The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) provides an academically excellent, values-oriented education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our largest fundraising event – our annual Gala – supports the school’s mission and helps fund our scholarship initiative. The event includes both an impressive live auction and one of the largest silent auctions in the city, and last year our event raised more than $800,000.

As we navigate the unprecedented situation ahead of us, FXW remains committed to our fundraising efforts. While hosting an event will be unlikely in 2021, we are still planning to host an online silent auction. Our silent auction will directly support FXW’s scholarship initiative which supports accessibility and affordability for nearly one third of our students to attend FXW. As more families are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the demand for financial assistance continues to increase.

If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please click here.

A donation to our Gala provides an excellent opportunity to advertise your organization to a broad Chicago audience. Auction donations will appear in our online bidding platform that all guests and community members use to participate in the silent auction. We will also email out the full list of auction items weekly for a minimum of eight weeks to more than 2,600 community members. Additionally, auction donors will be featured in a listing on our School website accessed by over 600 families.

If you have any questions regarding Gala or the silent auction, contact Beth Marcotte.