Saint Albert Auction a Success
Posted: 04/09/2019 - by Charlie Narmi
Saint Albert Catholic Schools are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support by our community at the successful Benefit Auction “Past, Present & Future” on March 30. More than half a million dollars -- $505,022 to be exact -- was raised to continue our strong tradition of providing a top-notch education in a faith-filled environment. This amounts to a net of about $350,000 to be contributed to the school for programs.
More than 610 people attended the event set up and coordinated by 115 volunteers led by chair-couple Tommy and Alissa Hughes. We are appreciative of the many hours Tommy and Alissa put into organizing the event. “The Saint Albert community and alumni made a statement. We are thankful for the opportunity to offer Catholic education to our children and families and will work hard to preserve the tradition. The overwhelming gratitude we felt is beyond rewarding” said Hughes.
“I was fortunate to attend and very much enjoyed the auction,” said Bishop Richard Pates. “Highest commendation is due the Hughes and all the community who joined in to achieve this remarkable success. Saint Albert Schools is alive and well as it implements the strategic plan and boldly embraces the future.”
We are indebted to Paul Cox, who has dedicated the last 13 years to helping us with the finances of the benefit auction. A third of the funds raised came from a highly successful live auction. In addition, approximately $61,000 was donated during the Raise the Paddle with proceeds going to Saint Albert’s award-winning Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math (STREAM) Program. The STREAM funding is in memory of Jill White, a longtime Saint. Albert Athletic Trainer and mother of Carter (class of 2022) and Bailey (class of 2019).
Congratulations to the Harley Davidson winner Howard Seldin, Jeep Wrangler winner Heidi Christiansen and Mike & Toni Geier winners of the Freddie Falcon Award for service to the Saint Albert community.
Also supportive of the benefit auction were the many businesses, leaders, Saint Albert families and alumni who provided the items that were auctioned.
Thank you to our major sponsors: Omaha Car Stop / Gorilla Car Wash; Hy-Vee; Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory; Kelly's Carpet Omaha; Doll Distributing; EPCO; PWC Enterprises; and Mouw Chiropractic.
--JoAnn M.A. Jensen
Director of Enrollment and School Relations
Saint Albert Schools