Why Auction?

The tradition of an excellent Academy education continues into the school’s third century and proceeds from the Community Auction helps to provide the best possible educational experience.  Saint Thomas offers an excellent education within the framework of the Four Pillars.  The Academy’s mission is to develop Cadets in a college preparatory, all-male, Catholic school that emphasizes intellectual, spiritual and service responsibility within a military leadership format. 

2017
Growing Boys into Men
Auction Chairs: Celine and Morgan Donohue, Eva and Todd May, Jacki and Brad Winges
Funds Raised:  $646,000

2016
Carry High the Blue and White
Auction Chairs:  Kathy and Mike Ruhland, Burke and Molly Stucker, Mark and Beth Waterloo
Funds Raised:  $593,000

2015
Celebrating 50 years — A Legacy of Cadets and Community
Auction Chairs:  Jean and Steven Johnson, Rachel and Mark Petronack,
Molly Gagan-Vlaisavljevich and Dan Vlaisavljevich
Funds Raised:  $441,263

2014
Sweet Home Saint Thomas Academy — Tradition Lives Here
Auction Chairs:  Mary Jo and Gary Iverson, Mary Kalish-Johnson and Rick Johnson '85, and Bridget and Tom Lee '85
Funds Raised:  $365,000

2013
ABC — Achieving Excellence • Building Community • Constructing a Future
Auction Chairs:  Sharon and Mike D’Agostino, Kim and Willard Hunnewell and Lynn and Tom Sedlack
Funds Raised:  $381,000

2012
Cadets of Oz
Auction Chairs:  Jamine and John Ewine, Joanne and Brian Mullen '78, and Liz and Duane Nordstrom
Funds Raised:  $261,000

2011
Cirque de STA — Performing Amazing Acts of Generosity
Auction Chairs:  Mary and John Everett, Denise Kennedy Moakley and Dan Kennedy, and Kelly and Dale Nitschke
Funds Raised:  $349,000

2010
Around the World in 125 Years
Auction Chairs: Peggy and Brian Reagan, Mary Jeanne and Dan Schneeman, and Kathy and Eric Schneeman ‘82, and Mary and Jim Waldvogel
Funds Raised:  $333,000

2009
The Roaring '20s
Auction Chairs:  Lisa and Pat Mascia ’83 and Kathy Malone O'Neill and Pat O’Neill'82
Funds Raised:  $270,000

2008
Cadetopoly
Auction Chairs:  Sue and Tom DePauw '78 and Mary and Dave Johnson '78
Funds Raised:  $293,000

2007
The Great Outdoors
Auction Chairs:  Jody and John Masciopinto and Sarah and Patrick Mealey
Funds Raised:  $335,000

2006
Fiesta de la Primavera
Auction Chair:  Suzy Urick
Funds Raised:  $275,000

2005
40th Anniversary
Derby Days
Auction Chair:  Kathy Short
Funds Raised:  $260,000

2004
La Celebration des Soleils
Auction Chairs:  Patti and Tim Marrinan '63
Funds Raised:  $253,000

2003
Golden Age of Hollywood
Auction Chair:  Mary Beth Johnson
Funds Raised:  $279,000

2002
Hawaiian Magic
Auction Chair:  Nancy Bruggemann
Funds Raised:  $270,000

2001
Enchantment of the North Woods
Auction Chair:  Nancy Swanson
Funds Raised:  $245,000

2000
Pirates of the High Seas
Auction Chairs:  Ginger Hickey Giefer and Martha Rossini Olson
Funds Raised:  $297,000

1999
Wild, Wild West
Auction Chair:  Diana Makens

Funds Raised:  $246,550

1998
Jungle Fever
Auction Chair:  Sandy Mendes
Funds Raised:  $237,000

1997
Mardi Gras Magic
Auction Chairs:  Maureen Kispert and Barb Tracy
Funds Raised:  $223,000

1996
Circus Jamboree
Auction Chair:  Molly Park
Funds Raised:  $207,000

1995
Pearls of the Caribbean
Auction Chair:  Eileen Capecchi
Funds Raised:  $171,000

1994
Bound for Broadway
Auction Chair:  Mary Vetscher
Funds Raised:  $203,000

1993
Parisian Nights
Auction Chair:  Helen Wright
Funds Raised:  $211,000

1992
Classic Greek
Auction Chair:  Kathy Hamilton
Funds Raised:  $225,000

1991
English Garden
Auction Chairs:  Nancy Sloan and Sue Zirnhelt
Funds Raised:  $204,000

1990
25th Anniversary Celebration
Auction Chair:  Terry Duggan
Funds Raised:  $200,000