Marquette Academy





Marquette May Merriment XXXV - Saturday May 6, 2017

May Merriment is our biggest fundraiser of the year, assisting the school with financial needs and offsetting tuition costs for many families. Please join us for a great cause, decadent food, crazy-cool drinks, a Frank Sinatra Crooner and Over-the-Moon auction items!! Tickets are $80 per person. (Includes dinner, open bar, and a bidder number to access the Silent and Live Auction)

This year we are excited to bring mobile bidding, partnering with BidPal, to our silent auction portion of the evening. Please visit to view Silent Auction items and learn how to BidPal. (Click the phone icon in the lower right corner).

Check-in the night of the event is SO EASY with 3 easy steps:

1. Check-in and register your smartphone (If you do not have a cell phone, there will be mobile bidding buddies at the event to help you bid)

2. Swipe your credit card to pay on your device for quick, easy checkout (you may also pay by check in the library if you choose)

3. Follow the link in the text message you receive and start bidding! BidPal will work best uing your own service provider, bidding uses minimal data, 5 hours is equivalent to downloading one song. (You can use your phone's browser or download the app before the event)


If you have never attended May Merriment in the past and would like to, tickets are available now at the Elementary or Advancement Office for $80 per person. 


This year's theme is Fly Me to the Moon. The Rat Pack is Back!

Meet our committee:

Bill and Phyllis Durdan - Honorary Chairpeople

Kathleen and Scott Sypniewski & Mindy and Jamie McConnaughhay - Chairpeople


Learn how easy it is to BidPal before the event! (Click the phone icon in the lower right corner) 


Call Julie Verona or Phyllis Donahue with questions: 815-433-0125 extention 1017 or 1016