Chesterton Gala 2012 a Wonderful Evening of Music and Merriment!

Over 500 guests of all ages attended Chesterton Academy’s third annual benefit gala on February 10 at the beautiful International Market Square in Minneapolis. We were honored to have Father Francis “Fr. Rocky” Hoffman, Executive Director of Relevant Radio, as our guest and keynote speaker for the event! Special thanks to Whitebox Mutual Funds, our event sponsor. The International Market Square was transformed for the evening into a glamorous 1940′s patriotic-themed club, complete with period music and the world premiere of the Fabulous Chestertones big band!

In a dramatic, surprise announcement at the close of the evening, Andrew Redleaf, founder and CEO of Whitebox Advisors, announced that he will once again match, dollar for dollar, any donations that come into Chesterton Academy by April 30, 2012, up to $75,000. Thanks to donations received the night of the Gala, we are on our way to meeting Mr. Redleaf’s generous challenge grant.

We are grateful to our Chesterton parents and volunteers who worked so hard to make the event such a wonderful success. Our sincere thanks, as well, to the many donors and event sponsors who helped us raise critical funds for the 2012-2013 academic year!

Details on the 2012 Gala | View McKaela Laxen's student speech | View the Gala online photo album

Father Francis Hoffman, Relevant Radio
Father Francis Hoffman, Relevant Radio
McKaela Laxen, Chesterton Academy Class of 2012
McKaela Laxen, Chesterton Academy Class of 2012
Chesterton Academy Gala 2012 at the IMS
Chesterton Academy Gala 2012 at the IMS