The Scholarship Fund

2022 Auction and Scholarship Fundraiser

Join the Roycemore community on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 in support of our Scholarship Fund. A return to an in-person celebration calls for nothing short of a three-ring circus, right here at Roycemore School! Of course, the event will be held with the health and safety precautions that you have come to expect from Roycemore. 

Commitment to Scholarship

My name is Kelly Kreglow Spitznagel. I’m the parent of a 5th grader who’s had the gift of being a Griffin since first grade. I say gift because not only am I the auction chairperson this year but a proud scholarship family. We’ve always been grateful for Roycemore and the scholarship fund, but we have become indebted after the last two years. All of our lives were paused in one way or another, but Roycemore found a way to persevere and make sure none of our children fell behind. So tonight is about celebrating that we’ve come through this together and showing our appreciation back to Roycemore and the scholarship fund for taking such good care of our most important possessions during a tumultuous and terrifying time. I hope to see you there!

Roycemore School has a profound commitment to Financial Aid, and has since its beginnings in 1915. Generations of scholars have found their home here – in every sense of the word. This year 44% of our student body receives some form of financial aid, from the full-ride of our Eisner Scholars, to those families who benefit from our sliding scale program, economic diversity is a core value. Our donors over the years have made this a possibility. And now you have the opportunity to join their ranks. 

Come for the fun and the community – give with the knowledge that you are impacting the lives of incredible students.

Auction Items

You are able to view this year’s auction items online and register to bid. New items are added every day!

We are seeking auction donations! These can include but are not limited to goods, services, vacation properties, or connections. Email Sara McGuire, Director of Development, at smcguire@roycemoreschool.org.

Health & Safety Guidelines

While the event will be mask optional, we ask that you bring proof of vaccination. We will continue to follow our all-school Health & Safety Plan. Please note that the Health & Safety Committee continues to evaluate the infection rates and may make changes to the policy prior to the event.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Wunderkind Tumblers

ICE Miller

Kathleen and Karl Scheidt

Jerry Springer

Trapeze Artists

Adrianne Finley Odell and Rich Odell

Auction Donors


Darcy Aksamitowski

Janine Bragdon 

Chicago Dogs

Marty Deboer-Haddock

Lauren DiSalle

James Dyson Foundation

Chris and Lori English

Adrianne Finley Odell and Rich Odell 

Kelly Kay 

Susie Massey


Cheri McGuire

PRP Wine International 

Stefanie and Dale Rivera 

Roycemore School 

Roycemore Trivia Teams

Six Flags Great America

Howard and Karrie Stanley 

Wines for Humanity

Auction Committee

Kelly Kreglow, Chair, 5th-grade parent

Julie Balber, 11th-grade parent

Janine Bragdon, Advancement Coordinator

Olga Borovski, 6th-grade parent (2)

Sarah Coffman, 7th and 9th-grade parent

Adrianne Finley Odell, Head of School

Leslie Forman, 12th-grade parent

Emily Holdway, Kindergarten parent

Karen Huston, 11th-grade parent

Bessie Mbadugha, Trustee, 4th and 9th-grade parent

Cheri McGuire, 7th and 10th-grade grandparent

Sara McGuire, Director of Development, 7th & 10th-grade parent

Jennifer Morgenstern, 11th-grade parent

Angela Murphy, Director of Admissions, and 10th-grade parent

Rich Odell, a Friend of Roycemore

Anita Shah, Trustee, PK and Kindergarten parent

Olga Vydra, 11th-grade parent