Junior League Gala

2021 GALA

This May, the gala will be virtual because of continued safety concerns around large group gatherings.  While league members and community members won’t be meeting in person, the league will be hosting a wonderful virtual program.  This event will honor JLGR sustainer Susan K. Jones, who is an award-winning professor and marketing professional.  We will also celebrate all the work the league has done since the pandemic and raise critical funds to support our future impact in the community.  This incredible program will also include an opportunity for attendees to invest in our mission by making their gift online.


How can you attend?

There are two main options for attendance: virtual sponsor levels or individual registration.

To purchase tickets or sponsor the event, please click here.

Virtual sponsorship deadline is March 30th.  Individual registration is by April 30th.

Can’t attend but would like to invest in the mission of the Junior League of Grand Rapids?

Please make your gift online here.

Any questions about the event?  Please contact 2021 Gala Chair Theresa Osmer at juniorleaguegala@gmail.com or call Junior League of Grand Rapids office at 616.606.0873

Virtual sponsor level attendance includes recognition at the event and is intended for those who would like to gather and “attend” the event with others.  Virtual sponsor levels will ONLY be available March 1st until March 30th.  This deadline is to ensure all sponsors receive the recognition on the website and in the program as well as their host baskets.

*$1,000 VIP table host will include:

Event registration for you and your guests

Individual name recognition during the program

Name recognition on JLGR Website

Premium host basket with the essentials needed for a fabulous gathering

*$500 table host will include:

Registration for you and your guests

Group recognition during the program with other table hosts

Host basket with the essentials for hosting a fabulous gathering:

*We ask that table hosts at either level open their home up to an amount of people that is comfortable for them.  Hosts will receive a form to record names and email addresses of attendees so the league may send them a thank you following the event.  Additionally, we will provide a host packet with information about the event, giving to the league, and gala committee members will walk hosts through viewing the event remotely.

Individual registration includes access to the program intended for those who would like to view the gala in their homes without hosting additional guests or receiving sponsorship recognition benefits.  The cost of registration is $20 and will help underwrite the production costs of the event.  Individual registration will be available until April 30th.

Why are we charging for attendance at a virtual event?

The cost of registration is used to help underwrite the production cost of the event.


Since 2016, the Junior League of Grand Rapids has held an annual spring gala.  The purpose of this event is to honor a sustainer for her legacy of service to the community and to raise funds for the mission of the Junior League of Grand Rapids.  The event includes sponsorship opportunities as well as a live ask during the program.  Past honorees include the late Deb Bailey, Judy Frey, Pat Waring, and Louise “Punky” Edison.  In 2020, the league cancelled the annual gala under the guidance of several government and health agency restrictions on gathering in large groups.  The decision to cancel that event was difficult, but the work of our league continued and we have spent the past year continuing to serve our community and support our partners.

If you have questions or want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact a member of the Junior League of Grand Rapids jlgrdonordevelopment@gmail.com and a someone will respond with sponsorship information.

To view our sponsorship form, please click here.


To view photos from previous Gala events, please visit our Facebook page.