Welcome to Our Annual Fundraising Fiesta!

For The Children of Saint Charles Borromeo Academy

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Welcome Community Supporters!

We invite you to join St. Charles Borromeo Academy in celebrating its 75th year of service to our community. Thank you for participating in our Spring Gala and Fundraising Auction! This annual event helps support essential programs at our school including campus and covid safety, textbooks, physical education, science and technology, classroom aides and so much more! Through generous community support, we are able to bridge the gap between what tuition provides and the enhancements our Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade students need in order to be engaged and inspired throughout the school year.

We kindly request a donation in support of this year’s event, “Fundraising Fiesta.”  You can help us reach our fundraising goal in many ways such as, a one-time donation, by purchasing silent or live auction items or donating to Fund-A-Need. All donations are greatly appreciated and directly benefit the students at St. Charles Borromeo Academy. 

We couldn’t do it without you! Every single contribution makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

Event Times




5:00 - Log In for a Live Cocktail Mixing Demonstration
6:00 - Start - Intro & Info
6:05 - Mrs. Cota, Fr John & Patrick
6:15 - About SCBA & Fund-A-Need
6:20 - Fund-A-Need Virtual Donation
6:30 - Live Auction
7:00  - Close and Thank You

*LIVE Auction Items , Silent Auction Items & Raffle will remain open until 8:00*

Raffle winner will be chosen after event closing & all ticket purchasers will be notified of winner within 24 hours

All purchases will be charged to the bidder's credit card on file by 9PM May 7th



Our financial goal for the Fundraising Fiesta is $80,000

Our fundraising events are absolutely vital to the SCBA community. Over the past three years, we have seen exponential growth at Saint Charles, which was critical to the school’s continued success. When enrollment was low, however, the parish supported SCBA financially to help the school get through the challenging times. Without this support, SCBA would not be thriving today. Fundraising has always been and will always be a part of our financial plan. The legacy of Catholic schools is to keep tuition as low as possible so that a Catholic school education will be accessible to as many students as possible. The reality is that a 2017 EdWeek study stated that the average California spending California was $8,694 per student. According to the California Department of Education, in San Diego Unified, the cost to educate a child during 2017-2018 was $12,830. When you compare those numbers to the cost of our tuition at SCBA, the difference is notable. Because we are committed to keep the cost of Catholic education affordable, we are tasked to fundraise for both discretionary and non-discretionary spending.

At SCBA, we are committed to ensuring that students will have all of the tools necessary to learn in an efficient and meaningful manner. The live auction portion of the FUNDraising Fiesta this year will offer the following opportunities for you to partner with us.

Resource & Learning Center $20,000

  1. Modernize Library $5,000
    • Books & Bookshelves
    • Tables, chairs and flexible seating
  2. Computer Lab & Technology Upgrades $10,000
    • STEM related professional development for teachers
    • STEM curriculum & resources
    • Coding enrichment
    • Chromebooks ($300 each)
    • Storage Cart with charging capability ($1,160)
    • Tables and chairs
  3. Learning Skills $5,000
    • Reinforce academic instruction and study skills
    • Small group and individual support for students in areas such as social skills, anxiety, and conflict resolution
    • Identify and support students dealing with challenges resulting from the Pandemic
    • Relevant Parent seminars with a focus on
      • Recovering from the effects of the pandemic
      • Parenting in the digital age, how to protect our children

Portable Classroom $24,133 per year

  1. Provide additional space to accommodate larger classes during the Pandemic to adhere to county protocols.
    • Currently 7th grade is in the Parish Hall, 4th grade is in the window room of the church, 2nd grade is in PreK 3 room, and 5th grade is split between 4th and 5th grade classrooms
  2. Provide additional space for elective classes (art, Spanish, science, aftercare) once Pandemic protocols are no longer necessary

*Lease term is two years; total lease price is $48,266*

Thank You Sponsors & Donors

Med Derm Associates

The Hoag Family

G3 Kids Liberty Station

Royal Polaris

Legacy Whale Watching

Fisherman's Landing

Seaforth Sportfishing

Frank Lo Preste

Shogun Sportfishing San Diego

Miguel's Cocina

The Morton Family

Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

Deacon Lane & Gaby Litke

Liberty Station Orthodontics

The Sahd Family

Freestyle Martial Arts

Carol Landis & Family

Eros Beauty & Wellness

The Reis Family

The Garces Family & The Portuguese-American Dancers

The Portuguese Market

Dixon, Diab & Chambers

Joe Craver

Rancho Valencia Resort

The Koetter Family

The Wells Family

The Tiernan Family

Bryan Wood & Family

Charlotte Francovalle Photography

Viejas Casino

The Shannon family

Kim Belverud Photography

Mr. Benjamin's Cotillion

Total Wine & More

Supannee House of Thai

Joan Captain Fine Art

Point Loma Children's Dentistry  

J & J Catering

Kids On The Point Occupational Therapy

Sills Landscape Design

Blythe Interiors 

Pink Paisley Cakes

Zino's Hair Designers

The French Gourmet

Donna Spicer

Vintage Bow - Bar On Wheels


The Sheahan Family

The Sturak Family

The Nguyen Family

The Tweeten Family 

 Kid Wonder

Waters Fine Food & Catering

Greg Reynolds - Goldwater Bank, Mortgage Division

The Reynold's Family


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