Auction FAQ's

 

What is Auction 2019?

It is our largest biennial community-building and fundraising event. Funds raised at the auction support a significant portion of our school’s operating expenses and help us support our extraordinary teachers and specialist classes, contribute to our generous financial aid, and provide classroom supplies, technology and materials. Our target is for 100% parent, faculty, board 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 $450,000. In addition to the silent auction, live auction, and raise the paddle events, there will be a raffle with unforgettable teacher and student experiences outside of school, an extensive selection of fine wine available to the highest bidders, and grade-level art masterpieces going home with several lucky families.

WHAT IS THE EPIPHANY SCHOOL AUCTION?

Epiphany School’s auction takes place on alternate years. Our next Auction is scheduled for March 29th, 2019. It is produced by parents, and well-attended by our entire community; current families, faculty and staff, alumni, and ‘friends’ of the school. This is the largest, and most memorable event in our calendar, enjoyed by all who come together for a lively evening of conversation, bidding, dinner, and dancing.

WHY DO WE HOLD THE AUCTION?

Funds raised at the auction support a significant portion of our school’s operating expenses. This helps us to keep tuition fees from increasing, recruit extraordinary teachers, deliver specialist classes, offer generous financial aid, and provide classroom supplies.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Donate an auction item / We create an auction wish list to help those who are interested in giving. We request auction items at every price value, from $50 to $5,000 and on up. The goal is to raise as much money for our school as possible.

Volunteer / Your time is also a great way to donate to the auction. To get involved, please contact auction@epiphanyschool.org.

DO I HAVE TO DONATE AN ITEM?

No! If you have something you’d like to donate, we’d love it, but there is no requirement. We also accept cash donations to underwrite portions of some of our auction packages.

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 who is also an Epiphany parent!

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

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

Raffle tickets will be available to purchase 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).

 

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.