On the Red Carpet: Chatard-A-Bration 2022

February 12, 2022

Chatard-a-Bration, a most popular event and fundraiser for Bishop Chatard, provides an atmosphere of excitement, fun and fellowship bringing together over 600 people each year. With Chatard-a-Bration being our second largest annual fundraising effort, the funds raised help provide vital tuition assistance for students and support for our amazing teachers through our Catholic Educators Advancement Program (CEAP).

Parent Gift Gathering Parties

These parties for parents by class kick-off Chatard-A-Bration 2022: On the Red Carpet… and they also are a really fun excuse to get together with other parents of your child’s classmates!

The Senior Class Parent Gift Gathering Party was Oct. 15, but donations are still open to support the class’s Chatard-A-Bration gift party.
Donate to the Senior Class party
It’s time for the Sophomore Gift-Gathering Party! The Sophomore class is raising funds for a trip for the Chatard-A-Bration auction.

We’ll meet Saturday, October. 30, 7-10:00 p.m. at the Shumaker House, 8300 N Meridian St. Weather permitting, the party will also extend outdoors with firepits to keep warm. Considering the date, we couldn’t resist making the evening Halloween themed. Don’t worry – we are not going to ask you to wear costumes, but if the spirit moves you – go for it!

RSVP and donate to the Sophomore Class party

If you can’t make it, you can still participate with the Class of 2024 by making an online donation. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you on Oct. 30!

Hosted by Anne & Rob Shumaker, Jo Lynn & John Garing, Katie & Brad Horton, Lori & John Zehner, Jennifer & Jon Wright, Katie & Ted Kolbus, Claire & Sean Belby, and Nicole & Brian Duncan.
Donate to the Sophomore Class party

The Freshman Class Party was October 16, but it’s not too late to donate via the Gift Party that kicks off Chatard-A-Bration 2022!

Donate to the Freshman Class party
You won’t want to miss this! Tune in to the Winter Fest At-Home Broadcast and shop the silent and live auctions, donate to this year’s fund-a-need, and support BCHS on Saturday, February 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

There is no cost to participate in our live broadcast; all you need to do is register your mobile phone! Registration is required to bid on silent and live auction items and to view the live broadcast.
See the ‘Silent and Live Auction Bidding’ area below for registration directions.
View the Evening’s Program

Our Chatard-a-Bration Auction is Live! Register your phones today to view and bid on our fantastic silent & live auction items. For the first time ever, bidding for live auction items is open early! You’ll find adventurous trips, dynamic BCHS team baskets & more! Don’t wait, get your bids in early to secure your favorite items.

View Auction Items & Register Your Phone

There is no cost to register your phones & participate in Winter Fest: At-Home Edition. However, registration is required to bid on auction items, donate and to view our live broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 20.

How to Register

  • Go to:
  • 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, win an auction item or purchase an Instabuy.
  • After you register, you will receive two text messages. You will need these to watch the event!


  • After registering your phone, click the blue hyperlink you’ll receive via text message
  • Press the ‘Auction Item’ button to be directed our fabulous auction items
  • Tap the item, enter in your bid, then hit submit!
  • All auctions will end around 8:45 p.m.

For pictorial directions and full live auction descriptions, view the Evening’s Program below.
Open The Evening’s Program

This year’s Live Auction items give you a chance to put a checkmark on your bucket list and experience a trip of a lifetime!! Join us for our live broadcast on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. to place final bids on the following exciting excursions.

  • Explore the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective during a helicopter ride & open air jeep tour. This Grand Canyon Resort stay includes gift cards for side excursions.
  • Head out east to explore the Atlantic coast in historic Bar Harbor, Maine and do some whale watching & lobster fishing while you’re there. This Maine vacation comes with a choice of side excursions depending on the time of year you choose to venture east.
  • Is a relaxing vacation closer to home more your style? Drive up to Northern Michigan & stay at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor and explore the beauty of the Great Lakes. This item includes a golf or ski package of your choice.
  • Ready for a true adventure? Pack up the family and hit the road in any direction in your luxury RV rental from Touchdown RVs. This includes RV rental for a week with gift cards for gas and preparations at Sullivan Hardware.
The Chatard-a-bration Fund-a-Need this year is focused on our front line workers – Our Amazing Teachers!

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our teachers have shown incredible creativity and fortitude in delivering a vibrant and caring learning environment for all of our students.

