St. Mary's "Spring for the Children Benefit Auction"
Save the Date! Our 24th Benefit Auction will be held April 14, 2018 at the Beardmore Event Center - Bellevue.
What a great night we had at last year's benefit auction. We hope you did too! It was held March 25, 2017 at the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in South Omaha. To learn more about the auction: tickets, advertising, sponsorships, donations, the auction committee and to view the catalog click here.
"Spring for the Children" Benefit Auction
Each spring one of our school’s highlights is the Annual "Spring for the Children" Benefit Auction. In 2014 we celebrated our 20th Annual Event. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year! We loved seeing you at the auction April 5, 2014 at the Livestock Exchange Building. It was a night of fun, great food, mingling with old friends and new ones, silent bidding for baskets, and a fun-filled oral auction that included priceless treasures. When the evening was done you walked off with all kinds of wonderful goodies and the satisfaction of knowing your financial support helped St. Mary's School sustain its outstanding academic program. We at St. Mary's want to thank you all for your continued generous financial support and all the volunteer hours that go in to making this such a wonderful and successful event each year. Thank you to everyone who came and made the "Spring for the Children" Benefit Auction such a success! This was our most successful benefit auction to date bringing in $99,065. Thank you corporate sponsors, advertisers, donors and attendees for making this such a success! This year you helped us raise $21,876 for Fill A Need. That money was used to install a new, modern playground set.
Auction Success Over the Years
|1995: ?||1996: ?||1997: $18,777|
|1998: $21,179||1999: $35,286||2000: $35,286|
|2001: $40,000||2002: $32,140||2003: $26,877|
|2004: $53,000||2005: $55,179||2006: $45,000|
|2007: $35,000||2008: $53,364||2009: $33,004|
|2010: $48,634||2011: $41,000||2012: $67,044|
|2013: $81,098||2014: $99,065||2015: $96,971|
|2016: $99,114||2017: $86,114|
Look at what one night of a shared common goal of supporting St. Mary's School and its students can mean. Our overall goal for the 18th annual Spring For the Children Benefit Auction was $50,000. The goal for the Fill-A–Need portion, which would furnish laptops and projectors for the teachers, $10,000. Thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support of all of those attending that evening, we far surpassed those goals! Fill-A-Need brought in $16,450 and the overall auction $67,044. Thanks for helping make St. Mary's School the best it can be!
At the 23rd annual Spring For the Children Benefit Auction thanks to all our supporters we raised $86,114. The Fill-A-Need portion; "The Bells for St. Mary's" brought in $17,540 that went towards upgrading the phone and bell system at the school. Thank you for your continued support. Home and School kicked in the balance for the project.