Highland Catholic School is going back in time to the era of peace, love and good vibes with That 70s Swing

Join our annual events and online auction between May 5-13 and let’s together do our students and the community a solid. This year’s annual fundraiser encompasses a full week of impactful community fun that promises to be far out while raising funds for our beloved school. 

Our theme also recognizes the great work of our students and teachers to learn and embody All Are Welcome this school year.

Why is SWING so important?

In addition to supporting the general operating budget, including stable tuition rates, access to specialists, extra programming, technology upgrades, and facility improvements, the focus of this year’s fundraiser is critical resources to continue our efforts to support the whole child. Because strong children make a community stronger.

How do I join this year’s SWING love train?

First and foremost, bid in our online auction May 5-13, bring your family and friends to the Family Fun Event on May 5 and join us for a night of community and fundraising at our May 13 gala.

There are also other critical ways you can help us make SWING a smashing success:

  • Be part of the movement. Become a fundraiser sponsor or donate an auction item or service. We are looking for old staples (e.g., recreation equipment, sports tickets, vacation homes, gift baskets) to fresh ideas (e.g. outings, community-led classes)! Not sure what to donate? Check out our Amazon Wish List here
  • Join the hustle. We have different needs in each week and month from now until May. Whether you have an hour to spare or can commit to something a bit bigger, we could use your help! Contact us to volunteer
Tell me more about the Family Fun Event?

Friday, May 5, 5:30-8:30pm at Urban Academy Fields

It’s going to be dynomite for both children and adults as Highland Catholic School once again transforms Urban Academy Fields into a groovy extravaganza. Get ready to take it easy. There will be plenty of entertainment, so while the kids have a blast, you can start to browse the online auction items and purchase raffle tickets. Click here to view the flyer.

What can we expect from the in-person gala?

Saturday, May 13, 6:00pm-Midnight, Woulfe Alumni Hall, University of St. Thomas

Plan to all boogie down while getting our fundraising up! We have an amazing program with a night of entertainment – featuring a menu embracing this year’s theme, an action-packed live auction, and live music. Plan to arrive dressed in anything that vibes the 70’s and be ready for some groovy times ‘cause we’re fundraising to the max. Details to follow. Dig it?

When will the online auction open?

Bidding will be open from Friday, May 5 to Saturday, May 13

We’re not not sure if it’s old school or new school, but this year’s online auction will open with a little flower power on the day of our Family Fun Event. From in-demand products and gift cards to unique experiences, the SWING Online Auction has something for everyone. As we get closer to May 5, keep an eye out for shopping teasers as well as exclusive SUPER Silent Auction items being featured at the Gala. Only Gala attendees will be able to participate in the Live Auction.

Where can I buy raffle tickets and what can I win?

Dream on no more! Win an out of sight vacation or tuition for one year. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person after masses on April 28/29 and May 6/7, as well as during the Family Fun Event on May 5. Click here to view the flyer. Raffle request forms were sent home with students but you can also request online here.

Tuition & Cash Raffle – Tickets only $25 – Limited to 500 tickets

  • First Prize: $1,000 or tuition for one year at parishioner rate
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Third Prize: $250

Travel Raffle – $100 per ticket – Limited to 200 tickets – Winner gets choice of one amazing holiday 

  • Disney Dream Come True for 4: 4-night stay in a two-bedroom villa at Sheraton Vistana Village Resort in Orlando, FL. Includes round-trip coach class airfare for four people out of MSP and $1,000 in Disney gift cards (redeemable toward admission, food and souvenirs).
  • Puerto Rican Island Getaway for 4: 4-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico in Rio Grande. Includes round-trip coach class airfare for four people out of MSP.
  • Unwind in Wine Country for 2: 3-night stay at the Westin Verasa Napa in Napa, CA. Includes round-trip coach class airfare for two people out of MSP and a wine-tasting tour with Platypus Tours.
Can’t make SWING?

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift in support of Highland Catholic School’s Strong Community Fund.

Thank you to all our sponsors, business supporters, parishioners, families and volunteers for making SWING – and the critical impact of this fundraiser – possible. We are grateful for our wonderful community!

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