Pioneer Expedition Dinner Auction | April 29, 2017


ALL Auction items can now be previewed via BidPal before tomorrow night's auction! Click HERE to see what's in store for this year's Auction.

Online reservations for the 2017 Pioneer Expedition Dinner Auction are now CLOSED.

However, please call the DHS Office of Advancement at 636-946-2603 if you still wish to purchase a ticket.

The Auction Book is now available for preview!

Click HERE to view the entire Auction book.

Click HERE to view the Live Auction items only.

Click HERE to view the evening itinerary for the 2017 Auction.

Thank you to all of our auction sponsors!

Bar Sponsor | World Wide Technology, Inc.

Royal Blue Sponsor | Morgan Stanley

Pearl White Sponsor | Zach Plackemeier, State Farm Insurance Agent

NEW THIS YEAR at the Pioneer Expedition Dinner Auction | Bling Ring Raffle

Bling Rings will give you a chance to be the lucky raffle winner to select ANY item from the Live Auction at no additional cost! The Bling Rings will be available for $50 each and the drawing will be held before the beginning of the Live Auction.

Even better -- you can purchase MORE THAN ONE and increase your odds!

Want to know what’s in store for the Live Auction this year? We’ll be posting multiple items every Friday on Facebook!

 General Auction Information

In 1980, a group of parent and alumni volunteers with remarkable leadership and vision launched Duchesne's inaugural dinner auction to benefit the school's fund raising goals.  More than three decades later, our auction has grown into a cherished Duchesne tradition and remains one of our most critical advancement events.

Pioneer Expedition brings together hundreds of parents, alumni, faculty members, student volunteers and friends of the school to celebrate the Duchesne community and educational mission.  By helping to keep the costs of our exceptional Catholic, college preparatory education affordable, proceeds from this gala event directly benefit our students.  Last year's event raised more than $60,000 for the school!

We invite all members of the Duchesne family to participate in as many ways as possible.  Whether you donate auction items, secure advertising from your company, gather friends to sit at your table, work on a committee or volunteer at the event, Pioneer Expedition offers many opportunities to get involved in our community.

Auction Co-Chairs

Russ Clever ‘87  |

Julie Clever  |

Will and Shannon (Miller) ‘88 Killeen  |

Guest Auctioneer: Chris Nagus ‘96 | Investigative Reporter | KMOV-TV

Guest Emcee: Scott Rupp '91  |  Commissioner at the Missouri Public Service Commission

We've gone mobile!

Click HERE to find out how to use BidPal before the evening of the auction.

Please consider supporting us by: 

  • Donating an Item: Auction donations may include tickets to sporting or other special events, gift certificates, use of vacation condos, airline tickets, jewelry, small appliances, autographed memorabilia, sport items, golf packages, new electronic and computer items, hosting a theme party or dinner and more. A donation by cash or check is always welcome.
  • Donating a Service: If you or someone you know has a special talent or trade, you may donate it as a service certificate to the auction. 
  • Becoming an Auction Sponsor: Your sponsorship contribution enables Duchesne High School to continue our mission of educating its students in mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Placing an Advertisement:  Advertise your business or send a greeting to your favorite Duchesne High School Pioneer or a team in the auction catalog.
  • Donate to the 25th or 50th anniversary class gifts.

25th Anniversary Honorary Chairs:

David Collett '92 |

Shannon (Berry) Meyer '92  |  

50th Anniversary Honorary Chairs:

Wayne Boschert '67  |

Janice (Budd) Boschert '67  | 

  • Volunteer to help plan or work the auction. The volunteer online sign-up will be emailed to you soon.
  • Attend the Pioneer Expedition Auction. You can have up to 10 guests at a table.
  • Invite friends, alumni, and family to attend the auction. It's a fun night!

In addition to the Web site, we'll send auction information through mailings, emails, the newsletter, Facebook

If you have questions about Pioneer Expedition, please contact Mrs. Kris Nienhaus, Special Events Coordinator, at  On behalf of our students, thank you for your support!