Auction

Registration is now open and raffle tickets and donations can be made via the site. Remember that the first 50 registrants to make a $100 donation will receive a swag bag filled with items that will get your at-home Virtual Vegas auction party started. Speaking of getting the party started, silent auction items will be available for review TONIGHT. This will give you an opportunity to scour the site for all the things you just have to have and get ready to start bidding at noon on Monday, March 8th.

As like most things this year, the Fabulous Virtual Vegas auction is going to look a little different than past auctions. First of all, this is an entirely free event and open to anyone - so if you want to share the link to the event with friends or family, please do so. Second, as the name implies, bidding for items is totally virtual but there will be a live stream event starting at 7pm on Saturday, March 13th during which time we will conduct a virtual "raise the paddle" and "live" auction along with appearances from special guests. Third, several local restaurants have partnered with us to provide meal packages for you to enjoy from home as you watch the virtual auction - they will be giving a portion of their proceeds back to STM. Please support these local businesses who have generously supported us over the years.

Don’t forget that the Stock the Cellar raffle is still accepting premium beers and wine to add to the cellar - your contribution will count towards your volunteer hours requirement. Mary McGreevy will be on site at pick up on Friday afternoon to receive your donation OR you can drop your donation off at the front office anytime.
 
 
 
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Auction 2021St. Thomas More Cathedral School
Parent Teacher Organization
105 N. Thomas Street, Arlington, VA 22203
IRC 501(c)(3) Organization Under USCCB Group Ruling – Federal Tax ID No: 53-0196617

 

January 2021

Dear Business Owner and Friend of STM:
 
On March 13, 2021 we will try our hand at hosting St. Thomas More Cathedral School’s first virtual auction, Fabulous Virtual Vegas. With this new, far-reaching platform we anticipate exceeding our average of 200 guests and, with your help, hope to raise more than $100,000!

The St. Thomas More Cathedral School (STM) is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School that has been providing educational excellence for over 75 years. We have a robust and dedicated community of parents, faculty, staff and parishioners – many of whom have sent generations through our school doors. Our over 400 Pre-K through 8 th grade students come from more than 15 different zip codes in the National Capital area, including many military families. In fact, we are also proud to have been named a Purple Star School in 2020 by the Virginia Department of Education. This award recognizes the commitment of our school and its leadership to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their parents. This year we also welcomed many families to STM who were eager to have their children attend school in person – a feat STM reached with the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration. As you can imagine, this was not an easy task and the accommodations we’ve had to make in order to ensure the safety of our students were numerous and costly. 

We realize that the global pandemic that has demanded changes to our school has also likely impacted your business. We aren’t asking for your support lightly. Your donations and contributions will go a long way toward improving the learning environment for the students at STM. Specifically, we plan to fund the growth of our school into a 21st century educational center, support tuition assistance for disadvantaged families, and reward our incredible teachers and staff with bonuses.
 
To make this event as exciting and successful as possible we will need your help and hope you will consider making a donation. All donations are presented in the online auction catalog and displayed in our virtual live or silent auctions.
 
It is a great opportunity for your business to share with the local community and draw potential new patrons. We have attached a donation form for your convenience, which you can return via mail, fax, or email.
 
If you would prefer to support the school by sponsoring our event or purchasing an ad in our online auction catalog, we would be equally grateful. The enclosed donation form also outlines these options. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the students, parents, and faculty of St. Thomas More
Cathedral School for any contribution you are able to make. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at stmschoolauction@gmail.com.
 
Kind Regards,
Tara Ashworth & Cindy Urick
Auction Co-Chairs