Auction 2017—0070th License to Give
April 18, 2017
Under the dedicated leadership of John and Anne Cropp P’18, our 2017 chairs, and their tenacious and talented committee, a delightful evening was had by all at this year’s auction. Held off campus for the first time, 0070th featured fine dining, SHAkatinis, fun James Bond themed games, and marvelous one- of-a-kind items up for bid.
Two hundred and fifty guests gathered and close to $140,000 was raised to benefit the Academy. The implementation of Text2Bid proved most successful. This mobile technology provided a high energy alternative to the traditional bid process. The most exciting and memorable part of the evening, Hands Up for Heart, which supports need-based scholarships raised nearly $70,000.
Special thanks to general manager and morning host for AM 1220 WQUN Ray Andrewsen for serving as emcee and Eric Hummel for returning as auctioneer for the thirteenth time. Many, many thanks to our generous alumnae, parents, students, and friends for helping in so many ways to make this year’s auction a success. You donated items, volunteered, contributed to Hands Up, or attended auction, and your participation helped to strengthen our community and raise vital funds in support of Sacred Heart.
Please enjoy the montage of photos from 0070th License to Give…certainly a night to remember!