CBA Hosts 30th Annual Lasallian Dinner And Auction

CBA Silent Auction full gym
Approximately 400 family, friends and alumni attended the 30th Annual Christian Brothers Academy Lasallian Dinner and Auction on April 6.

“Con Amore 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.

CBA Silent Auction Co-Chairs
President Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC with auction co-chairs (l-r): Caroline and J. Robert Calimlim, Vince and Michele Spina, and Kathy and Vince Sportelli ’71.

More than 250 silent auction and 20 live auction items were featured. Live auction items included: a Chocolate Golden Doodle puppy, a trip to Napa Valley, tickets to the play Hamilton, and the PGA tournament at Bethpage; tickets to a Giants football game and lunch with punter Riley Dixon ’11 the day before; a weekend at Saratoga Race track, front row graduation seats and two country mega tickets to five country concerts at the Amphitheater. 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 funding a pilot program for SAT preparation; an upgrade to the current CBA greenhouse; teaching tools for the physical education department; upgrades to the Robotics program and portable display panels and cases for the Visual Arts Department.

Raffle tickets for a trip to Hawaii were sold, and Andrew Goodwin ‘14 was the lucky winner.

CBA Silent Auction Andrew and Brother Joe
Andrew Goodwin ’14 and President Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC.
CBA Silent Auction Zach with Dog
Zach Roberts and his new pup.

A number of students volunteered, passing out hors d’oeuvres, checking coats and assisting with the live portion of the auction. John Marshall, AFSC ’67 was the emcee and Jim Kirby was the auctioneer.

Sponsors of this year’s Lasallian Dinner and Auction included:

Gold Sponsor: Key Bank

Silver Sponsors: Barclay Damon, LLP

Bronze Sponsors: Msgr. Ronald C. Bill ’49, BPAS Actuarial & Pension Services, Byrne Dairy Stores, Caroline & J. Robert Calimlim, COR Development, R. Clark Goodwin, D.D.S., Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Hueber Breuer, Claudia Kosty/Adam Gasiorowski ’94, Heather & John Paul Giamartino ’89, Le Moyne College, Carol & John Marshall, AFSC ’67, SJH Cardiology Associates, Sportelli Chiropractic & Cold Laser Center, Corinne & Jeff Winchell

Audio Visual Sponsor: Visual Technologies

Volunteer Refreshments Sponsor: Karen’s Catering of Syracuse

Mobile Bidding Sponsors: Dr. Dennis DePerro and St. Bonaventure University

Music Sponsors: Carol & John Marshall, AFSC ‘67

CBA Silent Auction Representatives
Representatives and friends of Key Bank.
CBA Silent Auction Purple and Gold Recipients
Purple and Gold Recipients Chuck O’Neil ’65 (center) and Kathy Sportelli are John Marshall, AFSC ’67 and President Brother Joseph Jozwiak.

Prior to the Auction, the Alumni Association presented Charles O’Neil ’65 and Kathy Sportelli 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.

CBA Silent Auction Student Volunteers
Katie Stindard, Matt Buck and MP Geiss with Brother Joseph and Brother Richard.
CBA Silent Auction Student Volunteers with Dog
Seniors Bailey Taffner and Sophia Sportelli.

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The 32nd Lasallian Auction and Dinner Is April 24, 2021