Gladhander Auction



Established in 1983, Gladhander is the area’s premier gala. It provides vital funding to ensure the continued availability of a top quality, Christ-centered education in Traverse City.

To purchase event tickets, click here: Gladhander Main Event

“Remember the Wonder”

  • Live auction
  • Silent auction
  • Raffle prize drawings
  • Fine food and drink
  • Dancing
  • Late night breakfast buffet

Event tickets were available for $150 per person. Corporate tables were also available. RSVP by calling (231) 941-GLAD or click on the “purchase tickets” link above.


We use to organize volunteer opportunities.

Here’s how it works:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp.
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password.

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Lori Adams (students, contact Mrs. Klettner).

Gladhander Car (or Cash) Raffle (License C28148)

Will YOU be the big winner at this  year’s Gladhander prize drawing? If so, you’ll take home your choice of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a 2018 Cadillac ATS, or $32,000 in cash! Ten additional cash prizes will given away, and you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are available for $125 each or two for $200 or three for $250. Proceeds benefit Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. Make checks payable to Gladhander or, for credit card purchases, call (231) 941-GLAD.

We are grateful for the arrangements for this year’s raffle cars:

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arranged through Fox Motors
2018 Cadillac ATS arranged through Serra Motors

Click here to download our Raffle Flyer.

Congratulations to Sally Schmoke from Traverse City, winner of the Early Bird raffle prize of $500!

Preview Night was designed to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the amazing decorations and festive ambience that transforms Holy Angels Elementary/St. Francis High School into a magical setting. Preview Night is free and open to the public (adults only), and refreshments are served. Silent auction bidding is also available, and raffle tickets will be offered for sale for your convenience. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs til approximately 9:00 p.m.


Gladhander 2016 was an amazing event, thanks to more than 500 attendees, 600 volunteers and countless donors and other supporters.

Sea to Shining Sea hit a record high level with net proceeds of $432,819. The remarkable success, which represents a more than 7% increase over the previous year’s already strong results, was shared with event volunteers during the Thank You party in November.

Raffle Prize Winners 2016

Early Bird ($500)
Jim Dutmers

$500 Raffle Winners:
Terry Apps – Grawn
Denine Dingeman – Traverse City
Greta & Jason Myers – Traverse City
Harry Kalajian – Traverse City
Jack & Sandy Rodes – Traverse City
Derk & Shannon Pronger – Traverse City

$1000 Raffle Winners
Jen Peterson – Traverse City
Lauren Prentice – Traverse City
Anne Hall – Traverse City
Jim Borowicz – Traverse City

Grand Prize Winner – cash prize selected
Roger Schaub – Suttons Bay


  • 1983 Circus
  • 1984 Putting on the Ritz
  • 1985 Set Sail
  • 1986 The Orient
  • 1987 Southern Elegance
  • 1988 Mardi Gras
  • 1989 A Crystal Affair
  • 1990 Fiesta Ole
  • 1991 Under the Sea
  • 1992 Castles and Crowns
  • 1993 Hooray for Hollywood
  • 1994 Into the Arabesque
  • 1995 Victorian Splendor
  • 1996 On the Wild Side
  • 1997 When in Rome
  • 1998 C’est Magnifique
  • 1999 Jewel of the Nile
  • 2000 Steppin’ Out
  • 2001 Russian Rhapsody
  • 2002 Circus Circus
  • 2003 An Enchanted Evening
  • 2004 La Dolce Vita
  • 2005 Ramblin’ on Route 66
  • 2006 All the World’s a Stage
  • 2007 A Silver Celebration
  • 2008 Erin Go Bragh
  • 2009 Fun & Games
  • 2010 Music of Motown
  • 2011 Seuss on the Loose
  • 2012 80s Rewind
  • 2013 Extravaganza Earth
  • 2014 ‘Tis A Classic
  • 2015 New York, New York
  • 2016 Sea to Shining Sea
  • 2017 Remember the Wonder