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PA’s Online Auction Raises $55K for Programs, Initiatives

Photos of items donated for the auction

Items offered at the 2022 Online Auction included a NASCAR driving experience and gift baskets for fans of NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Parents’ Association has wrapped up another successful Online Auction, raising more than $55,000 that will go to support institutional priorities and ongoing PA initiatives.

The auction, which ran Jan. 28-Feb. 4, included vacations and one-of-a-kind experiences, jewelry, campus perks such as premier parking and summer camp, and themed gift baskets stuffed with goodies for families.

The baskets, put together with donations from families within a particular division, were particularly popular this year. The Lower School “Family Fun Night” and Middle School “Beach Fun” baskets were a big draw, and fans of ACC favorites UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State went after their team’s respective baskets, courtesy of Upper School donations, with gusto.

Supporters could also choose to make an outright donation to the school.

“Ravenscroft raised over $55,000 that will go toward bolstering financial aid, student support programs and leadership development for teachers and staff and enhancing community-building initiatives,” Online Auction committee co-chair Katherine Creedon said. “We are so grateful for the donations that came pouring in that made this year’s auction a great success. Our Ravenscroft businesses and families, especially, were extremely generous with donating their highly sought-after goods and experiences.”

Thanks also go to the Online Auction committee. Creedon’s co-chair was Kari Shoemaker, and members were Sean Marlowe, Patricia Edwards and Maria Martinez.

The PA continues its work on behalf of Ravenscroft with the annual Book Fair, going on through Wednesday, March 16, in Winston Library! Parents and guardians interested in browsing for books are welcome to come by at these times:

  • Thursday, March 10, 3-3:30 p.m. 

  • Friday, March 11, 3-3:30 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, March 15, 3-3:30 p.m. 

  • Wednesday, March 16, 8:30-11:20 a.m.