1. What is the Together Event?
It's the re-imagining of our annual dinner auction, which is the largest individual fundraiser at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish and also an opportunity for our school and parish families to join in a night of fellowship. On the night of the Together Event you can expect to see a Silent Auction, Live Auction including a Fund a Need, Raffle, Dinner and Dance. Items for bidding encompass a large range of price points allowing everyone to participate.
2. I’m not a school parent, can I attend?
We encourage everyone to attend. The more the merrier- that means all school and parish members as well as neighbors, friends and family, community partners or those just looking for a fun night out are welcome. If you are planning to attend, consider inviting others to join you. However the auction is considered an adult event, so while we love our students, it is appreciated that guests are over 18.
3. Where does the money go?
The event committee works very hard to underwrite much of the expense of the evening so that earnings can go directly to the school. The price of the dinner ticket covers the catering and rental costs. Money raised that evening is used to offset the parish subsidy to our school allowing us to keep competitive tuition rates while funding needs and wants for the school. Examples of the former and latter: roof repairs and new playground equipment. Money raised for teacher wish lists goes directly to the specified teacher and donations received toward the Fund a Need portion of the night are used only for that expenditure.
4. Why are there "Together Event" related fundraisers before the event?
The success of the Together Event cannot be left to one evening alone. Therefore you will be made aware of parent parties, bake sales and other events that are fundraisers that go toward the auction. Depending on the event, the money raised may be used to purchase items for auction, underwrite parts of the evening or go into the overall profits of the event. Most of these events are also community building as well as fundraisers.
5. What do I wear?
A general rule of thumb as to the level of "dressiness" is what you would wear to a wedding. Most women wear dresses or skirts and most men wear ties. It is completely acceptable to wear what you feel comfortable in, however an understanding that this is meant to be a semi-formal event is appreciated. Outfits reflecting the theme of the year are always fun and welcomed however never a requirement or expectation.
6. How do I know what I will be bidding on?
Sneak peeks and other information will come home with your child in Thursday folders or be included in the SFC emailed newsletter. However the most complete source of information will be on the webpage, cabrinitogether.com. The Silent and Live auction items will be posted and updated regularly. Raffle items, Teacher Wish Lists, Golf Outing signups, Sure Things, and other special packages will be listed as well.
7. Why should I participate?
Because we need you! The Together Event cannot succeed without participation.
Many volunteer hours are put into making a fun, successful night to benefit all of our children. It is the goal of every auction chair each year to fill the room with a large amount of attendees who contribute to the success and viability of our school, and leave having had a great time. School and parish families as well as many businesses in our communities are all asked to contribute and donate. Please consider participating with a donation and come join in the fun of the night. Feel free to contact the school office or auction chairs with any additional questions.