September 17, 2021
The 15th Annual Foundation of Faith Event is right around the corner! Sign up to bid (in minutes) on fantastic packages and "Fund A Needs" that provide direct support, or simply make a donation. Bidding goes from Wednesday, September 22 at 3pm through Thursday, September 23 at 8:15pm.
We will be joined by our amazing live auctioneer, Victoria Pineda, Auctioneer Extraordinaire, with Apex Auction. Victoria has conducted close to 600 charity auctions in the last fifteen years and has raised over $45M for various non-profits.
Click here to see the auction packages and to get set up to bid and donate from your smartphone, tablet, or computer during the live auction. Watch on one device. Bid on another. You can bid and donate from September 22 through Thursday, September 23. The online auction will close promptly at 8:15pm. You can contribute in any amount to the "Fund A Needs" packages. 100% of the Needs proceeds will go to fuel, tuition, and school endowed funds.
If you have not registered for the event, you can still do that! Virtual registrations are $75 per household. Click here to save your spot.
Here's a list of the 2021 auction packages!
TO EL PASO WITH LUV VALUE: $500 STARTING BID: $250
Get packed and ready to travel in style with your new Hipack luggage, a luggage tag that will Ignite Your Heart, and a $200 gift card for Southwest Airlines.
FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN VALUE: $140 STARTING BID: $70
Golf for 2 at the beautiful Lone Star Golf Club, golf balls, and lunch at The Sand Trap restaurant for some of the best food in town. Cart is included.
SING YOUR “HART” OUT VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $40
There is nothing more powerful than music that is inspired by faith. Enjoy these beautiful sheets of signed music from our musical guest, Sarah Hart.
FLOWERS FOR MARY VALUE: $150 STARTING BID: $75
Three months of fresh flowers to take to your parish or favorite church for the Blessed Mother. Prayerfully donated by Tomas Villegas, El Paso Floral.
THYME TOGETHER VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Dinner for four at Thyme Matters with Fr. Beto López. The evening includes a delicious dinner, one bottle of wine, and a host who can bless your meal. Tax, gratuity, and additional alcoholic beverages not included. The icing on the tiramisu is that Fr. Beto is coming to dinner with a special gift from Columbia. 100% of the proceeds benefit the St. Pius X Endowment Fund.
PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS VALUE: $600 STARTING BID: $300
Stunning Our Lady of Guadalupe statue expertly carved out of Cantera in Mexico to bless you daily. Father Tony Celino, Pastor of St. Raphael Parish, will bless your beautiful treasure when she has found a home in your garden, house, or office.
FIT FOR A QUEEN VALUE: $1,700 STARTING BID: $850
Gorgeous “Vision of the Cross” 14 carat white gold 0.49 twt diamond cross necklace, a sacred object made of olivewood grown in Bethlehem, and a jeweler’s loupe. The Vision of the Cross diamonds are prayed over at the Jordan River. The belief is that those who wear this diamond cross will be drawn closer to the Lord by a daily reminder of faith. Paperwork is included.
READ YOUR “HART” OUT VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $40
This basket of signed Mark Hart books makes a great gift, you can read them and pass them on, or you can keep them all for yourself. Mark Hart, our event keynote, is a best-selling author, award-winning producer, and popular speaker.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $300
Four-course 6 Michelin star dinner for 6 prepared, served, and blessed by Fr. Marcus McFadin. This will be a night to remember! Bid and invite friends, or bid as a group (one person covers the credit card charge). 100% of the proceeds benefit the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund.
LIKE A PRAYER VALUE: $900 STARTING BID: $450
Our Lady of Guadalupe Medallion on a 14k gold chain. This beautiful 25x15 mm medal comes in 14k as well. Donated by Water & Ivy.
SWEETS FOR THE SWEET VALUE: $600 STARTING BID: $300
Simplicity by Daniela will provide you with a custom Deluxe Dessert package, the finishing touch for your special day—wedding graduation, baby shower, birthday, Quince, anniversary... Simplicity can provide the best dessert table for an intimate event or a large venue. Every client is special!
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? VALUE: $1,100 STARTING BID: $750
Enjoy an evening of baseball, friends, and food, in the private Garick Group El Paso Chihuahuas Suite for 12 on the 4th floor. Burgers, hot dogs, and popcorn included. The suite is located behind home plate and comes with 2 parking passes. Bid as one, a couple, or a group!
IGNITE YOUR HEARTS VALUE: $200 STARTING BID: $100
This beautiful custom set from Origami Owl is sure to Ignite Your Hearts! Your package includes a lanyard locket set, antiqued silver deco jet hematite crystal earrings, and a customized keychain with an inscribed brushed tag. Lovingly donated by Amphoe Arriola.
