Royal Bash 2015

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Our fun-filled celebration was held on February 28!   A sold-out crowd of more than 350 attendees joined us for an evening of celebrating our successes and seeing our upcoming strategies and plans.  What a great way to support our schools!

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Full STEAM Ahead imageDonate buttonWe raised over $37,000 for our Full STEAM Ahead special appeal. You can still donate to this exciting new HEF initiative. Read more.
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I Wish Video
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We shared a touching video of Hopkins students sharing their current and future wishes during the evening. Check out the Venture Photography Video here.

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Photo Gallery
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Enjoy all the pictures taken at the Royal Birthday Bash here.

Smug Mug photo from Bash 2015

Smug Mug Photos
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Attendees had an opportunity to step into the Venture Photo Studio for a SmugMug.

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A Fun-Filled Evening!

6:00 pm — Cocktails, Games, Merriment & Music, Silent Auction — Mingle and Bid!
7:30 pm —  Dinner by D’Amico Catering. Seating at assigned tables.
8:00 pm — Brief Program & Live Auction
9:00 pm —  Dance the Night Away with The R Factor, Dessert and Coffee Bar

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Elegant Venue!

The Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard, GV
Plenty of free parking.

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Scrumptious Food!

We sat down to a delicious steak, salmon or vegetarian dinner prepared by D’Amico Catering.

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Your Entertaining Host!

Our emcee for the evening was Allison Kaplan, Hopkins parent and senior editor of Shopping + Style for Mpls St Paul Magazine.

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Live Music!

Royal Bash 2015 featured live music by The R Factor (formerly Rupert’s Orchestra). We enjoyed the remarkable voices of six singers and an eight piece band which includes a three piece horn section, a four piece rhythm section and one violin. Lots of dancing!

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We dressed up a bit more this year in honor of our 20th birthday. Read more.

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Let the Bidding Begin!

Attendees could bid on a great variety of silent auction items available while you enjoy cocktails, games, and mingling before dinner. After dinner, we had a live auction with exciting items like a Mercedes Roadster lease, a Scottsdale trip, an Outward Bound excursion, special graduation tickets for parents of HHS seniors, and more. See the listing of auction items in the program catalog.


We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.