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2021 Auction Recap
The 2021 STARS Online Auction was a great success thanks to you!
Our annual STARS auction was held virtually for the second year running due to the continued social gathering restrictions in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Much like the 13 parents who envisioned a school that would offer their children an exceptional faith-based education, our community has always found ways to come together in mutual support of our mission to deliver a life-changing education for our students. We are profoundly grateful for your support.
This year’s theme of “Rise Up” was inspired by Hebrews 10:24:
The theme "Rise Up" was chosen as an encouragement to our community to ascend to a greater level of involvement; to take part in our steadfast commitment to providing our students, faculty, staff and community an exceptional academic experience in a safe and nurturing home, even while we continue to navigate uncertain times.
With nearly 300 registered bidders joining in for the week-long online auction and 200 delicious meals catered by The Perfect Pair and distributed on the final day of the auction, by all measures, the call to action was answered and the auction was a fantastic success. Friends and families gathered on a beautiful Saturday evening, staged their version of "Auction Gala" at home and demonstrated some spirited bidding!
“Kudos to everyone involved in the 2021 STARS Online Auction for putting on a successful event raising the critical funds that will be turned around and invested back into the EC community. We always look forward to a fun time at the auction!Ivan and Alissa Tsang, parents to Kate ’26
As EC’s largest annual fundraising event, the auction generates necessary funds to support the operations of the school including the retention of our extraordinary and dedicated EC faculty and staff. Bidders included past parents, alumni, current and past grandparents, trustees, sponsors and donors.
This year’s Making a Difference campaign focused on addressing the budget shortfall caused by unexpected, yet essential safety and educational necessities brought on by the pandemic. These technological and safety enhancements enable us to offer a more robust remote learning experience and allowed us to return to the physical classroom sooner.
Making their inaugural appearance (debut) this year were custom-etched glassybabys with the EC logo and EC shield that proved to be one of the hottest offerings in the online auction. All 23 glassybabys, grouped in different combinations sold for well over their market value inciting multiple bidding wars – all in good competition of course!
We owe a debt of gratitude to our generous sponsors, donors, families and friends for making the 2021 Online Auction another memorable, virtual event!
Please take a moment to review the list of our sponsors, thank them when you can and consider taking advantage of the products and services they offer.
If you would like to sponsor the 2021 Rise Up! Online Auction, please contact Director of Special Events Mayten Gross.
- Hyatt Regency Bellevue
- Father William Heric
- Joji Siegel, Independent Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts