Interchange 48 - 03.28.20
Interchange 48 celebrates the call from our patron saint, Ignatius of Loyola, to Go forth and set the world on fire. Together, we will continue to kindle the spark within each of our young men with the passion for service and social justice in our world.
The funds raised from Interchange are crucial to the mission of Loyola. In keeping with the vision of St. Ignatius to make education accessible to all students, Loyola underwrites a quarter of all tuition costs and provides additional financial aid for almost 30 percent of the student population. The proceeds from Interchange fund those additional scholarships for students who would be unable to attend Loyola.
It’s here. Time to get excited!
THREE DAYS OF INTERCHANGE
3 days, 3 ways to change a young man’s life.
Thursday, March 26th • 8:00 a.m.
Online Bidding Begins
Friday, March 27th • 8:00 a.m.
More Must-Have Items Revealed
Saturday, March 28th
Livestream of Vigil Mass
Livestream of Interchange Digital Event
Featuring Loyola’s President, Fr. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73
with special guests, Ellen K of KOST 103.5 and
Melvin Robert ’01 of Spectrum News 1
All proceeds from this event directly support financial aid.
One out of every three of our students is relying on your help.
We need you. We can’t let our boys down.
So how can you participate?
1) Register to Bid from Home today! Click here.
Not sure how mobile bidding works? Learn more here.
2) Check out the Raffle tab below and get your tickets to paradise.
3) Tune in on Saturday night.
Please join us in supporting financial aid.
Questions? You may call the auction office at 213.381.5121 x1915 or email us at email@example.com
What is Interchange?
The Interchange Auction is Loyola High School’s largest annual social event and the MOST IMPORTANT school fundraiser of the year.
Why is it called Interchange?
In 1973, Fr Patrick Cahalan, SJ, Loyola’s President at the time started the auction and called it “Interchange” because he believed the term is reflective of both Loyola’s location and its student body. Based in the heart of Los Angeles, Loyola is the “interchange” where people from every socio-economic, cultural, and geographic corner come together. Members of our student body come from over 200 zip codes in the greater Los Angeles area each day.
Why do we need Interchange?
The funds raised from Interchange are crucial to the mission of Loyola. In keeping with the vision of St. Ignatius to make education accessible to all students, Loyola underwrites a quarter of all tuition costs and provides additional financial aid for almost 30 percent of the student population. The proceeds from Interchange fund scholarships for those students who would be unable to attend Loyola. It is because of Interchange that Loyola is able to keep tuition within the reach of so many young men deserving of the transformative power of a Jesuit education.
Who participates in Interchange?
The entire Loyola Community–including current and past parents, students and alumni, faculty and staff– join in support of Interchange. There are many different ways to be a part of this tremendous effort.
When is Interchange?
The event usually takes place at the end of March. This year, Interchange will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
What happens at the Interchange?
The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres where hundreds of silent auction items are on display. Guests are invited to bid on the items they see there– which range from exotic getaways to fine wines and one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia. The most prized items of this part of the night are posted on the BIG BOARD where the real-time bidding is high-energy. The party then moves on to a gourmet dinner. Next comes the big excitement of the night: the nail-biting, heart-thumping Live Auction, followed by live music and dancing.
What happens before Interchange?
The Interchange “season”—the period of time it takes to prepare and organize for the gala– begins the first week of January when the Interchange office on the Loyola campus officially opens. Over the following weeks, auction items are solicited in a series of Gift Gathering Parties hosted by generous Loyola families across the LA area. Back at the office, volunteers work tirelessly to prepare for the big event. We have volunteer teams in sponsorships, advertising, gift procurement, marketing, catalog, decor, and data entry. We are always looking for writers, copy editors, graphic designers, and computer specialists. Anyone who is willing to lend a helping hand is welcome. Please check the website for more details and sign up.
How to ParticipateBE A SPONSOR. Sponsorships are the backbone of the auction’s success. View the sponsorship opportunities here.
DONATE an auction item —or cash— at a Gift Gathering Party. If you are unable to attend one of the parties, you can make your donation at the Interchange Auction office at Loyola. See our wish list under the Gift Gathering Parties tab.
PURCHASE a Raffle ticket.
ATTEND Interchange and/or a Gift Gathering Party.
VOLUNTEER your time and talent. Many hands make light work. Sign up here.
Win a Luxury Vacation!
Call 213.381.5121 x. 1915 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase tickets through bidding from home.
The Four Seasons Costa Palmas is the ultimate in beach luxury! Discover Mexico’s best kept secret, set along two miles of swimmable, white-sand beach on the Sea of Cortez!
Your dream getaway begins with 4 round trip tickets from Los Angeles to Baja California Sur where you will experience the majesty of the southern tip of the peninsula. Upon arrival you will be whisked to The Four Seasons Costa Palma for a 2 night stay in 2 magnificent Ocean View King Rooms with sleek minimalist design that draws all your attention to the tranquil gulf waters outside.
