Auxiliary Auction

Join us for the 2017 gala and auction on april 1

Gala Invite















We’d love to have you join us for our Auxiliary Board’s 12th annual Gala and Auction on April 1, 2017, at the Peter G. Decker Jr. Half Moone Center, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. We will have lots of goodies in our silent auction, including wine and jewelry — plus exciting offerings in the live auction, such as a weekend in the Big Apple, a trip to Costa Rica, a river cruise aboard a historic restored Chesapeake Bay Deadrise and a private dinner created for you by a chef in your own home!

Online ticket sales for the Gala and/or for a raffle of a Toyota Corolla donated by Checkered Flag have ended. Contact Mary Helen Hilton, (757) 446-6793 or Cocktail attire; valet parking included.

Thank you to our 2017 Gala and Auction sponsors: 


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PRA Group




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Kaufman & Canoles Logo

and George & Linda Consolvo






Friends of St. Mary’s
Roof Engineering
Teamsters Local 822
Vandeventer Black

Read below about the 2016 Gala and Auction.

2016 AUXiliary gala raises $85,000 for Children with disabilities

Watch Auxiliary Board President Mollie Pavlik and Todd Collins, our good friend from Checkered Flag, discuss the Auxiliary’s Gala and Auction on “Norfolk Perspectives:”

Children and young adults with disabilities who live at St. Mary’s Home will enjoy more field trips and benefit from much-needed medical equipment with the success of a gala that raised more than $85,000 for the nonprofit.

After 10 years of events in Virginia Beach, the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home held its 11th annual Gala and Auction on April 16, 2016, at a new location: The Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center on Norfolk’s downtown waterfront. Special guests included Lynn, who lives at St. Mary’s Home, as well as several current and former St. Mary’s families.

“The Gala is a time to celebrate the residents of St. Mary’s Home and our Albero House for adults, as well as the wonderful environment that our community partners, sponsors, families, friends and staff help provide for them,” Auxiliary President Mollie Pavlik said.

WVEC-TV weather forecaster Craig Moeller served as master of ceremonies as nearly 300 people had the opportunity to bid during silent and live auctions on items including jewelry, sports memorabilia, artwork, a trip to New York City and a stay in a centuries-old home in Provence, France. A special live auction just to fund field trips for the children of and young adults of St. Mary’s raised $16,000 from generous bidders.

Special thanks to our friends — and Gala presenting sponsor — at Checkered Flag for their support. For the sixth year in a row, Checkered Flag donated a car for the Auxiliary to raffle off at the end of the Gala. Click here to learn more about this year’s raffle.

For more information, contact Mary Helen Hilton, director of annual giving, at (757) 446-6793 or

Watch Auxiliary Board President Mollie Pavlik and Mary Helen Hilton, our director of annual giving, talk about the Gala on Cox Communications’ “Hot Ticket:”