WHAT IS THE EPIPHANY SCHOOL AUCTION?
Epiphany School’s auction takes place on alternate years. 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 have created an auction wish list to help those who are interested in giving. We need 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. You may fill out a procurement form online.
Volunteer / Your time is also a great way to donate to the auction. To get involved, please contact email@example.com.
Buy your ticket / Not everyone can donate or volunteer. Most importantly – buy your ticket and join us for this event. We will send you a reminder when tickets are available for purchase, in early 2017.
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.
HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?
We have several avenues of fundraising at the auction and during the weeks running up to the event.
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 Auctions / 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.
WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT?
The event will begin at 6:00pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a sit-down dinner with a live auction. The evening will be topped off with dancing to great music provided by professional DJ, Funk Daddy (Epiphany parent volunteer, Greg Buren).
WHAT IS THE VENUE LIKE?
SoDo Park is located in Seattle’s historic SoDo district just minutes from downtown. The space is open, warm and inviting with a casual rustic feel. There is plenty of free parking. If you would like to check it out, go to herbanfeast.com.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Wear what makes you feel comfortable. Anything goes – from A–Z. Abercrombie & Armani to Zara & Zac Posen. Just put on your dancing shoes and come ready for a party.
(There will be a coat check for your ‘N’ for North Face…)
HOW CAN I STAY INFORMED?
Visit this website!
Opportunities to purchase tickets, buy-ins, and raffle tickets will be announced as we approach the auction.
WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT THE AUCTION?
General questions & volunteer opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have several committee chairs who would be happy to answer specific questions:
Event Co-Chairs / Heather McAdam or Cristiany Rocha Yates
Event Planning / Megan Bassetti, Rachel Greene or Jamie Lampitt
Live Auction / Patchen Haggerty or Liz McConnell
Silent Auction / Stacy Chalfont or Chris Lewis
Buy-Ins / Jodi Arnold, Jessica Barrett, or Hannah Wygal
Raffle / Joanna Smith or Sarah Watts