Each spring, the St. Thomas School community gathers together to celebrate and raise money to support all that the school has to offer. Our 2020 fundraising event, the St. Thomas School Classic, will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at The Westin Bellevue. An Online Auction will be held March 5-9. In addition to raising money for current programs through our Online and Live Auctions, a Raise-the-Paddle will raise funds for initiatives outlined in the school’s current Strategic Plan.
Sponsoring our Auction is a great way for you to support St. Thomas School and its long-standing role in the community. Auction sponsors offset the costs associated with our event, so that more of the funds raised go directly to the school.
Sponsorships are available at the following levels:
- Gold ‒ $5,000
- Silver ‒ $2,500
- Bronze ‒ $1,000
- Supporter ‒ Up to $1,000
Learn more about Auction Sponsorship in our 2020 Auction Sponsorship Packet. You can become a sponsor through our online giving page, or by contacting the Development Office at email@example.com or 425-454-5880.
Our 2020 Sponsors
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Max Rombakh, Windermere Real Estate
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Vishal & Milen Gala
Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
Bristlecone Advisors, LLC
Supporter - Up to $1,000
- What is the STS Auction?
- How do I buy my tickets?
- What should I wear to the event?
- What time does the event start?
- What types of items will be offered in the Online Auction?
- What types of items will be offered in the Live Auction?
- How can I help?
- I, or my company, would like to sponsor the event – how do I do that?
- What is collaborative bidding?
- What forms of payment are accepted for my event ticket, merchandise purchases, and the Raise-the-Paddle?
- What are Sponsor-a-Teacher Tickets?
- My child had their photograph taken - how do I purchase it?
- Will we receive a special rate if we stay overnight at The Westin the night of the Auction?
- I have more event-related questions, whom should I ask?
March is Auction Month at St. Thomas School! The Live Auction, which also includes a Raise-the-Paddle, will be held at The Westin Bellevue on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. An Online Auction is scheduled for March 5-9. Funds raised through the Online and Live Auction support our operating budget. The Raise-the-Paddle supports a specific initiative of the school.
If you're unable to attend the event and would like to participate in the Raise-the-Paddle or bid on Live Auction items anonymously, please contact Director of Development Leila Thomas. Leila can bid on your behalf.
Many quality items and one-of-a-kind experiences will be available for bidding in our Online Auction scheduled for March 5, 9:00 a.m. to March 9, 9:00 p.m. You’ll find sports tickets, fun experiences, and buy-in parties. This is where you will be able to bid on Teacher Experiences for your child. Past Teacher Experiences have included First Grade Mayor for the Day, Movie and Pizza Party, Cooking and Crafting, and Minecraft Party.
The Live Auction will feature bigger ticket items. Past items have included VIP parking for STS events, a "Sweet Seahawks Suite" package, Head of School for the Day, and a spot on the exclusive Leonetti wine list. Hard copies of the auction catalog will be sent home with the eldest student in your family in the week prior to the event so you can preview the Live Auction items. An electronic version of the program will be available on this webpage.
We need quality items in our Auction for people to bid on. Work your connections to procure these items or consider what you might have to offer that you can donate. Do you have tickets for local sports teams? A vacation home you are willing to share? Access to unique experiences? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a item you would like to donate.
Being an Auction sponsor demonstrates your support of the education St. Thomas School provides and the place the School holds as a long-standing member of the Medina community. Your family or business name will be featured on our website, in the event newsletter and program, and in our 2019-20 Annual Report. Various sponsorship levels are available: Gold ($5,000); Silver ($2,500); Bronze ($1,000); Supporter (Up to $1,000). Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) on our event website to purchase tickets and merchandise and to bid in the Online Auction. Your credit card information will be securely stored and kept for any purchases you make the night of the event. If you wish to pay for event night purchases, such as the Raise-the-Paddle, via check, please contact Leila Thomas to make those arrangements. And if you wish to use a credit card other than the one you entered online, we will be able to change it at registration when you arrive at the event.
Faculty and Staff and their partners are invited to attend the event at no charge. Your purchase of Sponsor-a-Teacher tickets helps to underwrite this cost to the Auction. These tickets are a great way to support the event even if you are unable to attend. You will be able to purchase these tickets when regular ticket sales open in the latter part of January.
Portraits taken by Jennifer Winter in January will be available for purchase through the auction website. Your child's portrait will be available from the STS Front Desk after the Auction. And, for the first time this year, your purchase includes access to a digital copy of the portrait, which will be emailed to you after the Auction! One print portrait is available per child.
The Westin – Bellevue has set aside a block of rooms offering a special rate of $142 for Auction attendees the night of Saturday, March 14, 2020. The cut-off date for the discounted rate is February 22. All reservations must be made prior to this date to secure the availability and group rate of the rooms being held. After this date, any rooms in the block that are not secured, will be released and are subject to availability.