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About Our Event


Get ready for a hot Havana Night this fall with our Sacred Heart Parish & Academy Auction! This time, we've gone completely bananas and created a hybrid auction experience for all of our supporters and friends to enjoy! What do we mean by hybrid? It means you are invited to participate LIVE in-person at the Goei Center, LIVE ONLINE from home, or LIVE with FRIENDS (plan your own WATCH PARTY) or LIVE from vacation or wherever you are!


That's right, you will be BIDDING LIVE from wherever you are!

 

We're still working out details, but here's what we know:

  • You will be able to view prizes and purchase RAFFLE TICKETS online beginning on Monday September 13, 2021 and on event night.
  • SILENT AUCTION packages are will be offered from our Academy grades to the highest bidder.
  • We will have HEART-TO-HEART tables at the event to support specific needs of our parish and academy.
  • Enjoy a delicious STROLLING DINNER at the event with "Cuban" flare and plenty of gluten-free items.
  • During the LIVE AUCTION portion of the evening, live bidding will happen:
    • in person at the event on your own portable devices (a proxy will be offered to assist those who are less confident with technology).
    • online for those who are logging in remotely from various locations


Why you don't want to miss "A Night Out in Havana"...

  • You support your Catholic community and believe in the mission that drives Sacred Heart Parish and Academy.
  • Sacred Heart Parish and Academy needs your support! We are 100% privately funded and rely on tuition and contributions from donors to provide an authentically Catholic, classical education and culture for our students and their families. In order to keep our tuition affordable and to provide scholarship funds for many families in need, we must raise funds at this auction as well as other fundraisers throughout the year. We can't do this without you!
  • Your support of Catholic education at Sacred Heart allows you to be part of the strengthening and growth of our Catholic community.
  • You want to help Sacred Heart Parish and Academy be a model for many other Catholic schools to follow 


Attending in person? Welcome to the Party! 

  • Please note that anything you purchase tonight (raffle tickets, silent auction items, hosted parties, Heart to Heart table items, live auction items) will be “charged” to your bid number and tracked on the your wristlet punch ticket that you will be given upon your arrival.  These charges for the evening may paid for through Express Checkout or via your mobile device.
  • Get ready for tons of energy and excitement in a beautiful setting
  • Enjoy the on-site only Wine Pull and Cigar Wrapping Bar. We will have a professional cigar roller on site!
  • Connect with your community for food, spirits and fellowship
  • Speak to clergy, teachers, administrators and families and hear firsthand about the needs of our school and parish
  • Be social with good people for a great cause


Already planned a vacation and will be out of town?


Live several miles away?


Aren't up to socializing in large groups just yet, but don't want to miss out?


Join us by attending virtually!

  • Consider inviting your family and friends who support Sacred Heart to join from their mobile devices...the more the merrier!
  • We can help with technology or getting registered. 
  • We appreciate you! 


Dinner is included with your IN PERSON ticket....enjoy!



When it's hot in Havana cool off with a signature beverage...

Drink tickets will be available to purchase for beer, wine and specialty drinks on event night!


Heart-to-Heart Tables

Welcome to your Strolling Dinner & Heart to Heart Table portion of the evening!


Heart to Heart tables Contain Gifts that Keep Giving!

Our Heart to Heart Tables are filled with items that give you a chance to help Sacred Heart meet real needs with gifts that keep giving.  For example, at a Heart to Heart Table you could help to expand the school’s library collection or provide hymnals for the parish. With the wide array of Heart to Heart Table sponsorships available, you are free to put your donation where your heart is. 


Heart to Heart Tables Double Donations! 

For every dollar you give at a Heart to Heart Table, another dollar is donated to Sacred Heart. This dollar-for-dollar match was made possible thanks to the generosity of both corporate and individual donors from  Sacred Heart  Parish and Academy who pooled their money to form these matching dollars.  The goal is to work collectively to fulfill ALL of the Heart to Heart needs so Sacred Heart Parish and Academy can receive ALL of the grant money available.

 

Heart to Heart Tables are 100% Tax Deductible! 

There are no minimum bids at a Heart to Heart Table and whatever amount you choose to give is 100% tax deductible. Remember, every dollar donated gets us closer to exhausting the dollar-for-dollar match money available for our Sacred Heart Community! 

If you would like to make a corporate or individual donation to help with our Heart to Heart table matching funds, please visit Match Money.


