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FoxFest Dinner Auction

2024 FoxFest Dinner Auction Wrap-up

FoxFest attendees enjoyed a night of food, fun, and fundraising this April, at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley. The Western-themed night hosted live and silent auctions! Over 380 FVL supporters attended, with over 30 more joining the auction online. Thanks to the countless volunteers who helped make the night a success. Also, thanks for the multitude of donations from individuals and businesses throughout the Federation and the Fox Valley.

Due to the generosity of everyone involved, net proceeds of over $190,000 will benefit tuition assistance and operating.

Watch for the 2025 date and theme to be shared in late summer!

Thank you to all who joined in the fun in 2024!

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2024 Event Information

Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley

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Registration is closed, but you can still participate in the silent auction online. Watch for a link to be added during the week of March 31.

Generous matching fund donation for this year is $35,000.

Can't make it? You can still participate in the Silent Auction at home! Bidding is open until 7:15 PM on Friday, April 5. If you win any silent auction items, you need to arrange pick-up from FVL.

See the Auction Items/Participate from Home

Donate to the Matching Fund



RSVP and Payment
(closed for 2024)

  • Individual/Couple - $75/person
  • Table of 8 - $575/table
  • Table of 10 - $700/table

2 Ways to Reserve Your Seat (or Table!)

  1. Click the "Get your tickets today" link above to go to our event page to complete the online registration. You are also able to contribute to our matching fund via credit or debit card by way of the tickets link.
  2. Download, print, and complete the RSVP form. Submit it to FVL with check or cash payment and/or matching fund contribution.
    Fox Valley Lutheran High School
    5300 N. Meade Street
    Appleton, WI 54913



“FoxFest was so much more than I expected! The food was delicious, and we enjoyed laughing with new friends.”   —Andrew Heimmermann, first time FoxFest attendee in 2023

This popular annual dinner auction is a fun and entertaining night out filled with good food, games, fellow FVL supporters, and a silent and live auction—but it is also so much more! 

Proceeds support FVL's Tuition Assistance Fund ($350,000 per year). This helps about 100 families who otherwise would not be able to afford to provide their children with a Christian education at FVL.

Consider joining us on April 5, meeting fellow members of the FVL family, and helping to make a Christian education available to more students. 

Get your tickets today!



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Meal Options

  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken - 7 oz chicken breast with spinach Parmesan stuffing and cherrywood smoked Niman Ranch bacon
  • Filet of Sirloin - 8oz char-grilled, butcher cut filet sirloin with sweet pearl onion beef demi-glace
  • Herb Panko Haddock - Broiled 10 oz North Atlantic haddock filet with almond white wine sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli (Vegetarian) - Buttermilk Bleu Bechamel with candied walnuts and a roasted gala apple herb trio

All meals include a house salad with cucumber and tomato.
Chicken, sirloin, and haddock include garlic mashed potatoes and chef's blend vegetables.

Please indicate food allergies on your RSVP. A gluten-free option is available for the chicken, sirloin, and haddock.



Event Schedule

  • 5:00 PM 
    Fellowship & Silent Auction
  • 7:00 PM 
    Formal Sit-Down Dinner
  • 7:30 PM 
    Live Auction & Program

Location and Parking

  • Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel
  • You will receive a parking validation sticker when you check in.
FoxFest Event Location Map - Appleton Paper Valley - and park in the RED Parking Ramp


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How Can I Help?


We'd love to add you to the list of volunteers! Please contact FVL's Event Coordinator, Shayne Clausen.

Event Sponsorship

Consider supporting this event and FVL's Tuition Assistance Fund by becoming a sponsor for FoxFest 2024! Four levels are available. 

  • Event Sponsor - $10,000 (2 Available)
  • Silent Auction Sponsor - $5,000 (2 Available)
  • Live Auction Sponsor - $1,500 (8 Available)
  • Game/Dessert Sponsor - $500 (5 Available)

See details on our Sponsorship Opportunities web page.



Support the Tuition Assistance Program and Have Fun

The FoxFest Dinner Auction is FVL's biggest fundraising event of the year. The location has at times moved, but the commitment to making a Christian education affordable for families has remained the same. Over $1M has been raised through our dinner auctions. 

This year's generous matching fund is $35,000. Every year the auction is closed out with a paddle raise. Ministry stories are shared, and the paddle raise thermometer is displayed on the screen, rising in real time. It is overwhelming to see what we, the FVL family, are able to do together. Glory and thanks to God for the generosity and commitment that contributes to making a Christian education affordable for so many families.

Join us! Consider getting a table and inviting friends and/or family to join you for this entertaining night out. We look forward to seeing you there!




FoxFest 2023

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Guests checking in for the 2023 Foxfest event
Two couples chatting while enjoying a beverage
Smiling couple looking at the camera with plates of food by the appetizer table
Three guests sitting at a table, enjoying conversation
Group by the stage for the ending rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors
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Excited group at a table during the trivia game
Jeff Loberger speaking at the FoxFest 2023 event