The Merrillville Education Foundation is proud to announce that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary at our spring Gala, “Hops and Vino Festival” on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville for adults 21 and over. The evening is filled with gourmet food stations, exceptional beer, wine, and bourbon tasting, basket raffles and friendly fellowship in a relaxing atmosphere of fun and music.

Tickets are only $40 per person and can be purchased at any Merrillville School Office or securely online through Give Lively at the following link:

The mission of the Merrillville Education Foundation is to be the primary private sector partner in supporting public education in Merrillville. Grants provided by the MEF offer resources that are not available through public education funding. Over the past 20 years, we have funded over 450 grants totaling over $389,000. These grants have impacted over 123,000 students in the Merrillville schools from kindergarten through high school. The grants are chosen based on their innovative approach and their educational contribution. By attending the Hops and Vino Festival, you will help us continue this mission for many more years to come.

If you cannot attend, but would still like to support the MEF, you can make a contribution at the Give Lively link or on our website through PayPal at

Download the printable MEF Gala flyer…