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.

 

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Soliciting and Donating 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. All of our donations are solicited or directly donated by our parent body. 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.

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

Tickets go on sale January 8th. Individual tickets will be offered at a discounted rate during the Pre-Sale Week, happening January 8-12, 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).

Download Ticket Order Form

Order Tickets Online (opens January 8, 2018)

Ticket & Package Pricing

Pre-Sale Individual Tickets
(Jan 8-12, 2018 only)
$120 per ticket
Individual Tickets $140 per ticket
Lucky Star Package

  • 2 tickets to Under the Stars 2018 PS 199 Auction
  • Drink concierge for 2 at live event – skip the line and have dedicated servers bring the event’s selected beer, wine or cocktail directly to you
  • VIP redemption – your items will be delivered to your home
  • Recognition at the Auction and on the PTA Site
  • Sponsorship of 1 teacher/staff ticket
$840 per couple ($600 for Passport Holders)
Fly Me to the Moon Package

  • 2 tickets to Under the Stars 2018 PS 199 Auction
  • VIP redemption – your items will be delivered to your home
  • Recognition at the Auction and on the PTA Site
  • Sponsorship of 1 teacher/staff ticket
$640 per couple ($400 for Passport Holders)
Teacher/Staff Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship of 1 teacher/staff ticket
  • Recognition at the Auction and on the PTA Site
$120 per Sponsorship

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 pitch this opportunity.

Corporate Sponsorship Packages

Download Corporate Sponsorship Agreement

Platinum Sponsor

  • Exclusive Platinum sponsor
  • All Gold Sponsor benefits plus:
    • Opportunity to incorporate custom video at auction party OR table placement at PS 199 Movie Night (date tbd)
$10,000
Gold Sponsor

  • One of up to (2) Gold Sponsors at the Under the Stars 2018 Annual Auction
  • All Silver Sponsorship benefits plus
    • Lead placement of logo on any event materials, signage, web pages, registration, and online bidding site
    • Ad space on the main page of the PTA website (www.ps199pta.org) for 1 Year
    • Opportunity to negotiate one additional “custom touch” with the PS 199 community
$5,000
Silver Sponsor

  • One of up to (8) Silver Sponsors at the Under the Stars 2018 Annual Auction
    • Secondary placement of logo on any event materials, signage, web pages, registration, and online bidding site
  • Recognition post with link to your business’ website on the PTA Facebook page
  • Recognition at a general PTA meeting via inclusion in meeting’s presentation
  • Recognition as an auction sponsor in our weekly PTA e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to distribute one “PS 199 Exclusive Offer” to the PS 199 PTA email list
$2,500
Community Sponsor

  • One of up to twenty (20) community sponsors
  • ‘Proud Sponsor of PS 199’ window decal
  • Placement of logo on promotional materials, signage and other collateral for the event 
$500

Questions or Ideas?

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