Jimmy Thomas VM20 / 2020 Showcase Speech
What is Showcase?
Showcase is St. Vincent-St. Mary High School's largest annual fundraiser. It is an auction format event with funds raised directly benefiting the school. These funds are critical as they help to bridge the gap between tuition charged and the actual cost of educating a student. For 34 years, this fundraiser has helped thousands of students receive a quality Catholic education.
What can I do to help Showcase?
Showcase is successful because of our many volunteers, underwriters and donors. We need YOU! Please consider donating an item, advertising in our program, giving your time, and attending Showcase. St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is built on the rich tradition of two of the finest schools in Akron: St. Mary founded in 1897 and St. Vincent founded in 1907. As the buildings have changed, the one constant has been the people who believe in the mission of our school. Showcase epitomizes this mission and the people. Please check the STVM website for our next volunteer meeting or contact the Showcase office.
When is Showcase?
Showcase 2020 will be held in the LeBron James Arena on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:30pm. You will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of fabulous items in both silent bidding and an oral auction, enjoy a delicious dinner, and socialize with all your Irish friends.
What should I donate?
The list is endless. No gift is too big; no gift is too small. Our goal is to have 100% donor participation from ALL STVM families. As an added incentive, if any current STVM parent donates an item valued at $100 or more by Monday, March 9, 2020, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $2,500 STVM tuition voucher for 2020-2021 school year. You will find a donation form link, please include the form with your donation. Please feel free to make copies of this form to share. We suggest you look to the businesses that you support to ask for their support: where you get your hair styled, where you get your car fixed, where you go to celebrate special events, who you hire for landscaping or home improvements. The businesses you support will want to support your school.
Please contact Michelle Hlivko Schaeffer VM92 ext. 164 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about Showcase.
Showcase 10K Raffle Ticket
Don't miss out on your chance to win $10,000. Only 300 tickets will be sold for the Annual $10K Raffle. The drawing will be held at Showcase on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Tickets are $100/per ticket with proceeds benefitting the students of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Please contact Gino D'Andrea VM81 at email@example.com for more information.
Thank you to our sponsors!
We would like to thank our 2020 sponsors for supporting Showcase! Click the image below to view our proud sponsors of Catholic education.