LIVING THE DREAM VALUE: $550 STARTING BID: $275
A delicious Sunday brunch for six guests and a round of golf for four. It includes green fees, carts, and range balls. The El Paso Country Club: Celebrating Tradition, Family, and Elegance. Expires March 31, 2022.
A FLIGHT INTO HISTORY VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $200
Enjoy a delicious brunch or dinner at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, and an exciting and breathtaking view of the Mesilla Valley in a vintage helicopter Warbird, a 1968 OH-6A. One person at a time. Lovingly donated by Ardovino’s Desert Crossing and Mike McNamee, an experienced pilot, graduate of Texas Western College, Jesuit High School, and St. Joseph’s School.
LOVE AROUND THE WORLD VALUE: $300 STARTING BID: $150
This vibrant 14” x 13” monotype by artist Angela Alejandra Gamez is centered around the image of the heart and love. The monotypes she creates are meant to express the miracle of life.
SWING FOR THE FENCES! VALUE: $175 STARTING BID: $90
MLB Approved bat maker, Powerbull Bat Company, has donated a custom, hand-crafted wood baseball bat, made to the specifications of the winning bidder. The winning bidder can select the wood type (maple, birch or ash) and the color of the bat. Bat also includes custom engraving of name or signature in the barrel of the bat. Powerbull Bat Co. t-shirt included.
DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA VALUE: $450 STARTING BID: $225
2 VIP tickets for the Raul Di Blasio Café Concert at The Manor at Ten Eleven. Di Blasio is an internationally-known Argentine artist and pianist. This unique experience features a reserved table with front row views of the stage, a bottle of house champagne, and exclusive access to the post-show VIP Meet & Greet. See Raul Di Blasio in a private and exclusive performance like never seen before. You will laugh at his captivating stories, be mesmerized by his music, and fall in love with his big personality and even bigger heart. You will need to book your date right away!
COUPLES BIBLE STUDY NIGHT WITH MELANIE & MARK HART VALUE: $PRICELESS STARTING BID: $50
Enjoy a one-night virtual couples bible study with Mark and Melanie Hart, and a few of your friends! We invite you to bid per couple to support the work of the Catholic Foundation.
TRUST ME YOU CAN DANCE! VALUE: $200 STARTING BID: $100
Nothing says, “I’m a great dancer” like a little bit of tequila. In Mexico it’s almost a tradition to drink “Mexican water”. What better way to do it than a private tequila tasting experience?! During our experience, you will learn the complete tequila manufacturing process, plant origin and types, and how flavors are determined. All of this while enjoying perfectly chosen food pairings that will transform the way you drink tequila. This is a true experience of Mexico’s heritage, and a fabulous opportunity for a tequila tasting for two brought to you by Don Pepe Team Tequila and Mezcal!
POST FOF-SURVIVAL KIT VALUE: $300 STARTING BID: $150 Treat yourself to a “Cut & Color/Highlights” by the fabulous Julian at Jacqui’s Hair Salon, and a refreshing pick-me-up from Dunkin’.
Fund a Needs
100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE FUND A NEEDS PACKAGES BENEFIT THE DESIGNATED SCHOOL, NEED, PARISH, CHARITY, OR FUND. DIFFERENT NEEDS ARE HIGHLIGHTED EACH YEAR AT THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH EVENT.
FUEL THE FIRE VALUE: $6,000 STARTING BID: $20 BID IN ANY AMOUNT!
Help our priests who drive hundreds of miles across West Texas with gas money to continue serving the people of the Diocese of El Paso in Van Horn, Marfa, Alpine, Kermit, Ft. Davis, Presidio, Monahans, Pecos, Shafter, Balmorhea, Grandfalls, Toyah, and Barstow. 100% of the proceeds will benefit fuel for priests traveling across West Texas.
ADOPT A STUDENT VALUE: $5,000 STARTING BID: $20 BID IN ANY AMOUNT!
Adopt a student at St. Joseph’s School in honor of the year of St. Joseph! Your contribution to their tuition will make a big difference. 100% of the proceeds will benefit scholarships for students attending St. Joseph’s School.
CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL GIFT BASKET Founded by the Sisters of Loretto, Cathedral High School has been run by the Christian Brothers since 1925. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cathedral High School Endowment Fund.
FATHER YERMO HIGH SCHOOL GIFT BASKET Father Yermo Schools, a Ministry of the Servants of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and of the Poor, opened in 1958. Basket donated by Father Yermo High School. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Father Yermo High School Endowment Fund.
LORETTO ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL GIFT BASKET Established by the Sisters of Loretto, El Paso’s Loretto Academy opened its doors in 1923. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Loretto Academy Endowment Fund.