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Wish Upon A Star

WISH 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

Wish Upon a Star (WISH) is a long-standing tradition at St. Rose and our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. Please join the SRLA community for this wonderful celebration that includes cocktails and a light dinner with a Silent Auction, 50/50, Lucky Draw, Grand Raffle, Heads or Tails, and more!

Purchase your tickets now!  

Jump to: Event FAQs | Grand Raffle | Silent Auction | Lucky Draw | Sponsorship & Matching Gifts

FAQs: All About WISH

How can I get involved?

Please help us by asking businesses you patronize, and friends & family to support us by purchasing sponsorship, Grand Raffle tickets or by donating a gift in kind.

When is WISH?

Friday, May 10, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where is WISH held?

WISH is taking place at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ.

Who attends WISH?

ALL ADULTS are welcome! We encourage everyone to invite family and friends! This is the perfect time to gather support and show how proud we are of our school! (Please note the evening is an ADULT ONLY event).

What is the attire?

Cocktail attire.

Will there be food and drinks?

Cocktails, wine, beer, light fare, and dessert are served during event.

Can I buy tickets the night of the event?

Tickets are available to purchase now or on the night of the event.

What should I bring with me?

Cash, credit cards, and checks are all accepted at checkout! Cash only accepted for 50/50 and for the bar.

What types of gift items are in the baskets?

Generous family donations historically have included electronics, fashion accessories, purses, small appliances, teacher led excursions, theatre tickets, gift certificates to restaurants and hair salons...the prizes are incredible!

What is Heads or Tails?

This game is your chance to win a beautiful necklace valued at $1400, donated by the SRLA HSA and Advisory Board. To play, purchase a “glow” bracelet for $25—each one represents one chance in the game and you can buy as many as you wish the night of the event. Players stand in a circle for a coin toss, placing their hands on their head for “heads” or on their derrière for “tails.” Players who guess wrong remove one bracelet, and players with bracelets left stay for the next round. The game continues until just one person is left—the winner!

How should I prepare for WISH?

Please be sure to book your sitter for Friday, May 10! And please consider supporting the event by making a donation!

What types of donations are you requesting from each family?

We are requesting each family make a contribution by selling their two books of Grand Raffle tickets (at no cost to you), making a gift basket donation, monetary donation, sponsor a teacher or volunteering at the event.

Where do I register to attend?

You can purchase your tickets now!

Still have questions?

Contact the HSA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grand Raffle

The annual Grand Raffle is one of our most important (and easiest!) fundraisers. This year, we are striving for 100% participation among our school families. Sell tickets to your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers—and don’t forget to purchase a few for yourself! Tickets are $10 each, or $100 for a book of 10 tickets. Each ticket will be entered for a chance to win one of three cash prizes:

Grand Prize $1500
2nd Prize $1000
3rd Prize $500

Ticket holders need not be present to win!

You can purchase tickets through Blackbaud, and pass the link along to family and friends!

Remember to complete a ticket stub for each ticket purchased and return all ticket stubs to the school office by Tuesday, May 7.

The winning ticket will be drawn at Wish Upon A Star on Friday, May 10! Contact Contact Tina Fay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Silent Auction

If you are interested in making a donation to Silent Auction, but are unsure where to start, check out our Amazon wish list.
Choose something off the list yourself or grab one or two friends to make an even bigger donation! There are lots of great items to donate—from the Xbox - Series X to musical gear and instruments to tech toys for your digital fix.

Of course, we'd appreciate something outside of the wish list, too—things like theater and sports tickets, or unique service offerings like interior design or inheritance and will preparation. All ideas are welcome! For more information on donating to the Silent Auction, please contact Rose Marie Kelly and Carla Penson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Lucky Draw

Lucky Draw is a crowd-favorite every year at WISH! Picture a tricky tray of baskets filled with goodies galore! Do you have any unused gifts or accessories you can donate? Gift cards to local businesses or eateries? Every donation impacts the success of our event!

If you are interested in donating to Lucky Draw, please reach out to Damien Caillault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Heide Schaffner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sponsorship & Matching Gifts

WISH Sponsors generously donate cash funds that go directly toward offsetting the Academy’s operating budget. Our Sponsors include car dealerships, dry cleaners, contractors, restaurants, realtors, dentists and doctors, dance and gymnastics studios, auto repair shops, and financial advisors. We’re lucky to count so many businesses, large and small, among our loyal supporters, but we’re always looking for ways to reach new donors.

If you have any personal connections to businesses that might be interested in donating to SRLA, please let us know! It could be your business or employer, a store or eatery where your family is a loyal customer, or a provider of services to your home or office. WISH is also a great opportunity to take advantage of matching gift programs that many companies offer when employees make eligible donations. 

For more information on WISH Sponsorships, please contact Jennifer Coleman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Amy Cramer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

St. Rose of Lima Academy

Principal: Tina Underwood, Ed.S.
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Phone: 973-379-3973
Fax: 973-379-3722



National Blue Ribbon School



St. Rose of Lima Parish

Pastor: Father Larry Evans

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973-379-3912 
Fax: 973-379-6157 

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org