JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL EVENT
SUPPORTING URSULINE SCHOLARSHIPS
FEBRUARY 27, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2021 Mardi Gras Gala - The Stars at Night are Big and Bright - from the comfort of your home this year. Watch the program with your family and friends while bidding online on our live, big board, and silent auction items.
In these unique times, scholarship dollars are more critical than ever. The Mardi Gras Gala is an essential part of the annual effort to raise money in support of scholarships. Over the years, the event has funded over $25 million in financial assistance for Ursuline Academy students. While this year's event may look different than prior year's celebrations, with your help, we can make fundraising for scholarships in 2021 a huge success. Thank you in advance to our generous and supportive Ursuline community!
WAYS TO SUPPORT MARDI GRAS
PURCHASE AN UNDERWRITING PARTY PACKAGE
Want to make the evening more fun and festive? Let us deliver a "party in a box" to your door!
Participation in the Virtual Mardi Gras is open to all. Underwriting support is not required.
Learn more about party packages.
DONATE AN ITEM
Please consider donating an item to our Silent, Big Board, and/or Live Auction. Items can include vacation homes; home decor; electronics; small appliances; outdoor fun items; ladies', men's, and children's specialty items; and more! View ideas for auction baskets.
New this year: Wine Pull! Consider donating wine or champagne with a value of $35+ for our wine pull. Watch for more information about collection drives or contact the Mardi Gras Office.
Bid on exciting Live, Big Board, and Silent Auction items during the online auction, which will be live the week before the event.
- Silent Auction Opens | February 21, 8:00 a.m.
- Big Board & Live Opens | February 26, 8:00 a.m.
- Program Begins | February 27, 7:00 p.m.
- Silent Auction Closes | February 27, 9:00 p.m.
- Big Board Auction Closes | February 27, 9:30 p.m.
- Live Auction Closes | February 27, 10:00 p.m.
Register to bid.
DONATE TO SCHOLARSHIPS
To be eligible for a 2020 tax deduction, checks mailed to Ursuline must be postmarked by December 31, 2020, and online gifts or payments must be made by midnight December 31. The Advancement Office and Finance Office will close on December 18, and reopen on January 4, 2021.
VOLUNTEERING WITH MARDI GRAS
Many thanks to those who have already joined the 2021 Mardi Gras Team. Mardi Gras is made possible by the support of an amazing volunteer group, and we'd love to have your participation. Please contact Kathie Kahn Wood '87 for more information.
Your participation ensures that we will be blessed with generations of Ursuline graduates who will act, move, and believe in ways that make the world a better place for all of us. We hope we can count on your support!
Contact the Mardi Gras Office.