Saturday, January 27, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Alfred T. Taylor Field House
The Cape Henry Collegiate Grand Auction is held in late January and is Cape Henry's major fundraising event. Proceeds from the auction go to support our exceptional faculty and curriculum, advanced technology, arts and athletics programs, financial aid, improvements to our campus, and special needs as they arise. This is the social event of the year and features a Silent and Live auction, dinner, cocktails and entertainment.
This year's auction theme is "Night at the Museum"
Tickets for the auction will go on sale December 1. Tickets are $100 per person and includes dinner, cocktails, and access to bid on silent and live auction items. Space is limited for this event so be sure to reserve your ticket early!
The Grand Auction is sold out! Click here to join the waitlist.
Auction sponsors receive benefits including tickets to the event and sponsor recognition in event marketing and the auction website. Click here to find out more about sponsorships.
Businesses and individuals may donate items to the auction. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here if you'd like to donate an item or service to the 2024 auction.
Raise the Paddle
In recent years, generosity through Raise the Paddle at the Grand Auction has built a new playground, renovated our Cafe Dolphin, created the Kenison Digital Media Library and re-imagined and expanded the Preston Scot Creech Fitness Center. In 2023, we raised money to outfit the new Kramer Family Theater with additional projection screens and acoustic capabilities, enhancing live orchestra performances and allowing for student-created animations during live performances. The art gallery will receive a technological upgrade, with rotating digital screens to display student work. The fabrication lab will be enhanced with professional equipment for our students to complete metalworking projects.
We will announce this year's Raise the Paddle initiative a few weeks before the auction.
Special Note: Per IRS regulations, auction proceeds (with the exception of Raise the Paddle, which is a 100% donation) are recorded solely as auction revenue and are required to be counted separately from the Cape Henry Fund due to the fact that there are benefits involved, which include items won, tickets or sponsorships purchased. The amount that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money paid over the fair market value of the goods or services purchased.