February 22, 2025

Our most popular fundraiser, our annual Chatard-A-Bration, brings hundreds from the Bishop Chatard community together for an exciting evening with live entertainment, loads of fellowship, exceptional auction packages, and good food and drink, all in support of our Annual Fund.

Thank You!

Thank you to the over 500 people who joined us at the 2024 event ‘Dancing Through the Decades’! We are especially grateful to our 2024 Chatard-A-Bration sponsors, along with co-chairs Aaron Dixon & John Leppert, and the men and women who served on organizational committees and helped bring this wonderful evening to life. All funds raised will help provide tuition assistance and teacher compensation.

Get excited to rock the night away at Chatard-A-Bration 2024: Dancing through the Decades on February 10, 2024!

Choose an era that gets your feet moving as you dress for the decade. Think the groovy Beatles for the 60s, boogie on down with the Bee Gees in the 70s, get gnarly with Fleetwood Mac in the 80s or dress da bomb as you get jiggy with Pearl Jam in the 90s. Help us smash our goal of $360,000 by purchasing a table, becoming a sponsor or outbidding your neighbor in the auction!

  • Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 10, 2024
  • The evening includes a cocktail hour, silent auction bidding throughout, dinner, a short program and dancing with Dave & Rae.
  • Attire: Dress for the Decade!
  • Tickets are $150 per person or $1500 for a table of ten.

Purchase Tickets

2024 Fund-A-Need Project: BCHS Bus

It’s not too late to help with our 2024 Fund-A-Need Project.

Help us fund the purchase of the second coach bus by donating to the Chatard-A-Bration Fund-A-Need!

Bishop Chatard has purchased one coach bus and is in the process of acquiring a second bus in order to expand our capacity to transport students to their various off campus activities including away sports competitions, retreats, special events and service projects. We will continue to use most of our shuttle buses and, with the addition of two, fifty-five passenger coaches, will be less dependent on costly bus rentals.

Make a Fund-A-Need Donations
This is the hottest raffle in town! With only 300 total tickets being sold, your chance of winning $10,000 is almost as big as the stack of cash you could win.

    • Grand Prize: $10,000
    • Tickets are $100 each
Don’t delay in your purchase: limited raffle tickets remain


  1. Fill out the online form with your request for tickets.
    Open Form.
  2. Promptly send us your payment
    Either mail your check (payable to Bishop Chatard Raffle) to Bishop Chatard High School, ATTN: Chatard-A-Bration Raffle, 5885 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, or, bring in cash/check payment to the BCHS main office.


    • Ticket sales end Feb. 9 or when all tickets are sold.
    • Payment must be received by noon Feb. 9, 2023 to be included in the $10,000 drawing.

Grand prize will be drawn live during Chatard-A-Bration on Feb. 11, 2023. You need not be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Early bird winner will be included in grand prize drawing. All proceeds benefit BCHS tuition assistance and teacher compensation. License # 000572

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Our 2024 Auction is now open!

Bidding has started on all of the specialty items, team gift baskets and unique experiences included in this year’s Chatard-A-Bration Auction!

You don’t have to attend Chatard-A-Bration to bid and win in our auction. Bid through your cell phone/mobile device; join in the fun and support your BCHS Trojans!

  • All auction items can be viewed online. Items won’t be displayed at the event.
  • All bidding for our auction items is exclusively online.
  • Register your mobile device to bid (directions below).
  • The auction will close at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.
Open Bidding Software


  1. Go to:
  2. Click the Register button and fill out the form. You are required to enter a credit card. You will ONLY be charged if you make a donation, purchase a Instabuy and/or win an auction item.
  3. After you register, click the blue link to access your personal bidding site.


  1. After you register, click the blue link to access your personal bidding site.
  2. Press the ‘Auction Item’ button to be directed to our fabulous auction items.
  3. Tap the item, enter in your bid, then hit submit!

Sneak Peek at our some of our Top Auction Items

Did you miss the chance to support Chatard-A-Bration 2024 via a class gift gathering party? These parties serve as the kick-off to Chatard-A-Bration 2024: “Dancing Through the Decades”.
It’s never too late to add your support!

Donate Here

This year’s parties were held and hosted by:

  • Senior Parent Gift Gathering Party – Oct. 28
    • Hosts: Joanna & Bill Tuohy, Anne & Rob Shumaker, Nancy & Joseph Steadham, Aly & Andrew Schroeder, Katie & Brad Horton, Jennifer & Jonathan Wright, Jo Lynn & John Garing, Mandy & Brent Borg
  • Junior Parent Gift Gathering Party: Sept. 16
    • Hosts: Sarah & Pete Bustamante, Kate & Hugh McGowan, Amy & Matthew Fix, Chrissy & Andrew Swickheimer, Anne & Dave Monahan, Emily & Joe Hummel, Marty & Michelle Mates, Jen & Shannen Priser, Steph & Adam Adler
  • Sophomore Parent Gift Gathering Party: Sept. 23, 2023
    • Hosts: Kelli & Russ Lawrence, Deanna & Pat Murphy, Beth & Brian Gantz, Nicole & Kip Chase and Michelle & Adam Post.
  • Freshman Parent Gift Gathering Party: Oct. 1, 2023
    • Hosts: Shelley & Ren Berry, Rachel & Nathan Berzai, Vanessa & Brian Brothers, Alysha & Justin Leuer, Jan & Chris McHugh, Monica & CJ Theriac, Katie & Lee Thompson, Nikki Popcheff-Johnson & Kyle Johnson

Scenes from the 2024 Chatard-A-Bration

2024 Chatard-A-Bration Sponsors

Thank you to our 2024 Chatard-A-Bration Sponsors! Your support helps make Chatard-A-Bration a success!



Forvis Logo

Bright Ideas logo

Royal Sponsors

ECO Parking Technologies
Allied Automation logo

White Sponsors

  • The Aaron & Jen Dixon Family
  • Church Church Hittle + Antrim
  • Danco Roofing
  • Dental Implant Institute
  • The Hannon Family
  • Hughes Orthodontics
  • James Babcock Inc.
  • KSM Advisors
  • Marian Inc.
  • McGowan Insurance Group
  • Lewis & Wilkins: Paul Mullin ’97, Steve Koers, John Lewis
  • O’Brien Automotive
  • Moving with Martin
  • Russ Lawrence Real Estate
  • Ripple Bagel Deli
  • Shiel Sexton
  • Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning
  • The Jill & Trent Sandifur Family

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