Bruin Benefit

About the Bruin Benefit

The Bruin Benefit is an unforgettable evening of camaraderie and giving. This benefit auction is Padua Franciscan’s biggest fundraising event and includes a full open bar, sit-down dinner, a live auction and silent auction and more! All proceeds benefit Padua’s tuition assistance program.

Celebrazione 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Padua in the New Lobby & Gymnasium

  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
  • 7 p.m. Dinner & Program
  • 9 p.m. Live Auction & Fund-A-Bruin
  • 10 p.m. Coffee Bar & Desserts


  • Individual: $125
  • Couple: $225

Click here to purchase tickets online.

*Please purchase tickets by Monday, April 9, 2018.

Auction Items

  • JR Smith signed Cavs jersey
  • Personal Guided tour of the University Hospitals Fine Art Collection
  • Handmade Padua Quilt
  • Winking Lizard BBQ Basket, including a $500 full serviced off-site catered event
  • Kate Spade Handbag
  • Complete Teen Driving Course
  • Suncast Patio Cooler
  • Ladies Citizen Eco-Drive Watch valued at $850 from the Signature Collection
  • Tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Allen Theatre
  • The Powder Room Makeup Oasis & Boutique Experience
  • Thirty-one Fashion Week Platinum Purse
  • Huge Basket filled with everything you need for Poker Night (poker set, cigars, Jack Daniels, bourbon…)
  • Cleveland Indians Tickets
  • Vera Bradley Handbag
  • Music Box Supper Club Tickets
  • Padua Letterman Jacket



Mobile Bidding – New This Year

Provide your cell phone numbers to allow us to register you for mobile bidding for the 2018 Bruin Benefit. Don’t have a Smart Phone? Don’t worry! We will have bidding assistants with tablets or iPads to help you bid that evening.

Benefits include the following:

  • Easily find items by searching name or number
  • Set max bid or bid by next increment
  • Receive alerts instantly when you’ve been outbid
  • Browse the auction prior to the event
  • Monitor your bids while socializing with others
  • Expedite check-in and checkout

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to see Bruin Benefit sponsorship opportunities.


Amy DiMarco ’91

440-845-2444 ext. 186 or

The 25th annual Bruin Benefit dinner and auction raised a record-breaking $231,000 on April 22, 2017. Click here to see photos and learn more about the unforgettable evening.