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By the Bay Auction

The 10th annual Black & White By the Bay Auction will be March 25, 2023 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. Festivities include an exclusive VIP reception, cocktail hour, silent auction, live program, dinner, dancing and after party.

Since its inception, the By the Bay Gala has raised more than $3.45 million in support of the Annual Fund, which allows the Academy to enhance and sustain programs across campus, including technology, classroom resources, ministry and financial aid.

We are working hard on the 2023 By the Bay Auction event. Please keep an eye out for updates as details continue to be announced.

2023 Event Chairs:

Haley Miller

I’m honored to be one of your auction chairs for the 2023 Black and White By the Bay. I have twin daughters in the 5th grade that have been at AHN since pre-K. This is my 7th year working the auction. Previously I have chaired the Wine Wall, live auction, VIP benefits, and reservations, and helped with most of the other positions.   

I love the entire year-long process that goes into the magical event. This year I am most excited about hosting Black and White By the Bay at a new venue with exciting and creative ideas from our dedicated committee members! I hope to see you all there and that we have one of the best nights raising money for our school! 

Michelle Reeves

I'm excited to be co-chair for the 2023 Black & White By the Bay. We have been at the Academy since moving to Tampa almost five years ago, with the youngest of my four children currently in 8th grade. Growing up in a Catholic family and attending Catholic school from K-12, volunteering and service have always been important to me. This is my 3rd year as co-chair and my 5th year on the committee. I also serve on the Mothers Association board as co-VP for the Middle School.

Being a part of the auction committee has been a fun way to get involved, but more importantly, it has given me lasting friendships and a way to support the school I've grown to love. Building from the tremendous success last year, I hope the combination of old traditions and many new exciting ideas makes everyone want to attend and be a part of this incredible experience!



2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Proceeds from the auction provide countless enhancements benefiting Academy students. We hope you will consider being a part of the auction success with one of our many sponsorships. Our exclusive sponsorship packages recognize the vital role you play, and in exchange, offer various levels of recognition and fun benefits depending on your level—including tickets to AHN's exclusive VIP Reception.

2023 Item Donations

The auction thrives on donations from different businesses around town and from gifts made by parents, alumni and friends of AHN. No item is too unique or too small!

To donate an item, fill out the Item Donation Form and either drop it off at the front desk or deliver it to your child’s homeroom teacher. For special pick-up/delivery instructions, please contact Jo Linkner at 813-839-5371.  

2023 Auction Catalog




Academy of the Holy Names of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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