Get Ready for Build-a-School Night 2023: On the Rise!

If you plan to join us for Build-a-School Night, please see below for important event night information.

Date, Time & Location

Friday, April 28, 2023
Check-in begins at 6pm

The Grand Hall (entrance located off Illinois Street)
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Downtown Union Station
123 W Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

View event location on map

Event Schedule

6 pm | Check-in, cocktail hour & silent auction

7:30 pm | Welcome & dinner

8:30 pm | Silent auction closes, program presentation

9 pm | Live auction & Fund a Need


Menu choices include:

Chicken Milan: a semi-boneless chicken breast with fresh basil and goat cheese, and glazed with a spicy plum sauce.

Grilled Atlantic Salmon: eight ounce salmon filet grilled and topped with a roasted corn and mushroom cream sauce.

Eggplant Stack: eggplant slices layered with beefsteak tomatoes, spinach, and fresh mozzarella, served with a marinara sauce. (Vegetarian Entrée)

Please email basn@buildingtomorrow no later than Friday, April 21 with your menu choice (if you purchased a table, kindly send the menu selections for each of your guests, denoting names).


Cocktail attire is suggested.

View photos from the 2022 event


Parking in downtown Indianapolis is limited; please plan accordingly. Limited valet parking is available at the Crowne Plaza. Parking is also available at the Pan Am Parking Garage next to the Crowne Plaza and the nearby Union Station, Blue, and World Wonders garages listed below. When using a rideshare service, we recommend requesting drop-off/pick-up at the entrance located off of Illinois Street.

Crowne Plaza parking Union Station Garage parking Blue Garage parking World Wonders Garage parking


Festivities begin at 6 pm at the Grand Hall at Historic Union Station (entrance located off of Illinois Street—view on map). All guests are kindly asked to check in at the desk located just inside the entrance to the Grand Hall upon arrival, beginning at 6pm. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction, with dinner starting at 7:30pm. with dinner starting at 7:30pm. Whether you are a guest of a table sponsor or you purchased tickets yourself, your name will be on our guest list (there is no need to show a ticket at the door). Complimentary coat check will be available as you enter the Grand Hall at Historic Union Station.

Please ensure you pick up a bidder paddle with your bidder number at check-in to use during the live auction and Fund a Need portions of the night.


Silent Auction Live Auction Pre-Register

Please ensure you pick up a bidder paddle with your bidder number at check-in to use during the live auction and Fund a Need portions of the night.

You can pre-register for the auction at the link above. Don't have a smartphone? We have volunteers and a OneCause professional who will be available to assist you with bidding throughout the night. Payments for auction purchases may be made by credit card or check the evening of the event.

Make sure your phone has a full charge as all of our auction items are available for viewing and bidding on your smartphone! We have many new items for your bidding pleasure along with some returning favorites that you won't want to miss. Make sure you get ready for our fun live auction, too, by checking out our best lineup to date!

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions about Build-a-School Night 2023: On the Rise, please reach out to Thank you for supporting the work of Building Tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing you April 28!