MVL is blessed to have a great number of people in our family, all with a heart for Christian education. The Spirit of MVL Gala is designed to bring this family together in thanksgiving.

The 2023 event raised funds to put signage up on our new building.

Thanks to the generous givers, item donors, sponsors, and viewers, more than $50,000 was raised for these two important pieces!

Additionally, we honored our 2023 Spirit of MVL award recipients: Arvid & Judy Schwartz, Palmer Busing, and New 2 You Family Thrift Store. We thank these individuals for using their time, talents, and treasures to the glory of God and to the benefit of Christ-centered education.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Spirit of MVL Award Recipients

A special committee selects each year’s recognition recipients based on nominations.
Through the Spirit of MVL nomination form, you can nominate an individual, family, or company for consideration.
  • 2023

    Arvid & Judy Schwartz
    Palmer Busing
    New 2 You Family Thrift Store
  • 2022

    The 10 Military Service Members of the Class of 2006


  • 2021

    Drew & Sharon Buck
    Valerie Holzhueter
    Keith Wessel
  • 2020

    John Apitz
    Dan & Lynn Hacker
    Fred & Joy Struck


  • 2019

    Jerry & Gwen Tjernagel
    Joe & Beth Holtmeier
    Robin & Carol Kramer
    Dean & Kaye Compart
  • 2018

    All Past Recipients


  • 2017

    Rev. Jon Enter
    Perry Meyer
    Mark & Vivian Smith
  • 2016

    Bob Dittrich
    Kevin Hulke
    Mae Tacke


  • 2015

    LeRoy & Caroline Black
    Kurt Troge
    St. Paul’s-New Ulm
  • 2014

    Jan Fredrich
    Bob Hinnenthal
    Donna Luepke


  • 2013

    Paul Holzhueter
    Dennis Jaspersen
    Lloyd Schauer
  • 2012

    Jerry Bentz
    Pat Meyer
    Eric Woller


  • 2011

    Jim Hermanson
    Rev. Dan Kramer
    Warren & Rachel Krohn Family
  • 2010

    Allan & Ellen Mueller
    Paul Willems
    Treasure Haus Founders


  • 2009

    Jim Bauer
    Marvin & Loraine Henning
    Gene Rodewald
  • 2008

    Jerry Birkholz
    Les & Ardella Enter
    Becky Markgraf
    The Original 45 Students