Oct 7

Blue Tie Auction 2017

Save the date for this year's Ascension Blue Tie Auction—Saturday, November 18. Maureen and Walter Healy will be the honorees at this year's fabulous Blue Tie Auction. The Healy's have been Ascension friends and boosters for many years, and we are proud to have them and their family and friends as guests of honor. 

The Blue Tie is the best opportunity for everyone in our community to show their support of Ascension School.  From current parents and parishioners, to alumni and faculty, this event is truly something that everyone comes together to contribute to.  While the event itself lasts only a few hours, it takes hundreds of item donors, volunteers, vendors and staff to pull off this special evening-and it shows!  Every detail is planned meticulously to ensure guests have a wonderful time and each item is chosen with care to raise more funds each year for Ascension. 

Plan now for a wonderful evening with friends. Tickets are $130 per person, or reserve your table of ten! Don’t have a whole table?  Don’t worry!  We have reserved a table for parents of each grade.  Just indicate your child’s grade, and we will seat you with other parents from your child’s class.  It’s a great way to connect and make some new friends!


Watch your mail for your invitation soon! 


  • Donate an item, service or opportunity!  Do you have a vacation home or time-share?  Do you have tickets to a sporting event?  Drop off new items at the Parish Center, or contact the Advancement Office to speak to someone about your tax-deductible donation. 
  • Become a sponsor!  Advertise for your business and reach thousands of new customers.  We will include your logo on our website, in our event program and on all of our electronic communications.
  • Make a gift!  Help underwrite our event with a monetary donation and we will include your personal message in the event program.*
  • Volunteer!  We depend upon the whole community to make the Blue Tie run smoothly.  If you would like to help, please contact our volunteer coordinator.

*gifts of $100 or more qualify for a message in the event program

Annie and Andy Boockmeier
Jane and Steve Houle
Norine and John Mullins
Rosemarie and Jack Nowicki
Kate and Paul Seavey

Blue Tie Auction News!

Everything is coming together for this year’s Blue Tie Auction to make it the best event ever! Help us honor Maureen & Walter Healy while raising critical funds for our wonderful school. Invitations are going out this week. Only 350 reservations will be available, so don’t miss your chance. New this year – the Live Auction will be followed by dancing and dessert in the Pine Room!

Upcoming Opportunities – Reserve your spots for these parties online:https://one.bidpal.net/bluetie2017/welcome

  • Dailey Method Spinning Party

Bring your friends and come spin for Ascension! For a discounted rate of $20 you will be treated to a great workout at the Dailey Method spinning studio in Oak Park. After your 45 minute class, hang out for a while and enjoy complimentary wine, beer and snacks to regain your energy. Wednesday, October 18th7:00 PM at Dailey Method, 208 S. Marion StreetOak Park. This private class is only being offered to the Ascension community and spots are limitedso reserve yours today!

  • creativita Paint n’ Sip Party

This isn't an ordinary art class, it's an art party! On Thursday, November 2, 40 guests will have the opportunity create their own masterpiece. The artists at creativita will give out painting tips while leading each group step by step through a fun, vibrant painting – a painting that is accessible to novices and experienced artists alike. Each participant will go home with a beautiful work of their own and will be treated to appetizers and wine. Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM, at creativita, 7512 Madison St.Forest Park.

Ascension Families: Each year for our school’s auction we build fabulous class baskets with the generous donations from Ascension families. Each grade is assigned a theme and asked to donate items based that theme. Listed below are this year’s basket themes along with suggested donations.

KindergartenCraft Basket- craft sets, jewelry making kits, paints, markers, amazon gift card, cash donation

1st GradeFamily Fun Basket- restaurants/movie gift cards, museum passes, museum/zoo memberships, board games, Visa gift cards, cash donations.

2nd GradeAmerican Girl Doll Basket - American girl accessories, American Girl gift cards, cash donations.

3rd GradeLego Basket- Lego sets, Lego Land gift cards, Amazon gift cards, cash donations.

4th GradeGourmet Coffee Basket- coffee machine, coffee plunger, gourmet or rare coffees, Amazon gift card, cash donations.

5th Grade: Xbox- Toys R Us gift cards, Xbox games, cash donations

6th Grade: Technology Basket- iPad/tablet, Osmo base, Best Buy gift cards, cash donations.

7th GradePamper your Teenager Basket - Lush products, Lush gift card, manicure/pedicure, facials, Amazon gift card, and cash donations.

8th GradeElectric Scooter - Toys R Us gift cards, cash donations.

  • Checks can be made out to Ascension school
  • Please drop off items or monetary donations at the Parish Center or school office. Please include your name and your child's name/grade level on all donations so we can thank you personally!!
  • Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I will be happy to address them. Once again thank you for all your continued support!

Lesley Carney     lkevil@hotmail.com   (708) 612-8265


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