On November 16, the 44th annual dinner and auction took place at Lumen Christi Catholic School. It started off with the presentation of two videos by Mr. Brogan’s economics class. After a surprise speech by Mr. Brogan, Nick Thomas and Milena Applegate talked about what they love most about Lumen Christi. The videos by each group of students were a hit. With the help of JTV, the videos designed by the students were perfect.
The live auction was a huge success. It brought in almost $50,000. Last year, with fifty more people in attendance, the auction made just $16,000. So this year’s live auction exceeded expectations. Much of this increase in revenue was from one item that was highly sought-after. It was an opportunity to eat lunch with Congressman Tim Walberg. Starting at $2,900, the bid rose to $5,000, and it was sold two separate times. The silent auction was also one of the most successful ever. Jerseys from Matthew Stafford, Stephen Curry, and Jim Harbaugh sold for a total of $2,500. It raised $42,000 for the school, thanks to a lot of generous people. One source of contributions was the internet. With the silent auction online, those who couldn’t attend the auction were able to bid on 700 items from anywhere.