Managing the daily safety protocols and the hybrid learning model with professionalism, resiliency, patience and hope, our teachers serve as shining examples of our faith in action. For this we are eternally grateful, and, as a way of showing our collective appreciation, we want to give a huge thank you by dedicating the funds raised through this Fund-a-Need to be distributed to our teachers. Your charitable gift to Bishop Chatard for this project will allow us to express our appreciation for their dedicated service and professional leadership during this challenging time.

Donate to Fund-A-Need: Our Amazing Teachers
This is the hottest raffle in town! With only 625 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 – Winner will be drawn during Chatard-A-Bration
    • Early Bird Prize: $500 – Congratulations to our Early Bird Winner: Allison (Mark) Mayer ’00
    • Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125


  • Fill out the online form with your request.
  • 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. Payment must be received by Feb. 19 to be included in the $10,000 drawing.

** To be entered into the Early Bird Raffle Drawing, we must receive your payment by January 13, 2021.

Grand prize will be drawn live during the online Winter Fest. You need not be present to win. Only 625 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

For further information, contact Kelly Stuhldreher at

Purchase your raffle ticket
When you purchase a ‘Party Pass’ for Chatard-A-Bration, you receive 2 parties for the price of 1!

Your Party Pass begins with a curbside meal pickup from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the day of the Winter Fest, Feb. 20. Stop by BCHS, park your car and pick up your Italian dinner from Sahm’s, packaged and ready for you to heat up at home, along with your favorite craft beer provided by Sun King Brewery.

Local acoustic singer and songwriter Chad Mills will be entertaining guests during this pickup at BCHS.

In addition, this Party Pass also provides you access to the BCHS Block Party which will be scheduled as soon as larger group gatherings are considered safe.

  • Individual Party Pass ($125) includes:
    • Food and drink passes for 1 on February 20
    • 1 pass to the BCHS Block Party
  • Fan Party Pass ($250) includes:
    • Food and drink passes for 2 on February 20
    • 2 passes to the BCHS Block Party
  • Friend Party Pass ($500) includes:
    • Food and drink passes for 4 on February 20
    • 4 passes to BCHS Block Party

Deadline for Party Pass purchase is Feb. 11.

Purchase Your Party Pass

BCHS depends on your financial help to provide an authentic Catholic education to nearly 700 students annually. Your sponsorship helps us achieve this goal!

NEW: All sponsors at the White level and above will be entered into the drawing for a trip that will be personally designed by the winner. The prize of a $2,000 Airbnb gift card and a $1,000 Visa card gives you the freedom to choose where you will take your trip and how you will get there. Have fun!

The sponsor raffle drawing will take place near the beginning of our virtual event starting at 7:30pm on February 20th.

View Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Chatard-A-Bration Sponsor

2021 Chatard-A-Bration Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Chatard-A-Bration Sponsors! Your support helps make Chatard-A-Bration a success!



Mike & Heather McGinley

Royal Sponsors

Eco Parking Technologies Logo
Trained in Trenches logo and link
Kyle Koehne and Reed Family

Crowe Logo
Nickerson Family

Ed & Trina Stonner Family
Van Vliet Family

White Sponsors

  • Birge & Held Asset Management
  • BuySellLoveIndy – Kristi Gaynor, F.C. Tucker Company
  • CRG Residential
  • Danco Roofing Services, Inc.
  • The Drew Family
  • Mike ’03 and Carly Dury ’05
  • Guymon Family
  • Huntington Bank
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • James Babcock Inc.
  • Klipsch Marketing & Advisors
  • The Konvolinka Family
  • Mike ’65 and Carla Leppert
  • Marian Inc.
  • Marian University
  • O’Brien Automotive Family
  • Jeff and Aileen Puno
  • Schaefer Technologies, Inc.
  • Shiel Sexton Company
  • Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Threefold
  • Tyler Automotive
  • Zink Distributing Company

Patron Sponsors

  • Justin ’05 & Julie ’05 Audenaert
  • Dellen Automotive Group
  • Distinct Images
  • CYO
  • Katz, Sapper & Miller/KSM Location Advisors
  • Leppert Mortuaries
  • Lewis And Wilkins attorneys Steve Koers, Paul Mullin and John Lewis
  • McGowan Insurance Group
  • Meyer Najem Construction
  • Porch Light Public Relations
  • Ryan Fire Protection
  • Tom and Amy Schulte

Chatard-A-Bration 2021

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