Auction News – January 23, 2018


Auction Wine Tasting was a Great Success!

We want to thank the over 65 people who attended the Auction Wine Tasting event last Friday. We tasted some truly delicious wines, and the wines with the winning votes will be offered for purchase at the Auction in April. We also had a taste of the Gifford Hirlinger wines that will be served at the Auction – and the response these offerings was fantastic. We raised over $2,000 to help underwrite the Auction, thank you! We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, April 20th at Fremont Studios for the Auction itself, we have some amazing items!

We would also like to thank CJ Dean and Julie Skinner for coordinating an amazing event and the many volunteers who helped make it happen: Lisa Collins, Irene Wainaina, Nancy Alton, Lisette Nenninger, Mary Kearney, Andrew & Lauren Exnicios, Brian & Rachel Berryessa and Betsy Rivera were on hand to set-up, serve and clean-up. Thank you! We also would like to thank the following people for donating delicious appetizers and desserts: Meg Deines, Kristen Capka, Julie Skinner, Rachel Berryessa, Nancy Alton, Barb Folger, Katie Sawicki, Sonja Stella, Karen Bombino, Lisette Nenninger, Maggie Difenbach, Jenny Dahl, Jaime Riley and Monica Overby. Also a special thanks to Doug Willson for donating the beer.

Needed Auction Items

Do you still need to procure your Auction items? Did you know that each family is asked to procure or donate $250 to the Auction?

Here are some items we still need:

  • Gift cards (from your favorite restaurants, grocery stores, spas, etc. the list is endless)
  • Tickets to a fun, upcoming event (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam)
  • Fun kids’ birthday parties (Game Truck, virtual reality, laser tag, etc.)

We are accepting items or cash donations every day until the procurement deadline of March 1, 2018. For all those families who have submitted their Auction items by March 1st, the kids will receive Free Dress Friday on March 2nd.

Procurement Forms 

Cash Donation Link 

Volunteer Opportunity

The Auction team is looking for a volunteer to drop off  procurement forms at businesses along Greenwood Avenue. If interested, please contact the Auction at  Thank you for considering.

Auction Sponsors

We would like to thank our Auction sponsors who have already stepped forward; please join us in thanking:

PCVA Law (Steve Reich)
Albert Law (Greg Albert)
Altonworks (Chris Alton)
Animal Surgical Clinic (Alex Aguila)
Ballard Pediatrics
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
The Car Wash Palace (Larry Norton)
Domino Beauty Boutique (Michelle Vierra)
Downtown Seattle Dentists (Alice Dellisanti)
Evans Family Insurance (Jennifer Evans)
Folktown Counseling (Robert Deeble)
Greenwood Hardware
Greenwood Physical Therapy (Mike Osaki)
Guidant Financial (Katie Burckhardt)
Lars Marketing (Ryan & Sarah Burt)
Nelle Steele Research (Nelle Steele)
NW Pediatric Dentistry (Jeff Marks)
Overland Real Estate (Tim & Liz Overland)
Rub-a-Dub Dog (Carrie Schenken)
Salinas Contstruction (John Salinas ll)
Seattle Boat Show (Peter Schrappen)
Smile Ballard (Dominick Curalli)
UNITS Storage (Viden Nedialkov)

We appreciate all of our sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the Auction, please visit the Auction webpage to find a description of sponsorship level and a sponsorship agreement form.

Thank you for your continued support of the annual St. John Auction; money raised goes directly to the school’s operating budget.

Karen Bombino (, Kristen Capka ( or Auction (