March 16, 2023
Thank you to all of our 236 bidders for changing the world! Pure Imagination grossed $107,000 on Saturday night! Our pre-auction fundraising (ticket sales, donations & sponsorships) totaled $33k, for a gross total of $140,000!
However, we have yet to settle vendor payments & reimbursements, and we’re still receiving post-event donations!
Thank you to friends and families who are still sending in donations, but were unable to attend. If you (or someone you know) would like to do the same, donations can be made online at: https://saintgeorgeseattle.ejoinme.org/donate
Donations can also be sent to our school at 5117 13th Ave South, Seattle WA 98108.
We hope to report a net figure in the coming weeks!
And don’t forget to take advantage of employer matching funds!
Our graduating Class of 2023 volunteers rocked the show! We sold out of Golden Tickets even before dinner began. Look out world! We’ve got some future marketing leaders coming your way! We couldn’t be more proud of and thankful for this amazing group of young ladies & gentlemen. Thank you, 8th graders, for helping to make this auction a success!
Ms. Elgie & Mrs. Sacramento will be getting a new dishwasher! No more hand-washing all those plates & cups for the preschool! Thank you to all who donated to the teachers’ wish lists. All the teachers received generous donations to help them purchase items for the classroom. And it’s not too late to help your favorite St. George teacher. Teacher wish list donations can still be made at: https://saintgeorgeseattle.ejoinme.org/donate.
Candy is truly dandy as the Dessert Dash table was a sight to see! Cakes, cookies, pies, and chocolate eggs, oh my! Thank you to our 8th grade dad, Peter Serrano, for putting your talents to work in displaying all the fabulous desserts donated to the auction. The Dessert Dash resulted in $8,100 for St. George!!!
Paul Rittman Field will now become . . . Paul Rittman Field! A bidding war turned into a collaborative donation by Thom McCann, Jason Fredette & David Watson to keep St. George’s playfield named after the iconic, Mr. Rittman. His famous brownies really do earn brownie points! We’re working on a new, big sign to unveil at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. It’ll be hard to miss!
Thank you to Kenny Rogers, DeDe Akamine & RainCity Catering for hosting us at the Renton Pavilion Events Center! A truly wonderful time was had by all!
Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping to make this auction possible!
Thank you to all of our guests, donors & sponsors for your generous support of St. George!
And thank you to our amazing 2023 Auction Team for your hard work & dedication these last few months - Clara Doctolero, Jen Miranda, Lori Tucci, Nerissa Woo, Joe Wong, Leila Horejsi, Michele Slaughter, Mary Corrales & Alen Cabral. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Your 2023 Auction Chairs,
Cindy & Hera