Auction 2019

Save the Date!

SJA's 26th Annual Auction

Featuring cocktail reception, dinner, raffles, silent and live auctions.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

5:30 PM at St. Joan Antida High School

Auction co-chairs Lisa Dundas & David Roettgers and Christine Fenske-Eben & Eric Eben, invite you to an evening of celebration on Saturday, April 27th. Recognize the work St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) is doing today to prepare young women to transform tomorrow. SJA's not-to-miss event of the year will raise vital funding to support scholarships, academic programs, and critical operating needs of the school.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019


  • 5:30 PM - Hors d'oeuvres & cash bar, raffles, silent and wine auctions
  • 7:15 PM - Dinner, scholarship and voice auctions
  • 9:00 PM - Event concludes

Parking: Valet parking will be available at SJA's Ogden Street entrance.

Entrance: SJA west doors, located on Ogden St.

Bidding: Bring your charged smartphone to bid online or utilize a bidding assistant staff member at the event

Menu: Provided by Antigua Catering (owned by SJA Alumna a Citlali Mendieta-Ramos '97)

  • First course: Pear salad - mixed greens with caramelized pear & blue cheese, with walnut vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Wine-braised beef short rib with garlic mashed potatoes and saffron vegetables†*
  • Dessert: Petite deconstructed lemon tarts, caramel flan bites, and churro donuts with chocolate sauce

†vegetarian option available

Dress: Cocktail attire


Tickets are now available for sale online!

Event Ticket: $150
SJA Alumnae Ticket: $125
SJA Class of 1969 Ticket: $69

For information on purchasing a table of 8, 10 or 12 or sponsorship opportunities, contact Becca Surges at or at (414) 274-4710.

Trailblazer in Women’s Leadership Award Recipient: Cecelia Gore

The Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida and the St. Joan Antida High School Board of Directors are pleased to announce the selection of Cecelia Gore as the recipient of the 2019 Trailblazer in Women’s Leadership Award.

Cecelia Gore is a senior-level executive with extensive experience leading community/external affairs and foundation and sports philanthropy. She currently leads the Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, as Executive Director. Gore maintains operational excellence, consistently advising on innovative strategies which support efforts to achieve recognition as a strong corporate citizen, and engages in key initiatives that support the community.

Gore previously represented one of the largest and most active independent foundations in the history of Greater Milwaukee philanthropy, the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, where she led grant making and managed board relations. She has served as a board member and committee chair for numerous nonprofit organizations. Currently, Gore serves as a director for C. G. Schmidt, a family owned/private construction company, as well as Froedtert Hospital, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee Film, and Alverno College.

Gore has received numerous awards and recognition including a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Carroll University. Gore looks forward to serving as Co-Chair of the 2019 United Way
Campaign. Gore earned her BA and MBA from Alverno College and resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, Randy Bryant.

Meet Our Co-chairs

Lisa Dundas, Community Volunteer
David Roettgers, vonBriesen
Christine Fenske-Eben, Baker Tilly
Eric Eben, Johnson Controls 


St Joan Antida High School's 26th Annual Auction: Women Learning. Women Leading is fast approaching. As the school's largest fundraiser, this event is expected to raise more than $215,000 for our students. It takes many hands to pull off an event like this, and we need your help to make it a successful evening. 

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 27th, 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM. All volunteers will receive dinner and training.  

Please RSVP using the form below or contact Carolyn Spath at or by phone at (414) 274-4728.

Support the Event


We invite you to partner in our mission by supporting our 26th Annual Auction being held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Joan Antida High School. From a globally recognized college-preparatory curriculum to Milwaukee’s only engineering program for young women, SJA continues to push the boundaries for our students. Whether you are interested in sponsoring the event, or prefer to donate an item for our silent auction, please consider making a gift today!

Suggested silent auction items can be found on our Amazon and Kohl's wish lists. 

With your support, young women at SJA are discovering their potential today, so they can become the leaders of tomorrow. Thank you for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team directly, at (414) 274-4728 or via email at Our young women are counting on your support.


Auction 2018

Auction 2018