Saint Ann’s Gala and Auction

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Under the glow of sparkling white lights, we will celebrate the Saint Ann’s Gala and Auction in grand style. Our gym will be transformed into a beautiful venue for us to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. We will have many silent auction items, live auction items, and plenty of food, drinks, music and dancing. Our signature drink, the “Saint Ann-tini” will be back by popular demand. 




What are the basic details of the Gala?

           When and where is the Gala?

  •   Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM in Kernan Court (St. Ann's gym)

  •   Invitations will be mailed out in January to Academy families, Parishioners, and Alumni

  •   Tickets cost $50 per person (after March 23rd, they will cost $60 per person)

  •   For more information, please contact [email protected]

    How can I purchase tickets?

  •   Through our online school store,

  •   At the scrip-to-go table after all weekend Masses

  •   At the scrip-to-go table on Friday mornings in the gym

  •   By writing a check to Saint Ann’s Development Fund and mailing it to Saint Ann’s

    Academy, 4404 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20016

  •   At the door the night of the Gala

    What is included with my ticket?

  •   Buffet supper throughout the evening

  •   Open bar of beer, wine, Saint Ann-tini’s, soda and water

  •   Open seating in the gym and tent area - no assigned seats

  •   Silent auction from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  •   Live auction from 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM

  •   DJ and dancing from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM 



How can I support the Gala?

How can I support the Gala?

  •   Purchase a ticket to attend the Gala, and invite your friends and family!

  •   Donate an auction item

  •   Place an advertisement in the Gala program

  •   Become a Gala sponsor

  •   Reach out to local businesses, friends, and family members and ask them to donate an auction item, place an ad in the program, or be a sponsor to the Gala

  •   Purchase a “shout out” message in the Gala program to your favorite student, teacher, class, or Saint Ann’s sports team

  •   Volunteer for the Gala

    How can I volunteer for the Gala?

    Many volunteers are needed to make the Gala a success! Volunteer opportunities prior to the Gala include:

  •   Soliciting auction items, sponsorships, and advertisements from local businesses

  •   Assembling class baskets

  •   Setting up and decorating in the gym the day before and on the day of the Gala

  •   Setting out silent auction items in the gym the day before and on the day of the Gala

  •   Picking up the prepared food the day of the Gala and setting up the two bars

    Volunteer opportunities during the Gala include:

  •   Checking Gala attendees in when they arrive

  •   Staffing the games and silent auction tables during the Gala

  •   Re-stocking the food table and covering one of the two bars

  •   Checking Gala attendees out when they leave and assisting them with their purchases

  •   Helping with the quick clean up and collection of Gala materials following the Gala

    Volunteering for the Gala is a fun way for Academy families to earn hours towards their school volunteer requirements. Virtus training is NOT required for Gala volunteers.

    To volunteer or get more information, please contact [email protected].

    What are the Gala Sponsorship levels?

  •   Platinum -- includes 4 tickets to the event, a full page color advertisement in the program, and other promotional opportunities through weekly newsletters to the school community and parish. Price is $1000

  •   Gold – includes 2 tickets to the event, a half-page color advertisement in the program, and other promotional opportunities through weekly newsletters to the school community and parish. Price is $500

  •  Silver -- includes 1 ticket to the event, a quarter-page color advertisement in the program, and other promotional opportunities through weekly newsletters to the school community and parish. Price is $250

How much does it cost to advertise in the Gala program?

  •   Full-Page Color: $200

  •   Full-Page Black & White: $150

  •   Half-Page Color: $100

  •   Half-Page Black & White: $75

  •   Black & White Business Card: $35

  •   Shout Out: $10

What is a “shout out”?

A “shout out” is a personalized message that will appear in the Gala program. It is great way for mom, dad, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends to recognize their St. Ann’s students, alumni, and faculty! All shout outs will be black and white. Cost is $10 per shout-out.

To purchase a shout out, submit the shout out form and payment by any one of the following methods.

  •   Mail to St. Ann’s Academy, Gala 2014, 4404 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

  •   Drop off at the school office or at the scrip-to-go table in the gym on Friday mornings or after any Mass

  •   Email the completed form and payment information to [email protected]
    If you would like to include a digital photograph in your shout out, please submit it via email to [email protected]

What are the Class Baskets?

