10th Annual Gala

Join us at the Partnership Party to help teachers create wonder in Stillwater Area Public Schools!

Saturday, March 11, from 5:30  to 11 p.m., at Envision Event Center (formerly The Prom Center) in Oakdale

You can register individually ($75), or purchase a table for 10 ($750).  Teachers and staff of Stillwater Area Public Schools are invited to register for the discounted price of $50.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find at the 10th Annual Partnership Party       register

Live Auction:  A Chicago get-away for two with tickets to “Hamilton”  *  Gourmet dinner cruise on the St. Croix in the 80-foot luxury yacht “Summer Song”  *   A luxury suite for 16 to see the Wild play the Ottawa Senators on March 30  *  Food and beverage tasting experience for 10 at the new Velveteen Speakeasy  *  your choice: 4 concert tickets for Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber  *  a Shrimp Boil for 10 at your home, hosted by junior high principals Andy Fields and Eric VanScoy.

Silent Auction: 4 VIP tickets for this summer’s X-Games in St. Paul  *  a fly-fishing experience  *  reserved seats for the graduation ceremony in June  *  Suburban East all-season, all-sports pass  *  VIP parking and parking pass at the high school  *  4 primo tickets to the Wild game on April 2  *  custom-made farmhouse table  *  wine  *  Liftbridge tour and tasting for 10  *  And much, much more.

 New this year: remote bidding on Silent Auction items only. Click to register

Mystery Wall:  It’s a little bit like a White Elephant gift exchange, but without the OMG gifts from your relatives.

Plus, Games, Gourmet Food Stations, Music, the Candy Bar, the Photo Booth, sign-up for the BooHooYahoo Party on the first day of school. And LOTS of socializing!

Register for the Partnership Party


The Partnership Party is the main fundraiser of the year for The Partnership Plan and provides funds for curriculum extras for students. In 2015-16, we funded 44 classroom grants to teachers worth more than $91,000. We funded Big Impact grants that sent all 4th graders to Orchestra Hall, provided computer coding instruction to all 2nd and 3rd graders in the District, and created a classroom of pottery wheels at the junior high level that can be used for community classes.  TPP continues to fund the Fabrication Lab at Stillwater Area High School and to provide Da Vinci Fest, an art and science fair for students that has grown into a free community event celebrating art and science.

For sponsorship information, please email Beverly Petrie or call (651) 439-3172.

To make a donation, or for any other information about this signature event, please email Kristine Smith or call (651) 439-3172.


2016 was a spectacular reboot of our big fundraiser. Formerly Jeans & Jewels, the Partnership Party featured gourmet food stations staffed by chefs, more time for socializing, new games and music for dancing.

Our generous attendees pledged nearly $34,000 to support our new Big Impact Arts and Big Impact Technology grants, with the entire night raising nearly $75,000 to help teachers create wonder in the classroom. Thank you!