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Lions Pride 2019-20

Grand Beginnings

Notre Dame Academy's largest fundraising and social event of the year!  Parents and parishioners attend an adults-only evening out and enjoy entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions, a chance to win prizes and much more.  Proceeds support the school's operating budget, meet special scholastic needs and continue to enhance Notre Dame Academy educational opportunities.                           

Estimated Volunteer Hours range from 3-60 hours. See each job description for estimated hours (noted as "Hrs.~".)

Grand Beginnings is Saturday November 23, 2019.

For questions:

Please contact the NDA office

Created by:   Lions Pride Volunteer Coordinator
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Available Slot

Live Auction Chair

3 year commitment, hours vary


Live Auction Co-Chairs (2)

1 year commitment, hours vary. Team is responsible for determining live auction packages, soliciting larger value items, working with silent auction team, tracking winning bids, and managing contacts for package winners/donors.


Raffle Coordinator

1 year commitment, (must be present at event). Coordinates selling raffle tickets at church and school events and managing additional team members as needed. Hrs.~6

Aimee Ling

Raffle Team Members (4)

Help sell raffle tickets at church and school events as requested by raffle coordinator. Hrs.~2

All slots filled
Jennifer Mattson
Megan Miller
susan KEANE
Verna Adamek

Heads & Tails Coordinator

1 year commitment (must be present at the event). Coordinates sales of the necklaces at the event, works with marketing chair to promote sales, and manage team members to sell necklaces at the event. Hrs.~3

Jason Clark

Heads & Tails Team (2)

On-site sale of Heads & Tails necklaces during cocktail hour. Hrs.~2

All slots filled
Josh Rutz
Jen Rutz

Marketing Chair

3 year commitment. Duties include: Creating social media posts to promote event packages, design event program, attend live auction meetings and work with silent auction team to promote events. Hours vary.

Caitlin Hillen

Presentation Coordinator

Create powerpoint for night of event promoting all packages. Must be present night of event. Hrs.~4-6

Melissa Streit

Winning Bid Coordinator

Work with Live Team Chair to create informational packets for winning bidders. Hrs.~4

Heather Peters

Master of Ceremonies


Jason Meyer

Event Night Photographers (3)

This can be staffed by student alumni and/or parents. Hrs.~4


Parent Security Guards (2)

Monitor the silent and live auction areas at the hotel prior to the event. 1st shift: 1-3pm 2nd shift: 3-5pm. Hrs.~2

1 of 2 slots filled
Orion Hazard

Decorations Chair

Create design theme for table centerpieces and silent auction decoration. Solicit donations for centerpiece items. Manage team of volunteers for set up. Must be available the day of the event 11a-3p. Hrs.~10-15


Decorations Set-Up Team (5)

Assist chair in transportation of decor items and set up decorations the day of the event. Must be available the day of the event 11a-3p. Hrs.~4

All slots filled
Jessica Albrecht
Kathryn Henriksen
Kirsten Ruliffson
Lori Holton
Sarah Schwab

Decorations Clean-Up Team (4)

Tear down decorations/centerpieces and load packages that were not picked up. Hrs.~2

All slots filled
Lynette Chavez-Dvorak (2)
susan KEANE
Jane Oden

Band Set-Up (4)

Assist band director with set-up of band and general equipment. Must be available the day of the event 9a-12p. Hrs.~3

All slots filled
Julie Carr (2)
Paul and Julie Carr
Mike Holton
Bud Williams

Silent Auction Chair

Three year commitment, hours vary.


Silent Auction Co-Chairs (2)

Two year commitment, hours vary. Team is responsible for: Soliciting donations. Managing all team members. Entering packages into BidPal software. Creating baskets for event.

1 of 2 slots filled
Jodie Murray

Silent Display Board Coordinators (2)

Create and make all the display poster boards used for Silent Auction items. Typically about 5 poster boards. Great job for a creative mind. Hrs.~10


Silent Auction Drivers (4)

Help move donation inventory to the event hotel. Once delivered, volunteers assist with general event set up. Drivers with vans or trucks desired, approximately 8am-10am on Grand Beginnings morning - November 23, 2019. Hrs.~2

All slots filled
Marty Finke
Margaret Lafferty
Dustin will be there!
Jonathan Henriksen
Julia Johnson

Teacher Treat Coordinator

Work with teachers to confirm treat offerings and brainstorm new ideas. Hrs.~5

Gosia Mroz

Donation Solicitors (10)

Take your kids in uniform to three assigned local businesses to request donations. Flexible hours in August. Hrs.~1-2

1 of 10 slots filled
Mike/Angie Elliot

Buy-in Coordinator (2)

Work with silent and live auction teams to brainstorm buy-in party ideas and recruit buy-in party hosts. Hrs.~8


Class Art Coordinator

Work with art teacher to create theme for class art projects. Provide photos of work in progress to Marketing Chair. Hrs.~10-12

Jennifer & Nick Czaplewski

Donation Callers (4)

Make follow-up calls to local businesses who have already received the GB Solicitation letter. No cold calling is involved. Flexible job to to at your own pace, August-September. Hrs.~2-4

1 of 4 slots filled
Mike/Angie Elliott

Online Corporate Donation Solicitor (2)

Fill out online donation requests for businesses. Silent Auction Chairs will provide an initial list of businesses. Flexible job to do at your own pace and from any location, August-September. Hrs.~2-4

All slots filled
Shannon Paradis
Elizabeth Martin
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