What are the Class Baskets?

Each St. Ann's Academy class donates a themed basket to the Silent Auction portion of the Gala. Parents are expected to donate thematic items to their class basket, which they may bring to the school between Monday, January 6th and Friday, March 14th. Items can be dropped off at the scrip-to-go table on Friday mornings in the gym, with your classroom teacher, or at the front office. All baskets will be assembled and completed the evening of 

Pre-K - BBQ/Picnic

K - Children’s Arts and Crafts

1st Grade -  Cooking/Next Great Baker

2nd Grade -  Italian Dinner

3rd Grade - Reading

4th Grade - Imagination Lego

5th Grade - Movie Night

6th Grade - Everything Chocolate

7th Grade -  Game Night

8th Grade - Spa 


What are some auction donation ideas?

What are some auction donation ideas?

  •   Gift certificates for summer camps, retailers, restaurants, hotels, spas, personal services (such as interior design, gardening, home cleaning services, babysitting), etc., especially businesses where you are a frequent customer.

  •   Unique, one of kind items, such as a basketball signed by a local college sports team or a training lesson with a former professional player.

  •   Beautiful items for the home, such as decorative baskets, original art work, framed photography, table settings and chinaware.

  •   Expert-led events, such as tours of Saint Ann’s stained glass windows, garden tours of the Franciscan Monastery.

  •   Nice-to-have items for the home, such as new computers, home electronics, kitchen items (e.g., new set of pots and pans), bar sets, music CDs and DVDs, etc. 

Here is an A to Z list of ideas for auction items:

Here is an A to Z list of ideas for auction items:

A is for Athletic Equipment, Architectural Advice, Artwork, Airplane Tickets, Autographed Items

B is for Beach Houses, Baseball and Basketball Tickets, Boat Outings, Books, B&B Stays

C is for Condos at the Shore, Celebrity Lunches, Catering, Christmas Decorations, Concert Tickets

D is for Dinner Parties, Day of Beauty, Driving Lessons, Detailing for Your Car, Dishware
E is for Events of all Kinds, Elegant Evening of Music, Eastern Shore Vacations, Embassy Dinners

F is for Football Memorabilia, Fitness Training, Fishing Trips, Flowers, Frequent Flyer Miles
G is for Gift Baskets, Guided Tours, Gardening, Gourmet Dinners, Golf Packages, Gift Certificates

H is for Hotels, Health Club Memberships, Hockey Sticks and Tickets, Horseback Riding
I is for Inn, Interior Decorating, Italian Food, Ice Cream Parlor Gift Certificates
J is for Jewelry, Jigsaw Puzzles, Jazz Music, Juggling Lessons

K is for Kid’s Camp, Kid’s Parties, Kennedy Center Performances, Kemper Open Tickets
L is for Landscaping, Leisure Activities, Limo Rides, Lebanese Food
M is for Makeover, MCI Center Events, Music, Manicures, Movie Passes, Mexican Food
N is for Needlepoint, Nantucket Escapes, Nationals Tickets, Nail Salon Gift Certificates
O is for Outings, Orchestra Tickets, Orioles Tickets, Opera Tickets, One-of-a-Kind Opportunities

P is for Progressive Dinner Parties, Paintings, Pet Sitting, Political Memorabilia, Pool Parties

Q is for Quilts, “Queen for a Day” Packages, Quarterback Autographs
R is for Resort, Racing, Restaurants, Raft Trips, Redskins Tickets, Rounds of Golf
S is for Ski Resort, Skyboxes, Soccer, Skiing, Symphony, Spa Packages, Sports Memorabilia

T is for Theatre Tickets, Train Tickets, Tours, Tennis Lessons, Tickets to Televisions Shows

U is for Umbrellas, Ukuleles, Unusual and Unique Items
V is for Videos, Vineyard Tours, Vacation Packages, Vietnamese Food
W is for White Water Rafting, Wine Tasting, Warner Theatre, Wolf Trap
X is for Xylophone Lessons, eXam Prep Course
Y is for Yachting Trips, Yuletide Gifts, Yoga, Your Ideas
Z is for Zoo Tours and Parties, Zumba Classes, Zany Gifts