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User Guide

The 63rd Annual MFA Benefit begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday August 27th. Attending in-person or participating remotely?
This is your source for all  Benefit information.

Browse / Bid / Buy / Donate: GiveSmart links

Online sales end on 8/27 @ 5:30 pm
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Online Auction
Opens 8/19 @ noon, closes 8/27 @ 8 pm
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Giving Tree
Direct your gift to a residence or program

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Bid & Pledge Online Live At The Benefit, or Remotely at the times specified below on Sunday 8/27

Live Auction
at approximately 6:10pm on 8/27
One of a kind Solar Eclipse package:
Bidder (or proxy) must attend to bid.
Live Auction
at approximately 6:10 pm on 8/27
One week in Tuscany: 
Bidder (or proxy) must attend to bid.
Pledge to Expand Misericordia'sHealth & Wellness Studio
at approximately 7:10 pm on 8/27
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The Evening's Program

Order of the evening
  • 4:00 pm Cocktail Reception
  • 5:30 pm Online Raffle Sales Close
  • 5:40 pm Program Begins:
                  Welcome - MFA Chairs, 
                  Blessing  - Fr.Jack Clair
                  Remarks - MFA Benefit Chairs
  • 5:45 pm Video Presentation & Dinner Is Served
  • 6:10 pm Live Auction
  • 6:25 pm Heartzingers perform
  • 6:35 pm Bucket Raffle Drawing
  • 6:40 pm Heartbreakers perform
  • 6:50 pm Sr. Rosemary- remarks
  • 7:00 pm Fr. Jack Clair - remarks
  • 7:10 pm Fund A Need Pledge Drive
                  click here to pledge
  • 7:30 pm Raffle Drawings - Cash, Car, Grand
  • 8:00 pm Dancing with Entertainment by:
                  Dr. Mark And The Sutures 
                 Online Auction Closes
  • 9:00 pm Evening conludes
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Red Heart & Pearl 
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Musical Entertainment
Graciously donated by MFA member Dr. Mark Hill And The Sutures
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The Marriott Renaissance Convention Center

Benefit Hall Floor Plans

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MFA Benefit Venue Floor plan
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Renaissance Convention Center
1551 N Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL

  • Parking: The Renaissance has complimentary on-site parking. It also offers Valet Parking for $15 daily and $19 overnight. Valet Parking includes in/out privileges.
  • Driving Directions: Click on "more options" in the upper-left corner of the map below and then enter your starting location

Important Information

MFA onsite WiFi

Network Name (ssid): MFA
Password: mfabenefit