Grosse Pointe Academy

gpaSince 2011 ClickBid has partnered with The Grosse Pointe Academy to conduct mobile bidding silent auctions.

The Grosse Pointe Academy 2015 – Ftes des Amis Action Auction.


The Mission of The Grosse Pointe Academy

The mission of The Grosse Pointe Academy is to nurture the potential of each child, allowing students to discover their unique strengths and passions in an environment framed by Christian values. We challenge students to achieve excellence in academics, character, athletics, and the arts. We inspire students to acquire the skills required for their future success and to develop the confidence to communicate, contribute, and lead.

About The Grosse Pointe Academy

The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving children age 2 ½ through Grade 8. They foster an inclusive environment that respects all cultures and religious beliefs. They seek to remain faithful to their heritage as a former Academy of the Sacred Heart and to those who through their Catholic faith and perseverance sought to preserve and enhance the legacy of this past for generations. Incorporated as a non-profit institution, The Grosse Pointe Academy is directed by a Board of Trustees working together to serve the Southeastern Michigan community.

The Need

The Grosse Pointe Academy Action Auction

One of the oldest and most successful private school auctions in the United States (48 years and counting), Action Auction has used automated bidding for at least two decades, under a program of its own design. In order to utilize the current technology and for purposes of reliability and customer experience,  Action Auction sought help to create a user-friendly, and reliable mobile bidding platform.  With an estimated 400 attendees, The Grosse Pointe Academy also needed a fast and easy way to sell and promote ticket sales online. Proceeds from the gala auction go to enrich academic offerings, raise scholarship and tuition assistance funds, and supports the preservation of the Academy’s historic campus.

The Solution

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ClickBid was able to provide a landing page and ticket page in conjunction with the auction software. The evening included a separate paddle-raise, mobile bidding in a silent auction followed by a live auction. They were able to offer a welcome text with the guests bidding information at check in, mobile bidding during the auction and complete the checkout process at event close enabling them to send their guests home with their paid winning items.

The Results

ClickBid was able to support this successful event through our software and with the upgraded contract by providing onsite staff to ensure the event ran smoothly.  The auction raised net proceeds exceeding $450,000, which included a separate “paddle-raise” total in excess of $125,000.