Annual Auction

The 13th Annual
Thornton Fund Auction

*We have rescheduled our annual Thornton Fund Auction from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, September 26 due to the current COVID-19 situation. Instead of gathering this spring, we will wait until fall to celebrate and support our students and programs. We hope to see you then. 

You don't have to wait until this fall to get your event or Grand Prize Raffle tickets! This annual raffle is one of the most exciting and popular parts of the our auction! There are 7 chances to win a total of $20,000 in cash prizes! Tickets are $100 each, and a max of 500 are sold. Get yours now! (Thanks to PM Construction, our 2020 Raffle Ticket Sponsor!)



2020 Auction Sponsors

Triple Crown Sponsors ($10,000 and above)

Gold Sponsors ($5,000-$9,999)

Raffle Ticket Sponsor ($5,000)

Silver Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999)

Fund-A-Cause Match Sponsor ($2,500)

Bronze Sponsors  ($1,000-$2,499)

Table Sponsors ($500)

Program Book Ad Sponsors

2019 Auction Photos

Thank you to all who supported last year's auction! Your generosity and participation is a clear testament to your commitment to our students, and your investment in the future of Thornton Academy.


We are so grateful for the nearly 350 alumni, parents, friends, and community members who came together to #bidforthewin at our annual auction this past Saturday, May 4th! We are thrilled to announce that your efforts and generosity raised $124,257 to benefit the Thornton Fund, which supports critical programming, expands academic opportunities, and enhances campus life.

A highlight of the evening was the sea of raised paddles that signaled our community's response to the "Fund-A-Cause" portion of the live auction. In the span of just a few minutes, attendees raised $18,000 in support of the Headmaster's Student Assistance Fund—specifically TA's free breakfast and lunch program—a resource that provides meals to more than 250 food insecure students. Many thanks to the "Fund-A-Cause" Match Sponsor, Modern Woodmen of America, for their $2,500 contribution, as well as VFW Post 7997's generous $500 check presentation! 

2019 Auction Sponsors

Champion Sponsors ($10,000 and above)

Varsity Sponsors ($5,000-$9,999)

Raffle Ticket Sponsor ($5,000)

Junior Varsity Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999)

Fund-A-Cause Match Sponsor ($2,500)

Freshman Sponsors  ($1,000-$2,499)

Table Sponsors ($500)

Program Book Ad Sponsors

2019 Grand Prize Raffle Winners: 

Tom Mason - $10,000
Doug & Lauren Sanford - $5,000
Kevin and Amanda Kezal - $1,000
Doug Willett - $1,000
Bernard and Susan Gaines - $1,000
Mary Sicard - $1,000
Julie Gile - $1,000

2020 Auction Items

(This list is updated weekly!)


  • Two tickets to Bon Jovi with Bryan Adams at the TD Garden (Donated by Lt. Col. Joel Levesque ‘85) with 12 hours of sedan service to/from show (Donated by Maine Limousine Service)

  • 7-Night Stay in Vero, Beach Florida: Donated by Alan ‘69 and Deb Polackwich

  • 7-Day Utah Getaway Adventure (Donated by Robert Murphy '72) with money towards airfare/or spending money donated by Paquin & Carroll Insurance.

  • Maine Farm & Sea-to-Table Dinner in Biddeford Pool (Donated by Margaret O'Neil '72)

  • Day Sail For Two with Lunch Aboard L’Attitude (Donated by David and Brenda Pollock)



Food & Entertainment

Getaways & Experiences

Gift Cards

Gifts & Collectibles

Health & Beauty

Home & Garden


Thornton Academy Specials

  • Name a Locker or Bleacher in the New TA Athletic Facility

  • Staff Parking Spot

  • Student Parking Spot

  • Stadium Parking Spot

  • VIP at Graduation
    (Reserved Seats & Parking) 

  • Extra Seats at Graduation
    (If held in gym)