Annual Gala


A Revolutionary Education at a Revolutionary Time

Revolutionary can be defined as "constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change" and that is exactly what we are doing! At Lafayette Academy, we are breaking rank with modern education and taking a conscious step away from the fads consuming our nation's schools. Instead, we draw on the 2500-year history of the Western experience and anchor our children's education in the "tried and true".  It is our mission to develop in our young people intellectual and personal habits that allow them to build a responsible, virtuous, and productive life as contributors, not consumers.
Will you help us foster the hearts and minds of our country's future leaders?

We invite you to join us at this year's Liberty Dinner, where you will enjoy a special evening in a beautiful setting reminiscent of Missouri’s romantic pioneer past. Put on your best Western wear and head to the barn at Femme Osage Grove for a luscious BBQ feast, American folk music, an entertaining Silent and Live Auction, and a Fund a Need Paddle Raise to benefit
Classical Academy de Lafayette!

Liberty Dinner 2023

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Doors Open at 5:30 pm

Femme Osage Grove
5 Barn Rd.
Defiance, MO 63341

Tickets are $150 per person and include a BBQ feast with an open bar.
Click the button below to purchase tickets.

Preview Our Auction Items

We have an impressive line up of both silent and live auction items for guests to bid on at this year's Liberty Dinner. Preview all of our auction items in our event booklet using the button below!

Unable to Attend, but Still Looking to Support Lafayette?

While we would love for everyone to enjoy this fun evening with us in person, we understand that many of our supporters may be unable to attend. If you are looking to make an impact on the future of our nation and foster the next generation of leaders, consider sponsoring this event or making a donation to Lafayette Academy.
Every bit helps us to carry out our mission and we are grateful for any and all support. 

We are a 501(c)3 organization, therefore donations are considered tax deductible. Sponsors & donors will receive a donation receipt from Lafayette Academy after the completion of the event. Our Missouri Tax Exempt EIN is 81-474046.