What is the Guardian Angel Dinner and Auction?
The Guardian Angel Dinner and Auction ("Angel Auction") is the largest annual parish/school fundraiser organized and planned by fellow parishioners and school parents led by Kelly O'Donnell, our Parish Director of Stewardship and Development. The Angel Auction has become a special tradition at St. Gerald as 2020 will mark the 22nd anniversary of the event. While a very important aspect of the event is to raise funds, it is also a celebration of fellowship. Attendees enjoy cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Each year, the Angel Auction Committee selects a special theme and the 2020 theme is Mardi Gras Masquerade! Attendees can dress the theme or in cocktail or dressy casual attire.
Why is the success of the Angel Auction important for St. Gerald school families?
Did you know that the total cost to educate one child at St. Gerald School is approximately $5,000? Fortunately, the actual tuition rate we are required to pay is significantly less. This is possible because of the support provided by the parish through Sunday giving as well as funds raised by the Angel Auction and other fundraising efforts. The school operating budget is supported by the following:
How are the funds raised at the Angel Auction used?
44% Parish Sunday giving
Our goal for the 2020 Angel Auction is to raise $100,000!
100% of the funds raised are used to support the parish/school operating budget which includes teacher/staff salaries, building maintenance, technology and other necessities .
How can you help reach our fundraising goal?
It is simple....we prayerfully ask that all of our parishioners consider contributing in one or more of the following ways: Donate! Serve! Attend! Bid!
In 2018, we partnered with a full service, mobile bidding firm to help us manage our auction and more fully engage our attendees. We will once again be using mobile bidding and this allows non-attendees to participate in the silent auction bidding.
Contact us with questions or if you would like to be a part of the Planning Committee! We would love to hear from you.
Kelly O'Donnell, Director of Stewardship and Development
Office Phone: 402.331.1955 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org