Subject: Weekly Jazz Report, Volume I

All That Jazz, Saturday, March 8, 2014
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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

Can you picture the fingers snapping, the fringe swooshing, the hats tipping and … ALL THAT JAZZ?

Well, maybe right now you can’t picture yourself wearing fewer than three layers, but the snow will melt and you’ll need a night off the couch.

Don’t miss Pilgrim’s biggest annual fundraiser – now less than a month away – a party packed with people you know, great food, entertainment, plenty of chances to win, and a stocked bar all night long. In addition to being a great time, the auction is a budgeted item and crucial to the school financially.

You’ll also have a chance to purchase packages, services or items from businesses in Chicago and in some maximum-fun destinations, including Disneyworld, where it is warm.

Some of the top family auction items this year include tickets to Raging Waves Water park, Pump It Up, Kohl's Children's Museum, Emerald City Theater, Chicago museums and the Magic House in St. Louis. Details on items will come later.

Center Stage

Get your tickets
$75 each ($45 for seniors 60+). You can do that here: This year's ticket includes cocktail reception, appetizer buffet and open bar for the duration.

Consider sponsorship opportunities
Find out about the different levels of sponsorships.

Line up a sitter
This night is just for the grown-ups.

Consider a wine donation
Those who donate are automatically entered in the raffle. So far, the lucky winner of the Instant Wine Cellar raffle will receive more than 40 bottles!  Instant Wine Cellar raffle tickets are available for purchase on the auction website and on the night of the auction.  The lucky raffle ticket will be drawn and the winner announced on the night of the auction.  If you still have wine you would like to donate, please do so in the school office or feel free to contact Lara Otsuka at

Purchase Tickets
New This Year

New this year-- and this is big, folks-- you can bid for items online before you go to the auction. When this link goes live Monday, you'll see that you can bid on items and check in on each one hourly if you've got that kind of time. There are also automatic options that will let the website do the work for you once you key in your limit.

More details coming later, but here are a few key facts:

  1. The online auction opens on Monday, Feb 24th at 8am
  2. It closes on Wednesday, March 5th at 10pm
  3. The auction website is
  4. Once the online auction opens, you will need to register (with a credit card) to bid on items

Many items will be open to bidders the traditional way on auction night, including:

  • Classroom Projects
  • Faculty Outings
  • Parties
  • Student Photos
  • Specially selected silent auction items
  • Live Auction
  • Fund a Need
Bid Online
Auction Sneak Peek
Emerald City Theatre Kohl's Childrens MuseumThe Magic House Pump It Up Raging WavesOld Town School of Folk Music
All That Jazz
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Event Details
WHAT: All That Jazz - A Roaring 20's Gala & Auction to benefit Pilgrim Lutheran
DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2014
TIME: 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Mrs. Murphy & Sons
3905 N Lincoln Ave
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Online Auction
STARTS: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
at 8:00 am
ENDS: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
at 10:00 pm
LINK: visit online auction
Visit Website
Our Sponsors
Symphony Post Acute Network Centered Therapy Chicago Thrivent Financial for LutheransThe Hays FamilyThe Swartz Family
Want to be a sponsor? Find out how
Stage Hands
Auction Chairpersons: Jennie Bodine
Sam Doerfler
Donations: Stephanie Weber
Graphics/PR: Chandra Lash
Raffles: Lara Otsuka
Classroom Projects: Diane Black
Volunteers: Becky Petkus
Sponsorship: Alison Hays
Parties: Halley Williams
Have a question?
Reach out to any of the contacts listed above. We'd love to hear from you!
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