Grant Gala - November 2, 2013

The Grant Community High School Partnership for Academic Excellence is hosting the Nineteenth Annual Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  The Gala, which combines a live auction, silent auction, dinner and dance, is an evening dedicated to supporting the Partnership for Academic Excellence.


Since its founding in 1985, the Partnership for Academic Excellence has distributed thousands of dollars to enrich opportunities for Grant Community High School students.  Proceeds from the Gala provide assistance for a variety of programs, including:


  • Students in Need – provides assistance for school-related expenses for students whose families are in financial need.
  • Student Scholarships – provides numerous scholarships for outstanding student achievements in academics, leadership, public service, performing arts, and much more.
  • Instructional Innovations – provides funds for instructional technologies and innovative classroom projects.


It is through the support of parents, community members and local businesses that these programs are successful.  If you would like to make a monetary donation or donate an item to be auctioned at the Gala event, please contact Kris Payne at (847) 587-2561 extension 3414.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support.


Click here to make donations or purchase 2013 Gala tickets






The Grant Community High School Partnership for Academic Excellence 

2013/2014 Board of Directors & Co-Chairs


Board of Directors

Christine Sefcik, Ed.D.

Berne Clary

Ellen Corey

Mary LaRoche

Karen Mark

Kay Starostovic


Gala Co-Chairs

Mary McKenzie

Jackie Black

Cheryl Parent

Lisa Sanchez

Liz Stade

Gerry Stimpson



You are cordially invited to attend the  Grant Community High School Partnership for Academic Excellence


Eighteenth Annual Gala Dinner Dance


Saturday, November 2, 2013



Grand Avenue & Route 59

Fox Lake, Illinois


Reception and Silent Auction 6:oo p.m.

Dinner 7:30 p.m.

Live Auction 9:00 p.m.


Dancing til Midnight       Black Tie Optional