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The Lion's Mane Event: What's what?



What is the Lion’s Mane Event?

The Lion’s Mane Event is NDCL’s largest fundraiser. Each year we gather to celebrate our community of
parents, alumni and friends and to pool our efforts in support of our students.  The Lion’s Mane Event is
a themed evening that includes spectacular décor, fabulous live and silent action packages, raffles, games 
along with fine dining and entertainment.  It’s an event you won’t want to miss!


Why should I join the festivities?

There are many reasons to come to NDCL for this transformative evening. 

  • It’s a great night out: fine food, drink, music and opportunities to walk away with BIG winnings!
  • It’s a really great time to get together with friends.  Or, to make some new ones!
  • It’s the best way to partner with us in providing the best of 21st Catholic education for our young
    men and women.

We encourage you to gather your friends to form a table.  However, we will seat you with your friends
even if you don’t have a full table.  If you want to make some new friends, we will be happy to make the
introductions.  Whatever the case, we promise your presence is welcomed!


What kinds of auctions and raffles are offered?

For those who like to take a chance at winning, we offer a variety of raffle packages, silent and live auctions,
as well as games.  There is something for everyone.  

We will publish our offerings prior to the event, but you can expect outstanding opportunities:

  • Our Live Auction provides robust bidding for vacations, furniture, concerts, private dining, and
    professional sports loges.  
  • Silent Auction and Raffle packages include dining, golf outings, jewelry and fashion must-haves,
    and the latest and greatest items on everyone’s wish list.
  • In the past, there have been cash and silent auction drawings, mystery bags and wine pulls.  Prizes
    can be valued in the $1,000s – from college grants, to Cavs floor seats and Caribbean vacations!

We hope you'll take a chance and walk away with a great prize, but…there is no expectation that you participate. In fact, all we really hope is that you are happy to be a part of the evening.


What is The Holy Family Fund?   

NDCL’s core values – Respect, Justice, Integrity, Community and Excellence – come alive with the last live auction item of the evening.  The Holy Family Fund is a special way in which our community reaches out in love to take care of those most in need – those whose circumstance, serious illness or tragedy may jeopardize a student’s continued education at NDCL.   Through the generous gifts of our attendees, The Holy Family Fund provides a safety net for those families most in need.  It’s a chance for everyone to raise their paddle. 


What should I wear?

We encourage our guest to bring our theme to life with their attire and your creative dress is appreciated.  If themed dress isn't your thing, your dressy but casual evening wear is appropriate.  We call it “casual best.”


I would like to support the event.  How can I do that?

We do indeed hope that you are able to join us and participate in all the activities at the the Lion’s Mane Event.  However, whether you are able to join us or not, there are many ways you can support our effort, and ultimately, our students.

  • Attendance
  • Item and cash donations
  • Advertising
  • Sponsorship

Please utilize our online donation form or contact Lisa Breier, Special Event Coordinator, at 440-279-1080.

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