Get Ready for our Annual Auction!!

This year’s auction, themed “Under the Stars” is happening March 10, 2018 from 6-10 pm at Stage 48.

The Annual Auction is the school’s largest fundraising event of the year – and one heck of a party! Last year’s auction was almost completely sold-out, and raised over $300k for our school.

Planning for this year’s auction is in full swing. We need your help to make this year an even bigger success.

Solicit or Donate Items

Donations are the heart of our auction. We typically have over 700 items in our auction ranging from gift cards, to merchandise, to ski vacations, to one-of-a-kind experiences. Every donation counts and each one is appreciated.

We’ve put together a kit to help a solicit items that includes a letter explaining the auction, a donation form, and tips on asking for donations.

 

Donation Form

 

Sample Letters & Emails

Use these to reach out to your contacts to ask for donations. Feel free to customize to make these more personal.

  • Sample letter – generic (printable)
  • Sample email – generic
  • Sample email – restaurants (coming soon!)
  • Sample email – retail (coming soon!)
  • Sample email – classes (coming soon!)
  • Sample email – services (coming soon!)

 

Types of Items to Request

Many different types of items are sold at our auction – from restaurant gift cards. The items that garner the highest value are the ones that offer unique experiences. Think about who you work with and other personal contacts for who can donate these special items.

Unique Experiences
  • Vacation homes and resorts
  • Special, behind the scenes tours
  • Tickets with backstage or field-level access
  • Other sports experiences (dugout access, meet & greets, etc)
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Dining & Tasting experiences
  • Shopping & spa parties

See the full auction catalog from 2017’s event for item ideas.

Event Tickets

A limited number of tickets will be on sale the week of January 8-13, 2018. Tickets will be available to purchase through kidmail, online, or in the schoolyard. All ticket sales will close at the end of January (potentially earlier based on the pre-sale week).

More details will be distributed in December.

Corporate Sponsorships

Sponsoring our auction is a great way for local (and global) businesses to reach our parent body. All sponsors will have logo presence on auction materials. In the past, we’ve had camps, banks, and other businesses sponsor our auction. If you have a business that may be interested in sponsorship, please contact the Auction Committee for more details. We’re happy to help sell this opportunity.

Questions or Ideas?

Contact Jenn MacFarlane (cassell319@gmail.com), this year’s Auction Chairs. I’d love to hear from you!