Auction 2023

Friday, November 17

Attend the Auction

Purchase individual tickets or buy a whole table and celebrate with friends!

Tickets are $150 per person, or $1500 for a reserved table for 10.

All tickets include gourmet dinner, complimentary cocktails and an evening of fun and camaraderie.

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Event Details

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sponsor’s VIP Cocktail Party

6:30 Check-in and cocktails

8:00 Gourmet dinner by Garozzo’s

8:45 Live Auction & Fund-A-Future

Attire: Cocktail Chic

Check Out These Amazing Items!

Golden Ticket

Purchasing a Golden Ticket enters you into a drawing to win a premier auction item of your choice including a presidential view of the Plaza Lighting Ceremony, a visit to the Emerald Isle or VIP seats at graduation, to name a few.

Tickets – $100 each

Limited quantity! Only 200 will be sold

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Choose from great Instabuy items while they last! Auction attendees can pick up their Instabuys at checkout.

Not attending the auction? Pickup will be available on the STA campus on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Use the Main St. entrance, pull around the circle drive to the north side of Donnelly Hall. Retrieve your items in the Goppert building.

Items not picked up on Saturday, November 18, will be shipped for a fee. Costs will vary depending on your items, and will be charged to your BidPal account.

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Bid on Auction Items

Browse our featured auction items including an exclusive screening of the Eras Movie for up to 50 Swifties, want to watch the Chiefs take on the Eagles instead? How about a trip to Malibu?

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Enter to Win a Car or Cash

Tickets are available for $10 each. The winning ticket will be drawn during the STA Strong Auction on Friday, November 17.

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First Place
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT AWD
(pre-owned with approximately 7,000 miles)
courtesy of Molle Automotive Group

Second Place
$2,500 Cash

Third Place
$1,000 Cash

The winner must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age or older. The winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes. Certain terms and conditions apply. You need not be present to win. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible.

Become a Donor or Sponsor

Donate From our Amazon Wish List

Donate an auction item using our convenient Amazon Wish List! Popular items at various price points are available for your consideration. This list is updated frequently, so check back for additional items often!

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Donate a Live or Silent Auction Item

Donate a live or silent auction item. You can deliver or mail the item to STA, or we can arrange for a volunteer to pick it up from you.  We accept a range of items from trips to physical items and gift certificates.

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Become a Sponsor

In addition to the many benefits listed here, you will receive exposure to the highly appreciative and devoted STA community. Sponsors at the Supernova and Meteor levels will be assigned personal bartenders and servers for their reserved table at the auction.!

Become a Sponsor or Underwriter

Become a Volunteer

The STA Strong Auction has many opportunities for volunteers. As STA’s largest and most well-attended event, there are many ways to get involved and lend a helping hand. Choose from a number of activities with varying levels of time commitment.


Auction Sponsors & Underwriters

Car & Cash Sponsor

Molle Automotive Group logo


Technology Sponsor

The Batz Family

Supernova Sponsors



Meteor Sponsors


country club bank logo









Multistudio Logo





tommy's express car wash logo


Star Sponsors

Mary & Brendan Buckley

Lyndsey & Jeff Dunn

Luis Couchonnal, MD/Healient Physicians Group

Jenny & Warren Erdman

Sue & Joe Fahey

Fusion Fitness

Haverty Family Foundation Fund

MayBlack Media Consulting –
Stesha & Kirk Black

The Miller Group

Southwind Enterprises

University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation

Sparkle Sponsors

Ginger & Kevin Carr

Laura Foley (’76) & David Cimpl

Erin & Scott Duba

Forvis –
Lisa (Brosnahan, ’98) & Adam Zieren

Kristen & Jeff Graham

Buffy & Matt Gunter

Barb & Jon Haden

Genevieve & Brendan Healy

Jenny & Casey Housley

Kerri & Joe Massman

Bob Monroe

Sarah & Chris Ralph

Steve Renz – Merrill Lynch

Molly (Barry, ’98) & Jason Salinardi

Christy (Mehrer, ’94) & Brett Schoenfeld

Jennifer & John Schwaller

Kristen Searle with West Village Realty

Renee & Brian Stuckey

Shannon & Timothy Thrun

Food & Beverage Sponsors


Auction Co-Chairs

Thank you to our 2023 STA Auction Co-Chairs:

Front:  Darby Brender, Rochelle Graham, Dr. Siabhan May-Washington, Francie (Whitaker, ’96) Bradley, Kelly Reichman
Back:  Nate Brender, Kasey Graham, Brian Bradley and Dan Reichman