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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Hawk-tion Dinner Auction 


Hawk-tion 2019
Date TBD


                                                                                         How Do I Purchase Tickets to Hawk-tion? 

Tickets for the event are $75 per person and include appetizers, sit-down dinner and open bar.  

Graduated after 2005? Contact the Advancement Office for our special young alum price! 


Click here to purchase tickets.


What is a Hawk-tion?

Hawk-tion is Cardinal O'Hara High School's premier, yearly fundraising event.  Guests of the auction will enjoy spectacular surroundings, delicious food and drink and the opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction. The evening begins at 6:00 P.M. and ends at approximately 11:00 P.M. Reservations are treated on a first come, first serve basis. Invitations with reservation information will be mailed to all parents in October. Make your reservations as soon as possible to insure that you will be able to enjoy this year's Hawk-tion!

What is a Gift Gathering Party?

A Gift Gathering Party is a social get-together at which parents and friends of Cardinal O'Hara High School come together to gather gifts that will be auctioned off the night of Hawk-tion. Attending a Gift Gathering party does not commit you to attend the auction - many people attend both the Dinner-Auction and a party, some only attend a party. A variety of gifts are gathered at the parties, in all different price ranges. Some families join together to purchase a gift of larger value. Gifts range from appliances, handcrafts, home furnishings, sports apparel, handyman needs, bottles of cheer, college sweatshirts, vacation packages, tickets for sporting events or plays, artwork, and gift certificates from malls, restaurants, salons etc…. Call or email the Advancement at 695-2600, Extension 312 or

Who hosts a Gift Gathering Party? 

Parties are hosted by groups of people such as parent, alumni parents, alumni and friends of our school. Without the Gift Gathering Parties, the auction would not be possible.  Parties are held in homes, country clubs, churches, and backyards; anywhere your imagination lets you wander! ... The hosts determine their guest list. For host information, please call the  Advancement at 695-2600 ext. 312 . 

What happens to the gifts collected at the Gift Gathering Parties? 

Gifts that are gathered at the parties or donated directly to our school are recorded and prepared for the night of the auction in the Advancement Office.


 How else can I get involved

Does your company sponsor events? We are always looking for sponsors and advertisers for Hawk-tion.  Click here to see a list of our sponsorship levels.  



Hawk-tion Wist List 

Appliances - coffee grinders, crock pots, bread machines, food processors, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, televisions, radios... 

Handyman Items - tool sets, drills, screwdrivers, tool benches, wet vacs, gardening tools and supplies, gift certificates for auto repairs and maintenance... 

Handcrafted Specialties - afghans, wreaths, quilts, seasonal items, wood workings... 

Art & Home Decor - watercolors, lithographs, fine crystal, fine china, collectibles, Beleek, Lenox or Waterford pieces... 

Sports & Leisure - theatre tickets, sporting event tickets, sporting equipment, vacation packages, condos, weekend get-aways, exercise equipment, golf outings and bikes, stereos, cameras, TVs, DVD players or camcorders, GPS's... 

Pantry, Bar & Fine Wines - gourmet baskets, specialty food items, bar supplies, fine wines, pantry baskets/supplies 

Sweats & Stuff - items featuring your favorite college & professional teams... 

Home Furnishings - Corningware, linens, glassware, lamps, pyrex, dinnerware... 

Fine Cuisine & Baskets of Cheer - Premium liquors & gift certificates to choice restaurants 

Monetary gifts are also greatly appreciated to help us purchase larger items for the auction.