Illuminate 2019
Auction Guide & Sneak Peek

Hello MCS Family, 

It's just five days until we "ILLUMINATE" the night at the Fashion Island Hotel for our Mariners Christian School Spring Celebration and Auction. We want to share all of the auction "HOW TO" with you so you will be in-the-know and come ready to celebrate with us! For those of you who cannot make it to the event, you can participate in all of the Online Bidding opportunities by phone or computer. Find online bidding instructions HERE.

Please note that all proceeds from the Silent and Live Auction are designated for school operating costs (Annual Fund). The Classroom Giving Wall donations will be designated for the Bright Future Furniture budget and any pledges for the Bright Future-Phase 2 given at the Auction will go directly to the Bright Future Campaign.
Questions? Contact Barbara O'Brian or Lisa Bahadoor - or call 714.437.1700 and ask for us!


Bring Your Phone*: All bidding will happen on your phone, except LIVE AUCTION. *We will do our best to accommodate those who come without a phone. 
Phone charging stations will be available all night.

A few Tablets will be available for those without a cell phone.

Tech Assistants will be there to help with bidding.
Find Online Bidding instructions HERE.
Silent Auction, Heads or Tails and Raffles will be available Online Pre-Auction Thursday, April 11th, the day before the auction, starting at 12 Noon.


1. BUY IT NOW "INSTANT" (buy it and forget it)
Opens Thursday, April 11th, 12 Noon
  • Heads or Tails - What is Heads or Tails? It is a fun game where you put your hands on your head or tail and when the coin is tossed, you win or lose. This is played until there is only one person left standing in the room. They WIN! What's the prize? It's a secret until this Thursday!
  • Date Night! $50 per child or $100 family (TK - 5th grade only). Sign up for your children to spend the evening on Friday, May 10th, at MCS with our Fabulous Aides for Movies, Popcorn and Dance Party! ALL TK-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WELCOME!
  • MAKER SPACE night for parents, grandparents and friends! Includes Dinner. ADULTS ONLY. You've been hearing about all the fun that your children have when they visit the Makerspace, but have you ever wondered what they actually do in there? Come spend an evening and find out! For our Evening of Innovation, you will experience all the popular games and collaborative activities that build your child's persistence and confidence each time they come. We will build, code, design, create, and be challenged with trying out the Design Thinking Process. Come for an evening of play! Open to the first 20 people who sign up. Dinner is included.

2. CLASSROOM of the FUTURE GIVING WALL - New This Year!  Buy It Now - Starts Thursday, April 11th, at 12 Noon
There will be a large banner on the wall in the pre-function area with item #s and costs for all of the new furniture for classrooms. You can look up the number of the item and donate right away. Done. All Classroom Giving Donations are assigned to the Bright Future Furniture Budget.

Opens Thursday, April 11th, at 12 Noon
BIDDING to WIN. You will receive cell phone notifications when others bid on the same item. The Silent Auction will close before the LIVE AUCTION begins. Time of Silent Auction close to be announced.
Silent Auction Sneak Peeks:
  • Teacher for the Day (student may only be teacher for the day in his/her own teacher's class)
  • Head of School/ Elementary and Middle School Principal for the Day
  • Big Canyon Golf Foursome
  • Beauty-Girls Night Out for 5 - includes Botox and Aesthetic treatment
  • Middle School Orange Lutheran High School Student Theater Participation Experience
  • GLOW ZONE Party for 10
  • New Beach Cruiser and Lunch at Ruby's
  • Mommy Makeover - Assessment and Treatment by Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, MCS parent
  • Great Summer Camps - many to choose from
  • Middle School and Elementary Free Dress Week - Family package
  • UCLA - 50 Yard Line Seats, VIP Reception and Parking
  • And many more......

4. ONLINE RAFFLE - GRADE LEVEL TEACHER EXPERIENCES. New This Year! Opens Thursday, April 11th, at 12 Noon
Your 5K student (and a friend) will join Mrs. Knecht for some fun and games at House of Yogurt while your 6G student (and a friend) will join Ms. Green for an exciting escape room challenge.
  • Our Elementary teachers have created special experiences to share with 2-4 students in their class this year. In order to make the experiences available to all students, we are doing online raffles for each teacher. You can purchase as many raffle tickets as you want to increase the odds for your student. Only purchase raffle tickets from your teacher's class. Raffle tickets can be purchased (BUY IT NOW - INSTANT BUY) online and in person at the auction. The raffle winners will be announced on Monday, April 15.
  • Important Raffle Rule: Please purchase raffle tickets for your student's teacher(s) only. Every student will qualify to win the raffle for a grade level experience in their own classroom.
  • Raffle will be available online prior to the auction starting Thursday, April 11th, at 12 Noon.
  • Raffle tickets can also be purchased ONLINE at the event. We will have a few tablets to assist those without phones.

See More SNEAK PEEK Live Auction Items Below!

The LIVE AUCTION occurs after dinner and will be conducted by our Head of School, Troy Moore, and a professional auctioneer. We will be offering exciting, once in a lifetime, priceless experiences that you will want to share with your family and friends.

  • Galaxy Soccer Extravaganza
  • On Stage with Justin Flom - Backstage tricks only for you
  • FOX NFL Sunday - Spend the Day with Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan
  • FOX College Championship - Holiday Bowl, San Diego 2019
  • US OPEN PEBBLE BEACH - with FOX SPORTS Hospitality Tent, Custom VESSEL Golf bag
  • Matt Barkley - MCS Football Training Camp for 3
  • Hollister Ranch Surf Weekend
  • MCS Personalized Parking Spot

Thank You to our Illuminate 2019 Sponsors


Questions: Feel free to contact the Auction Office at or at 714.437.1700, ext. 150.