Auction FAQs

The countdown to the 2020 Auction Party begins!!

Below are the answers to important questions you might have about the evening.

What is the Auction Party ?

Our annual Auction Party is the one night of the year where the grownups in our community enjoy each other’s company while also doing good for the school. This year, we will enjoy delicious food and cocktails from 6pm-7:30pm before joining together to take the game of bingo to the next level, all in good fun and for a good cause. The money raised from the 2020 Auction Party will be used to send our faculty and staff to conferences, classes and workshops that expand their learning and the learning of our students. 

Tell us about the night, especially the bingo.

First, we’ll enjoy cocktails and delicious food from 6pm-7:30pm. Bring a thirst and an appetite because we’ll have some fun offerings to share.

At 7:30pm sharp, we’ll come together for several rounds of fast-paced, high-spirited music bingo! No skill or music knowledge needed — just a willingness to show up, kick back and enjoy some much-needed fun. 

We’ll continue to enjoy beverages from the bar and a wide range of snacks during bingo — all that merriment requires some fuel, after all.

Beginning at 10pm, we’ll enjoy coffee and dessert while kicking up our heels for an hour of dancing. If past experience is any indicator, tell your babysitter you’ll be home late!

When is the “auction” part of the Auction Party?

Our Silent Auction will take place online prior to the Auction Celebration. The Online Auction will open on Thursday, February 13th at 7pm and close on Sunday, February 22nd at 9:30pm. We’ll have opportunities for travel, sports tickets, fabulous sign up parties and dinners, our beloved faculty and staff treasures, artwork from our favorite children, wine, restaurant gift certificates and so much more. More information on the Online Auction will be sent closer to the opening date. Please note: there are no auction items available for bidding at the party itself. All bidding takes place online and concludes on February 22nd. 

Will there be any fundraising at the Auction party itself?

We will take a moment during the night to hold a “Paddle Raise.” During the paddle raise, everyone will have a chance to raise their paddle in support of professional development for our teachers and enhanced learning opportunities for our students. Using staggered bidding levels that start in the thousands and end up at $100, everyone has an opportunity to contribute at a level that feels right for them. Every dollar you give through the Paddle Raise is tax-deductible and restricted for investments in faculty learning and growth. 

What if I’m not the bingo type?

Don’t stay home!  With great food, an open bar and fabulous company, this is an event with something for everyone!

What should I wear?

This is a night for casual dress. Think girls’ or guys’ night out, not Metropolitan Opera. We hope you’ll come in whatever is comfortable for a night with friends.

It sounds like fun. How do I get tickets? 

Purchase tickets here. 

How do I tell you if I want to sit at a certain table? 

When you purchase your tickets there will be space to indicate who you would like to sit with, if you have a preference. In general, we will match people by grade, but we do our best to accommodate requests.

Can I still contribute to the Auction, even if I can’t attend?

Absolutely! There are a number of ways to contribute. You can purchase and donate tickets to be used by a faculty or staff member or sponsor a table. During our Online Auction, you can be a buyer. And for our Auction Party, you can make an absentee pledge for the Paddle Raise. However you contribute, we’ll be very grateful for your support. 

If you have any additional questions, please stop by the Advancement Office or send an email to wlunde@sheridanschool.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Auction Team