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Bright Futures Gala

Save the Date: Friday, April 19, 2024


This special event is a celebration of our school and the success of our Bright Futures Fund.  Make your pledge today

The 2023 Bright Futures Gala video is a beautiful celebration of our history and dedication to the Montessori prepared environment. Celebrating 20 years on our Long Lake campus, this video tells the story of how it came to be.


Thank you for celebrating with us! Thanks to Brittany Luea, Summer Hennessy, and the entire steering committee's volunteer effort, this year's gala exceeded all expectations. Jen Lake and Ryan Sullivan co-emceed the event and special remarks were made by Peter Starkel, President of the Board of Directors, and Michele Shane, Head of School. The gorgeous backdrop of the Cathedral Barn, The Jack Pine Band's music, and Modern Bird's dinner made the evening special and memorable. Special thanks to presenting sponsors Highstreet Insurance Partners and Deviate, and all of our sponsors who made the evening possible and to everyone who made a gift in support of our Bright Futures Fund. We are beyond grateful for the support of our parents, alumni families, and the greater community. 

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A sincere thank you to all our amazing sponsors!
Highstreet Insurance PartnersDeviateBrady's BarRehmannRembrandt ConstructionWilliams Chevrolet, Karen & Mark Lundmark, Grand Traverse RadiologistsGolden-Fowler Home FurnishingsIndependent Bank, Events North, Suzanne & Jason Allen, Down to Earth Outdoor ServicesThe Glenwood RestaurantThe Beverage Company4Front Credit UnionBay Area UrologyCass Street ENT BayWest Animal ClinicComfort CenterTBA Credit UnionFitzmaurice-Garvin InsuranceWTCMBeers Family DentistryD&W MechanicalBonek Insurance AgencyShugart BuildersMoneyFitMettle & MoxieAdventure Golf & Sports, Henderson'sThe Magiera Family, Schrader & AssociatesBurritt's Fresh MarketCrystal Lake Health Centerand Trattoria Stella. 

Sponsors help make this event possible for our school community. See sponsor levels here: Sponsorship Opportunities Form