Skip Navigation

The True Blue Gala is Blanchet's largest fundraiser and community gathering event made possible by the generosity of many sponsors, donors, parents, volunteers and students working together to ensure the legacy of Blanchet continues.  

Canceling this event would have a huge financial impact on our school and students.  We have decided to reschedule our event for March 2021 with the hope that we can have an in-person event by that time.

True Blue Gala: A Night of Hope

Virtual Silent Auction: March 8-12, 2021
In Person Live Auction: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Click on the icons below or browse the lists below for more information.

            

     

For more information click below...

PURCHASE AUCTION SPONSORSHIP

For a printable PDF of our sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

 

We invite you to join us as a sponsor of this important event. Sponsorship is an outstanding way to support both education and community. All proceeds directly benefit Blanchet Catholic School and the over 310 students currently enrolled.

As a sponsor, your organization will be highlighted and recognized for your support.  For more information, contact Toni Nanneman, Development Manager at 503.391.2639 x240 or email toninanneman@blanchetcatholicschool.com.  Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Courage & Faith Sponsorship - $5000

  • Video opportunity during live auction
  • Custom sponsor gratitude social media post
  • Logo recognition on event website and online bidding pages
  • Name recognition on pre- and post-event social media marketing
  • Thank you and recognition during live event
  • Featured in one weekly e-newsletter prior to the event
  • Company name/logo on live auction bid cards
  • Company name/logo in all athletic and drama programs for 2020-21 school year
  • Full page color advertisement in auction catalog
  • Table for 8 dinner guests for live auction

Blanchet Sponsorship - $2,500

  • Custom sponsor gratitude social media post
  • Logo recognition on event website and online bidding pages
  • Name recognition on pre- and post-event social media marketing
  • Thank you and recognition during live event
  • Featured in one weekly e-newsletter prior to the event
  • Company name/logo in all athletic and drama programs for 2020-21 school year
  • Half-page color advertisement in auction catalog
  • Table for 8 dinner guests for live auction

Cavalier Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Logo recognition on event website and online bidding pages
  • Name recognition on pre- and post-event social media marketing
  • Company name in all athletic and drama programs for 2020-21 school year
  • Half-page color advertisement in auction catalog
  • Table for 8 dinner guests for live auction

Virtual Sponsorship - $500

  • Logo recognition on event website and online bidding pages
  • Name recognition on pre- and post-event social media marketing
  • Half page color advertisement in auction catalog

You can complete the donation form and return it to school.

Below are just a few ideas of items that sell well at our benefit auction.  There are hundreds of donation possibilities!  Think of what you and your friends would like to buy at an auction!  If you’re unsure or have any questions, please contact Development Coordinator Mrs. Nanneman.

Events & Entertainment

  • Concert/theatre/backstage pass/tickets
  • Girls/Guys Night out
  • Hot air balloon adventure
  • Professional sporting events or unique excursions (hunting, fishing, golfing)
  • Collegiate events
  • Winery/distillery/microbrewery tour
  • Skybox tickets
  • Spa package
  • Local restaurant gift cards

 

Travel & Leisure

  • Vacation home stays
  • Cabin/Condo/timeshares
  • Week long cruise
  • Hotel certificates
  • Airline miles or tickets
  • Hotel/Resort package
  • Private jet or plane
  • Fishing/Rafting trip
  • Big game/fish hunting packages
  • Bed & breakfast stays
  • Golf with a celebrity pro

 

Technology

  • iPad/Kindle/laptop
  • Flat screen television
  • Home theatre system
  • Video game system
  • Fitness bands

 

Unique Opportunities

  • Private meal for group prepared by well-known chef
  • Bench/sideline experience with favorite sport team
  • Tailgate party
  • Hosted BBQ, progressive dinner, etc.
  • Race Car school
  • Tennis/Golf/Ski package or lessons

 

Miscellaneous

  • Cooking classes
  • Home remodel packages – roofing, landscaping, painting, interior design, etc.
  • Quality home furnishings
  • KitchenAid mixer, Cuisinart, espresso maker
  • Quilts
  • Kayak, canoe, or motorized scooter
  • Pool table, pinball machine, jukebox
  • Power tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Car detailing packages
  • Maid/butler service
  • Theme baskets

Not sure what to donate? Cash donations are always appreciated!

Additional questions? Contact Toni Nanneman, 503-391-2639 x241 or email toninanneman@blanchetcatholicschool.com

Blanchet's Virtual Silent Auction

  • Registration opens Monday, September 28
  • Virtual Silent Auction opens Friday, October 2 at 12:00 pm and closes Friday, October 9 at 5:00 pm.

Online Bidding with Greater Giving

This year’s auction will use Greater Giving Online Bidding – allowing for a paperless bidding system. You will bid using your smartphone or tablet on silent auction items. Also, you can easily track Packages by “following” their activity without having to continuously return to a table or bid sheet. 

How to Mobile Bid with Greater Giving Online Bidding

  • Register your mobile number and credit card information on our registration page in advance of the event or upon arrival.  Registration will open on September 28, 2020.
  • When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.
  • After clicking the link in the text, begin searching for packages by name, number, or category
  • Select the package you wish to bid on.
  • You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment
  • If you choose to Bid More you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes. If your bid is lower than the highest max bid on that package, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid.
  • To purchase a package at the Buy Now price, select the Buy button.
  • To "watch" a package, select the star icon on the package.
  • To make a donation, select the Donation button on your home screen and choose a preset amount or select the Custom Amount button to enter the amount you wish to donate.
  • If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.
  • To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.
  • To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.
  • Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.
  • Under the Bids area you can check your winning packages.

It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to make the True Blue Gala a successful event!  Please see availalbe shifts on the following form:

 

Dear Blanchet Parent,

Blanchet Catholic School is pleased to announce our 24th Annual Benefit Auction, “True Blue Gala.”  Blanchet Catholic School receives a majority of our annual funding through our annual benefit auction event.  These critical funds help keep Blanchet open and enable us to continue providing mid-Willamette Valley students with a college preparatory education. 

Canceling this event would have a huge financial impact on our school and students.  Therefore, we have decided to modify our event to include a virtual silent auction that is online and free to the public and a smaller in-person live auction and offering table sponsors.  Our ‘Night of Hope’ will follow all state and county regulations to keep our guests and volunteers safe.

Parent support of the auction is critical to its success.  As per your signed Enrollment Agreement, each family is responsible for donating at least $100 to the auction.  This can include donations of cash or gift cards with a value of $100 or more.  Please see the link below for a ‘Wish List’ for donation ideas if you would like to donate a physical item. 

Parent donations are due by September 24, 2020.  Families who turn in their donations on or before September 11 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Regal movie gift card.  You can also participate by volunteering, sponsoring and/or attending the auction.  Please see the links below for more information!

Parent Auction Frequently Asked Questions
Donation Wishlist
Donation Form
Online Donations
 

In addition to being our largest and most important fundraiser directly benefiting students and programs, the auction is our largest volunteer effort and biggest social occasion of the year.  Working on the auction is a great way to meet fellow parents and to learn more about our school community.

Please read the enclosed information thoroughly for an overview of each of these opportunities.  If you have any questions, please contact Development Coordinator Toni Nanneman at 503-391-2639 x240 or email toninanneman@blanchetcatholicschool.com.