Auction News

Oh, What a Night!

Thank you to our St. John community for making the 2021 Auction such a wonderful event.  “Maybe I’m Amazed” by the way you turned in raffle tickets, cheered through the drive-thru, and bid online.  We were truly “Dancing in the Streets” as we watched the Fund-a-Need donations pour in.  “We Built This Auction on Rock n Roll,” and you made it a success.
“Thank You, Friends,” for all you did.

Preliminary results show the total amount raised through the Auction exceeded $360,000, including over $150,000 in Fund-a-Need donations.  Corporate matching funds and additional donations continue to be received.  It’s “No Surprise” you helped us blow by every goal we had!  Thank you, St. John Community!

Ethan Stowell Cooking Classes

Did you miss out on a silent auction item?  It’s not too late to contribute.  Join Ethan Stowell for a virtual cooking class featuring three of his signature pastas – Gnocchi Telefono, Tonnarelli cacio e Pepe, and Rigatoni with Italian sausage, tomato and marjoram.  Guests will receive ingredients to make all three pastas, and will also get to enjoy seasonal mozzarella, little gem salad, cookies and a bottle of wine.  Serves 2 people.  Ethan is generously donating these classes to the school – so the school will keep all of the proceeds.  Please help us maximize this donation while participating in a fun cooking adventure!  Invite friends, family, or consider giving as a gift.  Classes are being offered on 3 dates:

  • Saturday, April 17, 6-8pm
  • Friday, April 23, 6-8pm
  • Saturday, May 8, 6-8pm

Guests will pick up their meal kits on the day of their scheduled class at Bramling Cross from 2-5pm.  Don’t wait!  Sign up here to reserve your spot!

Auction Item Pick Up

Your auction winnings will be available for pick on Thursday, March 25 and Monday, March 29 from 1-3pm.  Please email if you cannot make it on either of these days to make other arrangements.  Please Note:  “Buy Now” Items including Etched Wine Glasses, 1st Grade Shopping Totes, and Preschool Greeting Cards will be available for pick up at a later date.  If you purchased an Ethan Stowell virtual cooking class, a zoom invite will be emailed to you.

Save the Date!

Auction 2022 – the theme may be a mystery but the date isn’t!  Mark your calendars for April 8, 2022.

Auction Chairs

This band is going to explore some solo careers for a little while, so until we’re paid a hefty sum for a reunion tour, we need some new talent!  Interested in leading the auction next year?  Reach out to any member of the Auction team or school administration.  We’d love to chat with you!  We know the next team is going to “lift this auction higher than it’s ever been before.”

Thank You, Sponsors!

The Paramount
Salinas Construction Inc. – Salinas Family
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co. Real Estate
Fremont Dock Co – Osterfeld Family

The Showbox
Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants – Donovan Family
Ethan Stowell Restaurants – Stowell Family
Chateau Ste. Michelle – Pennington Family

The Moore
Osborne Northwest Public Relations – Osborne Family
Greenwood Ohlund – O’Rourke Family
Valley and Company Events – Valley Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family

The Neptune
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Farmers Insurance – Evans Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Aspire Capital Advisors, LLC – Flavin Family
Greenwood Hardware
Turnstyle, Inc. – Diefenbach Family
Folktown Counseling, PLLC – Deeble Family
Built Square – Werner Family
Quigley Group at Compass Washington – Quigley Family
Yonder Cider
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Lulu Nurse – BonDurant Family
Inherent Knowledge – Turner Family

The Crocodile
Nutty Squirrel Gelato – Seymen Family
AlignMend Physical Therapy – McNerthney Family
The Saki Group – Residential Leasing and Sales – Tsurusaki Family
Overland Real Estate – Overland Family
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family


Please contact Lauren Exnicios (, Kristen Capka (, or the Auction (