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2022 Boots and Bow Ties

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auction 2022, 3 students in ties stand with Sparty
auction 2022, guests in cowboy hats and western wear
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auction 2022, guests in cowboy hats and western wear
auction 2022, guests in cowboy hats and western wear
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Thank you for a record-shattering auction!

Spartans, thank you for the record-breaking support at the Boots and Bow Ties Auction!

The generosity and the emotional wave of support raised an awe-inspiring $836,000 to date! This total includes the $250,000 contributed to the “Make a Difference” initiative supporting scholarship assistance.

The evening was filled with wonderful moments, including a record 600+ attendees — the largest attendance in school history — a $50,000 “Make a Difference” challenge from Leo and Patricia Saenger; and the always-favorite puppies finding a “furever” home, generating an additional $25,000 in winning bids. These highlights enhanced the soul-enriching experience of having our community join together at the auction for the first time in two years. 

The night’s success was the culmination of many, many months of work by our tireless volunteers and staff, including Boots and Bow Ties Co-Chairs Marjorie Huggins and Suzy Sindelar; Melissa Dawson and our Auction Committee; and Becky Lane and the Advancement Team. Thank you for your dedication and devotion to De Smet Jesuit!

All proceeds from the auction support the young men attending De Smet Jesuit and the scholarship assistance program. For the 2021-2022 school year, De Smet Jesuit has committed $3.2 million in scholarship assistance.  

Mark your calendars for March 4, 2023, and plan to join us at the auction next year.

On behalf of every Spartan, THANK YOU and God Bless!

A.M.D.G.,

Rev. Ronald R. O’Dwyer, S.J.

This is the biggest night of the year for our school: gathering together AND supporting our mission.Jeff Cernicek, Director of Development & Dad to Spartan '24

Thank you to all of our sponsors!