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 will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at The Westin Bellevue. An online auction will be held prior to the live auction. 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
Our 2019 Sponsors
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Elias & Karyl Alvord
Bill & Shelby Hambidge
The Hughes Family
Gina Kwan & Rodi Guidero
Mark Ryan Winery
Glyn & Jim Nordstrom
STS Board of Trustees
Team Foster at Compass
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Eric & Inessa Anderson
Ziv & Xiaoying Haparnas
Tyler & Olesya Hay
Tom & Kate Peters
Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
JP Landscape Service, Inc.
Supporter - Up to $1,000
Cliff & Tia Avril
Jay & Inger Deutsch
Mark & Megan Reimann
Guizhen Yang & Lan Huang
- 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 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, 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 early March. 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. 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, 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, a spot on the exclusive 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 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 [email protected] 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 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 email [email protected] 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 spouse/partner 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.