The Curley Gala is the premier fund-raising event of the year for Archbishop Curley High School. Taking place on the Saturday evening before Palm Sunday, the Curley Gala is a Dinner-Auction with both silent auction items and verbal auction items.
The evening starts at 6:00 PM with butlered hors d'oeuvres and open bar, giving the guests time to peruse the silent auction items. Tables of items begin to close around 7 PM. Dinner is served after a short program that begins at 8 PM. The verbal auction takes place after dinner, usually between 9:30 and 10 PM. (Note that the Mass of Palm Sunday is celebrated at 5 PM in the Curley Chapel for those who wish to participate.)
WHAT ARE THE AUCTION GIFTS AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION?
The silent auction gifts are items of varying value that are donated by individuals or at a gift gathering party. These can be jewelry, appliances, artwork, sports memorabilia, wine, gift certificates, etc. The verbal auction gifts are usually of greater value. These may include trips, services, vacation opportunities, dinners or catered parties. Curley is actually registered at a number of different stores, much like a bride might be registered. Click HERE to see the list of registeries. If you would like to donate a gift, you can purchase the item and bring it to the Advancement Office at Curley.
WHAT IS A GIFT-GATHERING PARTY?
These are parties hosted by members of the Curley Family. Much like a birthday party or wedding, guests are invited to attend and bring a gift. The gift, however, is not for a person but rather for the Gala and will become part of the silent or verbal auction. Please consider hosting a Gift Gathering party. If you are invited to attend a party, please consult the above list for ideas of what to bring. Click HERE for more information about Gift-Gathering Parties.