The St. Michael: A Remarkable Tradition (S.M.A.R.T.) Auctions are our annual fundraising events that occurs in the fall and spring each year. Started in 1989, the auction has grown substantially in community recognition and funding success. When you attend or donate to our auction, you are participating in a very meaningful way in the “remarkable tradition” that is St. Michael Parish School.
During procurement windows each winter and spring, students/families are asked to seek donations from the community. Incentives are offered to students for participating.
S.M.A.R.T. Family Night is scheduled for May so we can celebrate outside. This is a fun, community-building night of stewardship for all school families, parishioners, and guests. The S.M.A.R.T. Gala is scheduled for a Saturday evening in October and is an adults-only formal affair with a catered dinner.
The auctions are organized by school parents and headed by two sets of co-chairs. Various committee chairs with teams of parents assist in the year-long preparation for these events.
The net profits are divided equally between the St. Michael Parish School Endowment Fund, whose interest is used for tuition assistance, and the Capital Improvements Fund which funds school deferred maintenance.