Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Auction? The Auction is the Sauvie Island Academy’s largest fundraiser of the year. It’s a party for the entire SIA community to celebrate the school, shop for goods and services, and enjoy dinner and dancing together, all while supporting the school through their purchases.
Where is the Auction this year? Thanks to the generous donation from Columbia Farms, it will be held again at Columbia Farms, 21024 NW Gillihan Road, on Sauvie Island.
What’s the goal of the Auction? The goal of the Auction is twofold. We raise money for the school AND build community. We work together towards a common goal, building a better school for our kids and a stronger community.
How do I purchase Tickets? Visit the “Tickets” or “Table of 10” page to make your purchase. When purchasing a table of 10, your attendee names and addresses maybe added any time prior to May 15, 2014. Go to the "Table of 10" page and entering the registration confirmation number located on your receipt.
Is seating reserved? If you purchase a table, you are guaranteed to sit with the others registered at your table. Otherwise, table seating is open.
Is the Auction only for SIA Families? No. We love to share our school wtih grandparents, relatives, alumni, friends and anyone in the community.
Does the Auction sell out? There are a limited number of seats available. It’s highly advisable to purchase tickets early to ensure your spot. All tickets purchased before by April 25, 2014 will be entered to win an early bird prize!
What is the role of the PTC? The PTC is a parent-led, nonprofit fundraising organization that raises money for support of enrichment activities such as art, music, library, science, field trips, supplies and much more.
What’s the Silent Auction? Local merchants and SIA families donate hundreds of items that are packaged for auctioning prior to the event. Think of it like the “cocktail hour” prior to the main event. An example of Silent Auction offerings: wine, gift certificates for services and themed baskets full of goodies.
What is the Live Auction? After the Silent Auction closes, everyone moves into the dining room and the Live Auction commences. The Live Auction items are typically bigger items and projects created by each class. This is a traditional auction, with an auctioneer taking bids. If you want to bid on an item in the Live Auction, hold up your bidder paddle so your bidder number is visible and make sure the auctioneer and crew notices you.
What’s the Paddle Raise? The Paddle Raise occurs during the Live Auction. It’s a direct appeal to the school families to make a cash donation.
What are Sign Up Events? These are community building events and parties with a limited number of tickets. This year we’ll be offering several Sign Up Events online prior to Auction Night, as well as several at the Auction.
How do I know what items are going to be auctioned? Prior to Auction Night, we’ll publish the online catalog for viewing for the community. A link will be posted on this Auction website. All SIA families and attendees who have purchased a ticket will receive a catalog prior to the event. Catalogs will also be available at the event.
Do I have to spend lots of money to enjoy myself? No! There will be items, packages, and sign up events to fit every budget. Auction Night is a great big party filled with food, friends, and fun. Use it as an opportunity to shop for gifts for others… or yourself.
What should I wear? The auction is not a black tie event and there is no required dress code. It is outdoors, rain or shine, Dress in whatever you’re comfortable in.
Is this a family event? The Auction is for adults 21 and over. We hope you'll make arrangements for a babysitter so you can enjoy an adult night out.
What volunteer jobs need to be filled? We always need LOTS of volunteers for the Auction. Whether it’s doing things in advance or helping to set up or take down the event, we need you! Contact Marike McCartney or Amy Prince at (503)621-3426 or firstname.lastname@example.org. to learn how to get involved.
What if I can’t come to the auction, are there other ways I can help? Sure! We need people to make follow up calls for procurement, pick up items, do data entry… there are hundreds of tasks that can only be done if the whole community pulls together. There are jobs to fit every schedule. Contact Marike McCartney or Amy Prince at (503)621-3426 or email@example.com. to learn how to get involved.
I’m not sure what to expect. It’s okay. We’ve all been there. The Auction is simply an awesome party. Come join the fun!
What does each ticket come with? Each ticket includes admission to the Auction, dinner and live entertainment. This is a party for 21 and over.
How much do tickets cost?
Individual (1 ticket) = $40
Reserved table (10 tickets) = $350
How will I receive my ticket?