The Silent Auction is a very exciting event at the Heritage Gala.
To bid on an item, you must be present or represented by a guest at the Cathedral Heritage Gala. Credit card payments are accepted, as well as checks which should be made payable to The Cathedral Heritage Fund.
If you wish to contribute an item to the Auction, please call the Cathedral Office with your contact information and an Auction Chair will return your call.
Many thanks for supporting this important cause!
Auction items to be listed soon ... check back!
The Cathedral is Part of Historic Savannah, Georgia
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a Savannah Landmark. Its twin spires are among the most prominent structures on the Savannah skyline. Recently, TripAdviser readers ranked the Cathedral among the TOP TEN DESTINATIONS in the United States along with such famous places as The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Cathedral Heritage Gala isn't just for Catholics -- it's a community event for everyone who loves the beauty of our 19th century Cathedral and wants to help preserve its future.
How are the Cathedral’s Preservation and Restoration Projects Funded?
In 2001, Bishop J. Kevin Boland and Monsignor William O. O’Neill wisely envisioned a new, sustainable method of funding the Cathedral’s capital building needs. A Heritage Endowment Fund was established to move beyond the history of remedial repairs funded by debt. This Fund leads to a future of less-costly conservation and preservation paid with the investment returns of a body of funds specifically dedicated solely to those purposes.
What is the primary source of funding for the Heritage Endowment Fund?
The Annual Heritage Preservation Gala is held each year in the fall with all net proceeds going into the Heritage Endowment Fund. As we begin preparations for the 2014 Gala, the Endowment Fund has $1,800,000 in assets and is generating annually over $100,000 in investment returns. We must broaden the Fund’s base of fi nancial support— and thus, produce greater investment earnings to sustain the Cathedral for generations to come.