Steer Dinner & Auction

Steer – Annual Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

The Annual Steer Dinner includes both a live and silent auction for our guests. The items being auctioned are all generously donated by Avila alumni, friends, and community members.

Calling all friends and alumni! You can show your support by donating an item to the Annual Fundraiser for Student Scholarships. Get exposure for your business and support Avila!  Donations from Avila alumni and friends will be specifically acknowledged on our website, in the event program, and with each item in our online bidding platform. We request that all items being donated have a value of $500 or more, or can be paired with other items to create $500+ packages. Thank you in advance for helping us support Avila students!

All item donors will be listed in the printed program and visible with each item in our online bidding platform. Donors that wish to remain anonymous will be listed as “Anonymous”.

Have an item to donate? We are accepting auction item donations NOW

Special Thanks to our Auction & Event Volunteers!

Michele Kerwin ’72
Perri LaTerza ‘97
Sheila Luehrs ’89 ’19
Mary C. Oddo-Bridges ’63

Karen MacLean
Cathy McDaniel ‘72
Emilee Rehling ‘10
Kate Greub ’14

Interested in joining our efforts as a volunteer to help collect auction items or to support set up at the event? Contact Abbie Bliss, Events Manager at or 816-501-3613. We’d love to connect!

Want to help but don’t know what to donate?
Check out our wish list!

OR shop our Amazon wish list!
Purchase an item from this list and it gets
shipped directly to the Advancement Office.

All donations for the 2024 auction should be received at Avila University by February 16, 2023.

For questions about auction items, please contact Abbie Bliss, Events Manager, at or (816) 501-3613.

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