La Catalina Auction Fundraiser 

Every year the La Catalina Foundation runs an online auction fundraiser and holds ‘A Night Under the Stars’ silent auction and party. 

The online auction runs from February 1st to 10:00pm on Sunday, February 15th.  Visit our online auction page by clicking HERE.  Every year there are art, hotel stays, and spa and restaurant certificates available at great prices!  If you aren’t in our area and win an item, we offer shipping right to your home.

February 18th will mark the 13th annual “A Night under the Stars” auction and party in La Manzanilla’s main plaza, from 6pm to 9:30pm.  It will include not only a silent auction but also a delicious Mexican dinner and a show featuring local talent, folkloric dancers, live music and our LCF kids performing.  For photos of last year's event please see our facebook page.

The revenue generated from the online auction and the live event are distributed back to the community in three ways:

  • 25% donated to the La Manzanilla public schools
  • 25% supports our free educational programs
  • 50% allows us to continue development of La Catalina Foundation's center

We are reliant on donations and volunteers to make this fundraiser a success.  If you’re interested in donating or volunteering please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We would like to express sincere appreciation to all the many donors and volunteers who made the 2016 event a success!  For a budget of the 2016 online auction and Night Under the Stars event please click here to download the pdf file.

Here is a quick look at some of the 2016 auction details:
 Online Auction:
-Total Items Auctioned: 78
-Total bids placed: 210
-Visits to website:  736
-Item with the highest bid: $300US for painting by      Linda Kauffman
-Item with most bids: Tie between Reflexology Session with Karen Taylor and 1.5hr massage by Linda Mandala 
A Night under the Stars Silent Auction & Party:
-Total Items Auctioned: 139
-Item with Highest Bid: $4000 pesos - bike donated by Jacqueline Walters/Carpet donated by Jane Henderson
-Item with Most Bids: Black & Decker drill donated by  Joanne and Ross Kipp
Total Combined Net Auction Proceeds: $94,807MXN