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Annual Gala

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A night of community

The MV Gala is a once-a-year celebration of the MV community.

The event features an open bar, delicious food, good friends, and silent and live auctions. The gala is MV’s largest event-based fundraiser. It complements the MV Fund, both of which provide opportunities and experiences for students and faculty.

This year’s event is April 26 and will be our 46th Gala. The 2023 event raised more than $200,000 in support of our students and faculty, including more than $50,000 for upgrades and renovations of our athletic spaces and main athletic hallway.

Check back to learn more about buying tickets, donating items, and becoming a sponsor.

Every year, one special project is identified as the “Raise the Paddle” project. It benefits from proceeds generated during the live auction, which closes out every gala. There is also a silent auction that precedes the auction, with items ranging from homemade quilts and shopping sprees to custom experience events with some of the faculty.


Thank you to all the individuals, organizations, and businesses that contributed items or experiences to the 46th Annual Gala. Our success would not have been possible with you.

  • Adventus Climbing
  • Adam Levine
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Alex Kania, Rae Handmade
  • Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
  • Art Supply Depot
  • Tembo Health
  • AutoZone
  • Bark Box
  • Barr’s Public House
  • Beauty Bar
  • Black Swamp Curling
  • Chris & Maryann Kaatz
  • Christa & Tony Dewire
  • Cleveland Monsters
  • Club Pilates
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Crouse + Cohrs
  • Dhawi Pienta
  • Dory Geisel
  • Fred & Linda Deichert
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Green Crow
  • Hunter’s Run Horse Farm
  • Imagination Station
  • Inside the Five
  • Invisible Fence
  • Julie Shuman
  • Kate & Erik Blake
  • KotoBuki
  • Inside the Five
  • Invisible Fence
  • Julie Shuman
  • Kiely-Oatis Family
  • Kate & Erik Blake
  • KotoBuki
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Luck Landscaping
  • Lynn’s Lunchbox
  • Lynn Casto
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Maumee Bay Brewing Co.
  • Michelle Savickas
  • National Museum of the Great Lakes
  • Perfect North Slopes
  • Poonam Saini
  • Prive Nail Salon
  • ProMedica
  • Select Salon Studios
  • Miller Ferry
  • Mike House
  • Raising Cane’s
  • Raj & Rajitha Kattar
  • Reanne Young
  • Rettig Music
  • Ritter Planetarium
  • Ryan Buckenmeyer
  • H&M Cruise Lines
  • Savage-Edwards Family
  • Sebastiano’s Italiano
  • Shadow Valley Tennis
  • Shivers Ice Cream
  • Sidon
  • Skin Care Experts
  • Snapology
  • Scott Enterprises
  • Stone Oak Country Club
  • Sweet Fern Farm
  • Sylvania Country Club
  • The Cincinnati Reds
  • Oliver Family
  • Oberlin Family
  • Poonam Saini
  • The Style Lounge
  • The Flying Joe
  • Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts
  • Tom Cambisios
  • Tracy Disbrow Photography
  • University of Toledo
  • Urban Air
  • Urban Pine Winery
  • Uncle Bobo
  • Venetian Nail Salon
  • Ye Olde Durty Bird
  • Zeina Tal

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If you are interested in learning more about the next Gala event, please contact Brian Oliver, director of annual giving and family engagement, at