On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the beloved biennial CA Auction returns. We hope you will saddle up to celebrate the CA community as we raise essential funds for financial aid. Special thanks to Aurum Home Technology for sponsoring the Auction!
The CA Auction committee, chaired by Janelle Blessing and Melinda Robinson, has planned a mighty fun shindig that will feature fancy cocktails, mouth-waterin’ grub, remarks, a Live Auction, and a paddle-raise. Funds raised from the event support CA’s endowment for financial aid, strengthening CA’s commitment to advancing opportunities for more students to experience what we all know and love about our school. CA is slated to provide $5.1 million in financial aid for the 2023-2024 school year. The school’s financial aid budget is also financed by The CA Fund, endowment returns, and a percentage of tuition.
We hope you will consider attending the event, but you also can support the CA Auction with a cash donation or be a part of the fun through the Silent and Live Auctions. The Silent Auction will be offered online, opening on Monday, May 1, 2023. That means that everyone near and far can bid on the fantastic items! The Live Auction will take place at the May 6 CA Auction. Special thanks to those making our auction items possible.
Amazing experiences are up for bid in the Live Auction
CA’s annual spring fundraising events are known for offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the Live Auction, and this year is no different! At the May 6 event, you will have the chance to bid on an array of amazing, unique packages.
Four-night stay from Exclusive Resorts,with your choice of the following beautiful destinations: Grand Cayman, Lake Tahoe, Los Cabos, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Scottsdale, Sea Island, or Steamboat Springs
Formula 1®Grand Prix 2023 Austin experience for two guests, including privileged, all-inclusive access to the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023, plus all-inclusive dinner at Uchi Austin, and hotel accommodations for purchase through Liberty Media’s room block may be available
The online Silent Auction will offer packages and items at a variety of price points, with bidding opening on Monday, May 1. Here is a preview of what you will see in the Silent Auction:
Packages from every Lower School classroom teacher (plus Mrs. Crabtree!), featuring After-School Baking, Climbing and Popsicles, Bowling and Pizza, and more!
Unique experiences, such as a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art followed by rooftop drinks, a DAE GEE Korean BBQ dinner for 20 at your home, an on-campus beekeeping workshop, and a two-day fly-fishing excursion from Trouts Fly Fishing
Tickets to amazing concerts, including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and a variety of shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Mountain getaways to Breckenridge, Steamboat, Beaver Creek, and Vail
Tickets to a variety of sporting events, including four front-row seats at an Avalanche game, two club-level season tickets for the Broncos 2023/24 season, four tickets to a Rockies game, and two tickets to a CU Buffs home game
Wine for everyone from thecasual wine drinker to the wine connoisseur
Jewelry, spa services, fitness sessions, and more
New this year! – A special section of Mystery Packages, all priced at $25, which could include gift certificates or other items of at least $25 value
Create memories together!
Many of the Live and Silent Auction packages are designed for friends to go in together as a group. We are happy to split the cost of the package among multiple families after the bidding is finalized, but note that one person will need to place the bids during the online Silent and Live Auctions.
How the Auctions work
The Silent Auction will open on the CA Auction website on Monday, May 1. That day, you will receive an email inviting you to register for the Silent Auction. If you have already made a gift to the CA Auction online (by purchasing a ticket or Patron package or making a donation), you are already registered for the Silent Auction and will receive an email with your bidder number when the auction opens. Registering for the Silent Auction will also enter you in the CA Auction Drawing (no purchase necessary), giving you a chance to win early conference sign-up, a DAE GEE Korean BBQ basket, or a hike with Dr. Davis.
The Live Auction will take place at the May 6 CA Auction event. If you will not be in attendance at the event but would like to bid on any of the packages in the Live Auction, you can contact CA Advancement Officer Gravely Wilson to discuss options for bidding.
Join us on May 6 for the Auction
If you have not already, you can purchase tickets for the Auction today. Individual event tickets (which include all food and beverages) are priced at $200. Become a Patron and enjoy a variety of benefits, including access to the Patron Party on April 20 at The Grizzly Rose, reserved seating for the Auction, fantastic Patron Gift Bags, and plenty of food and beverages at the May 6 event. The deadline for purchase of Patron packages is Thursday, April 6.
Financial assistance for tickets is available to parents who are currently receiving tuition assistance. We may not be able to cover the cost for all who request tickets, yet we are committed to providing as many parents as possible with the opportunity to attend. If you are currently receiving financial aid for tuition and are interested in attending the Auction, please contact Financial Aid Manager, Lisa Dean, at 303-914-2516.