The Fridley Schools Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports Fridley Public Schools, will host its second Black and Gold Gala from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Jax Café, 1928 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis.

The Fridley Schools Foundation aims to raise over $20,000 at the event to fund teacher innovation grants and student scholarships. Fridley teachers can apply for the innovation grants to spend on educational activities, field trips, items for classroom use and more. Student scholarships will be awarded to graduating Fridley High School seniors through an application process at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Last year, the foundation was able to award over $112,000 worth of scholarships to our students.

The gala will include a social hour, silent auction, followed by a fabulous Jax dinner and live auction. Auction items include tickets to various Twin Cities theaters and events, restaurant gift certificates, experiential activities and more. A full cash bar will be available, and dress is formal attire.

Tickets are $95 per person or sponsor a table of eight for $725. Prices will increase on March 1 and are in limited supply. Tickets can be purchased on the Fridley Schools Foundation website at

“This year celebrates the Fridley Schools Foundation’s 20 years of existence,” Fridley Schools Foundation President Renee Van Gorp said. “We hope to fill every seat at our gala to raise funds for educator grants, scholarships and endowment funds. What a great time to show support for our school community and get involved by attending this event or making a donation. You can’t beat a night out with a great meal, high energy, camaraderie, and making a difference for a good cause.

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