We are happy to announce the 2022 Auction raised $304,298 for MCC!
 
Thank you for your support of the 39th annual MCC Rainbow Auction. This annual event is the single biggest fundraiser to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more. 

Save the Date! The 40th annual Rainbow Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023.
 

There are many ways to be involved with the 2023 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 to the Rainbow Auction. In turn, an auction item matching the minimum value of your donation will be purchased for the Silent Auction and the donor will be listed as an “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 and beyond.

Here is a comprehensive list of our Premier Sponsorship opportunities.

If you are interested in solely becoming a Rainbow Auction sponsor, please use this form.

Please download your desired package from the links above and return by email or mail to the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation. 

drobinson@muskegoncatholic.org

1851 Barclay Street, Muskegon, MI 49441

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 after April 1.

We have come up with 4 ways for you to join us at Rainbow Auction:

🎫 In-Person ($150.00) Event ticket includes: Dinner catered by The Gilmore Group, Live Music by Post Fontaine, Open Bar, Silent and Live Auction Bidding.

🎫 Virtual WITH dinner ($100.00) 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 a $50.00 VISA gift card to order dinner and drinks the night of the event from the restaurant of your choice, party favors, sponsor and event swag, and more.

  • If you are NOT LOCAL, all Party Boxes will be mailed out the week of April 17.
  • If you are LOCAL, pick-up will be between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Friday, April 29 at Muskegon Catholic Central.

* The deadline for Party Boxes is Friday, April 14.

🎫 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.

  • If you are NOT LOCAL, all Party Boxes will be mailed out the week of April 17.
  • If you are LOCAL, pick-up will be between 5:00pm-6:00pm, Friday, April 28 at Muskegon Catholic Central.

* The deadline for Party Boxes is Friday, April 14.

🎫 Online Auction Only ($25.00) Ticket includes access pass to bid on all silent auction items. Shipping charges will apply to those that are unable to pick up their item.

 

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: This annual event is the single biggest fundraiser to help support the school’s greatest needs: facility improvements, faculty resources, classroom needs and more. 

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, April 21st at 12:00pm and will close on Saturday, April 29th 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: 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.

Q: Who is allowed to attend?
A:
Anyone 21+ is welcome! 

Q: What is the attire?
A:
Attire is black-tie optional

Q: When is the deadline for donating auction items?
A:
If possible, please submit your auction donations by Friday, March 3, 2023.

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: More details to come.

Thank You to Our 2022 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.

platinum sponsors

gold sponsors

silver sponsors

bronze sponsors

virtual sponsors

 

   Thank You to Our 2022 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.