Event Information

DePaul College Prep will hold its Spring Fling Dinner and Auction on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Rockwell on the River, just a few blocks from our campus. Spring Fling is the largest fundraising event of the year for the school. Due to the pandemic, it has not been held in-person since celebrating our five year mark in 2019 so we look forward to gathering and celebrating together this spring! 

The evening will run from 6 to 11 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner and a program that includes speakers, live and silent auctions, and a paddle raise. All proceeds from the night help fund DePaul Prep’s annual operations, financial aid and scholarship programs, and our strategic campus growth. Parking with shuttle service available from DePaul Prep’s south parking lot from 5:15 to 11:30 p.m.


Spring Fling invitations, ticket and table purchases, and online registration will be available in mid-February. You will also have the chance to sponsor a teacher ticket to further support our DePaul Prep community.

Sponsor the Event

Special event sponsors are crucial to the success of Spring Fling. There are various sponsor levels for families, businesses, and organizations. Being a Spring Fling sponsor is a wonderful way to show your support of DePaul Prep while also bringing visibility to your brand as sponsors will be highlighted in a variety of public ways. Also, please consider speaking to your employer about our sponsorship opportunities. 

View sponsorship opportunities here

Other ways to support

In-Kind Donations
The silent and live auctions are highlights of the night and will include many fun and one-of-a-kind packages, prizes, and special experiences. If your family or business is interested in contributing to the auction, please complete the in-kind form. 

Desired items include but are not limited to travel, performance and sports tickets, spa and fitness packages, golf outings, technology, restaurants, and hotel stays.  

Wine Cellar
The DePaul College Prep Wine Cellar has become a top auction item over the years. Last year, it included more than 80 bottles of distinct wines from around the world. Details are forthcoming about a pre-Spring Fling wine event to help build the Wine Cellar but in the meantime, parents who wish to make a financial contribution to the Wine Cellar may do so here

Sign-Up Parties
A popular component of Spring Fling is the option to purchase a ticket(s) to one of several sign-up parties offered. These events include an array of activities and outings at varying price points. In the past, these parties have included game and trivia nights, gardening classes, tastings, fitness classes, and more. 

If you are interested in hosting or contributing to a creative party please contact class of 2023 parent Kirsten Barkley ( 


For any questions or additional information on the Spring Fling Dinner and Auction, please contact Patti Weinmann in our Advancement Office at or (773) 423-5105.

Please note that this event will adhere to any COVID protocols issued by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health in place at the time.