What is the Auction?
The Auction is the Sauvie Island School PTC's largest fundraiser of the year! It is an opportunity for the SIS Community and all of the surrounding Businesses and Communities to celebrate the school, shop for goods and services, and to enjoy dinner and dancing together. All purchases made during the event support Sauvie Island School!
What is the goal of the Auction?
This year we hope to raise $100K to benefit the Place-Based Education unique to Sauvie Island School! Our Auction has always been about building a strong school community, bridging the communities that make up our student body, and to raise funds to support our school enrichment programs.
What is the role of the PTC?
The Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit fundraising organization that raises money for the support of enrichment programs for Sauvie Island School. Money raised from the 2018 Auction will completely fund Sauvie Island School's Art and Music classes for the 2018-2019 school year, and supplement the budgets for the Library, technology, field trips, class room supplies, and more. The Auction is entirely organized by volunteers from the PTC. Our volunteers include parents, teachers, and members of the surrounding communities. Anyone and everyone with an interest in the success of the school can be a member of the PTC.
How much do tickets cost?
Individual (1 ticket) = $40
Reserved Table (10 tickets) = $400
What does each ticket come with?
Each ticket includes admission to the Silent and Live Auctions, dinner and live entertainment. This is a party for adults 21 and over.
What is a VIP Experience?
Available for purchase for a limited time, you can choose to add a VIP Experience for $75. VIP's will receive special mention during the event, a special pint cup for free drinks during the Silent Auction, two raffle tickets, and special offers and coupons for local businesses. You must have a VIP bracelet to take advantage of free drinks during the Silent Auction. Only 50 of these packages will be sold, so get yours while they last!
Can I be a Sponsor?
We would love for you to be a Sponsor! We have many levels of sponsorships to choose from. Sponsorships can be purchased on the "Tickets" page and include tickets to the event. It is recommended to sign up for Sponsorship early to take advantage of our advertising specials. Contact Julie Pond at email@example.com for more information.
Is this a family event?
The Auction is for adults 21 and over.
Where is the Auction held this year?
The Auction is held at Columbia Farms, 21024 NW Gillihan Road on Sauvie Island. Our Auction location is generously donated by Columbia Farms and we are so thankful for their generous support for another year!
How do I purchase tickets?
Visit the "Tickets" page to make your tickets purchase and to take advantage of special offers. When purchasing a table of 10, your attendee names and addresses may be added by you any time prior to May 18, 2018. To update your registration, go to the "Tickets" page and enter the Registration Confirmation Number located on your receipt.
Is seating reserved?
If you purchase a table of ten, you are guaranteed to sit with the others registered at your table. All other seats are general seating.
Does the Auction sell out?
There are a limited number of seats available. It is advisable to purchase tickets early.
What is the Silent Auction?
Local and non-local merchants, members of the community, teachers, and SIS families donate over 100 items that are packaged for auctioning prior to the event. Some Silent Auction offerings may include: wine, gift certificates for goods and services, themed baskets full of goodies, unique pieces from local artists, experiences and more. Keep on eye on the "2018 Catalog" page or visit the Sauvie Island School PTC page on Facebook for updates on both Silent and Live Auction donations.
What is the Live Auction?
After the Silent Auction closes, everyone moves into the dining room and the Live Auction commences after dinner. Live Auction items are typically bigger items and also include some projects made by SIS classes. This is a traditional auction with an auctioneer taking bids. You will receive a bidder paddle at registration. If you want to bid on an item in the Live Auction, hold up your bidder paddle high so your bidder number is visible and make sure the auctioneer and crew notices you!
What is the Paddle Raise?
The Paddle Raise occurs during the Live Auction. It is a direct appeal to the audience to make a cash donation.
What should I wear?
The Auction takes place outdoors under tent cover, rain or shine. There is no required dress code. Dress in what makes you comfortable.
What volunteer jobs need to be filled?
We are always looking for volunteers committed to helping at the Auction! Whether it is doing tasks in advance, or helping to set up and tear down the event, we need you! Contact Eve Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 577-4143 to learn how to get involved!
What if I can't come to the Auction? Are there other ways I can help?
Absolutely! We need volunteers for procurement, to pick up items, data entry... there are many tasks that can only be accomplished through your help! There are tasks to fit every schedule. Contact Eve Foster at email@example.com or (503) 577-4143 to learn how to get involved!