Dear Creighton Prep Family Members,
This Saturday, April 21, our most important fundraiser of the year will take place here at the school, and your attendance and bidding support at Bowtie BASH 2018 – Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service is critical to the event's success for our students who are in great need of your help.
Please be one of the difference makers at BASH 2018 by clicking HERE to register to attend. I hope to see as many as 800 of you there that night ready to bid and support our deserving young men.
If you would like to preregister your credit card for Express Checkout the night of BASH, please contact Grace Cominoli in the Advancement Office at 402-548-3881.
The suggested attire for the event is dressy casual, which can include, for the men, a fun bow tie or necktie with a nice shirt and slacks, even a sport coat as well, but not black tie/formal. For the women, a dress or a nice top with pants or a skirt but, again, not black tie/formal. Also no cotton T-shirts, denim or tennis shoes.
You can order a Creighton Prep necktie or bowtie to wear at the event by clicking HERE. Please allow 24 hours for processing then your order may be picked up in the Advancement Office at Prep.
Our executive committee chairs – Julie and Mark Dunbar '77, Denise Fitzgerald, Carrie Jenkins, David Kramer '83, Julie Mowat, Kathy Neary, David Patterson '94 and Stacy Roffenbier Rohloff – and our parent and student volunteers are preparing a very special evening for you.
Electronic bidding starts on Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. when attendees receive a text message. Then there is Mass in the Skinner Chapel with yours truly at 5 p.m., when the cocktail reception and silent auction also begin in the Heider Center. The welcome, opening prayer and dinner begin at 7 p.m., and the live auction begins at 8 p.m., when attendees will also be able to raise their paddles to donate in support of Prep students and see the drawing for the winner of the raffle.
The catalog for Bowtie BASH 2018 will be hand-delivered to guests prior to Saturday, April 21, and it is your official information source for everything associated with the event, including auction item descriptions and the names of the volunteers, auction donors, advertisers, corporate table sponsors and underwriters who make it possible. To view it online now:
Click HERE to view the entire catalog for Bowtie BASH 2018.
Click HERE to view the live auction portion of the catalog.
Click HERE to view the super silent auction portion of the catalog.
Click HERE to view the silent auction portion of the catalog.
If you live far from Omaha and/or cannot attend Bowtie BASH 2018 but would still like to contribute to its success that night, please click HERE to sign up with Proxibid and return just before 8 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 21 to participate in our live auction.
Other ways to support Bowtie BASH 2018
Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket. Tickets are $100, 3 for $250, 7 for $500 or 15 for $1,000. The grand prize for the winning ticket drawn is $10,000! Contact Amy Knight to buy and/or sell tickets.
Offsetting the costs involved in hosting an event of this size is also key to its success. Click HERE to donate to underwriting.
Thank you for everything you do for our students at Prep, and I look forward to thanking you in person at Bowtie BASH 2018!
Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ
Creighton Preparatory School