Rainbow Auction

We are happy to announce last year's 2023 Auction raised over $290,000 for MCC!

 

Thank you for your support of the 40th annual MCC Rainbow Auction. This annual event is the single biggest fundraiser to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more. 


SAVE THE DATE!

The 41th annual Rainbow Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024.



(See below for the 

2024 Rainbow Auction Save the Date invite;

 and the 2023 Sponsors List)

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE 2024 RAINBOW AUCTION.

Donate an Auction Item 

Each year the Auction offers quality items, generously donated by individuals and businesses throughout the area and the MCC community. To donate a silent or live auction item, contact the Education Foundation at 231.291.0326 or print the auction donation form.

Popular donation items include:


Be an Auction Hero 

Auction Heroes are those who generously contribute to the Rainbow Auction. In turn, an auction item matching the minimum value of your donation will be purchased for the Silent Auction and the donor will be listed as an “Auction Hero”. Auction Heroes will be listed in the event catalog given out to each guest and available online.

Donations can be made payable to: MCEF or online.
Please note “Auction Hero” in the memo
MCEF, 1851 Barclay St., Muskegon, MI 49441


Sponsorship 

Sponsorship and underwriting are critical to the success of the Auction each year. Your tax-deductible financial contribution makes a significant impact. This is also an excellent promotional opportunity for your business or organization to be featured in our event promotion that reaches along the West Michigan Lakeshore and beyond.

Here is a comprehensive list of our Premier Sponsorship opportunities.

If you are interested in solely becoming a Rainbow Auction sponsor, please use this form.

Please download your desired package from the links above and return by email or mail to the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation. 

drobinson@muskegoncatholic.org

1851 Barclay Street, Muskegon, MI 49441


Purchase Tickets 

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Rainbow Auction. Whether you choose in-person or virtual, our Auction committee has been working diligently to make sure a great time is had by all.  TICKETS GO ON SALE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024 . Purchase your tickets here.

We have come up with 2 ways for you to be a part of the 2024 Rainbow Auction:

 In-Person ($150.00) Event ticket includes: Dinner catered by Harris Hospitality, Open Bar, Silent and Live Auction Bidding.

 Online Auction Only ($25.00) Ticket includes access pass to bid on all silent auction items. Shipping charges will apply to those that are unable to pick up their item.

Volunteer 

Each year the funds raised from the Auction equip and empower MCC students to become Christ-centered individuals with a strong academic foundation. It takes volunteers to make all this possible. The growth of our school and its programs is largely determined by the support of the greater community. When just one individual chooses to engage, there is a tremendous impact. Whether you are a parent, alumni, grandparent, faculty member, treasured friend or local businessperson your help is paramount to the success of this event. For this reason we ask that you consider becoming part of the Auction Committee or volunteer your time the day of the event.  

RAINBOW AUCTION FAQ

Q: What is the Rainbow Auction?
A: This annual event is the single biggest fundraiser to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more. 

Q: Where can I preview Auction items?
A: You can preview all Auction items on Clickbid.  The preview of all Auction items will be open soon.  Please, check back later.

Q: How long will the silent auction be open?
A: The silent auction bidding (Clickbid) will open Friday, April 19th at 12:00pm and will close on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00pm.

Q: What is Clickbid?
A: Clickbid is the online bidding platform that is used to manage registrations for the event, purchase tickets (In-Person ticket or an Online Auction Only ticket), and to bid on all Silent Auction items.

Q: How and where do I login to Clickbid?
A: When you purchase your ticket (In-Person ticket or Online Auction Only ticket), you will begin receiving emails or texts with your personal login link.                                                 

Q: What is a LIVE auction?
A: The evening’s auctioneer will facilitate live bidding during the event for our most popular items. Each In-Person attendee will recieve a registered bidder number to participate in the high-energy LIVE auction portion of the evening.

Q: What is a paddle raise (Fund-A-Need)?
A: The “paddle raise” portion of our evening will provide the opportunity to donate a monetary gift of any size directly to our school. 

Q: What do Rainbow Auction funds help with?
A: Each year, the Auction raises funds to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more.

Q: Who is allowed to attend?
A: Anyone 21+ is welcome! 

Q: What is the attire?
A: Attire is black-tie optional

Q: When is the deadline for donating auction items?
A: If possible, please submit your auction donations by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Q: How can I follow Rainbow Auction updates?
A: We will be sending out more information about the Rainbow Auction in a variety of ways:  emails, social media & more! If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact the Education Foundation at 231.291.0326.

Q: When and where can I pick up items that I won?
A: Most Silent and Live Auction Items can be picked up immediately at the Auction Check-Out Table after the Live Auction has ended on Saturday, April 27th, or can be picked up on Sunday, April 28th, from noon to 3 p.m.  If you need to pick up your Auction Items after these dates, please contact the Education Foundation at 231.291.0326.  


2023 PREMIER PLATINUM SPONSORS

PREMIER GOLD SPONSORS

2023 PREMIER SILVER SPONSORS

2023 GOLD SPONSORS

2023 SILVER SPONSORS

2023 VIRTUAL SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR 2024 BUSINESS DONORS!

Please take a moment to review the list of our donors, thank them when you can and consider taking advantage of the products and services they offer.