Funding all areas of academic excellence

The Gala

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

  • 6 – 7pm - Cocktail Hour and Support Our Schools Initiative
  • 7 – 9pm - Dinner and Program
  • 9 – 10pm - Dessert and Cocktails

*Complimentary valet parking provided by The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.

Event Chairs: Steve and Anne Scholler

The 2020 Gala is a high-impact community celebration of quality education, and the role the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation plays in helping engage students and expand their horizons.

We will raise funds to support our schools directly through the Support Our Schools Initiative. Each school has identified needs and Gala guests' can support the schools of their choice at the Gala.

We will also honor the Forest Hills Public Schools Teacher of the Year!

2020 Sponsorship information available soon.

What is Support Our Schools?

It's a way for parents, grandparents, businesses, and community members to support individual schools within the district. Each of our 17 schools plus the Transition Center identified needs. At the Gala, we will have the opportunity to support our schools by funding those specific needs. Guests can choose where their donor dollars go and will truly impact the school(s) of their choice.

We're excited to report that we're expecting a sell-out this year. Please reserve your table now by completing a reservation form. Please note that payment is not required until October 26. If you have any questions, please contact Jana Siminski, Director of Philanthropy, at 616-493-8954 or

The "Circle of Friends" table is available again this year. This table package allows groups of friends to attend the Gala together. Purchasing this package, you save $50/ticket. Come celebrate with the Forest Hills community and show your support of excellence in education.

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