What is the money raised from the auction used for?
The money raised by the auction is generally used for those items above and beyond the usual operating budget for the school. Projects have included new playground equipment, the gymnasium floor replacement, new bleachers, computers and technology equipment. Last year, funds went to the renovation of one of the school’s conference rooms, and the chapel.
Are my donations and purchases tax deductible?
St. Mary's Catholic School qualifies as a 501 c(3) charitable organization under the IRS tax code.
The IRS has determined the difference between any contribution made and the fair market value of any item received is tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for any questions.
How many years has the auction been held?
The first St. Mary’s auction was held in 1997, so 2017 will be our 20th year.
When can I arrive at the auction?
The doors will open at 5pm, with dinner starting at 6:30pm
How do I get tickets to the auction?
Contact the school at 316-282-1974 for more information and to purchase tickets.
I cannot attend the auction event, but would like to bid on an Item. How do I do that?
If you are interested in placing a pre-bid on an item, contact principal Philip Stutey at the school (316-282-1974) to make arrangements. Your bid will be kept confidential until the item is auctioned.
How can I donate?
Contact principal Philip Stutey at the school (316-282-1974) for donation ideas. You can also visit our Donation Page to see ideas and to print a donation form.