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Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance and Online Silent Auction, April 15 and 16

April 13, 2021

Cardinal Update News RISE Undergrad Student Information

It is time again for the annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Silent Auction. On behalf of the Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement (RISE), and the Taylor Richmond Benefit Committee, we would like to remind you that all proceeds for the 21st Annual Taylor Richmond Benefit are to be donated to AT Children’s Project in honor of Taylor Richmond. Taylor was the son of former Saint Mary’s staff member, Nikki Richmond, and was born with ataxia-telangiectasia, a degenerative genetic disease that severely limits movement, depresses the immune system and leads to a host of debilitating symptoms. AT Children’s Project works to fund international research in an effort to find life-improving therapies and a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia. With this year’s fundraising efforts, we are looking to provide monetary support to this group, providing a host of information and resources for individuals with ataxia-telangiectasia and their caregivers. 

The benefit dance and silent auction has become an annual student tradition since its start in 2000, in honor of Taylor. Each year, this event benefits some person or organization in need who has ties to the Saint Mary’s community. Although Taylor passed away in 2013, his memory lives on at Saint Mary’s. 

The silent auction for the Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance will be held online Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, 2021. Our silent auction will be entirely virtual this year, taking payment via the University Tickets system. Because we are hoping to reach the greater Saint Mary’s community, auction items may be mailed this year for an additional shipping charge. All other baskets can be arranged for pick up during the week following the online silent auction. Payment information will be communicated to those who win each silent auction basket. 

The Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Committee has arranged their own silent auction site in the 32auctions.com system. We appreciate any participation in our silent auction and hope to make it the great success it has been in years past. 

If any alternate arrangements for picking up an auction basket is necessary, please contact Marisa Naryka at mnaryka@smumn.edu or Caroline Cummings at cacumm17@smumn.edu

If there are any other questions about the silent auction, including payment, shipping, or any other information, please contact Caroline Cummings at cacumm17@smumn.edu.

We are so excited to share our auction with you and we are so thankful for all the support we receive. Anyone is welcome to visit our auction site between April 15 and 16, 2021. Thank you in advance and we hope you enjoy this continuation of such a wonderful tradition. 

Sarah Fowler, president

Caroline Cummings, co-vice President

Catie Schiltz, co-vice president

Gigi Centeno, secretary

Marisa Naryka, adviser