Approximately 400 family, friends and alumni attended the 28th Annual Lasallian Dinner and Auction on April 8.
“Around The World With CBA” was the theme of this year’s celebration which directly benefits students of the school by helping to offset tuition costs, and thus ensuring that CBA remains accessible to those who desire a high caliber, college preparatory, Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition.
More than 250 silent auction and 20 live auction items were featured. Live auction items included: trips to France, Sedona, AZ and Cape Cod; a Florida Escape for February 2018, reserved front row graduation seats, SU football season tickets, four tickets to a Notre Dame football game, and an iPad Pro 9.7 and office chair. Also part of the live auction was “Raise Your Paddle.” During the year, teachers are asked to submit proposals for teaching aids or equipment that will directly benefit the students. This year’s “Raise Your Paddle” live-auction funds went toward the Online Learning Initiative, which enhances the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program.
CBA rising seniors will have an opportunity next year to experience one of sixteen new elective courses through an online format. These courses will include AP Computer Science, AP Art History, Intro to Neuroscience, AP Music Theory and many more unique areas of study. Each online course is scheduled into a normal student course schedule and taught remotely by a certified teacher in that content area. There will be software, licensing and additional computer hardware needed for this program. More than $27,000 was raised toward the Online Learning Initiative.
In total, over $70,000 was raised in the live auction alone in an atmosphere that was charged with excitement.
A number of students volunteered, passing out hors d’oeuvres, checking coats and assisting with the live portion of the auction. John Marshall ’67 was the emcee and Jim Kirby was the auctioneer.
Sponsors of this year’s Lasallian Dinner and Auction included:
Presenting Sponsor: Key Bank
Business Class Sponsors: Barclay Damon, LLP & Le Moyne College
Coach Class Sponsors: Berkshire Bank, Msgr. Ronald C. Bill ’49, Kimberly & Charles Boynton ’85, Byrne Dairy, COR Development, Mr. & Mrs. John Drescher, R. Clark Goodwin, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Hueber-Breur Construction, Carol & John Marshall, AFSC ’67, John D. Murphy ’77, Kathleen & John O’Connor ’85, Sportelli Chiropractic & Cold Laser Center
Audio Visual Sponsor: Visual Technologies
Volunteer Refreshments Sponsor: Wegmans
Mobile Bidding Sponsors: Kevin, Kathy, Josh ’01 and Erica ’04 LaGrow-Learn as You Grow.
Co-chairs of the auction were John ‘67 and Carol Marshall and Stephen and Lis Fournier.
Prior to the Auction, the Alumni Association presented Donald DeKay ’72 and Anthony “Midnite” Silvaggio (posthumously) with the Purple and Gold Award. The Purple and Gold Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support in the best interests of the students, faculty and alumni of CBA; have dedicated years of service, and have been committed to the ideals and principles of CBA.
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