Neil Kelly Auction
The Annual Neil Kelly Memorial Auction supports the St. Andrew Community Center and its many programs serving the surrounding North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods. The auction is annually scheduled for the first Saturday in November. The auction was initiated in 1973 by Neil Kelly, parishioner and Northeast Portland businessman and is the major fundraiser for the St. Andrew community. Auction goers bid on dinners, trips and high-ticket items at the oral auction; signup for parties, excursions and get-togethers, and bid for a myriad of items from toasters to paintings at the silent auction. A huge corps of parish volunteers solicits items from businesses and parishioners during the months leading to the November event. The auction, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since it inception, is a key community builder for parishioners and friends of St. Andrew.