Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School's 2020 Auction!
We are so excited to share the news that this year's St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School auction,
STA Goes Hollywood, will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at The Bomb Factory.
Join us for an unforgettable event, to benefiting our amazing school and students.
- Event Highlights
- Auction Tickets
- Underwriting & Sponsorships
- Live Auction Packages
- Auction Art
- Thank You to our Sponsors
Men's Gift Gathering
White Rock Ale House
Women's Gift Gathering
8255 Santa Clara Drive
Auction T-Shirt Days
Friday, February 7
Thursday, February 13
Friday, February 21
Friday, February 28
Silent Auction Opens
Monday, February 24
STA GOES HOLLYWOOD Auction
Saturday, February 29
The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street
Underwriting sponsors are critical to the success of our event and the St. Thomas Aquinas Parents’ Association fundraising efforts. Last year, your generous contributions helped us raise just over $400,000 for continued advancements in classroom technology, updates to our two campuses and scholarships, ensuring each child at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School receives an exceptional education.
In appreciation of our underwriters, there are benefits at specific sponsorship levels. In addition, all sponsorship levels will receive recognition at the auction and in various school publications.
Please contact Jaime White or Barbara-Ellen Gaffney for more information.
Deadline for all sponsorships is February 22.
NEWLY ADDED UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES!!!!
Elizabeth Taylor - $5,000 TOTE BAG SPONSOR
- Exclusive sponsorship level limited to  sponsors
- Name recognition on an snazzy auction tote bag
- Black car service transportation to and from Auction
- 8 reserved tickets to Auction
- Name recognition on the auction website and publications
- An ad to network your business or feature your favorite Wildcat in the auction slideshow
Mulholland Drive - $1,500 RIDE SHARE SPONSOR
- Exclusive sponsorship level limited to  sponsor
- Sponsorship sign identifying Ride Share location for passenger drop offs and pick ups
- Name recognition on the auction website, slideshow, and publications
National Lampoon’s Breckenridge Vacation
Pack your bags and hit the holiday road for a BIG family vacation in style! Show the Griswold’s how it’s done with a dream summer vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado. The star of this show is the GORGEOUS modern log cabin that sleeps 20! With 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, smart TVs, hot tub, foosball, ping-pong and beautiful views, you will have room for all of your family to do everything. This summer blockbuster includes action and adventure with white water rafting for four on the Blue River. Stock your NEW Yeti cooler with Jimmy’s lasagna, wine, and more. When you come home from the family vacation you can then keep up appearances with an SUV Car detail.
For Love of the Game
Who’s your team? The Cowboys? The Stars? The Mavericks? How about the Rangers? This year, you don’t have to choose! Cheer them all on now and later with our Dallas Sports Season Pass! Experience all the touchdowns, 3 pointers, hat tricks, and homeruns that our Dallas teams have to offer! LET’S GOOOOOOO!!
Escape (to) New York
Pick your co-stars and head to the Big Apple! Enjoy a VIP experience at the LIVE with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest show. The experience includes 4 VIP tickets on the date of your choice and photo opportunities at the top-rated show. Dine at a Central Park staple, the iconic Tavern on the Green. Next it’s on to the fabulous VIP Sex and the City tour where you will have the chance to visit more than 40 New York City locations featured in the famous TV series and movies. Also, make time for the “most famous studio tour in TV history”, the NBC Studios tour where you will get a backstage look at the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more. And you can’t do New York City without taking in a Broadway show. The choice is yours with a Broadway.com gift card. This trip earns a standing ovation!
Do you remember when rock was young? The Madman Across the Water is coming to Dallas! Don’t miss your chance to see Elton John’s farewell tour on Friday, June 26 at the American Airlines Center. Start your night with dinner for 6 at Capital Grille and then it’s on to the show! Black car transportation will get you to and from the show in style. You’ll sing along to all your favorites from Premium Lower Level seats. Then after the show, you can hang up your electric boots and mohair suits and spend a relaxing night at the Crescent Court Hotel. This tour is the last chance to see this legendary performer in concert. His gift is his song, and this one’s for you!
Sideways in Sonoma
Experience Sonoma wine country in style! Airfare for 6 will deliver you to your 4 day/3-night accommodations for 6 at Casa Chiquita, a beautifully appointed private home nestled in the hills between Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, California. Visit some of the area’s most acclaimed wineries - Cast Wines, Passalacqua Winery, Flowers Winery, and the exclusive members only Lambert Bridge Winery. Sample fine wines worry free with your own designated driver for your two days of wine tastings and tours! Enjoy modern country cuisine at dinner for six at Sonoma favorite, Barn Diva. Your next stop is award winning Bravas de Tapas where you’ll compare notes on your favorite sites and sips of the day. Your perfect trip to wine country is waiting for you. Cheers!
Gone Fishin’ (On The Bayou)
Head on down to the Bayou, 45 minutes south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River for a few days of relaxation, fantastic fishing, and good ‘ole southern comfort. You and 5 friends will fly on Southwest Airlines to New Orleans. From there, you will travel to the Woodland Plantation & Spirits Hall for 2 nights. This beautiful bed and breakfast is deeply rooted in history, even featured on the label of Southern Comfort Whiskey! Here you will feast on Louisiana Creole favorites in Spirits Hall at the bed and breakfast. You will spend 2 days shallow water bay fishing for redfish, trout, black drum, and flounder. This long kept Creole secret fishing spot will not disappoint. Bring your family or friends to experience 2 days of nonstop action. Come on now, let’s geaux fishin’!
For Our Leading Ladies...The Real Housewives of STA
A star studded lunch in Bistro 31’s private Champagne Room bringing together the most stylish and glamorous of STA’s “ladies who lunch”. Set for November 12, and just in time for holiday parties and gift giving. A featured guest and Instagram influencer will wow you with style inspiration as well as those much anticipated Holiday Gift Guide lists of 2020. In true star style, every guest leaves with their own “swag” bag filled with a wide array of brands and local finds ranging from fun to functional and delicious to decadent.
For Our Leading Men...The Mighty Stars
Join the most dashing leading men of STA for an evening of food, drinks, a Dallas sports “STAR”, and Dallas Stars hockey in “suite style”. You will start your night in a beautiful penthouse overlooking the glittering views of downtown Dallas and sample exquisite food from Aspen, Colorado’s Chef Talo. Stanley Cup winner Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour will join you to lead a Belfour Spirits whiskey tasting, including three of their family mash bills that they distilled and aged in North Carolina and bottled in Kentucky. You will then be sure to be in high “spirits” as you head to the American Airlines Center to cheer on the Dallas Stars to victory in a luxury suite. An evening fit for a Hollywood STAR!
Scene: Set among the green hills outside of a small Italian village, a charming home-away-from-home in the heart of Southern Italy, a host that caters to your every need…and cut! Sounds like a great classic movie, but this can be your life...or at least your next vacation! Experience a behind the scenes Italy vacation for 6 guests at the Lago Blu Bed & Breakfast in the village of Altari, close to Rome (1 hour), Naples (1.5 hours), and the Mediterranean coast (45 minutes). The B&B owner, Elenora, will whisk you away for a private full-day tour of Rome’s main attractions and give you all the local highlights. This package swag includes a Visa gift card and a Stanley Korshak gift card to shop top Italian designers so you can look dapper for your trip. Plan your Italian getaway with family and friends with dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
Thank you for considering a generous donation to help our school. We are looking for items to make our STA Goes Hollywood Auction truly Oscar worthy! If you have sporting event or concert tickets, fine jewelry, airline miles, fine wines, hotel points, gift certificates, or anything else that you would like to give, please contact a committee member listed below.