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Thank You from the Dominican Auction!

Dear Dominican Friends, Family, and Alumni,

The 44th Dominican Auction, A Knight at the Gallery, was a huge success thanks to you! With almost 300 people in attendance, it was wonderful to catch up with current parents, past parents, alumni, and friends. A big thank you to our Auction chairs for making sure this event went on without a hitch: Jenny McMahon-Varick '84 and Theresa Barry.

An extra shout-out goes to more than 40 alums from the 1980s who came back for this big event!

Countless volunteers, including our incredible students, also made the night successful. We'd also like to thank all our sponsors who helped underwrite the auction expenses. Many, many people also contributed to the amazing auction items you won this year!

The highlight of the evening was listening to Huitzi Garcia '24 talk about why a Dominican education is possible because of donors like you and how Dominican has prepared him for the future. We raised over $225,000 for the Dominican Scholarship Fund through the paddle raise at the end of the night.

Credit card processing fees can add up quickly. In order to make your gift and/or purchase make a bigger impact in supporting Dominican students, we ask that you please cover the credit card processing fees if paying via credit card online.

If you wish to pay by check or cash, please email [email protected]

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Support student scholarships at Dominican High School by making a donation today.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Cocktail attire recommended.


Evening Schedule

5:00 PM

Doors open at Dominican High School, Hors d'Oeuvres served & Open bar

All game and raffle tickets for sale

7:00 PM

Seated dinner begins in the Crowley Gymnasium

8:30 PM

Silent Auction & Top Table Closes

Golden Ticket Verbal Raffle Winner Chosen

8:45 PM

Live Auction Begins

9:30 PM

Speech from Student Scholarship Recipient, Last Paddle Raise Begins

10:00 PM

Check-out and pick-up

Hosted By

Dominican High School


Whitefish Bay, WI, USA

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FAQs and Bidding Details


What does the auction support?

Our mission-driven tuition model doesn't cover the full cost of educating a single student. In fact, tuition only covers 80% of the cost. This is why donor support is critical to fuel the variety of opportunities that we provide young men and women to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Currently, 60% of our families benefit from merit or need-based scholarships. Your support is essential as we expand opportunities for more young men and women who desire a Catholic, college-preparatory high school experience. In short, your donation supports Dominican students!

What is Fund the Future Scholarship paddle raise?

Dominican's Fund The Future scholarship paddle raise takes place live, at the end of the auction night. The scholarship fund is dedicated to providing tuition assistance and making a Dominican education possible for more families. You can donate using the mobile bidding app, by raising your paddle the night of the auction, or by mailing a check to Dominican High School.

Can I donate to Dominican if I am unable to attend?

Yes, you can! You can make a tax-deductible gift at any time on the Dominican website page or mail a check to Dominican High School, 120 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Thank you for your support.

Silent Auction Bidding Instructions

All auction bidding will be conducted using cell phone text messaging through a system operated by GiveSmart. Bidding on silent auction and top table items will automatically close at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th.

How to bid

To place bids on auction items, follow the directions below after registering at the event or at DOMINICAN2024.GIVESMART.COM

To place a bid on an auction item

Press reply to your welcome text and type in the three-digit auction item number and the amount you would like to bid. No dollar sign needed. (Example: To bid $300 on item #502, just type 502 300 then press 'send')

Live Auction Rules

All items will be sold to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. Establish your bid by displaying your bid number and voicing your bid until recognized by the auctioneer. The auctioneer shall decide all questions of priority and procedure. [email protected]

General Disclaimer

Dominican High School and its Auction Committee warrant neither the quality nor the value of the items auctioned. All items are sold in an "as is" condition. Dollar values are estimates often provided by the donor and are not warranted by the Auction Committee for tax purposes or market value.

Successful bidders shall pay the Auction Cashier in full for items won. Payment may be made in cash, check, or credit card via GiveSmart. Checks should be made payable to Dominican High School. Items may be removed from the school only with a paid receipt from the cashier or GiveSmart. Remaining GiveSmart balances will be automatically charged to the card on file on April 22, 2024.  All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.