I have an item that I would like to donate to the Auction. How do I do that?
First of all, thank you! The success of our Auction is entirely dependent on the generosity of donors such as yourself and our wonderful bidders. To donate an item, please see the "Item Donation Form", located HERE (for printing) or online HERE. If it's a physical item (merchandise, gift card, etc.) you can then send it in to the school, attention to "Auction." If your item is something less "tangible", like time at a vacation home or a specialty dinner, any supporting material you can send along is helpful, like brochures, posters, photos, etc. The more we can show about an item, the more successful it will be!
I know a local business who would like to donate. What should I do?
Thanks for making the contact with this business! Much like the personal donations described above, you can download the "Item Donation Form" located HERE and take it to them to complete or direct them to the online form HERE. Please be sure each business gives as much information on the form as possible, including the item value. Legally, we can not determine the value of the item -- this must come from the donor! If the business requires additional documentation, like a request letter or our nonprofit IRS tax ID number, please download the "Auction Support Request Packet" located HERE. Finally, be sure to thank the business for their kind donation (we will also send a letter of thanks following the auction) and bring the Donation Form and the item to Marta at the school.
What do the Auction proceeds benefit?
All of our students benefit from the proceeds of the Auction. Like our other Invest in Excellence efforts, the Auction allows us to fulfill our mission of nurturing children as they grow into confident and moral lifelong learners and leaders. Fundraising efforts like the Auction allow the school to to strengthen and deepen our curriculum, to provide technological advances in the classroom, and to offer exciting extracurricular activities for our students.
Does the ticket price of $75 provide any profit to St. Chris?
Unfortunately, putting on an event of this kind is expensive. Much like a wedding, we must pay for the use of the hotel and for the food. The $75 ticket price covers this cost...and guarantees a great meal in a super atmosphere with wonderful friends!
Will I receive any documentation of my donation?
Yes, once the Auction is over, we send thank you notes which detail donations/purchases to all those who donated and/or attended the Auction. We are very grateful for everyone's support and want to take every opportunity to thank you!
How do I RSVP to the Auction?
All current parents, as well as friends and active alumni of St. Christopher, will receive an invitation to the Auction approximately six weeks in advance of the event. You can also purchase tickets online HERE. If you do not receive an invitation, or would like us to send one to someone you know who might be interested in attending, please contact Marta Nissen firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to seeing you there!
Will I receive actual tickets to the Auction?
No. We don't actually send home tickets for the Auction. You just need to show up on Saturday, March 23, ready to have some fun! There will be a check-in table at the event where you will receive your program for the evening, a bidder's paddle, and your free drink ticket.
What form of payments do you take at the Auction?
We take cash, checks and credit cards. Please know that we must pay a 2% to 4% fee on every credit card charge, so credit cards do lower our profit from the evening by 2% to 4%.
What is the dress "code" for the evening?
Well, we are a Catholic school, but that doesn't mean we have a required uniform for the evening! Our goal is for you to relax and enjoy yourself, so wear something you will be comfortable in!
Questions about the Auction?
Contact Marta Nissen, Director of Advancement at: