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Charity Auction


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About the Auction

Our annual charity auction event is one of the largest fundraisers for our school. Its success every year is due to our extraordinary parents, parish families, and the local community.
The event is a ticketed dinner with a silent and live auction that typically takes place the second Saturday in February. 

There are opportunities to volunteer and sponsor the event.

SAVE THE DATE: February 10, 2024

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Saying YES to Faith-Based Education

Supporting St. Andrew's Charity Auction means you are saying YES to faith-based education.


Mental health was just declared a national crisis, and we know smaller class sizes, an active community, and a purpose rooted in Christ can make all the difference for struggling kids.


Your support helps us offset the operating costs for St. Andrew's Elementary School so we can focus on educating students to produce well-rounded citizens dedicated to positively impacting the world around them.


We are looking for businesses to partner with us— and help St. Andrew’s create a LEGACY of impact. Is that you or your company?

2024 Sponsorship Info

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  • When is the next Charity Auction?
    Our next Charity Auction is on February 10, 2024. We are currently looking for sponsors. Check out our sponsorship form for details.
  • When will tickets be on sale?
    Tickets will go on sale in January 2024. Tickets will go on sale ONLINE on TBD. The ticket link will be active at the top of this webpage. If you are purchasing tickets online, will be contacted to select their tables before in-person sales begin. Please have the names, phone numbers, and email addresses, of all who are attending in your group.
  • I'm interested in donating. How do I do that?
    We are so very thankful you're interested in supporting our school. We will start accepting donations for our charity auction in the fall of 2024. This year we'll be offering funding levels to our sponsors and benefits. Please consider being a legacy sponsor and get your name or company name on our website through the end of the school year, inclusion on digital signage, logo on social media posts, and inclusion in table-top decorations. Our sponsor levels begin at $250-- and we are grateful to all our donors. Check our our 2024 Sponsorship form.
  • I'm donating something to the silent auction -- when should I plan to bring it to the school?
    Thank you for thinking us. As you know, we are looking for gift certificates, small bundles, and new or like-new items with a retail value under $250 for our online silent auction. Gift certificates, event tickets, and other paper goods may be dropped off or mailed directly to the school office. Please mark the item Attn: 39th Auction Committee, 301 S. Buckey, Abilene, KS 6741. Please be sure to include your name, address, and approximate value of the item you are donating. Starting on January 2, 2024 we will be accepting delivery of the physical donated items. Please call the school to arrange a drop-off time at 785-263-2453. Please be sure to include your name, address, and approximate value of the item you are donating. We are thankful for any donation we receive up until the event date, but we cannot guarantee inclusion in printed materials if the information is submitted after January 10, 2024. In the event we miss thanking you in our printed material, individuals and businesses will be thanked digitally. Please note, we may pair your donation with another item to make a minimum value package, to be determined. We reserve the right to add or withdraw items without notice, to or from the auction.
  • What type of items should I donate to the silent auction?
    Great question! We have a wonderful community that shares their goods and services with our school every year. Typically, gift certificates, small bundles, and items with a retail value under $250 will be available for online bidding. Consider only donating new or like new items. Think about getting together with a few friends to come up with fun themed basket that will generate most funds for the school.
  • What type of items should I donate for the live auction?
    We are so thankful that every year amazing community members show up for our school in a big way-- our live auction generates the most revenue for our school. We typically include items with a retail value over $300 in our live auction. Sometimes we may bundle multiple themed items together to give attendees a fun bundle to bid on. We are so grateful for your support and are thankful that you trust our committee of volunteers to showcase your donation in a way that will bring the biggest value to our school. Here are some ideas for items to donate: Host a party: Wine tasting, beer tasting, chocolate tasting, the ideas are endless. Organize a unique experience: Cooking/Dining with a popular chef; Behind-the-scenes tour; hike or camping trip. Offer a stay in a vacation home: Table Rock, Ozarks, Grand Lake, Colorado, or beyond! Share a special skill: Teach a group how to dance, fly-fish, cook, bake, hit a line drive, knit, etc. Donate event tickets: Sporting events, concerts, shows, ballet, plays, etc. Contribute goods and services: Gift certificates to retail shops or restaurants, bottles of wine and champagne, spa or gym gift certificates, sports memorabilia, etc.
  • How do I volunteer?
    We are always looking for community members to share their time and talent with the school. We need help with data entry, making calls, and reaching out to the community. If you can help, email Chris Whitehair. Include "Charity Auction Volunteer" in the subject line and let her know how you can help make this event a success!
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