Highland Catholic School is heading to Hollywood with SWING: A Night with the Stars! 

Bid in our online auction April 20th-27th, and join in the fun with our movie-themed gala and live auction April 27th. This year’s annual fundraiser includes Penny Wars, drawings for kids, raffles for adults, SWING t-shirts, and our SWING into Summer Family Fun Event on Friday, May 17th.

Why is SWING so important?

In addition to supporting the general operating budget, including stable tuition rates, mental health counselors, technology upgrades, and facility improvements, the focus of this year’s fundraiser is our incredible specialist curriculum, including art, library, music, physical education, performing arts, Spanish, literacy lab and enrichment for our gifted learners. Exposing our children to such a well-rounded curriculum sets Hi-C apart and reflects our philosophy of educating the whole child.

Do you have a role for me?

First and foremost, bid in our online auction April 20th-27th, purchase tickets for the adult raffles and student drawings, bring your family and friends to the SWING into Summer Family Fun Event on May 17th and join us for a night of community and fundraising at our April 27th gala, A Night with the Stars.

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

  • Behind the scenes. Become a fundraiser sponsor or donate an auction item or service. We are looking for the usual popular hits (e.g., recreation equipment, sports and theater tickets, vacation items big and small, gift baskets) and fresh ideas (e.g. outings, community-led classes)! Not sure what to donate? Check school communications for updates on items we are still looking for.


  • Join the cast. We have different needs each week and month from now until mid-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


What can we expect from the in-person gala?

Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 pm, Kagin Ballroom, Macalester College

Lights! Camera! Action! We have an amazing program for a night of food, drinks, games, an action-packed live auction, and live music. Plan to arrive dressed in anything that says Hollywood to you, from a favorite movie character to red carpet glam. Come ready to celebrate community and fundraise for the kids. Details coming soon.

When will the online auction open?

Bidding will be open from Saturday, April 20th at noon through Saturday, April 27th at noon.

Make us an offer we can’t refuse. From in-demand products and gift cards to unique experiences, the SWING Online Auction has something for everyone. As we get closer to April 20, keep an eye out for shopping teasers as well as exclusive Live 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?

Ask yourself, “Do I feel lucky?” Win a relaxing vacation or cold hard cash. Details on adult raffles and student drawings coming this spring.

May the odds be ever in your favor! 

Tell me more about the SWING into Summer Family Fun Event!

Friday, May 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Urban Academy Fields

Help us celebrate the school year and usher in summer with the annual carnival. We will have plenty of entertainment for all ages including carnival games and inflatables. Enjoy food and beverages for purchase from on-site food trucks. More details to come!

Can’t make it to SWING?

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift in support of Highland Catholic School’s Strong Community Fund. The Strong Community Fund helps support the great programming we are able to offer at Highland Catholic School.

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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