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Saint Peter School Dare to Dream 2020 Virtual Auction - Thank you for your support!

March 23, 2020 12:00 pm - March 30, 2020 8:00 pm

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"As I entered the seventh grade I knew I was going to have a teacher that cared but I couldn't have ever imagined what this truly meant.  Mr. Gray impacted my life in so many ways and I am confident to say that I am not the only person to feel this way." 

- Cameron Monagle, Class of 2011


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Saint Peter School Virtual Dare to Dream Auction


March, 23, 2020

Hello and welcome to our Virtual Dare to Dream Auction!  

No fancy attire required! You can participate all week long from the comfort of your home - you know, in between homeschooling your kids, trying to work from home or from your phone when you head out for a much needed breath of fresh air...But regardless of where you are, know that every day our children Dare to Dream and this our opportunity to help make their dreams come true. 



Who:  You!

What: Saint Peter School Dare to Dream Virtual Auction

When: Beginning today at Noon, the auction will run until Monday, March 30th at 8:00 P.M.

Where: From the comfort of your home

How... Follow this link for instructions and to start bidding!


Each day this week until March 30,  we will open bidding on new items so be sure to check back regularly. And we will just let you know right now - the Teacher Gifts of Time will open for bidding on Thursday! 


Mon, 3/23

Auction items #105-#190 

Tue, 3/24

Giving Corner items, #700-#709 

Auction items, #301-#343

Wed, 3/25 

A video message from Mr. Robert Gray.

Followed by a video message from the 2020 Fund-A-Need for a Tuition Scholarship guest speaker, Mr. Cameron Monagle '11.

Fund-A-Need items, #600-#606

Thu, 3/26

Gift of Time, #402-#419

Fri, 3/27

Super Silent, #101-#104

Remainder of auction items, #500-#514.


Mon, 3/30

Auction closes 


This is Saint Peter School's largest fundraiser of the year and it is a chance for our entire community to support our student's dreams. 

Please know that every bid, every gift, no matter the size, will make a difference.


Eve Encinas-Loncar, Director of Advancement



GiveSmart Mobile Bidding Instructions 

Auction Bidding

  • All bidding can be done via smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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  • To place bids on auction items or to make a donation.


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  • Click the blue link in your welcome text message and it will take you to your personal bidding page. Click on an item you would like to bid on. The GiveSmart smart system prepopulates with the next minimum bid so all you have to do is press BID. If you'd like to go higher just enter a new amount and press BID. To have the GiveSmart smart system automatically bid for you to a designed amount, please select the AUTO tab and enter a higher amount. The system will bid for you incrementally up until your designated amount only if someone bids against you.


Bid via text

  • To see current bid, reply to your welcome text and simply text the 3 digit item number. Example: "102" then press send. Then, text the 3 digit item number and amount you would like to bid. No dollar signs ($) needed.
  • Example: "102 300" then press send. You placed a $300 bid on item number 102.


Items available for purchase

  • Click on the instant tab on your bidding link and enter the number you would like to purchase and click BUY, or you can text BUY and the item number.
  • Example: "Buy 106" and then press send. Donate now
  • Simply click the donate button "$" on your smartphone and enter an amount or text "Give" and amount.





Message from the Superintendent


Welcome to the 2020 Saint Peter School Gala!


Saint Peter School is one of our finest schools. Rich in tradition and faith, St. Peter School offers strong academics, a high-quality faculty, a deep sense of community and active and engaged parents.


We are privileged to serve your sons and daughters and work alongside you to help them become young women and men of great distinction - collaboratively developing their heart, mind and soul.


Thank you for entrusting your children to us and thank you for your commitment to this wonderful school.


Thomas W. Carroll
Superintendent of Schools
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Message from the Pastor



Dear Friends,


As a Catholic School of the Archdiocese of Boston, we are proud of the fact that for the last one hundred and seventeen years Saint Peter School has faced the challenges of educating our young students. We strive to instill in them a love of learning, the ability to think through problems, make good moral choices and how to live with others in mutual respect.  Saint Peter School is a place where people of different nationalities, different religions, different political persuasions and different economic backgrounds are all welcomed and valued. Our differences are something that gives us opportunity for discussion and learning, not something that separates us. We are proud of the fact that our students spend their school day in a community that is a microcosm of the world in which they live. We are equally committed to continue at this task for many years to come.

Saint Peter School provides a foundational experience which encourages development of the Heart, Mind and Soul. The Heart is seen as the center of relationship, love, compassion and kindness, among other virtues. The Heart reminds that we are not the center of the universe - but rather one piece of a much larger puzzle. The Mind is the center where we are able to think, reason and make decisions. The Mind seeks the good of both the individual and the common good of society as well. The Soul is what connects us to the love and power of God. The Soul connects us to the will of God, and unites us in a common ethic of life. Saint Peter School seeks to help develop the Heart, Mind and Soul of each child.

Thank you to our amazing and talented Faculty and Administrators for their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment. Thank you to all our parent and student community for allowing us to share in your life journey. And, thank you to the many unnamed people who work quietly each day to help enrich our lives.

Enjoy your evening! Your presence not only helps with the day-to-day operation of the school, but also provides tuition/scholarship assistance for our students. In this way we can be sure to make available to all qualified applicants an opportunity of a first class Catholic education.


