NC To Hold Online Auction
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our auction in an online format April 23-25! The event will have over 400 “silent auction” items and 22 big-ticket “live auction” items up for bid throughout the 3-day event. You can use your phone, tablet, computer, or other device to bid on items, pre-set your maximum bid on your favorite items, or “Buy Now” to ensure you get what you’re after. You will also have the opportunity to donate directly to the school through the online event.
To preview items, visit text2bid.net/preview/ncs. In order to place bids, simply text NCS (all caps) to 71760. Bidding will open on April 23 starting at 8 am (CST) and end on April 25 at 4 pm for silent auction items and 9 pm for live auction items. Everyone is welcome to participate! We look forward to “seeing” you there, and we thank you for your support!
2019 Net Profit: More than $209,000
We are pleased to report that God has chosen to pour out His blessing on NC once again by moving in the hearts of many very generous donors to give to the Dinner and Benefit Auction. The 2019 Auction netted just over $200,000. Over 500 items up for bid from more than 300 donors, as well as approximately 100 volunteers, contributed to the success of this event.
Our Friday “Preview” Night was a big success. This evening was an opportune time to casually preview all the items, start the bidding, or even “guarantee” a purchase. It was also a perfect opportunity to take part in the auction if attending the Saturday night event was not possible. NC supporters were able to receive a bid number at no cost and bid on silent auction items or make a “guaranteed” purchase.
The nearly 300 guests, including Lt. Governor Foley and his wife Susan, who attended the Dinner and Benefit Auction on Saturday, March 23, enjoyed a wonderful evening of delicious food prepared by Whitefoot Market from Boelus, Nebraska and served by our gracious student servers, big band sounds of the Knights of Rhythm, and lively bidding by our generous supporters. It was truly an evening of blessings from the Lord.
Twenty-five items were offered for sale on our Live Auction. Items that sparked aggressive bidding with our auctioneer Bruce McDowell from McDowell Auction Services were Salt Dogs Skybox for 20, Exclusive Husker Suite Experience, the Prairie Club Golf Package, Lt. Governor Dinner and the Muzzleloader Deer Hunt near Valentine, NE. The South Dakota Pheasant Hunt and the 13th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols Celebration Evening each sold twice, adding even more excitement and blessings to the Live Auction event.
Scholarship Auction Total: $70,434.66
The Scholarship Auction continues to be an avenue of giving that our donors are enthusiastic about. NC has a $100,000 line item in the budget for student scholarships each year. Prior to the event, $28,000 of the $100,000 had been received in response to the mailings. The Scholarship Live Auction bidding resulted in $70,434.66 bringing the total to $98,434.66! All these funds will be used to provide a Christian education for students who might not otherwise have the financial means.
Thank you to all who donated time, talent, or treasure to make this event a success. The total profit made for the school through the benefit auction in the last 17 years has now passed $2.3 million. Please join us in thanking God once again for his amazing faithfulness to NC through the Dinner and Benefit Auction.