We are looking forward to the 38th annual Rainbow Auction. We have a NEW DATE for this year’s event. The Rainbow Auction will be held on Saturday,June 5, 2021 at Muskegon Catholic Central. As MCC’s largest fundraiser, this event builds not only financial support for our school, it also enhances a stronger community. At this time, we are planning a hybrid event, offering both in-person and virtual options.
We will be taking all necessary precautions to follow COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and attendees.
There are many ways to be involved with the 2021 Rainbow Auction.
Each year the Auction offers quality items, generously donated by individuals and businesses throughout the area and the MCC community. To donate a silent or live auction item, contact the Education Foundation at 231.291.0326 or print the auction donation form.
Popular donation items include:
- Getaways: vacation homes, hotel/resort stays
- Tickets: to sports, concerts, theater, theme parks
- Fun kid activities: music, sports, lessons
- Gift certificates: restaurants, spas, and boutiques
- Unique, money-can’t-buy experiences: behind-the-scenes tours and VIP treatments for special events
Auction Heroes are those who generously contribute a minimum donation of $50 to Rainbow Auction. In turn, an auction item with the minimum value of $50 will be purchased for the Silent Auction and the donor will be listed as “Auction Hero”. Auction Heroes will be listed in the event catalog given out to each guest and available online.
Donations can be made payable to: MCEF or online.
Please note “Auction Hero” in the memo
MCEF, 1851 Barclay St., Muskegon, MI 49441
Sponsorship and underwriting are critical to the success of the Auction each year. Your tax-deductible financial contribution makes a significant impact. This is also an excellent promotional opportunity for your business or organization to be featured in our event promotion that reaches along the West Michigan Lakeshore. You can find all of our sponsorship opportunities here. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you may sign up online or download the Sponsorship Agreement.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Rainbow Auction. Whether you choose in-person or virtual, our Auction committee has been working diligently to make sure a great time is had by all. Purchase your tickets here.
We have come up with 4 ways for you to join us at Rainbow Auction:
In-Person ($125.00) Event ticket includes: Dinner catered by The Hearthstone Bistro, Live Music by Post Fontaine, Open Bar, Silent and Live Auction Bidding
Virtual WITH dinner ($100.00) This option is for LOCAL GUESTS ONLY. Ticket includes – VIP Party Box, music entertainment provided by Post Fontaine, and Silent and Live Auction bidding capabilities.
To bring the Rainbow Auction atmosphere to your doorstep, the VIP Party Box has been carefully curated to include a $50.00 gift card from The Hearthstone Bistro to order dinner the night of the event, your choice of a bottle of Red or White wine, party favors, sponsor and event swag, and more.
*VIP Party Boxes can be picked up on Friday, June 4 between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Muskegon Catholic Central. The deadline for Party Boxes is Friday, May 21.
Virtual WITHOUT dinner ($75.00) Ticket includes VIP Party Box, music entertainment provided by Post Fontaine, and Silent and Live Auction bidding capabilities.
To bring the Rainbow Auction atmosphere to your doorstep, the VIP Party Box has been carefully curated to include party favors, sponsor and event swag, and more. The deadline for Party Boxes is Friday, May 21.
- If you are NOT LOCAL, all Party Boxes will be mailed out the week of May 24.
- If you are LOCAL, pick-up will be between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Friday, June 4 at Muskegon Catholic Central.
Each year the funds raised from the Auction equip and empower MCC students to become Christ-centered individuals with a strong academic foundation. It takes volunteers to make all this possible. The growth of our school and its programs is largely determined by the support of the greater community. When just one individual chooses to engage, there is a tremendous impact. Whether you are a parent, alumni, grandparent, faculty member, treasured friend or local businessperson your help is paramount to the success of this event. For this reason we ask that you consider becoming part of the Auction Committee or volunteer your time the day of the event.
rainbow auction faq
Q: What is the Rainbow Auction?
