Each spring, the St. Thomas School community gathers together to celebrate and raise money to support all that the school has to offer. The year’s fundraising event will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at The Westin Bellevue. An Online Auction will be held March 5-11. In addition to raising money for current programs through the Live and Online 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 dollars 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
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Elias & Karyl Alvord
Bill & Shelby Hambidge
The Hughes Family
Glyn & Jim Nordstrom
Team Foster at Compass
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Ziv Haparnas & Xiaoying Wang
Tyler & Olesya Hay
Tom & Kate Peters
Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
JP Landscape Service, Inc.
Supporter - Up to $1,000
- What is Studio 54?
- How do I buy my tickets?
- What should I wear to the event?
- What time does the event start?
- What type of items will be offered in the Online Auction?
- What type 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, who should I ask?
Studio 54 is the theme of St. Thomas School’s Auction fundraiser, which will be held at The Westin Bellevue on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The celebration will include a Live Auction and Raise-the-Paddle and Online Auction March 5-11. 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 5-11. 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 1st Grade Mayor for the Day, Movie and Pizza Party, Cooking and Crafting, Minecraft Party.
Live Auction will feature bigger ticket items such as VIP parking for STS events, a sweet Seahawks suite package, Head of School for the Day, a spot on the Leonetti wine list, and the Field Family Fun Buy-In Party. 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 the school’s website at www.stthomasschool.org/auction.
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 complete a procurement form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being an Auction sponsor demonstrates your support of the education St. Thomas School provides and the place STS 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 2018-19 Annual Report. Various sponsorship levels are available: Gold ($5,000); Silver ($2,500); Bronze ($1,000); Supporter (Up to $1,000). Please reference our Sponsorship Packet for information about sponsorship or email the 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 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 spouse/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.
Yes. To make your reservation at the special rate, go to www.marriot.com and enter the hotel name and the date you are staying. Under the Special Rates dropdown, choose Corporate/Promo and enter code 343622. Click Find Hotels, View Rates and the discounted rate will appear.