Chesterton's Evening of Dinner, Dancing and all that Jazz a Great Success!
Thank you to the more than 400 guests who attended Chesterton Academy's second annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, February 19, 2011! Our event took place at the elegant Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. We were honored to have Kalley Yanta, former KSTP-TV news anchor and dedicated pro-life advocate, as our Gala Emcee. The evening featured a wonderful performance by our own Chesterton Academy Choir and dancing to the music of the fabulous Wolverines Big Band. Special highlights were speeches by Joseph Barron and Alea Florin, Chesterton Academy's first graduating seniors, and remarks by Dale Ahlqust, co-founder of Chesterton Academy.
The evening ended with exciting news: Chesterton Academy supporter Andrew Redleaf announced that he will match, dollar for dollar, any donations that come into Chesterton Academy between now and April 1, up to $75,000! Generous donations from our many Gala attendees helped get us off to a great start as we work to meet this amazing fundraising challenge.
Thank you to all who made our evening to benefit Chesterton Academy such a spectacular success! Click here to view photos from the evening!