Get Ready for Build-a-School Night 2022: The Race to Learn!

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

Date, Time & Location

Friday, April 29, 2022
Check-in starts 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, BT Co-Founder's Update

9 pm | Live auction & Fund a Need


We will be serving Chicken Milan, a semi-boneless chicken breast with fresh basil and goat cheese, and glazed with a spicy plum sauce. Our vegetarian option is a delectable Eggplant Stack, with eggplant slices, beefsteak tomatoes, spinach, fresh mozzarella, topped with a marinara sauce.

Please email basn@buildingtomorrow no later than Tuesday, April 26 at 12pm if you or anyone at your table would prefer the vegetarian option (and please denote names).


Cocktail/Business Attire

View photos from the 2019 event


As always, parking in downtown Indianapolis is limited; you may want to leave extra time for parking. Please be mindful that downtown will be busy with a concert at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (home to the Indiana Pacers and Fever) at 7pm two blocks away from our event space. 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, Moon, and World Wonders garages listed below.

Crowne Plaza parking Union Station Garage parking Moon 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. 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.

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 line-up to date!

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 can be made by credit card or check the evening of the event.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

We’re thrilled to be able to gather for the first time since 2019 with so many dear friends. To ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, we require full vaccination against COVID-19 to attend the event. We will not be checking COVID-19 vaccination cards or photos at the door, however.

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions about Build-a-School Night 2022: The Race to Learn, please reach out to Thank you for supporting the work of Building Tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing you on April 29!