School Benefit

Welcome to the page for our Annual School Benefit! Saturday, March 11th, 2023.

Theme & Attire

This year our theme is Under the Sea!

The attire is semi-formal, feel free to accessorize with the theme!


Catered by thibault moore.

A chicken and shrimp entree will be served directly to you. Guests who prefer a vegetarian option (cornmeal-encrusted eggplant), or who have food allergies, should let us know in advance (use the RVSP card or tell your host). If there is a seafood allergy, the entree will just be the chicken.

All meals are gluten-free


Our entertainment this year will be from The Island Guys!

Checking in & out at the event

When you arrive, please visit the check-in table to receive your bidder number, program, and table assignment. (We encourage you to register your credit card at check-in which allows you to skip the check-out line at the end of the event.)  Your bidder number allows you to bid on items or buy tickets all evening. 

At the end of the evening, you can pay with cash or a check. If you have registered a credit card, your card will automatically be charged after the event and a receipt will be mailed to you

Silent Auction & Ticket Raffle

Please look over our selection of quality art, craft & technology donations that will be spread throughout our auctions!

The Silent Auction will be open for bidding once the event begins. Place your bid by writing your bidder number on the bid sheet for the item you would like to win. Bids must be placed in increments of at least $5. The auction will close by table after dinner, announcements will be made to give guests the chance to place their final bid! Pick up your prize(s) when you check out at the end of the evening. Prizes include events, art, jewelry, pottery, and more!

For the Ticket Raffle, purchase your tickets using your bidder number and place each ticket in the container of the prize you would like to win. The raffle drawing will take place after dinner. Tickets are 5 for $15, 10 for $25, or 25 for $50. Prizes include games, toys, pottery, jewelry, gift cards, and more!

This year, for every set of 25 raffle tickets (for the regular ticket raffle) Oak Arbor will receive $100 towards our matching fund!

Special Raffle

The Special Raffle is for our big prizes of the evening!

Purchase your ticket(s) from a deck of cards, the drawing is at the end of the evening. The ticket prices will range from $20-$50/ticket, depending on the value of the prize.

Special Raffle Prizes for 2023

1. Yeti Collection: Tundra 45 cooler, Hopper Flip 8 Portable cooler, 20 oz Rambler Tumbler, 10 oz Wine Tumbler, 2 Rambler 10oz Tumblers. A $650 value! Donated by Greg & Cara Clay $50/ticket or 5 for $200

2. Lego Collection: Lego ideas Tree House, Sailboat Adventure, Mindstorms, 12 in 1 building toy. A $290 value! Donated by The Mario Bros. (a group of OA Alumni) $30/ticket or 4 for $100

3. "Under the Sea" Entertainment & Restaurants Collection: details to come! (all restaurants have non-seafood selections) $30/ticket or 4 for $100

4. Apple Watch - Series 8 - GPS 45mm Aluminum Case with Sport Band. A $430 value! Donated by Friends of Oak Arbor. $50/ticket or 5 for $200

Evening Schedule

5:30 PM Appetizers and beverages served.  Raffle and silent auction bidding opens.

7:15 PM Dinner served  (catered by thibault & moore).

8:00 PM Ticket Raffle drawing.

8:15 PM Silent auction bidding closes at approximately 10-minute intervals.

8:45 PM Dessert and coffee.

9:00 PM ENTERTAINMENT!  From The Island Guys

10:00 PM  Special Raffle drawings.

10:15 PM Collect silent auction prizes and check out.

Bar Tips for Neighborhood House

This year, we are happy to support Rochester Neighborhood House.

  • Their mission: Neighborhood House walks the path toward self-sustainability with our neighbors during times of hardship.
  • Their vision: Neighborhood House envisions a community of neighbors helping neighbors thrive.

Our school has been supporting this charity all year by collecting quarters from students and staff on Casual Fridays.

All bar tips at this year's benefit will also be donated to Neighborhood House.

Matching Fund

We are excited to share that a generous donor has offered to match any donations that come in two to one, up to $14,000.

A $10 donation from you becomes $30 and a $50 donation becomes $150!

If you’d be willing to help us out with this initiative, you can simply make an online donation through the "donate" button below, and put a memo in the notes field that says “matching fund”.

Or at the event itself, there will be an opportunity to make a straight donation to the school. Also, for every set of 25 raffle tickets (for the regular ticket raffle) Oak Arbor will receive $100 towards our matching fund!

Thank you so much for considering this and helping us feed minds, touch hearts and prepare for life!


Can't make it to the event? Send in a donation