650 Church Street, Ste 119, Plymouth, MI 48170

Annual Benefit Auction 2024

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The Annual Benefit Fundraiser Auction serves as a vital event in Steppingstone’s Calendar, bringing together a community of supporters who believe in the school’s mission and vision.  This event is not just about raising funds; it’s about celebrating the spirit of giving, community support, and the bright future of our gifted student.  The school cordially invites individuals and businesses to be a part of this grant event, either as attendees or sponsors.  [View Press Release]


…to join us for an evening of entertainment, dinner, music, and exciting bidding opportunities in the live and silent auctions!

31st Annual Benefit Auction

Saturday, April 27, 2024
6 pm to midnight


St. Mary’s Cultural Center

18100 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48152

If you have questions contact Jason Roder

Feature Items


Travel the world by tasting these various flavorsome wines found in this treasure box donated by Karla Sena & Jorge Contreras.

Add a few yummy appetizers and voila – you have a “Travel Party.” This bundle includes wines from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Africa, Argentina, and several more!


Two family admission packs (2 adults and 2 children each) to the MI Renaissance Festival! You’ll be transported back to the late 16th century, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, in the fictional English village of Hollygrove.

This is an interactive, outdoor event where you can enjoy experiencing life as it was in the late 1500s! Check their website to see the themed weekend presentations and choose one that suits your fancy.

The schedules are updated every Wednesday before the themed weekends, so you can plan ahead and make the most of your visit. For example, bring your dog to the pirates and pups, or grab your kilt and cheer on your favorite athlete in the Highland Fling. No, kilts are not required (really). Plan ahead and join the merriment!


If you’d like to experience a touch of Greece, bid on this basket which contains Greek products such as figs and dried chickpeas. Believe it or not, chickpeas go well with beer!

Cook up the Misko bucatini, add some greens, the pitted imported Kalamata olives, and toss with a little Minera Horio Olive Oil — oh, so yummy! If you have a sweet craving, spread the vegan fig preserves on Papadopoulos’ biscuits. Included is a Mediterranean cookbook which has a variety of meal plans and 100 recipes to get you started. If you are ever bored, use the beautiful worry beads which are used to pass the time and are part of Greek and Cypriot culture. It’ll be “OPA” time in your kitchen!


With Michigan’s springlike weather, many golfers are already teeing off. This unique package offers 18 holes of golf for 4 with a cart at Fox Hills and lunch or dinner at Karl’s Cabin. Fox Hills is an upscale golf destination, nestled in the beautiful countryside of Plymouth, Michigan. As you arrive, you’ll see 500 acres of plush scenery and soak in the splendor of all 18 holes of golf complete with breathtaking views.

In addition, enjoy lunch or dinner at the historic Karl’s Cabin, owned by the Poulos family since 1982 and recently remodeled after a kitchen fire. Enjoy American comfort food with a Greek twist, craft beer and so much more!


Calling all sweet lovers! One of our Pick-a-Prize items is a Chocolate Basket. We have candy from various countries that are crispy, creamy and made to delight your senses. They’re delicious, shareable, snackable, and can be eaten at home or on the go. Pictured are just some of the German and Belgian chocolates in the basket. 

Certificate Items

Semi-formal attire

Secure your tickets here ( $75 Individual | $700 Table).

2024 Auction Tri-Fold (PDF format, includes information on making donations, purchasing tickets, and purchasing ads in the Keepsake Catalog for business or as a student tribute)

– APPETIZERS: Fresh Fruit, Fresh Veggies & Dip, Quiche, Various Cheeses, and Bread

– SIDES: Crispy Salad with Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing, Steamed Whole French Green Beans, Hard Rolls & Butter
– ENTREES: Coq au Vin (chicken in wine sauce), Pasta (artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, capers, garlic olive oil, and parmesan cheese)
– DESSERT: Madeleine & Ice Cream

Auction Sponsors




David Liou



Chris Isberg


Dechen Consulting Groups, Inc

John & Soraya Larkin

Louay Hussein & Julie Martinez 

Fran Yturri & Alan Thomason 

M & O Marketing 

Silver Key ($2,000 to $2,999)

Gold Key ($3,000 to $4,999)

Platinum Key ($5,000 and up)

Auction Steering Committee

Chris Phillips

Auction Chair

Chris Isberg

Pre-Auction Raffle Chair

Yuliya Koval

Acquisitions Chair

Donna Coffin

Hall Management

Frances Yturri

Keepsake Catalogue Publisher

Michelle Belt

Member at-large

Brian McCluskey

Member at-large

Sharon Dow

Member at-large

Jorge Contreras

Member at-large

Chris Isberg

Member at-large

Jason Roder

Staff Support w/ Inventory and Database Management

Kiyo Morse

Founder, Member at-large, ex officio

David Liou

Head of School, Member at-large, ex officio

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