Spring Fundraiser

GATHER 2018

Every spring, the school holds a community-building, inclusive, celebration and fundraising event. GATHER is held in even-number years. This spring, mark your calendar for GATHER 2018.

Friday, March 9, 2018
Block 41
115 Bell St, Seattle

Gather 2018:
  • 100% fun
  • 100% current family attendance
  • Raise $200,000 for financial aid during Raise the Paddle

Evening Program:
Amidst the fun, friends, and food, we will have a short but special program, including Raise-the-Paddle and the auction of the All-School Art masterpiece.

And yes, there will be dancing!

Let's GATHER to support our school, our children, our teachers, and our community.

Learn more! Get involved!

What is Celebrate Epiphany?

It is our largest biennial community-building and fundraising event, held in odd-number years. Funds raised at the auction support a significant portion of our school’s operating expenses. This event helps us support our extraordinary teachers and specialists, contribute to our generous financial aid program, and provide classroom supplies, new technology, and materials. Our target is for 100% parent, faculty, trustee, and staff attendance for a night of mingling, dinner, and dancing.

We have several avenues of fundraising at the auction to help us achieve our goal of raising more than $550,000. In addition to the traditional silent auction, exciting live auction, and raise the paddle events, there is a raffle with unforgettable teacher and student experiences outside of school, an extensive selection of fine wines available to the highest bidders, and grade-level art masterpieces going home with lucky families.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Donate an auction item
  • Help underwrite or make a general financial donation
  • Bring a dessert
  • Volunteer

Email Auction@epiphanyschool.org or speak with a chair to get involved.

How Do We Raise Money?

Buy-Ins

Purchase single tickets to be a part of a larger group experience. In previous years we have had opportunities for students (bowling), moms (an evening at the Sorrento and a Sun Valley get away), dads (golf at Bandon Dunes and a night at the University Club), and couples (Oktoberfest dinner and a San Juan getaway), to name a few. Buy-Ins are available for purchase prior to the event and often fill up fast.

Raffle

Purchase tickets two weeks before the event for the chance to win school experiences for your children (previous prizes included Head of School for the day, VIP parking, a ‘night at the museum’ Epiphany School style). Tickets will be $25 each, or 5 for $100.

Raise The Paddle

An opportunity to raise your paddle the night of the event and contribute financially to our school.

Silent And Super Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is full of incredible travel opportunities, special dining experiences, and fun activities available at many price levels. The Super Silent Auction is full of exclusive sporting opportunities, vacation properties, and goods offered in a higher price range. Keep in mind that there will be mobile bidding for the silent auction – meaning you will be able to track your items and bids from all over the venue.

Wine Auction

A carefully procured selection of wines will be available for bidding as a part of the Silent Auction the night of the event.

Live Auction

A select group of unique items are offered in our Live auction portion of the evening program. This includes trips, a wine vertical, and experiences, as well as grade level art projects.

Dessert Dash

The night of the auction each guest will have the opportunity to bid for desserts. The highest bidding table will win first choice and send one person “dashing” to the dessert table. The “dashing” continues to the next highest bidding table and so on until all the desserts have been chosen.

Grade Level Art Masterpieces

Students in each grade create one beautiful masterpiece and all are auctioned to the highest, and luckiest, bidders.

WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT?

Our event usually includes a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a sit-down dinner with a live auction. The evening is topped off with dancing to great music provided by a professional DJ.

Opportunities to purchase tickets, buy-ins, and raffle tickets are announced as we approach the auction.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT THE AUCTION?

General questions & volunteer opportunities: auction@epiphanyschool.org

Elizabeth O'Shea
Director of Development
Epiphany School
(206) 720-7667
eoshea@epiphanyschool.org

Donor Privacy Policy

Epiphany School is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Epiphany School's nonprofit tax identification number (EIN) is 23-701492.

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