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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Q5: Green pours into Greenway

  • The Greenway Auction 2014, a benefit for the Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System, raised more than $130,000, School System President Aaron Hund said.
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  • The Greenway Auction 2014, a benefit for the Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System, raised more than $130,000, School System President Aaron Hund said.  The money plays a crucial role in system operations, including the recruitment and retention of top-notch faculty and staff. Here, Hund discusses the event, money raised, and the impressive prizes that were up for grabs during the auction.
    1. Aaron, what were the highlights of the Greenway Auction?
    "Thank you to our entire Leavenworth-Lansing area and extended communities for supporting Greenway Auction 2014 to benefit the Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System. This year's event was one of the most successful and fun-filled on record.
    "The evening was highlighted with a red carpet welcome for all guests, fun paparazzi photos, hilarious 1970s costumes, disco dancing, intense live auction bidding, $10,000 in cash raffle winners, a delicious dinner provided by June's Cottage, and many exquisite desserts."
    2. Did the event meet the goals of the organizers?
    "Yes, Greenway Auction 2014 generated nearly $136,000. The Fund-a-Need campaign to enhance our technology plan at Immaculata High School raised $29,650. This generous total will help provide Immaculata students with opportunities to learn utilizing cutting-edge technology applications."
    3. What were the most sought after items up for bidding?
    "Bidding was very competitive for many live auction items. Special reserved seating for all Immaculata Raider home basketball games, a five-day getaway to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, a Justin Timberlake concert experience, and a trip for eight to Ireland with accommodations in a private house were among the headline items."
    4. Was the theme "Stayin' Alive" popular and did it live up to themes from past auctions?
    "This year's 'Stayin' Alive' theme resonated very well with Greenway Auction guests. 
    “Many attendees arrived wearing festive attire, and helped propel the 1970s disco days spirit. Several guests have commented that it was the most fun that they have had at the event in several years."
    5. Where will the money raised from the auction go?
    "The monies raised at Greenway Auction 2014 will play an integral role in the 2013-14 operating budget of the Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System. Maintaining fiduciary responsibility while keeping tuition affordable for families, improving and maintaining school facilities, and retaining and recruiting the very best faculty and staff is a high priority for the LRCSS. Support from Greenway Auction helps us meet these objectives."
    — Rimsie McConiga
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