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Herzlich Willkommen beim Germanic-American Institute!

Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

2015 Summer Language Camps Art Camp 2014 2

June 15 - August 21
Half-Day, Full-Day, and Extended Care Options

Summer is just around the corner, and the GAI has another fun season of German language camps planned! Each camp will last one week (M-F) and be centered around a fun, highly-interactive theme. Teachers and children will speak, hear, sing, and create in German while exploring subjects ranging from history and art to science and music. All ability levels are welcome!

This summer's themes are now posted, and registration is easy to complete online or by calling the GAI office.
Register today!

Bruce Larson

A Toast to Bruce Larson and
His $150,000 to the
5-50-500K Legacy Challenge!

Anyone who frequents events in the St. Paul German and arts communities has most likely met Bruce Larson, a.k.a. “the Kaiser.” His passion for the arts, Germanic culture, and celebrating life through song and dance have made him one of St. Paul’s most beloved characters. In addition to his infectious revelry, Bruce is also known for his astounding philanthropy. 

At the annual Legacy Society Breakfast on April 18, Bruce announced that he is pledging $50,000 to the GAI over the next 5 years, as well as making provisions for an additional $100,000 of support as part of his estate plan. Mr. Larson’s gift increased the total of Legacy funds pledged and received since 2010 to $250,000.

Bruce’s pledge serves as an inspiring kick-off to the GAI’s new 5-50-500K Challenge, the goal of which is to raise the total of Legacy funds received and pledged to five hundred thousand within the next five years. While the GAI staff, board, and Legacy Society members have already committed their outstanding support to this program, anyone can donate any amount to the 5-50-500K Challenge

Do you want to be like Bruce and ensure the growth of cultural programming and facility for future generations? Contact the GAI office at or call 651.222.7027 for more information or donate today!

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