Each year, the Parents Club at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School hosts a gala auction that provides direct support to the school’s operating budget. This endeavor is significant, in that, all members of the parent community have some role in this event. All parents are expected to procure an item for it, many work the event in some supportive role, and even more attend and bid on auction items. The proceeds from this event reduce the school’s reliance on tuition as the sole source of operational revenue. Each year, the auction contributes close to $75,000 directly to the school.
Within the Auction, a fund-an-item is developed after consulting with the principal, staff and Parent Club. This fund-an-item targets a particular need of the school and asks members of the parish and school community to support it during the auction. This fund-an-item is sometimes a curricular enhancement (like technology software or hardware), a project (like renovating the library) or tuition assistance. Increasing the school’s tuition assistance has been part of the school’s fund-an-item for the past five years.
2012-2013 Auction - Save the Date!
- Date: May 3, 2013
- Theme: Kentucky Derby
- Location: In the OLL Gym
- Procurement deadline for families is February 14, 2013.
More information about the 2013 auction will be coming soon here!