Frequently Asked Questions

General Ticket Questions

What is included with an in-person ticket?

This ticket is to attend the in-person event on December 3rd and includes an elegant dinner, our specially curated dessert, access to the online auction while being able to see the auction in person, our guest speakers and welcoming community of friends new and old.

What is included in the online ticket?

This ticket is grants you attendence to the Join The Story Gala VIRTUALLY.  You will have access to the live-stream of the event and access to the online auction website.  A host will be available during the evening to help you along with the events and answer questions virtually.

Do I need to print a ticket if I am attending the auction in person?

No.  There will be a registration desk for you to check in upon your arrival.

Auction Questions

Is there a difference between the in-person auction and the online auction?

No.  Every ticket holder whether in person or online will participate in the auction through the online auction website.

Everyone will be able to view pictures of the items and bid for items through this website.  Further, the online auction will open a few days before the gala for viewing and opening bids. For contactless payment, at auction close winners will be billed through Paypal.  Payment is expected at the close of auction. 

People who attend in-person will be able to physically view the items.  Winners who are physically present can take their items that night.

Those who win an item virtually will have their item hand-delivered or shipped based on the cost effectiveness of either measure.  This can be discussed the night of the auction via our online hostess.

How will the auction be conducted so that is fair to both physical and virtual attendance?

The auction will be conducted through an online website for both in-person guests and online guests.  Opportunities to donate will be made possible through the ITE website and the auction website.

Is a silent auction the only way to give?

No.  When the auction site goes live, you will see additional opportunities to give.  For example, you can opt to pay for a confessor for one event, sponsor the food for one event, pay a rental fee for ITE, or sponsor one of the service projects.

You can also donate anytime through out website.  Simply click the 'donate' button on the homepage.

Other Common Questions

What is the dress code for this event?

The dress code is "Sunday Best."

How are the proceeds from this event used?

Proceeds are used to fund our fiscal year from our most pressing needs to our least.  Our budget is voted on by our Board of Directors and our Board Treasurer oversees all major purchases.

Your donation allows us to keep our events free for young adults.  This encourages them to attend often and frequently.  It also helps us to offset the cost of our retreats which allows us to charge minimally for them.

Further, if you wish your donation to be applied in a specific way, this can be accommodated.  For example, if you wish your donation to go towards our service projects (Works of Mercy) or to offer a scholarship for a young adult on retreat, please let us know either in the comment box of your online donation or sending us an email at

I cannot come to the event.  Can I still donate?

Absolutely.  You can always make donations through our website.  Simply press the 'donate' tab. 


This year we have been blessed with double generosity in the form of matching donations up to $17,000. This means that when you donate, it is automatically doubled! If you would like your donation to be a part of this incredible generosity, please click here and label your donation "Join The Story Match."


Our deepest gratitude follows you.