The LEF spring fundraiser on April 13, “Innovation Celebration,” is shaping up to be a great event, and we’ve got fantastic auction and raffle items you can win! You do not need to be present to win. Purchase raffle tickets HERE and email to specify into which drawing you’d like your tickets placed. Also, you may email the LEF to proxy bid on any of the live auction items!

available auction items:

can't make the event? click "BID BY PROXY" to download the proxy form!


1. U2 Concert and Dinner at 801 Chophouse> Donor: Minifie Family > Value: Priceless > 4 tickets to U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 at Scottrade Center on May 4, and the winning bidder will receive a $200 gift certificate to 801Chophouse.


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2. Bourbon Lodge and Fishing Trip > Donor: Kennedy Family > Value: Priceless > Overnight stay for up to four people at one of Missouri’s premiere hunting, fishing & lodging experiences. Includes all meals, fishing activities (including tackle) and use of a motorized boat. Date is TBD, and is good through end of 2019.  



3. Full Orthodontic Treatment of Braces > Donor: Varble Orthodontics> Value: $5,800 > Full orthodontic treatment of braces for patients 18 or under; initial exam must be completed before June 2019. (Invisalign is not included.) Also includes Oral-B rechargeable toothbrush and other goodies.   




4. Family Fun in Orlando > Donor: Shenoy Family> Value: $2,600 > Enjoy a one-week getaway at the luxurious Westgate Resorts in Orlando, Florida. A five-star resort condominium: two bedroom, two bath, sleeps six people. Full kitchen and dining area, hot tub in master bath, cable TV & DVD player, resort pool and hot tubs, tennis courts, exercise facility, lake and water sports. The resort is within minutes of Sea World, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove and Disney attractions. Subject to black-out dates: 6/29-7/8. Expires 12/21/18.  


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5. Carol House Furniture Gift Certificate> Donor: Carol House Furniture/Brook Dubman > Value: $1,000 > $1,000 gift certificate with no restrictions to spend at Carol House Furniture. Expires 1/16/23. Because you like nice things!




6.  Baseball bat signed by Kolten Wong and Four Cardinals Tickets on July 13 > Donor: Minkler Family and Hayes Family > Value: Priceless > Cheer on the Cards against the Cincinatti Reds on Friday, July 13, 7:15 p.m. Tickets are for Section 159, Row 13, Seats 1-4.




7. Two Tickets to Hamilton on April 18 > Donor: Goldman/Willick Family > Value $250 > Find out what all the hype is about with two tickets to see Hamilton the Musical on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are for Section Orchestra 1, Row BB, seats 45 & 47.



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8. Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa> Donor: Brentwood Travel/Stacey Acree > Value: $4,000 > Three-night stay for a family of four at Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa on Table Rock Lake. This is a fabulous, high-end resort that is all-inclusive for lodging, meals and several activities. The winner will be responsible for the hotel taxes. Space is based on availability. Blackout dates may apply to holidays. The resort is open April - September; travel must be completed in 2018.


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9. Hollywood Amphitheater VIP Concert Package* > Donor: Live Nation> Value: Priceless > Four reserved seats at the concert of your choice at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (summer 2018). Includes: 2 VIP parking passes, 4 VIP wristbands, 4 green room passes (including complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks in air-conditioned lounge).

(*See available shows below)


10. Reserved Parking Space at the High School! > Donor: LHWHS> Value: Priceless > One reserved parking space at Ladue Horton Watkins High School for the entire 2018-2019 school year! Freshman and sophomore parents: you can bid on a coveted parking space and not have to drive carpool! (Student must be in good standing in order to be issued a parking sticker).  



11. Superintendents for A Day > Donor: Dr. Donna Jahnke> Value: Priceless > Your child and a friend (fifth grade or older, please) will spend the day with Dr. Jahnke, learning what it’s like to be superintendent of the Ladue School District. They will visit schools and classrooms, have lunch with Dr. Jahnke, meet with other administrators on important district projects, and maybe even learn what goes into calling a snow day! A date that promises to be interesting and fun, and works for your child, their friend and Dr. Jahnke, will be set before Winter Break of the 2018-19 school year.


