Portland, April 12th, 2014. St. Mary’s Academy’s 26th annual auction, Roman Holiday, raised more than $900,000, the largest amount in the event’s history and $100,000 over last year. The Fink Family enjoyed the event including: David Wilson, Patrick Soong, Molly Fink Soong ’99, Jeani Fink ’97, Marilyn and Tom Fink, Amy Fink Wilson ’95.

St. Mary's Academy auction chairs from L-R Marypat and Steve Hedberg, Carolyn DeLanyReif and Chuck Reif, Annie and Rollie White, Eden Jamison

St. Mary’s Academy auction chairs Marypat and Steve Hedberg, Carolyn DeLanyReif and Chuck Reif, Annie and Rollie White, Eden Jamison

Brittney and Tracey Clark from L-R Brittney Clark ’94 and Tracey Clark

 Brittney Clark ’94 and Tracey Clark

More than 700 guests joined St. Mary’s Academy at the Oregon Convention Center for the annual auction, the largest fundraising event for Oregon’s premier Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women. Proceeds from the auction are critical to the financial strength of St. Mary’s Academy and benefit each of the school’s 660 students.

St. Mary's Academy students shared their dreams and ambitions at the 2014 Roman Holiday auction.

St. Mary’s Academy students shared their dreams and ambitions at the 2014 Roman Holiday auction.

“We are grateful to all who attended and helped create the April 12 auction, which celebrates our school community. Participation in this event helps reaffirm the belief that St. Mary’s Academy transforms students’ lives by combining the best features of a Catholic high school with the opportunities offered by an all-girls environment. Event success such as this sets the stage for an exciting future,” said St. Mary’s Academy President Christina Friedhoff.

St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic high school for young women, provides a challenging college-preparatory education in a vibrant learning environment.  St. Mary’s, a diverse community, educates the whole person by nurturing spirituality, encouraging creativity, promoting justice, and inspiring a sense of global interdependence to prepare students for service and leadership.

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