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Annual Dinner Auction

“Boots & Bling”
7th Annual Assumption Dinner Auction
April 25, 2020


Highlights of the evening include:
Silent and Live Auction with Auctioneer Toney Thornhill
Buffet Dinner by Russo’s Catering
Beer, Wine, and Soda
Golden Ticket Raffle
Mobile Bidding
Dancing

Help us to ensure our largest fundraising event of the year is a success!
We ask our community to support the auction in one (or more!) of the following ways:

1.    Attend – Enjoy dinner, drinks, auction, dancing and more!  Invite your family and friends to this great event celebrating our community! Tickets will go on sale March 1 at 10am online at https://ABVM2020.givesmart.com

2.    Volunteer – We have many positions open to help!  Contact the committee at auction@abvmtech.org to sign up to help to set up the before the event, assist the night of the event, or clean up the day after.  We also need families to host Sign-Up Parties!

3.    Sponsor– There are many levels of sponsorships available this year, please contact us by email at auction@abvmtech.org for more information.

4.    Donate –It’s easy to donate!  You can donate physical items or experiences by filling out a donation form or take a tag from the donation board in the parish center. Each grade also has a theme if you would like to donate that way! Items will be shipped right to the committee. Grade themes and links to the amazon wish list will be emailed out to day school families the week of February 2.
Please drop off your donations to the school or parish office by March 27.

 

Annual Auction FAQs


Why does Assumption have an auction?
The auction is our primary fundraising initiative for the year, and it is essential to the success of Assumption. Proceeds raised from the event – which, in the past, have exceeded $100,000 — help maintain our rich curriculum, extensive student services, and exceptional staff. The auction is also a fun way to spend an evening socializing with other members of the Assumption community!
 
When and where is the auction?
Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 6:00-11:00 pm in the Fr. Joe Kempf Parish Center.
 
How much is admission, and what is included?
A ticket is $70 per person and may be purchased on the Assumption Auction website (https://.ABVM2020.givesmart.com) starting on March 1. Tickets include dinner, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, dessert and access to the silent and live auctions. And only guests attending the auction can bid on the live auction items!
 
What should I wear?
This year’s theme is Boots and Bling so we invite you to wear your best Nashville inspired attire!  Think CMA dresses and baubles for the gals, and jeans and suits for the gents. Of course, the more cowboy boots the better!
 
How do I tell you who I want to sit with at the auction?
On the ticket purchase page, you are invited to fill out the “seating requests” box.  Due to the venue, we can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests per table.  If there are any questions when we are working on table assignments, we will contact you for clarification.
 
How does the auction work?
The auction consists of a silent auction, a live auction, and a live “Fund the Future” round of bidding for Technology Improvements.  The Silent Auction is conducted via Greater Giving mobile bidding.  Those who have purchased tickets or have signed up to bid at home will receive a text with instructions on how to bid using a mobile device the week before the event. 
 
The live auction is conducted by a professional auctioneer.  This is where the night gets fun, and sometimes a little crazy — in a good way! Items generally included in the live auction are a combination of unique opportunities, school experiences, getaways and anything else that’s spectacular.  Make sure to like our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/AssumptionDinnerAuction) to keep up to date on the packages that will be available!
 
Once all bidding is concluded, you will know which items you have won by viewing your receipt via Greater Giving on your mobile device – please collect them before you leave!
 
What kinds of items are up for bid?
There will be a range of items to bid on including services, getaways, physical goods, school-associated items and experiences. We also have Teacher Features and Sign-up Parties. Our silent auction catalog has items in all price points, from $25 on up. There’s something for every budget — you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time and help the school!
 
Is there a catalog of items up for bid?
Yes – you will be able to view the online catalog of auction items closer to the day of the event on the website. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page to see sneak previews of items that will be up for bid.
The silent auction items will be set up on table displays at the event as well, allowing you the opportunity to see them up close and in person when you arrive.
 
What is a Golden Ticket?
The Golden Ticket raffle gives you the opportunity to purchase a ticket for $100 to win a chance at $5,000.  Only 100 will be sold.  Tickets may be purchased online on the auction starting March 1. The winning ticket will be drawn that night of the auction.  If less than 100 tickets are sold, then this will be offered as a 50/50 raffle prize.
 
Tell me about these “Teacher Features” and “Sign-Up Parties” I keep hearing about!
Teacher Features: Our amazing faculty and staff offer up fantastic outings and experiences to share with one or more Assumption students. These are some of the most popular items offered each year. Some our organized by the faculty and staff for a larger group of students, some will be a special experience for just one student that can be bid on the same as other items in the silent auction.
Sign-Up Parties:  Our awesome parents and supporters organize and host these themed parties.  They are a great way to socialize and meet other Assumption parents and families, all while supporting the school.  During the silent auction portion of the event, you will be able to view the details of and purchase a spot at the party.  Don’t hesitate – these are highly-coveted and go quickly!
 
How and when do I pay for the goods & services I purchase?
When both the silent and live auctions are closed, the Greater Giving site will show you a list of items purchased and your total for the evening on your mobile device.  These purchases will then be charged to the credit card you provided at check-in.  All items from both the Silent and Live Auctions will be available for pick-up at the end of the evening – please don’t leave without them! If you are bidding from home, items will be available for pickup on Sunday morning in the Parish Center between 9am-1pm.
 
Do I have to buy something at the auction?
No! We hope you do, but your ticket price fully covers the cost of the evening.
 
Can I bring my friends if they do not have children attending Assumption?
YES! All are welcome! The auction is a social, fun event for all our guests, and we need buyers to make it a financial success — the more the merrier.
 
Amy Kaller, Auction Chairperson

auction@abvmtech.org