Fr. Lenny



Many people in our small community have helped make this Dare to Dream 2020 Online Auction possible.
We are especially thankful for the support of:


Major Donor

Edward J. Hoff and Kathleen M. O'Connell


Underwriting Support

 Shane Marrion of Benoit Real Estate


Legacy Benefactor

Sarah O'Toole of Century Bank


Business Sponsor

Dr. William U. Murthy of Orthodontics of Cambridge





Dare to Dream Sponsor

Daniel and Lisa Appugliese

Max and Andrea Ciarlet

Cambridge Landscape Co., Inc.

James Kelly

Friend of Saint Peter

Gina and Michael Burke

Ann and Chris Carpenter

Romana Cassi and Emilio Frazzoli

Eve Encinas-Loncar and Marko Loncar

Rebecca and Matthew Joyce

Chad Keefe

Teni and Chris Lavoie

Panna and Raj Patel

Kathyr and Elliot Ranger

Lindsay Froess and Paul Schoenau

Charles J. Uglietto

Thoa and Matthew Van Eman

Kimberlie and Jeffrey Winter

Teacher Sponsor

Elizabeth Aureden and Gregory Jenkins

Taylor and Branville Bard

Nicole and David Bemiss

Wendy Burns

Cambridge Landscape Co., Inc.

Margaret Flaherty

Ashley and Erin Gardiner

Eirene Kontopoulas and Anthony Philippakis

Zelijka Milensnic and Frank Lis

Charles McNeill

Hannah Olivet

Meredith and Fred Olsen

Greg and Jaimie Porreca

Sara and Michael Schumann

Mike and Casey Shaw

Rebecca and Delio Susi

Thoa and Matthew Van Eman

Patron Listing

Alfred Fantini

Devon and Anita Kinkead

Gail and Neill McCullagh

Program Book Sponsors


Armando's Pizza,

Rina Bonavita

David Bartsch

Benoit Real Estate,

Shane Marrion

Patricia King

Catholic Schools Foundation,

Chris Lattin 

Sarah's Market & Café,

Raj and Panna Patel

St. Peter School Consultative Board


A special recognition to the many hands who made the Saint Peter School 2020 Dare to Dream Virtual Auction possible:


Pastor Leonard O'Malley for his pastoral leadership, guidance, and for his long standing devotion to Saint Peter School.

Superintendent Thomas Carroll for his role in supporting cutting-edge academic opportunities, unparalleled co-curricular experiences, and support of our dedicated and talented faculty of Saint Peter School.

The Co-Principals, Ashley Davis and Beth Adams, Leadership Team, Faculty and staff of Saint Peter School and Parish staff, for their time and effort in support of our fundraiser. Their experience, tirelessly dedicating their time, talent, energy and resources to creating an innovative educational environment for our students.

Dick Hannon of Saint Vincent de Paul Society Cambridge Conference. Saint Peter's is inspired and appreciative of Saint Vincent de Paul's inspirational work by providing service to people in need. 

Ms. Jennifer Halpin and The Charles Hotel team for generously hosting our event and look forward to hosting the event next week. 

Our Emcee and Saint Peter School parent, Kristin Sullivan, for cheerfully taking up the microphone to help and luckily, there is always next year. 

A word of thanks to the entire Ranger family for their help with entertainment and audio visual support.  We look forward to dancing the night away next year. 

Saint Peter alum, Cameron Monagle '11,  who came back "home" to talk about what a Saint Peter Education meant to him.

Wendy Burns, for her magic through the camera lens with beautiful centerpieces, joyful invitations, and marketing expertise.

Hans Johnson,  2020 Gala videographer, he brought the true essence of Saint Peter School into life. A special mention to Wendy Burns, Rebecca Susi, and Alicia Bard for their lead in creating a magical video presentation. Thank you to our talent: Mark Smith, Julie Songer, Penny Vincent, and the entire school for being our talent for this year's video. A two-day production was wonderful. 

Mrs. Doreen Gulledge for donating her musical expertise for the evening. A word of thanks to the Saint Peter School choral group.

Our Parent Association Co-Chairs, Ms. Wendy Burns, and Mrs. Kathyr Ranger for providing constant communication and inspiration to the PA and greater school community.

The team of volunteers and room parents for all their extraordinary efforts, sharing of talents and good spirit in pulling this evening together: Sarah Tucker, Kim Winter, Ailleen Ramos, Alicia Bard, Ashley Davis, Caterina Hill, Eirene Kontopoulas, Maria Romana Cassi, Tom Acitelli, Sophie Migliazzo, Darly Charles, Lisa Natale, Trea LaRaia, Lisa Appugliese, Rabia Maqsood, Eva Jelensperger, Nicole Bemiss, Rebecca Susi, Gail McCullaugh, Anne Geoghegan, Andrea Bertolotti-Ciarlet, Liz Johnson, Karen Chisholm, Chris Carpenter, Rebecca Joyce, and Gina Burke. All our volunteers who provided the finishing touches to the evening.

Our many patrons, donors, and attendees - this night could not happen without you.



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Questions? Please contact Eve Encinas-Loncar, Director of Advancement

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