles, or other unique experience to donate?
  • Do you have season tickets to Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, etc.?
  • Do you own a business and would like to sponsor the event?
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