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Merrie Market Gala & Auction

Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, our community Merrie Market celebration raises critical dollars for the DeSales Annual Fund and the fund-a-need appeal dedicated to tuition assistance.


Open the Doors to a Vis Education – Visitation's fund-a-need is dedicated to providing tuition assistance and making a Vis education possible for more families.

2020 Fund-A-Need for Tuition Assistance


Sponsorship is an opportunity for you to create the foundation for a wonderful event —partnering with Visitation School as we strive to provide an excellent education within a Catholic Environment rooted in Salesian Spirituality. Be part of the legacy that the Visitation Sisters began nearly 150 years ago. Make a difference today! Learn more about SPONSORSHIP here.

Questions? Contact Charlotte Bovee at 651-683-1725.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Hoglund Bus CompanyDan Moran Merrill Lynch

Regalwood Cabinets
R.F. Moeller
Wells Fargo


2020 MM Chairs2020 Merrie Market Chairs - Theresa and John Cosgriff and Sheila and Tom McCarr.

Check out ALL THE PHOTOS from last year's memorable evening HERE!


Register to Host a Merrie Market Party here.

Hosted Parties by Visitation Families are a fun way to contribute to the success of the Merrie Market Gala and Auction. These are, by far, one of our best-selling items. Merrie Market parties are also a great opportunity for you to get to know other Vis Families.

What are hosted parties? These are “sign-up” events that parents, or a group of parents, agree to host for as many people as they find appropriate for the specific activity/party. Attendees can be adults, kids or a combination of the two. The hosts cover all expenses of the party and 100 percent of the funds raised by the event benefit Visitation School. Prices range from $25 to $150 per person depending on the event, with most adult parties falling in the $50-$75 range and most kid parties in the $25-$50 range.

Parties can be as simple as a Wine & Cheese party, Class Pool Party or as elaborate as a Progressive Dinner hosted by multiple families. It’s up to you! Learn more about HOSTING A PARTY here.


We need YOU! The Merrie Market Gala & Auction is held the first Saturday in March and you can make the difference between an ordinary event and something EXTRAORDINARY for our students. Need ideas? Join us as an EVENT SPONSOR, check our DONATION WISH LIST or HOST A PARTY!

Everyday is Auction Drop-Off day! Auction Donations may be left at the Portress, security desk in the HEART or contact Charlotte Bovee (651-683-1725) in the Advancement Office to make alternate arrangements. Find our DONATION FORM here.