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Dear Friend, 

On February 29, 2020, Cathedral will host her cornerstone fundraising event for the 43rd year - ShamrAuction – Copa Cathedral, hoping to raise over $570,000 for Cathedral High School. ShamrAuction has captured the spirit and imagination of Indianapolis as the premier fundraising event in the Midwest! More than 750 guests will attend and will pay for the opportunity to bid on hundreds of wonderful items in our Silent Auction and also have a chance to win a premiere Live Auction item. 

Our committees represent hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly gathering both an amazing array of gifts for our Silent Auction categories—restaurants, services, entertainment, jewelry/accessories, vacation packages, and athletics. Silent Auction donations range from $50 to $2,000 and our Live Auction gifts range from $2,500 to $25,000 each! 

All proceeds from the evening benefit Cathedral’s annual fundraising program which supports our mission of being the premier Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition, transforming a diverse group of students spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically to have the competence to see and the courage to act. Cathedral High School is committed to all students from diverse academic, geographic, economic, ethnic, racial, religious, and social backgrounds regardless of their financial status. Approximately 35% of our student body receives need based and/or merit tuition assistance. Events, such as ShamrAuction, are what enable us to continue to meet our goal and commitment to serve the youth of Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Cathedral’s family includes 1,100 students, approximately 14,000 living alumni as well as thousands of parents, grandparents and friends across the country. 

We humbly ask for your support in donating an item, gift card or service for our Silent Auction to support the 43rd annual ShamrAuction. By donating, you will help ensure that funds are available to allow all students to have access to a Cathedral education -- regardless of their financial situation. Our donation deadline date is February 21, 2020. To participate, simply mail your donation to our attention or you can organize a pick-up by one of our volunteers utilizing the contact information listed below. 

Your donation will be featured in our Silent Auction reaching alumni, parents, and friends of Cathedral from across the country. Last year’s online Silent Auction had more than 1,500 active bidders from California to Florida and over 4,000 unique views thanks to our social network (9,150+ followers strong)! 

Thank you for your consideration and please accept our sincerest gratitude for your support! 

Irish Blessings, 

Michelle (Rhodes ’01) Taylor
Senior Director of Advancement

Cathedral High School Non Profit ID- 356254955 NCES School ID- 00422066