Members of the greater Saco community gathered at Thornton Academy on Saturday, May 6th for the school's 10th annual auction. This special event is meant to celebrate "Building Community". Thornton Academy celebrated its longstanding relationships with area partners while raising support to benefit Thornton Academy students. The 2017 auction was the most successful event to date, raising more than $121,000.
Thornton Academy's largest on-campus fundraising event featured a lively evening of cocktails from Dogfish Spirits, inventive hors d'oeuvres and one-of-a-kind auction items. The silent and live auction items included exciting vacation getaways, a signed Rob Gronkowski jersey, Maine-themed adirondack chairs hand painted by Thornton Academy students, a reserved student parking space, landscape design and much more. Over 250 items were donated by nearly 200 individuals and businesses, a testament to the care and enthusiasm of the community.
The true highlight of the evening included a "Fund-A-Cause". Thornton Academy social workers Jill Santamore Blake ‘06 and Ariana Hadiaris made a moving presentation to garner support for the Headmaster's Student Assistance Fund. This special fund provides free breakfast and lunch as well as everyday necessities for nearly 300 Thornton Academy students in need. Due to Thornton Academy’s independent school status, public funding does not pay for these services as it does for surrounding public schools. A touching outpouring of support from the audience helped raised a record amount of $21,400.00 for this compelling cause.
A special thank you to all those who helped make Thornton Academy’s 10th annual auction a success. We are excited to celebrate our 11th annual auction in spring 2018!
- Junior Sponsors ($5,000-$9,999)
Raffle Ticket Sponsor ($5,000)
Silent Auction Sponsor ($2,500)
Table Sponsors ($500)
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