A: MCC’s Rainbow Auction is our largest fundraiser that includes an online silent auction, an in-person & virtual LIVE auction, and a paddle raise (Fund-A-Need).
Q: What is the agenda for the evening?
- 4:00 p.m. Mass (Rev. Msgr. R. Louis Stasker)
- 5:00 p.m. Doors Open & Check-In
- 6:15 p.m. Prayer and Dinner
Live Auction to Immediately Follow
- 8:00 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
Q: Where can I preview Auction items?
A: You can preview all Auction items here.
Q: How long will the silent auction be open?
A: The silent auction will open Friday, May 28 at 12:00pm and will close on Saturday, June 5 at 8:00pm.
Q: What is Clickbid?
A: Clickbid is the online bidding platform that is used to manage registrations for the event, purchase tickets, and bid on all auction items.
Q: How and where do I login to the event?
A: When you purchase your ticket, you will begin receiving emails or texts with your personal login link. It’s best to view the show on one device like a computer or smart TV, and use a second device, like a smart phone or tablet, for auction bidding!
Q: Where/when can I pick up my pre-ordered VIP Party Box?
A: If you are not local, all Party Boxes will mailed out the week of May 24.
If you are local, pick-up will be between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Friday, June 4 at:
Muskegon Catholic Central
1145 West Laketon Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441
Q: What is a LIVE auction?
A: The evening’s auctioneer will facilitate live bidding (via ClickBid) during the event for our most popular items.
Q: What is a paddle raise (Fund-A-Need)?
A: The “paddle raise” portion of our evening will provide the opportunity to donate a monetary gift of any size directly to our school.
Q: What do Rainbow Auction funds help with?
A: Each year, the Auction raises funds to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more. In addition to these needs, the 2021 Auction will supplement our Crusade for MCC annual appeal for tuition assistance.
Q: Who is allowed to attend?
A: Anyone 21+ is welcome!
Q: What is the attire?
A: The attire for those that are attending in-person is black-tie optional. For those that are attending virtually, get glammed up or get comfy!
Q: When is the deadline for donating auction items?
A: If possible, please submit your auction donations by Friday, May 7.
Q: How can I follow Rainbow Auction updates?
A: We will be sending out more information about the Rainbow Auction in a variety of ways: , emails, social media & more! If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact the Education Foundation at 231.291.0326.
Q: When and where can I pick up items that I won?
A: Item pickup will be arranged for the following week at the school with adherence to COVID-19 protocol. More details to come.
Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!
Please take a moment to review the list of our sponsors, thank them when you can and consider taking advantage of the products and services they offer. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Thank You to Our 2021 Business Donors!
Please take a moment to review the list of our donors, thank them when you can and consider taking advantage of the products and services they offer.
- Belle Tire
- Chateau Chantal
- Code Blue Charters
- Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
- Domino’s Pizza
- Dr. Rolf’s Barbeque
- Firekeepers Casino
- Hey Sugar – A Modern Cotton Candy Company
- Hobo’s Tavern
- Jackson-Merkey Contractors,Inc.
- Joe Chan’s Bistro
- John Ball Zoo
- Knights of Columbus Council #706 & Building Association
- Landscape Design Services
- Langlois Home Furnishings
- Lewis Adventure Farm
- Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference
- Meat Block
- Meijer – Norton Shores
- Meyer Music
- Michigan’s Adventure
- Muskegon Floral Company
- Novotny CPA Group
- Orchard View Travelers
- Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
- Plantenga’s Cleaners
- Rebounderz Adventure Park
- Sanborn’s Jewelry
- Steak ‘N Egger
- The Finishing Touch Salon
- The Handsome Hobo
- Toast ‘n Jams
- Tri-Cities Family YMCA
- Tyler Sales Company, Inc.
- Weesie’s Brothers
- Wright’s Sr. Carpet Cleaning
- YMCA Camp Pendalouan
- Yodels Frozen Yogurt