Winner's Circle Benefit Auction

Since 1988, Lake Michigan College's Winner's Circle Benefit Auction has raised more than $4 million for student scholarships. Please join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017, for the 27th Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction in The Mendel Center's Grand Upton Hall.

Winner's Circle 2016Contact the Auction team to participate:

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Tickets include an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on auction items. Tickets are $150 through January 31, and $175 after January 31, 2017. Charitable contribution: $75 of the full ticket price. Contact Mary Klemm at (269) 927-6849 or or buy online now with PayPal or your credit card:

If you purchase your tickets online, they will be mailed to you. You can also add raffle tickets to your shopping cart and pay at the same time - see the button below.

Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop, 2811 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph, offers $50 off an in-stock tuxedo rental. Call the Tux Shop at (269) 983-7388.


5:30 p.m. Doors open
Appetizers and hosted bar
Live Auction viewing
Silent Auction bidding

6:45 Dinner served
Musical entertainment by LMC Jazz Ensemble

7:30 Program

7:45 Live Auction begins

9:00 Live and Silent Auctions end
Libido Funk Circus
Immediately following Live Auction, dance begins and continues until midnight. The 2017 dance features Libido Funk Circus, Chicago's premier dance party band!

eblast buttons_raffle ticketsWIN $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 4, 2017, between 6 and 9 p.m. You need not be present to win; event ticket sold separately. Raffle license #C27818.

Contact Rita Whise at (269) 927-6278 or to buy your tickets.

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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 for details.

eblast buttons_Become a sponsor

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

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 Rita Whise at (269) 927-6278 or



Rick & Anna Murphy

Diane Anstey | Ann Cardon | Lynne Christiano
Chris & Katie Cook | Retta Curneal | Larry & Petra Dietz 
Erik & Gloria Ender | Anne Erdman | Alex Grumbine
Bob & Janine Harrison | Michael Moyer | Deb O'Connor
Dan Peat | Sharon Polfus | David Schaffer | Doug Schaffer
Kathy Tebell | Lisa Welch