Educational Foundation Auction

 

2020 was a year filled with unprecedented challenges and changes. Through these difficult times, the Holy Spirit community has worked harder than ever before to ensure that every student receives a superior Catholic education. One of the ways that happens is through tuition assistance.

Bidding is NOW OPEN for the 2021 Educational Foundation auction!! We have been preparing you for weeks and now is the time to place your bids, make a gift to a giving station and make your gift to Fund the Need to support current and future Titans! In case it is helpful, we have created a sheet with instructions on how to place your bids, you can view it here.

Also, please take a few minutes and watch our fund the need video for the auction. Hear how your support makes a difference in the lives of so many families!

This event is the only coordinated fundraising effort for the Foundation. Funds raised from the auction go directly to support tuition assistance and faith formation tuition, in addition to other Holy Spirit ministries. We invite you to join us for the auction and share in the important work of the Foundation, your participation will help ensure the continued support of families at Holy Spirit, which is important now more than ever before. 100% of net proceeds from the auction go directly to the Foundation and, in turn, support tuition assistance and faith formation tuition.

Register!
The auction is open through Saturday, January 30 at 9:00 pm. If you haven’t already, there is still time to register! Please visit the online auction site (https://hsparish2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse) and click the “Get Started” button on the right hand side of the screen. When you enter your information it will ask for credit card information. Registration is FREE and you will not be charged anything for setting up your account. Putting in your card information will get you set up to bid on all your favorite items!

What do I need to know?
There are so many different terms we use when talking about the auction and it may be hard to figure out what all those things mean. In an effort to keep you as informed as possible, especially with an online format, we have included a description below of some of the key things you will want to know!

Gift Card Tree
Our gift card tree has over $600.00 in gift cards for shopping, dining and entertainment! You can purchase a ticket for $25.00 to be entered in the drawing to win! We will only be selling 150 tickets for a chance to win our gift card tree. You can purchase as many tickets as you would like until all tickets are sold. Purchase your gift card tree tickets here: https://hsparish2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package/13269292.

Fund the Need
The Fund the Need portion of the auction is the heart of why we do this event. Not every family who wants to attend Holy Spirit School is able to do so without financial assistance. Through your support of fund the need, the Educational Foundation helps those families make a catholic education affordable. A donation of any size matters, every dollar counts toward providing families with the ability to experience all the amazing things Holy Spirit has to offer. 100% of proceeds from Fund the Need directly benefit those families in need.

Live Auction items
This year we will be offering 21 live auction items that offer a broad range of opportunities! Beginning January 26 at 8:00 am and running through January 30 at midnight you will have the opportunity to bid on on any of those items. Once you register (see details above) and set up an account you can bid at any time throughout those 4 days.

Giving Stations
Outside of the live auction items we also have giving stations. Giving stations give you a chance to meet the real, tangible needs of our Parish and School. Items range from a new upright piano to updated volleyballs and uniforms for our sports programs. Giving stations give you the opportunity to make a gift of any amount toward one or more items that you feel passionately about. Please look through our giving stations and consider making a gift!

What if I have more questions or need help?
If you have any additional questions, or would like assistance in getting ready for our online auction please feel free to contact Melissa Radlinski at melissaradlinski@hotmail.com or at 616.217.6333.

Holy Spirit Educational Foundation

The Holy Spirit Educational Foundation believes that cost should not prevent anyone from receiving a faith-based education. With the mission to “enhance Catholic education opportunities and help make them more affordable at Holy Spirit Parish,” the Foundation has provided over $2 million in support over the years. That support is directed toward tuition assistance and providing opportunities for both the adults and youth of the parish to participate in a variety of faith formation programs.

2019-2020 Foundation Impact:

  • 77 students received over $130,000 in need-based tuition assistance.
  • 107 students were able to participate in faith formation.
  • The Foundation was able to fund 100% of demonstrated financial need for students and their family.

We’re building something great – be a part of the Foundation!