*Available shows for #9 Hollywood Amphiteater VIP Concert Package: 05/12/2018 Pointfest with Alice In Chains, 05/17/2018 Jason Aldean, 5/26/2018 Poison & Cheap Trick, 06/02/2018 Dierks Bentley, 06/08/2018 Post Malone, 06/09/2018 KSHE Pig Roast Charlie Daniels Band, 06/15/2018 Keith Urban, 06/17/2018 ZZ Top & John Fogerty, 06/19/2018 Steely Dan & Doobie Bros., 06/23/2018 Chicago & REO, 07/03/2018 Warped Tour, 07/07/2018 Evanescence, 07/08/2018 Styx & Joan Jett, 07/09/2018 Thirty Seconds To Mars, 07/10/2018, Kesha & Macklemore, 07/11/2018 Imagine Dragons, 07/14/2018 Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie, 07/18/2018 Foreigner-Whitesnake, 07/21/2018 3 Doors Down, 07/28/2018 Jeff Beck-Paul Rodgers, 07/29/2018 Chris Brown, 08/03/2018 Logic & NF, 08/06/2018 Charlie Puth, 08/07/2018 Breaking Benjamin, 08/09/2018 Slayer, 08/12/2018 G-Eazy, 08/4/2018 Rascal Flatts, 08/19/2018 Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper, 08/25/2018 Niall Horan.


Live Auction Rules

1.     All bidders shall have an equal opportunity to bid on items included in the Live Auction.

2.     Any bidders who are intimidating or otherwise dissuading others from placing bids will be eliminated from the bidding process.

3.     Bids are made by raising your hand or otherwise communicating to the auctioneer that you wish to place a bid.

4.     Bids for items contained in the Live Auction shall be accepted by the auctioneer until each item is deemed SOLD.

5.     The winner of each Live Auction item shall provide the auctioneer with a bidder number, and the amount of the winning bid shall be charged to the winning bidder’s auction account.

6.     All disputes shall be immediately reported to the event co-chairs, and their decision as to any disputes is final.

7.     Proxy bidding will be permitted. Your proxy must attend the event and present a form provided by the LEF at check-out. All items must have proof of payment on the night of the event or the next highest bidder will win the item.


you can bid by proxy on any of the above auction items by contacting us at

available raffle items:


Custom Photographic Portrait


Award-winning master photographer David Bentley of Bentley Studio, Ltd. is pleased to donate a gift certificate for a personal design consultation, custom photographic session in studio or on location, and original 11x14 salon print in color, black & white, or sepia.        

DONOR: David Bentley

VALUE: $350                        

Wine Sampling Experience


Private in-home wine sampling experience for up to 12 people. Includes 8 bottles of wine and wine consultant, 2012 alumnus Brett Hodgins.


VALUE: $300                                                 


Decembrists Concert at the Peabody


Four tickets and premier parking pass for the Decembrists concert on April 25 at the Peabody Opera House. (Tickets: ORCH LT Row E Seats 9-12.)                          

DONOR: Amy and Casey Parsons

VALUE: $271                         


Dentistry for Children & Adolescents (

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Gift basket full of goodies, including a children's Sonicare toothbrush and a free visit for a child for exam, fluoride, cleaning and x-rays.   

DONOR: Dentistry for Children & Adolescents (

VALUE: $350                                    

A Week of KIDS WHO K.A.R.E. CAMP this Summer

Enjoy one fun week with friends and memorable experiences for life. Through introductions to non-profit organizations, K.A.R.E. Camp facilitates age-appropriate discussions, field trips, and fun service projects to inspire boys and girls to be grateful, compassionate and kind. Kindness. Action. Responsibility. Education. Founded and run by a Ladue School District parent.

DONOR: Amy Barnett

VALUE: $300

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Win a Commemorative Brick that will be inscribed and placed at the beautiful new south entrance of the high school.

You and your family can be a permanent part of the LHWHS renewed campus with a brick to commemorate a loved one, a team, to honor a teacher, give your child a lasting gift or simply celebrate your own year as a Ladue student.


VALUE: $350


Then email us at to specify into which drawing you’d like your tickets placed.