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Come Soar With Us Was a Great Success!


Come Soar With Us Was a Great Success!

The St. Patrick’s community came together to celebrate the 45th Auction to Benefit the Financial Aid Program on Saturday, March 2. This year’s theme, Come Soar With Us!, was appropriate, as the evening was a high-flying success, engaging our community, both near and far, and raising critical funds for the Financial Aid Program.

The evening was made possible by our talented and energetic parent volunteers and led by our dedicated Auction Co-Chairs Liz Levin (Julia ’22) and Mary Pat Weiss (John and Thomas ’27).  The sky was the limit for their enthusiasm and joy, reflected in all aspects of the Auction, from confetti cannons and bright balloons to the guests’ bright and colorful attire.

The Auction raised $466,000 to support the education of St. Patrick’s students, making it possible for the Day School to live out its commitment to socioeconomic diversity. Out of this number, $270,000 was raised directly through Fund-A-Scholar, with 210 donors taking part in raising their paddles. In all, about a quarter of our St. Patrick’s students receive financial aid, but all of our students benefit from this program. The Auction itself raises 20% of the financial aid budget.

As Head of School Peter A. Barrett said in his letter to the community, “The Nave and Great Hall, during the Silent Auction, and the transformed Gymnasium & Performance Center, for dinner and the Live Auction, were filled with energy, goodwill, and a remarkable generosity of spirit, all in support of financial aid and the community it helps us build. I am deeply grateful to everyone who made such an event, and such a success, possible: Attendees, bidders, donors, sponsors, Patrons, volunteers, and committee members.”