On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) hosted its 19th biennial benefit... A Royal Affair. This gala dinner/auction benefit was held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota. Realized proceeds are designated for the GLA endowment of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Thanks to our generous donors, over $125,000 was raised for the Library at this event.

Over 100 volunteers helped set up the auction and worked at the event.setup1      setup 1

Volunteers      registration

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"Gus" wore his finest tux and posed for photos.
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Guests enjoyed shopping at the fun auction.
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Reception music was provided by Gustavus students. 

Emcees Colleen Brady Lindstrom '99 (MyTalk 107.1) and
Adam Carter '98 (WCCO Radio) hosted the program.

Kim Fragodt '83 performed for the guests.

 Founders' Spirit Award Recipients included Evodia Linner '44, Lee Jaeger, Mignette Najarian '50
and Elaine Brostrom (not able to attend.)
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Student Speakers thanked the crowd for their support of the library.st

A successful live auction and a giving moment finalized the evening.

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Photo booth fun!



To see more photo booth pictures, click on the link on the left top of this page! 

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 Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library one of the premier libraries in the Midwest. With a strong and supportive library, Gustavus students and faculty have increased access to current and critical resources for research and campus use, and are better served in their pursuit of academic excellence.  Become a GLA member.