A Royal Affair

On Saturday, November 14, 2009, Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will sponsor its 17th biennial benefit, Shine...A Royal Affair. More than 500 guests are expected to attend this gala dinner/auction benefit at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Realized proceeds are designated for the endowment of Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, located on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.

This will be a lively and entertaining evening featuring gourmet dining, a 500-item silent auction, and entertainment. To reserve a place at the gala event, please register online, or call the Office of Marketing and Communication at 800-726-6198. You may also preview the silent auction items from the comfort of your own home.

For more than three decades, GLA’s primary mission has been to raise significant funds for acquisitions and endowment purposes in an effort to make the Bernadotte Library one of the premier liberal arts college libraries in the Midwest. With a strong and supportive library, Gustavus students and faculty have more access to current and critical resources for research and classroom use, and are better served in their pursuit of academic excellence.

Online Auction Open November 5–12, 2009

As part of Shine * A Royal Affair the event planners have organized an online auction. The auction is opens Thursday, November 5 and closes Thursday, November 12 at 9 p.m. CST.

The online auction is open to anyone: alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends. You DO NOT have to be attending Shine * A Royal Affair gala event to bid in the online auction. Instructions for bidding are found on the online auction website.

Become a part of the action in the online auction, and support the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library!