Annual Fundraising Events

Our priority is providing students with an invaluable education and opportunities for personal and academic growth. To ensure all of our students get the well-rounded education they need, we hold several fundraising events throughout the year. If you’d like to get involved in any one of our events, contact either Amanda Rebeck at or Kevin Kelleher at or by calling (716) 683-4824.

Spring Fling Tuition Thing

May 13, 2017

St. Mary’s High School Gymnasium

Introduced in 2016, the Spring Fling Tuition Thing benefits St. Mary’s students and offers ticketholders a chance to win valuable prizes.

With the purchase of a $100 Fling Ticket, families will be entered in a drawing for full tuition for the following school year. In addition, participants will be eligible for several cash prizes.

With a $50 regular Fling Ticket, purchasers are eligible to win cash prizes but are not entered into the tuition drawing.

Each ticket admits two people to the Fling, which includes food from area establishments and live entertainment. With a new theme each year, this is fun for all that attend!

Please note that you need not be present at the event to win the tuition or cash prize drawings.

For more information or for tickets, contact the Advancement Office at (716) 683-4824 ext. 223 or Julie Wipperman at

Chris Griswold Memorial 5K Run

Saturday, May 20
Como Park
One Mile Fun Run 10:00 am
5K Run 10:30 am

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Chris Griswold Memorial Run.


Golf Tournament

June 26, 2017

Lancaster Country Club

Alumni and Friends are invited to participate in the annual St. Mary’s Golf Tournament, traditionally held on the last Monday of June.

The event features 18 holes of scramble golf at Lancaster Country Club, one of the finest courses in Western New York. The day includes lunch, dinner, raffles, split clubs, fun, and networking with friends, families, and graduates of St. Mary’s High School.

Classic Car Show and Chicken BBQ

August 21, 2016

St. Mary’s High School

(front parking lot – rain or shine!)

12 noon – 4:00 pm

Spend an afternoon with us appreciating the intricate features of classic cars and grabbing a bite to eat all to benefit St. Mary’s High School students. The classic event will take place rain or shine, with registration for participants starting at 9am.

The Car Show features over 80 special awards, including many hand-made trophies. Entries are limited to the first 200 cars.

The Chicken BBQ, featuring chicken from Wendel’s Farm, includes all the fixings. In addition, a food court will be open for those who just want to stop in and have something to eat while checking out the cars. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and numerous door prizes.

More information is available by contacting Julie Wipperman at (716) 683-4824 ext. 223 or


Bash for Cash

Click here for a recap of the 2016 Bash for Cash event.

Bash for Cash combines cash give-a-ways with an evening of food and fun. The highlight of the night features a grand prize of $10,000, and 61 other prizes ranging from $50 to $3,000.

Your $50 ticket includes admission for two adults as well as pizza, beverages, raffles, split clubs, and games. Outside snacks and beverages are also welcome.

More information is available by contacting Julie Wipperman at (716) 683-4824 ext. 223 or

Lancer Auction

This year’s Lancer Auction was a huge success! Click here for a recap of the event.

The Lancer Auction combines delicious food, stellar auction items and no shortage of fun all while raising money to benefit St. Mary’s students.

Guests have the opportunity to place bids on the silent and special auction items, and enjoy various raffles throughout the night. During the live auction, attendees can bid on fabulous prizes, including vacations, sporting event tickets, golf packages, college tuition waivers and much more.

For more information or to receive an invitation, contact Amanda Rebeck, Dean of Advancement & Alumni Relations, at (716) 683-4824, ext. 237 or