The Dinner

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Do I have to RSVP to pick up my dinner at The Wurlitzer?

Yes. Each ticket holder is entitled to a delicious takeaway dinner and drinks as part of Chrysalis at Home. Please follow this link: to RSVP for your meal(s) by Wednesday, July 8th so we have an appropriate headcount and do not order more than we need to. Pick up time on Saturday, July 18th is between 1:00pm-5:00pm at The Wurlitzer, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. 


What’s included in my dinner?

Each dinner includes a dual entree of Filet Mignon and Chicken Francaise, garden salad, smashed herbed red skin potatoes and vegetable, and a flourless chocolate cake. Also included is a bottle of wine (red or white), a split bottle of champagne, and our signature cocktail – The Silver Cadillac Margarita. 


Are the meals ready to eat?

All dinners will be fully cooked and packaged to-go to be reheated when you get home. This way you can enjoy dinner when you want it – whether you’re attending a Chrysalis at Home viewing party with friends or enjoying it solo.


What if I do not want to pick up a dinner?

If you do not want to pick up dinner, that’s ok! That portion of your ticket will be considered a donation to the event.


What is protocol for pick up of the dinner as there is no physical ticket.

The RSVP link will ask you to choose a pick up time. Please arrive during that time slot and enter the Wurlitzer parking lot off of Niagara Falls Blvd. by pulling into the driveway closest to Platters. Stay to the right and pull up to the main entrance of The Wurlitzer Building. You will see volunteers who will ask you for your name and check our RSVP list. To keep contact at a minimum, please open your trunk so we can place your order inside your vehicle. Our goal is to have you in and out quickly!


What is the recipe for the signature cocktail?

Silver tequila, triple sec, cointreau, simple syrup, and lime juice topped with champagne. Add some frozen blueberries for a nice garnish!


The Bidding

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Is there an online auction item catalog?

Yes! Look for our catalog preview in your email and our MSM website next week.


When will mobile bidding open and close for baskets and other silent auction items?

Silent auction mobile bidding will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 15 and close at 10:00pm on Saturday, July 18. You will receive an email with your bidder number on Tuesday, July 14. If you do not, please email


How do I log into mobile bidding/Text2bid?

Text the keyword “Mount” to 71760 and follow the link that is sent back to you. Follow the login procedures on the page you’re redirected to. 


How will I get my bidder number?

You will be emailed your bidder number on Tuesday, July 14th. If you do not receive an email, please contact Stephanie King, Director of Institutional Advancement, at Each couple registered will share a bidder number, unless you previously requested to have separate numbers. 


What should I do if I have technical issues logging into mobile bidding?

Please email with your name, phone number, and question. 


The Live Auction

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How and when can I sign on for the live event? What is the live event?

We are excited to have a live portion of our auction using Zoom. We will include a link to our live, virtual “gathering” in the email you will receive on July 14th that will include your bidder number.

The live portion of Chrysalis at Home will take place on July 18 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. We will use this time for guests to check-in and say hello to each other from a Chrysalis viewing party or their homes. Guests will hear from MSM Principal Katie Spillman, our student speaker, and other special guests. We will also conduct the live auction during this time. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to see the live auction line up.


What if I do not have a Zoom account?

If you don’t have a Zoom account, you can register for FREE here:



How do I bid for live auction items?

We ask that if you want to bid on a live auction item you do so by raising your hand, the bidder paddle in your meal bag, or a colorful sheet of paper during the live auction portion. We will have all guests muted at this time. We will have volunteers watching computer monitors at our “Chrysalis headquarters” helping the auctioneer determine who is the leader of the current item. The final purchase amount will be added manually to your final Chrysalis invoice.

Please bear with us as we navigate this unusual time together and experiment with this virtual option. We want this to be fun for everyone as we come together to celebrate our 25th anniversary of Chrysalis to support Mount St. Mary Academy and the wonderful young women who are currently enrolled and future Mounties to come. 


The Pick-Up

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How do I pay my final invoice?

You will pay for your final invoice once the auction closes at 10:00pm on Saturday, July 18. If you choose not to pay with a credit card you must pay with cash or check (made payable to Mount St. Mary Academy) when you come to pick up your items on Sunday, July 19 (see below).


What proof of purchase do we need to bring for item pick up on July 19?

You will be emailed an invoice at the end of the event and it will itemize your purchases. Please print this and bring with you or have it readily available to view on your smartphone.


When and where can I pick up my items on July 19?

You may pick up your items anytime between 1:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, July 19 at Mount St. Mary Academy. Please enter using the driveway off of Waverly Drive and follow the cones to the designated area in the student parking lot. A volunteer will approach your car and ask for your name, bidder #, and a copy of your receipt via phone or print out. To keep contact at a minimum, please open your trunk so we can place your items inside your vehicle.


The Fun Extras

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What is the Fund-an-Item and how can I support it?

You can help make a Catholic education affordable by supporting our Guardian Angel fund. We invite you to make a donation through the mobile bidding app under Fund-an-Item to help make a quality Catholic education affordable for all of our students and help any family that has a financial need or financial emergency. This year’s Fund-an-Item will make way for financial assistance which will benefit students who may not otherwise be able to attend MSM. Together we will ensure that each one of our students has excellent educational resources. There will be predetermined giving levels that you can choose from or you can choose your own amount.


What is the Blitz Raffle Balloon?

Blitz Raffle balloons, sponsored by Evans Bank, are available for $10 each and need to be picked up between 1-5pm at The Wurlitzer on Saturday, July 18th. You must reserve a balloon online or through the RSVP form You may buy more than 1 balloon. There are only 200 balloons available for sale. Guests will take balloons home to pop. One balloon contains 25th anniversary confetti. The recipient of that balloon will be the winner of $200. Winner must contact Stephanie King at by noon on July 19th.  


Can I still buy the raffle tickets for the Grand Raffle?

Yes. Tickets for the Grand Raffle, which offers cash prizes of $3,000 / $1,000 / $500 / $300 / and $200, will be available until Tuesday, July 14th. Tickets can be purchased o0nline at Tickets are $10 each and will be drawn during the live portion of the online event on Saturday, July 18th.


Are there other ways I can win something?

Yes! Use the hashtag #chrysalis2020athome and tag @msmacademy on Facebook and Instagram to show us how you’re celebrating with us! We’ll randomly select one winner to receive a basket filled with lottery tickets valued at $250. The winner will be notified on the morning of July 19 and is asked to pick up the lottery ticket basket between 1:00pm-3:00pm that day at Mount St. Mary Academy.


Chrysalis at Home Dates to Remember

July 8: Reservations for pick-up dinners are due

July 14: Watch for an email with your bidder number and link to our Live Zoom Event. Last day to purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle

July 15: Mobile bidding begins at 10:00am!

July 18: Dinner pick-up at your chosen time slot, and the Zoom event with our live auction begins at 7:00pm

July 19: Pick up items you’ve won at MSM starting at 1:00pm