The 2024 Auction Was Truly A Night To Dream!

A Night To Dream- 55th Annual Charity AuctionLast Saturday was truly a Night To Dream! The room was filled with joy, nostalgia, generosity, and, most of all, the spirit of Carlisle. As the night went on, we discussed how in 1968, Carlisle was just a dream in the minds of a group of interested citizens in the Martinsville Henry County area. While we celebrated our emerald anniversary and honored the past 55 years, we also spoke candidly about the needs for the future. In the past several years, increasing safety measures around campus has been one of the top priorities for the school. This year at the paddle raise, we asked for financial support to fund our safety initiative. During the paddle raise, we raised over $141,000! Words can not even begin to describe how grateful we are for the support shown for our students! 

The Advancement Team, Auction Committee, and Carlisle faculty, staff, and admin extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported us in achieving our goal! Together, we surpassed expectations, raising over $285,000 as a whole, nearly tripling our initial goal. We are truly amazed and deeply thankful to every member of our Carlisle family for their incredible generosity and dedication to our school.

For those who won items, please visit the school this week to collect them during the following times: 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Invoices were sent through email today. If you were expecting to receive one for your ticket purchase, any items won, or the paddle raise and have not, please contact us at development@carlisleschool.org. To view your balance, go to charityauction.bid/carlisle2024. 

If you couldn’t attend the auction but still wish to contribute to the safety initiative paddle raise, you can do so through this link: https://app.auctria.com/Redirect/98e8415b-b4a1-446b-a534-98d63f048e72/d4769e33-18fc-4e9c-962f-60d1a2a0150d?event=az-focus-item&data=d4769e33-18fc-4e9c-962f-60d1a2a0150d

To watch the safety video, click here: https://youtu.be/jWJNskExj1A

This year’s auction theme, “A Night To Dream,” resonated deeply, and during the live auction, we showcased a video featuring the dreams of several students. Discover their inspiring aspirations and dreams by viewing the video at this link: https://youtu.be/yzCAqGvtqaw.

Again, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for their record-breaking support!