DSHA Benefit Auction 2017
Lasting Traditions: Faith, Empowerment, Commitment
Mark your calendars now for the 2017 DSHA Benefit Auction!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
5 p.m. Mass
6 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction Bidding
8 p.m. Dinner by Lee's John's Catering, Voice Auction to follow
Now is the time to RSVP – if you need another reply card, click here to download the invitation.
Put together your own group of up to 12 people or let us match you with other fun and congenial auction guests.
Either way, we promise a great time.
Click here to browse the 2017 Auction Catalog.
New items are coming in daily! Check out some of the latest additions as well as the Dasher Dozen Raffle items in this new addendum - updated on March 13.
This year’s Auction theme – Lasting Traditions: Faith, Empowerment, Commitment – was selected by our Auction chairs to honor the DSHA mission of developing girls into capable young women of faith, heart and intellect who accept the gospel call to live lives that make a difference. For the last 125 years, these are the values that have guided Holy Angels Academy, Divine Savior High School and now DSHA. These principles are instilled in our students every day, and it is important that the entire DSHA community support the Auction to continue this lasting tradition of excellence.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported last year’s auction, Beyond Expectations... Celebrating the Experience. It was great to be back on campus and celebrate in our beautiful new spaces. The event drew a record crowd of 525 guests - a number we are looking to expand upon, in this, our 125th Anniversary year.
As always, we could not manage an event of this magnitude without the help of an army of volunteers - thanks to everyone who is serving on a committee, helping with decorations and set-up, making phone calls, donating auction items or making financial gifts. Special kudos to this year's wonderful event chairs for all their work in bringing this event to life - please contact them to learn more about the event.
Environment (Theme & Decor) - Deb Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Underwriting and Advertising - Patti Miller - email@example.com
Engagement (Volunteers & Attendees) - Jacquie Rolfe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Acquisitions (Auction Items) - Meagan Wigchers - email@example.com
Interested in getting involved or making a contribution? Contact DSHA Director of Special Events, Catherine Best at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-616-2810.
Golden Ticket Raffle
The Golden Ticket Raffle is back! Only 100 tickets will be sold. For just $125, you can have your pick of ten amazing voice auction items. See them all here. Tickets are on sale NOW at DSHA. Once they are gone, they are gone. Contact Director of Special Events Catherine Best at email@example.com or 414-616-2810 to purchase yours. Winner need not be present at the Auction.
The 2017 Stop-the-Auction experience will raise funds this year for scholarships. Your contribution will support many qualified, deserving young women who would not otherwise be able to afford a DSHA education. These transformative gift will change the lives of young women right now and will have a positive effect on their families and communities for years to come. Click here to learn how you can be a part of this amazing process.
Enjoy highlights from our 2016 Benefit Auction:
Beyond Expectations... Celebrating the Experience!
DSHA Benefit Auction History
For over 30 years, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School has held a fundraising auction. What began as a relatively small affair – fully contained in the gymnasium – has grown to an elaborate event with an extensive silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the gym, followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction in The Quad. Attended now by over 500guests each year, the DSHA Benefit Auction has become known as the place to be for fun and excitement each Spring, as current and past parents, alumnae and friends all gather together.
Each year a theme is selected for the Auction, which becomes the focal point not only for the décor, but for donations, printed materials and more. Excitement builds throughout the school year as the Auction comes to life. Recent Auction themes have covered a wide range including Dinner at Tiffany’s, Spring Signature, High Tide In the Hamptons, City Chic, Uncorked: An Evening in Tuscany, An Elegant Gatsby Evening, Girl PowerFULL, Expect the Unexpected and Beyond Expectations.
An event of this magnitude requires an army of volunteers and we are fortunate each year to have had dedicated chair people willing to commit the countless hours required to make this a success. Under their leadership, dozens of additional volunteers are recruited and trained, underwriting funds are collected, catalog ads are solicited, auction items are donated, catalog descriptions are written, raffle tickets are sold and decorations are created, all with the singular focus of creating a memorable evening for everyone in attendance the night of the Auction.
Truly a school-wide effort, the Auction also involves over 80 student volunteers who assist with greeting, coat check, Mass, selling raffle tickets and acting as auction runners and servers on the big night. As the school’s largest single fundraising event, it is fitting that it includes all members of our DSHA family – staff, students, current and past parents, alumnae and friends – as we work together not only to raise funds in support of DSHA’s mission of preparing young women intellectually, spiritually and personally, but to build a community that will endure in its support of the confident, capable young women we are sending out into the world.
Come join us!