Auction News

St. John School Auction, presented by Fremont Dock Co.

Fun Fact:  In the original script, Doc used a refrigerator on the back of a pick-up truck as his time machine. The producers soon realized that it was too bulky and came up with the idea of putting the time machine inside of a car. Ford Motor Company approached them with a sponsorship to highlight the Ford Mustang, but producers opted for the futuristic DeLorean even though it broke down frequently on set and the car’s namesake declared bankruptcy.  –


Procurement Incentive #2: Donate or complete your forms by January 21 (THIS Friday) and be entered into a drawing for 2 VIP Ticket UPGRADES!  You can drop off your auction items at the flagpole this Friday morning during drop-off. If your family has already donated, come by the flagpole to receive a Back to the Future sticker.

Thank you to all who have submitted their auction donations and items. The February 11 procurement deadline is 3.5 weeks away, and we need everyone’s help to make Back to the Future 2022 a success!  It’s now easier than ever using our new online donation form.

  • Procure – A great way to meet your $250 auction donation is to procure items from your favorite businesses. Many businesses are happy to donate items or services to our school! Download a Donation Request Letter on our auction information page and submit to your desired business.  
  • Class Auction Package – Donate or procure an item or cash toward your Class Auction Package. Each class procures items and/or pools together funds to create an amazing auction item.  
  • Donate  – Do you own or have access to a vacation property, food truck, boat, plane, or sporting event tickets and can donate use of these items to the auction? Set a date and write up a description on our online donation form.  
  • Wine Grab – While you are out wine shopping, please consider purchasing a nice bottle of wine to donate to our Wine Grab game. Complete the online Wine Grab form and then turn in your wine to the School Office or Administration Building.  
  • Monetary Donation – Visit our Cash Donation page to make a donation.  
  • Gift Card Donation – What is your favorite Seattle business? Gift cards are popular auction items! 

Please complete your online form by February 11 and turn in your items to the School Office or the Parish Admin Building.

Thank You, Auction Liaisons

The auction is a labor of love. Please thank the following parents who are your grade auction liaisons: Emily Weiderspan (PreK and K), Aleah and Nick Valley (PreK), Ellen McLaughlin (PreK), Allison Payne (K), Jessica Sandie (Gr.1), Lavina Rao (Gr.1), Kate DeMotts (Gr. 2), Melissa Putman (Gr. 2), Caro Marx (Gr. 3), Lauren Exnicios (Gr. 3), Holly Rose (Gr. 4), Steph Wade (Gr. 5), Rachel Miletich (Gr. 5), Becky Masters (Gr. 6), Karen Bombino (Gr. 7), Rachel Lambert (Gr. 8).  Please also thank Kalyn Gustafson for leading the Class Art Project team. We are so thankful for everyone’s time and creativity!  

Please thank Julia Tsurusaki, Grace Duffett, Madeline Pennington, and Kara Dacquisto for procuring some amazing items. If you are interested in joining the procurement team, please contact  


Sponsorship helps reduce our costs and allows more money raised to go directly toward the school’s operating budget. Sponsors at every level are recognized on our auction website and in our weekly auction email blasts. Did you know this fundraising email reaches over 675 inboxes with an open rate of 65%? If you would like to become a sponsor or are interested in learning more, please visit our sponsorship page and complete the online agreement form by February 11.

Thank You, Sponsors!

The DeLorean ($10,000)
Fremont Dock Co. – Osterfeld Family

Doc Brown ($2,500)
Armata Construction Services – Miletich Family

1.21 Gigawatts ($1,000)
Aspire Capital Advisors LLC – Flavin Family
Greenwood Ohlund & Co. – O’Rourke Family
Valley & Company Events – Valley Family
Osborne Northwest Public Relations – Osborne Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
Turnstyle – Diefenbach Family
C4Digs – Chesledon Family

Marty McFly ($500)
Evans Insurance Agency – Evans/Kudrna Family
Gattis, Stewart & Associates, P.S. – Stewart Family
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family
Broderick Architects
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family
Outcasting Creative Writing Agency – McNerthney Family
Wilson Street Interior Design & Styling – Overland Family 
The Saki Group – Tsurusaki Family
Elliot Bay Auto Brokers

Questions? Please contact Karen Bombino or Andrea Marquez. Website: