The Auction for Financial Aid is WIS's largest community fundraiser for financial aid, enabling a socioeconomically diverse group of students to benefit from a WIS education. While members of our community were looking forward to gathering together in support of our students, the health and wellbeing of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic is a higher priority, so we have canceled our April 4 in-person celebration. 

Despite this challenge, we remain committed to raising financial aid funds. And so...we are going to host a VIRTUAL STARRY NIGHT event! This event will be open to every member of our community—there is no obligation or need to purchase a ticket.

There will be plenty of chances to bid on over 150 amazing items during our online auction (March 28 through April 4). CLICK HERE to register and bid early and often on items donated by our community members and local businesses.  

Auction Co-Chair: Amy Chao
Auction Co-Chair: Kristin Nehme
Online Auction Co-Chair: Vanda Berninger
Fund-A-Student Co-Chair: Melissa Schwartz

For more information, please contact Marcela Churchill at



We would like to offer a huge "thank you" to everyone who attended or provided support for the Spring 2019 auction. Due to the generosity of hundreds of guests and supporters, WIS was able to raise important funding for financial aid during an incredibly fun night! 

Fierce Bidding to Play Hooky with Ms. Jemsby

Event Photography by Angelie Talapatra