2019 Auction Opportunities

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Thornton Fund Auction will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Save the date!

We are currently seeking donations and sponsorships for the 2019 auction.

To donate an item, contact Sydney Menard at sydney.menard@thorntonacademy.org or 207-391-6959.

Become a sponsor

The 11th Annual Thornton Fund Auction

Members of the greater Saco community gathered at Thornton Academy on Saturday, May 5 for the school's 11th annual auction. Thornton Academy celebrated its longstanding relationships with area partners while raising funds to benefit Thornton Academy students. The 2018 auction was the most successful event to date, raising more than $125,000.

Thornton Academy's largest on-campus fundraising event featured a lively evening of cocktails from Dogfish Spirits, delicious h'ordeuvres and one-of-a-kind auction items. The silent and live auction items included exciting vacation getaways, sporting events tickets, a scooter, Eagles concert tickets with limo service, and much more. Over 250 items were donated by nearly 200 individuals and businesses, a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of the community.

The true highlight of the evening was an exciting announcement about kicking off the public phase of our “For the Win” - Athletic Complex Capital Campaign. With a goal of $3 million, this campaign aims to renovate Linnell Gymnasium and build an addition of a much needed field house. Auction guests toasted champagne in celebration of the $2.1 million raised during the quiet phase and watched a virtual tour of the athletic complex plans.

A special thank you to all those who helped make Thornton Academy’s 11th annual auction a success. We are excited to celebrate our 12th annual auction on May 4, 2019.

2018 Auction Items

Live Items

Silent Items

Wine Pull

  • Bryan and Kim Chistoforo & Jim and Lisa Pate: (2) tickets to the Red Sox v. Blue Jays on Sunday Jul 15 with a 1-night stay at the Eliot Hotel

Gift Cards

Getaways & Experiences

Art & Memorabilia

  • Agren Appliance: Weber Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Amy Rose: Mini Maine Necklace and Earrings
  • Anne Rousselle and Patsy Beaudoin: Quilted Casserole Carrier and hot/cold Soup Cozies
  • Anonymous: Waterford Crystal Square Box
  • Anonymous: Tiffany Crystal Bowl
  • Ashton Lord: License Plate Star
  • Ashton Lord: License Plate Bird House
  • AT&T - Saco Store: BeatX Wireless Earphones with Carrying Case
  • BayView Company: Hand Made Pottery Vase by Phil Grime
  • Caron Pisani: Monat Junior Hair System
  • Caron Pisani: Monat Volume Hair System
  • Chase Small Craft: Echo Bay Dory Skiff Boat Model
  • Claudia Shiyun Zhau: Inflatable Hi-top Sneaker Chair
  • Deering Lumber: Metal Tool Box
  • Elie Corporation: Single Person Kayak with Paddle and Roof Rack
  • FOTAMS: The Ultimate Doggy Gift Box
  • It's About You Salon: Gift Certificate and Gift Basket
  • James Audiffred: Dessert Basket
  • Janice Boutet Loughlin: Beach Themed Nesting Baskets
  • Josh Delcourt: (2) One Pint Pure Maine Maple Syrup
  • Joyce Haley: Set of Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Joyce Haley: Candle and Silk Flower Pair
  • Joyce Haley: Cork and Nautical Print Dining Set
  • Ken Janson: Cargo Rack
  • Lakonia: Basket of Assorted Greek Gourmet Products
  • Levi Eichthal: Heart Shape Pendant
  • Levi Eichthal: Feather Pendant/Brooch
  • Levi Eichthal: Crystal Cross Pendant
  • Levi Eichthal: Jade Horse Pendant
  • Levi Eichthal: Jade Fish Pendant
  • Linda Ketchum Koch: Trivet and Coaster Set
  • Lone Pine Brewing Company: Sixteen Pack of Assorted Lone Pine Beer, two beer glasses and tee shirt
  • Maine Public Radio: Radio Fanatic Gift Package
  • Marsha Snyder: Framed Print by Ron Parker
  • Patti Harwood: Hand Made Pot Holder
  • Paulette Bernier: Lady Hogan Golf Clubs and Pull Cart
  • Portland Glass: Door Mirror
  • River Drive Cooperage and Millwork: Medium Bourbon Whiskey Barrel USA Flag
  • RUMERYWOODS: (2) Set of 2 Wooden Bottle Stoppers
  • RUMERYWOODS: Wooden Goblet & Bowl
  • RUMERYWOODS: Wooden Pen & Pencil Set
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings: Kenmore Gas Grill
  • Southern Maine Health Care: Mini LED Projector
  • Southern Maine Orthodontics: Phillips Sonicare Package
  • Suzanne Buzby Hersey: Signed copy of My Maine book
  • Tripphammer Forge: Hand Forged BBQ Fork & Spatula
  • Wendy Berry: Sea Beauty in ME - "Spread Your Wings" Maine Art by Wendy Berry
  • Wendy Berry: Sea Beauty in ME - "Worth the Wait" Maine Art by Wendy Berry
  • Wendy Berry: Sea Beauty in ME - "Family" Maine Art by Wendy Berry
  • Whimsical ME: Nautical Rope Bracelet
  • Yale Cordage: 150' of Nylon Brait Anchorline

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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