Heart to Heart Tables are Fun!

 

HEART TO HEART DOOR PRIZE! 

Visit all Heart to Heart Tables to receive a punch on your Heart to Heart Ticket (given to you upon check-in). Guests with all numbers punched will be eligible to enter the Heart to Heart Ticket drawing to win an amazing prize. There is NO gift requirement to receive a punch. Guests can show their completed punches at the Raffle Table to receive their complimentary entry ticket prior to the 7:45 pm drawing in the ballroom. 


HEART TO HEART TABLE CLOSEOUT & GIFTS!

If you hear sounds of celebration in the Heart to Heart room, our emcee will announce that a table is closed for bidding and our need is met....thank you! If you are the highest bidder at a Heart to Heart Table you will receive a special gift of literature or fine art we used as a measurement piece at that Heart to Heart table. 

Our Sponsors


Thank you to our generous Auction 2021 Sponsors....


MATCH MONEY SPONSORS




Tom & Janice Blouw


Brian & Rose Dougal


Ronald & Teresa Floyd


Friend of Sacred Heart Parish & Academy


Dr. Steve & Mrs. Claudia Klafeta


Lake Michigan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing


Sean & Shelly Maltbie


Michael & Rebecca Miller


David & Teresa Milroy


Pure Mitten Homes


Honorable Joseph & Margie Scoville


Kurt & Regina Shea


Father Robert Sirico


Dr. James Surrell


Bill & Becky Veltema


Paula Wilk






PLATINUM SPONSORS


       

Guardian Pharmacy, Michigan


Lake Michigan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing


Sean and Maria Regan


Summorum Pontificum


Jay & Kathy Walsh






GOLD SPONSOR



Father Ron Floyd








SILVER SPONSORS


Acton Institute

Ameriprise Financial - Michael Fiorenzo

Scott & Elly Blouw

Micron Manufacturing







BRONZE SPONSORS


Kilner Group - Joe Kilner


Micron Manufacturing Company


       




TABLE SPONSORS


Acton Institute


Aquinas Catholic Studies


Betting Hero


Father Robert Sirico


Lawrence & Marijo Forrester 


Brian & Andrea Gumbko


Jeff & Leandra Large


David & Cheri Phelps


Neesa Raha


Jeff & Erin Roberts


Seth & Miriam Ashby - Varnum Attorneys at Law


Zach & Shannon Wendt


 





IN KIND SPONSORS


AAA Kayak, Rockford

Affordable Limousine

All for Sports

Anding Family

Ashby Family

Jason & Brenda Barenquast

Betting Hero

Bissell

Elly Blouw

Angela Boxer

Dale & Sheila Bryant

Chews Life

Clique Bowling

Coachman Strength & Conditioning

Fagan Family

Father Robert Sirico

Father Ron Floyd

Freewheeler Bike Shop

Jack Gavin

Laurel Good

Good Family

The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Hatley Family

Hiske Family

Jakary Family

JW Mariott

Patrick Jobst

Camellia Jobst

Jungle Survival Driver's Training

Loretta Klooster

Lamoreaux Farms

Eva Larabel

Large Family

The League Shop of Grosse Pointe - Patrick Fabian

Maltbie Family

Maximus Fitness

Mike & Barb Menardie

Nawara Brothers Home Store

Mareesa Nosalik

David Michael Phelps

Sean & Maria Regan

Reserve Wine + Food

Rifle Paper Company

Erin Roberts

Roberts Family

Russell & Ballard Jewelers

Ryba's Fudge Shop, Mackinac Island

Sacred Heart Parish & Academy

Schmiedicke Family

SHA Altar Boys

SHA Montessori Families

SHA 1st Grade Families

SHA 2nd Grade Families

SHA 3rd Grade Families

SHA 4th Grade Families

SHA 5th Grade Families

SHA 6th Grade Families

SHA 7th Grade Families

SHA 8th Grade Families

SHA High School Families

SHA Teresa Benedicta Household

SHA Joan Household

SHA Neri Household

SHA Benedict Household

Nicole Strobel

Ugolini Family

Daniel & Alyssa VanderHyde

Bill & Becky Veltema

Carol Vereecke

Thea Walsh Photography

Tim & Thea Walsh

Shannon Wendt

West Michigan Grass Fed Meat Market

Wiktorowski Family

Word on Fire

Javier Yep

Deb Yon