Special events offer a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and raise funds for programs and projects to enhance the Prout student experience.
On March 9 we received a call from Salve Regina University notifying us that, out of an abundance of caution about the coronavirus, they are cancelling any on-campus March event of 100 people or more. Including ours!
We must therefore postpone our Roaring 2020's Legacy Gala to Saturday, September 26, 2020. Same location, same time, same ticket price.
Those who have already purchased a ticket can either carry their ticket over to the September event or email us to arrange to be reimbursed. We do apologize for any inconvenience!
We will still hold the 50/50 Raffle drawing, though we'll move the date for the "winning ticket pulling" to Friday, March 20. Consider purchasing more 50/50 raffle tickets! Click here to do so online.
From March 18-25, we plan to run an online auction of some of our packages including reserved graduation seats in the Cathedral, Red Sox tickets, Patriots box seats, a stay on Martha's Vineyard, etc.
We know some people will be disappointed, but we feel like this is a very good alternative and we hope that we'll see you at the September event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Kelly, Director of Institutional Advancement.
We'd like to thank our sponsors, as well as Meredith Barber, Chantel O'Neill and the other volunteers who have worked so tirelessly behind the scenes. We appreciate them so much and thank them for their flexibility as we accommodate this unforeseen situation!
The Spring Auction, now in its 26th year, is The Prout School's single largest fundraising event. All proceeds -- except for the monies raised during the Fund a Need portion of the evening -- allow the school to provide financial assistance to those families that want a safe, rigorous Catholic education for their children, but cannot do so without some help.
The event features fun games, a chance to meet lots of other parents, a wonderful meal, and an impressive array of silent and live auction items. All bidding (except for the live auction) is done from your smart phone, so it's easy and leaves plenty of time to socialize!
We're thrilled to announce that this year's auction will take place at the gorgeous Ochre Court (pictured above), on the campus of Salve Regina University in Newport on Saturday, September 26, 2020 (rescheduled from March). The theme this year, given the new venue and the fact that it is 2020, is the Roaring 20's. Invitations will be sent out in July 2020.
The event is a lot of fun, but an enormous undertaking. Fortunately, we are in the capable hands of our auction co-chairs -- Prout moms Meredith Barber and Chantel O'Neill -- and an incredibly enthusiastic and hard-working committee.
We hope to see you on September 26!