Support DSHA
Special Events

Auction 2019

Save the date: March 23, 2019!

2019 Auction Theme: Forever Plaid!
Why is the DSHA auction important? 

By attending the annual spring auction, you will directly help further the mission of DSHA. The money raised helps close the $4,100 per student gap between tuition and the real cost of a faith-based, academically rigorous, whole-person education. This is our largest annual fundraising event, drawing well over 500 attendees. Your attendance makes a difference!

Why should you attend? 

By attending or supporting the auction, you directly help further the DSHA mission to develop our students into capable young women of faith, heart and intellect who accept the gospel call to live lives that will make a difference.
 

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Get involved!

List of 7 items.

  • Attend – come for the party!

    By attending the auction – whether you bid on a yacht, or simply come for a fantastic dinner and night out with friends – you are supporting DSHA! And we are grateful for your attendance alone.

    Invitations will go out in late January/early February and RSVPs will be taken at that time. 
  • Become a table captain and bring your friends!

    Our hope is that every family in our community would get a personal invitation to the auction from someone they know. If you would like to rally the troops from your daughter's volleyball or robotics team, or gather families from your parish, this is you!

    To be a table captain, is to simply try to fill a table with 10-12 of your nearest and dearest, collect the money and turn in a complete table reservation with full payment. If you are unable to fill an entire table, we will gladly seat you with other Dasher families.

    For more information, please contact Engagement Chair Meagan Wigchers at wwigchers@me.com.
  • Volunteer – before or during the event.

    Many parents say that volunteering is the BEST way to meet fellow Dasher moms and dads. And the auction is just the place for you to do so! And, this massive event would not be possible without the help of our extraordinary volunteers! From decorating the event space to gather donation items, we have a place for you on the team. 

    Click here to learn more about how to volunteer before or during the event, or contact Engagement Chair, Meagan Wigchers or Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic at bozicl@dsha.info.


  • Donate an auction item.

    Are you interested in donating an item to our silent or voice auction?  Our Acquisitions team would love to hear from you! It’s simple: fill out this form, and contact Acquisitions Chair, Jen Martone at jenmartone@wi.rr.com  to arrange for item pick-up.

    Interested in donating, but not sure what we need?

    We are specifically looking for items in the following categories:
    • His & Hers
    • Sports & Wellness
    • DSHA spirit items
    • Wine & Dine
    • House & Home
    • Travel & Leisure
    • Grand Silent!: trips, big ticket items, etc. 
  • Advertising & underwriting opportunities – publicity for your business!

    Would you like to see your business advertised on our website, social media pages, or the auction catalogue?  While at the same time furthering the DSHA mission? 

    Click here for a full list of opportunities, or contact Jennie Mulcahy, Underwriting & Advertising Chair, with questions at jmulcahy@mulcahyshaw.com.
  • Honor your daughter with a senior, team or club ad.

    Senior Ads:
    Is your daughter graduating? Recognize her DSHA involvement and achievements through the long-standing tradition of senior auction ads. Click here to learn more. 

    Team & Club Ads:
    Recognize your daughter's team and/or club with an ad. All grades are eligible. Click here to learn more. 

    For questions on all advertising opportunities, contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair, Jennie Mulcahy at jmulcahy@mulcahyshaw.com.

  • Join the decor team!

    DSHA will be transformed on March 23rd – so much so, you'll forget you're still at school. To pull this off, we need your help! Our environment team has the vision, but we could use your hands to help execute!

    If you have a passion for decorating, contact Karen Arcara at karcara@wi.rr.com to join our Environment team.

DSHA Benefit Auction History

For over 30 years, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School has held a fundraising auction.  What began as a relatively small affair – fully contained in the gymnasium – has grown to an elaborate event with an extensive silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the gym, followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction in The Quad.  Attended now by over 500 guests each year, the DSHA Benefit Auction has become known as the place to be for fun and excitement each Spring, as current and past parents, alumnae and friends all gather together. 

Each year a theme is selected for the Auction, which becomes the focal point not only for the décor, but for donations, printed materials and more.  Excitement builds throughout the school year as the Auction comes to life.  Recent Auction themes have covered a wide range including Dinner at Tiffany’sSpring SignatureHigh Tide In the HamptonsCity Chic, Uncorked: An Evening in Tuscany, An Elegant Gatsby Evening, Girl PowerFULL, Expect the Unexpected, Beyond Expectations and Love, Loyalty & Friendship.

An event of this magnitude requires an army of volunteers and we are fortunate each year to have had dedicated chair people willing to commit the countless hours required to make this a success.  Under their leadership, dozens of additional volunteers are recruited and trained, underwriting funds are collected, catalog ads are solicited, auction items are donated, catalog descriptions are written, raffle tickets are sold and decorations are created, all with the singular focus of creating a memorable evening for everyone in attendance the night of the Auction. 

Truly a school-wide effort, the Auction also involves over 80 student volunteers who assist with greeting, coat check, Mass, selling raffle tickets and acting as auction runners and servers on the big night.  As the school’s largest single fundraising event, it is fitting that it includes all members of our DSHA family – staff, students, current and past parents, alumnae and friends – as we work together not only to raise funds in support of DSHA’s mission of preparing young women intellectually, spiritually and personally, but to build a community that will endure in its support of the confident, capable young women we are sending out into the world.

Come join us!

For more information, contact:

List of 5 items.

THANK YOU 2018 AUCTION MAJOR SPONSORS!

SIGNATURE SPONSOR
Husch Blackwell, LLP:
  • Bruce and Laurie Arnold
  • Paul and Paula Eberle
  • Joe and Katie Pickart

PLATINUM SPONSORS
  • Roman Electric Co., Inc.
  • PNC Bank

GOLD SPONSOR
  • American Transmission Company
SILVER SPONSORS
  • Cyganiak Planning, Inc.
  • Scott & Michelle Fleischmann
  • Radiology Waukesha, S.C.
  • Michael & Jennifer Keough
  • Ogden and Company, Inc.
  • David Organ & Mary Schmidt Organ
  • Thomas & Kathleen Yoss
  • Thomas & Linda Zukowski

BRONZE SPONSOR

  • Christopher & Lori Didier

GIFTS IN KIND

  • ACME Productions Resources
  • Beer Capitol Distributing
  • Canopies Events with Distinction
  • La Tulipe
  • Lee John's Catering
  • Majic Productions
  • One Touch Point

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Sponsored by the Sisters of the Divine Savior
© 2017 Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. All Rights Reserved