November: Help the school and your 2013 taxes
Keep an eye out for a request to underwrite the auction with your cash donation. It’s a critical part of the auction’s fundraising, it’s easy, and you get catalog recognition AND a tax deduction. Carolyn Timmis is spearheading underwriting, so “Say Yes!” if she calls. Underwriting donations can be made online HERE.
December: Start filling up our auction catalog
We have a goal of having no fewer than 30 auction items donated or promised by December 31, 2013! If you have airline miles, hotel points, a gorgeous antique rug or painting that just doesn’t go with your redecorated house, we can put them to good use. Have another idea? Our team is eager to hear. Patrick McGartland and Maria Roloff (email@example.com) have taken charge of our acquisitions committee, so let them know how you can help. Or just fill out the online form HERE.
January: Put together a group to attend.
New this year: we’re looking for table captains to help organize our tables of 10. Ideally, at least two representatives of each school grade will help ensure everyone receives a personal invitation to join a group for dinner. Willie Coffou (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be helping round up our auction “ambassadors”. You are welcome to register for the event now by clicking HERE.
February: Help with the last push.
Acquisitions, underwriting, and advertising all need to be in the door, the catalog will go to print, and volunteers will learn more about their assignments for ...
March 15: Celebrate the big night!A lovely frock, your dancing shoes, a babysitter – you’re set! The evening will feature a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a lovely dinner, an exciting voice auction (a new professional auctioneer is booked – he’s worth the price of admission!), and dancing into the wee hours with the Five Card Studs. SAY YES!
We are looking forward to the next 17 weeks! Are you? (Say yes!)
Your auction co-chairs: Shane & Michelle Frazier, Tim & Maria Roloff, Liam & Susan Callanan
Contact us at email@example.com