Outside view of Napier Avenue Campus

Winner's Circle Benefit Auction

Viva Mexico! 2016 Winner's Circle Auction
Please join us on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction as we celebrate the history and culture of Mexico with a night of color and joy – Viva Mexico!

Ways to participate:
  • Host a table of 8 to 10
  • Purchase individual tickets
  • Donate an item
  • Sponsor a scholarship
  • Purchase a raffle ticket
  • Donate to the wine grab

Tickets include an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on auction items. Tickets are $150 through January 22, and $175 after January 22, 2016. Charitable contribution: $75 of the full ticket price. Contact Mary Klemm at (269) 927-6849 or klemm@lakemichigancollege.edu

Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop, 2811 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph, offers special pricing for Winner’s Circle attendees… $50 off an in-stock tuxedo rental and 10 percent off any special occasion dress. Call the Tux Shop at (269) 983-7388.


5:30 p.m. Doors open
Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
Live Auction viewing
Silent Auction bidding

6:55 Bars close for dinner

7:00 Dinner

7:30 Remarks
Bar Re-Opens

7:45 Raffle Drawing

8:00 Live Auction

9:30-10 Live Auction ends

Immediately following Live Auction, dance begins and continues until midnight

WIN $10,000
Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each so your odds of winning are excellent. The top prize is $10,000, second prize $1,000, and third prize $500. Buy your own ticket or purchase one with a group. Drawing to be held March 5, 2016, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. You need not be present to win; event ticket sold separately. Raffle license #C27335.

A second chance to win… Purchase your raffle ticket by January 22, 2016, and you will also be entered in the Early Bird drawing for $200. Early Bird drawing to be held January 22, between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Winner remains in the $10,000 drawing. 

Contact Kathy Tebell at (269) 927-6197 or tebell@lakemichigancollege.edu to buy your tickets!

Auction Chairs: Erik & Gloria Ender
Procurement Chairs: Deb O'Connor and Chris & Carrie Adams
Advanced Gift Chairs: Randy & Monika Reimers and David Schaffer
Wine Grab Chairs: Heidi Peters, Janine Harrison, and Lisa Welch
Members-at-Large: Matt Clay, Cindy Ehrenberg, Mari Hoffmann, Anneliese Keehn, Ruth Ludlow, and Jim Ross

Be the top bidder on March 5 and you can take home electronics, trips, appliances, toys, food, gadgets, and more. Consider donating an item or service to be auctioned during the silent or live auction. You can also make a cash donation and an item will be purchased on your behalf and put on the auction block

Contact Jannette Yergeau at (269) 927-8776 or jyergeau@lakemichigancollege.edu for details.

Make the most of this year’s event by sponsoring scholarships or an element of the evening, or supporting the Winner’s Circle in general. Item sponsorships are still available at the Gold ($2,500 and up), Silver ($1,000 to $2,499), and Bronze ($500 to $999) levels.

Contact Rita Whise at (269) 927-6278 or rwhise@lakemichigancollege.edu.

For $25, you can draw a numbered cork at the Auction, and you win the bottle in the corresponding wine bag. Bottles will have a minimum value of $25. 

You can also participate by donating a bottle of wine, or donate money and a bottle will be purchased on your behalf. Value must be no less than $25 per bottle. Contact Mary Klemm at (269) 927-6849 or klemm@lakemichigancollege.edu.

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