By Ashleigh Swan
Midwest Academy’s annual Green & Gold Gala is going virtual this year.
The Feb. 26 event is a fundraiser for the private school’s tuition assistance program. Set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the gala will include messages from local celebrities and board members, silent and live auctions and other opportunities to support students at the school.
Lexy Puzzella, a parent and board member at the school, said the gala provides an opportunity to share the school’s mission with the community. The school serves students in third through 12th grade with ADD/ADHD, language-based learning differences, high-functioning autism and processing challenges.
The gala also will include live segments, including staff, students and parents, sharing about their journey at Midwest. One of the videos will feature a former student who built a prosthetic arm as a junior.
“When these kids are given attention and direction, based on how they learn, they can really flourish,” Puzzella said.
The event is free and open to the public. Items for the silent auction will go live one week before the event. Premium items will go live during the gala.