Special thanks to all who supported our 30th annual Evening of Excellence. With your generous giving and extraordinary support, we exceeded our fundraising goal by 23%. At a time, when we needed your support the most, you stepped forward to support the Hawks.
Hartley’s first virtual auction celebrates our highest net income after expenses and the most sponsors in the last 30 years, which surpassed all expectations. We had a total number of 233 mobile bidders who were generous supporters of Hartley. All of the proceeds help our students with needs-based tuition assistance and merit-based scholarships.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, volunteers, mobile bidders and those who viewed the live stream of our first virtual auction event. We could not have done it without all of you. You made it a special and successful evening!
Participants enjoyed their party in crate, listened to music by students, enjoyed historical pictures, reminisced with Hartley’s alma mater and trivia questions, and celebrated Hartley’s traditions, legends and legacies. We watched the “fast talking” Auctioneer Chris Davis and talented Emcee, Matt Barnes with Hartley students Emma Guess and Stuart Landry. Father Fulton opened the evening with a prayer and kicked off the auction with a Splatter Park Paintball excursion with Father. Other live auction items included vacation destinations, a private catering murder mystery party, a home improvement package, and more.
We concluded the evening with the announcement of our $3,000 raffle winner and the announcement of the The Michael Winter’s Scholarship Fund. This new scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman with outstanding leadership qualities and an excellent academic record.
If you missed the opportunity to give, it’s not too late. Send a check to Brenda Murdock at Bishop Hartley or give online by clicking here.