Luxuriate with Down bedding and glass walls that slide away to a stunning private terrace. The sunlit bathroom also opens to the terrace and boasts double sinks, oversized shower, freestanding tub, a dressing and make-up area with deluxe bath amenities plus a $200 gift bag.
Wake up to the sweet sounds of crashing waves and indulge in complimentary daily breakfast. Next, fill your days with sport fishing, horseback riding, ATV’s, spa treatments, yoga, tennis and more. Both evenings a delightful dinner awaits you at the beautiful Beach Club with spectacular cuisine and impeccable service. In Baja, you can do it all or do nothing at all…Sleek, sophisticated, soothing… Costa Palmas, will exceed even your highest expectations. You’ll be so relaxed you won’t want to leave! Bienvenidos amigos!
You have two years to use this package, so don’t let timing hold you back!
If you add the covered airfare on top of the resort, it is a $10,000 value!
MYTH: Interchange is just one night.FACT: While the event is held on one evening, Interchange is an entire season filled with gift gathering parties and fun opportunities to volunteer.
MYTH: My donation is too small to really make a difference.FACT: EVERY donation is IMPORTANT. It is only through our combined generosity that Interchange succeeds.
MYTH: Interchange is only for current parents.FACT: Anyone can go to Interchange–current parents, past parents, friends, alumni, community members all attend Interchange.
MYTH: Gift Gathering Parties are only for people who live in the same neighborhood as the party.FACT: Everyone in the school is invited to the gift gathering parties. It’s impossible to have a party in every neighborhood, but you are able to choose the one that is most convenient for you.
MYTH: I shouldn’t attend a Gift Gathering Party if I am not planning to attend the Auction itself.FACT: Everyone who is able should attend a gift gathering party. They are fun, they’re a great source of auction items, and they build community.
MYTH: Volunteering for Interchange is a full-time job.FACT: There are many ways to be involved. You can help for an hour or two during the months before the event, or become a member of one of our teams. As a volunteer you will meet and work with parents from all over Los Angeles. You’ll get to know the Loyola staff, and you will be invited to join our President, Father Greg, at our volunteer lunch.
MYTH: Volunteering is only for current moms.FACT: Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Many parents come back year after year to volunteer and connect with old friends.
MYTH: The Auction is only for large donors.FACT: The Auction is for anyone who would like to participate. There are many silent auction items to bid on–in all price ranges.
What is a Gift Gathering Party (a.k.a. GGP)?
A “Gift Gathering Party” is a way to build excitement for gala night. It is a casual get-together where the Interchange team literally gathers the gift items that are to be put up for bid in the March auction. The receptions are held in the home of a generous Loyola host family and they offer a fun and convenient way to donate your auction gift. Invitations for the local parties will be mailed in January and we urge you to attend. Get to know other Loyola families and join in the fun for a little food, drink, and CUBraderie!
When and where are the Gift Gathering Parties?Friday, Feb. 21: San Gabriel Valley (at a home in Pasadena) – 7 PM Saturday, Feb. 22: San Fernando Valley (at a home in Studio City) – 5 PM Saturday, Feb. 22: Silicon Beach (at a home in Westchester) – 7 PM Wednesday, Mar. 4: West LA (at a home in Brentwood) – 7 PM – PARTY CLOSED DUE TO FULL CAPACITY Friday, Mar. 6: Beach Cities (at a home in Manhattan Beach) – 6:30 PM Saturday, Mar. 7: Central (at a home in Mid-Wilshire) – 5:30 PM
What can I bring to a Gift Gathering Party?
A gift to the Auction comes in many forms:
- Item Donation
- Cash Donation
- Raffle Tickets
…or all of the above!
What kind of items are you looking for?
We ask for unique items to make the live and silent auctions interesting and successful. Be creative. Sometimes it’s not what you have, but who you know! Perhaps you know someone who has a unique talent or experience to offer. Here are some types of gifts—not in any particular order—that tend to attract the most bids:
- Fine jewelry
- Concert, theatre or sporting event tickets
- Autographed music, movie and sports memorabilia or other collectibles
- High-end electronics (i.e. watch, headphones, iPad)
- Tickets to popular TV show tapings
- Awards show passes (Grammys, Emmys, MTV Music Awards)
- Wine (special collections) and wine tasting vouchers
- Restaurant gift cards
- Passes to movie premieres
- Professional chef-inspired intimate dinners in your home
- Dinner and activity in your home (i.e. bocce ball, cooking class)
- TV or movie set visits or walk-on/ extra roles
- Frequent flyer miles or airline vouchers or gift cards
- Travel vacations and cruises
- Hotel vouchers or gift cards
- Day trips, unique excursions (i.e. scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, skydiving, hot air ballooning, race car driving school)
- Use of vacation homes
- Golf outings
- Spa experiences
- Limo services
- Approved Loyola-themed Items (i.e. painted ceramics, art, quilt, cooler)
Still Not Sure?
Call or email us with any questions