Benefit Auction

SGWS Annual Auction Benefit will be Saturday, April 18, 2015.Come_together_logo_color

Want to be part of our Auction Planning team? Email Sandy Conley, Committee chair.
 
Thank you to everyone who supported our 2014 Auction at Greystone Hall.

 

SGWS Annual Action FAQ

 
Q: What is The Auction?

A: The Annual Auction at Spring Garden Waldorf School is a fundraiser. We come together annually to support our school and our dedicated faculty by auctioning off donated items to the school and greater community.

 

Q: Why does the school hold an auction for fundraising?

A: The Annual Auction, while a major undertaking for our staff and volunteers, is an effective way to raise a large amount of money and have a great community experience all in one night. The funds brought in by our auction provide much needed support to the teachers who are crucial to our success, and also allow us to increase the current scholarship fund which helps a wide range of families bring their children to the school. It also helps provide a variety of curriculum enhancements, such as our recent additions include a greenhouse & gardening program, and a science classroom).

 

Q: Where is it held?

A: This year’s auction will be in Greystone Hall in Downtown Akron:

103 S. High St.

Akron, OH 44308

 

Q: When is it held?

A: Saturday April 18, 2015

 

Q: Who should go to the auction?

A: ALL are welcome. It is our great wish for the community at large to come to this special event — not just our school’s parents but their relatives, friends, neighbors and business associates.

 

Q: What kind of items can I donate?

A: Any new item or experience, of any value, can be donated to our silent or live auction. Examples include:

  • Baskets with themes for tea, wine, toys, or homeapathy.
  • Services like babysitting, business consulting, photography or art portraits.
  • Experiences like Ski or piano lessons, trips, flight school, summer camps, or water park tickets.
  • Gift Cards to local and national businesses.

 

Q. Finances are tight. How can I contribute to the auction and stay on a budget?

A. There are lots of inexpensive ways you can help!

  • First off we need volunteers! Please contact Sandy Conley for more information about how you can help.
  • Ask a business owner you know if they’d be willing to donate a gift card, an item, or buy an ad.
  • Donate your time as a silent auction item  – Offer leaf raking, house cleaning, or babysitting. Or co-host a dinner or other child friendly event with a friend.

 

Q. What happens at the event?  

A. The auction night consists of two parts. First, patrons peruse tables of items in the silent auction as they eat tapas and drink cocktails. Items are bid on “silently” by writing your offer on a bid sheet. The end of bidding on each table is announced, and the highest bid wins!

After the silent auction, dessert will be put out as our auctioneer leads the live auction for items listed in the program that doubles as your auction paddle that evening. Even for those not bidding on the items in the live auction, the auctioneer and emcee provide entertaining banter, and the bidding wars are great fun to watch!

After the live auction, items you have purchased and bids you have won will be summarized on an invoice, payable by check or credit card.

 

Q. I don’t have much money to spend at an auction. Why would I go?

A. For the comradery! Many people simply come to socialize and have a good time with the Spring Garden community. Of course, we hope everyone will bid on the items, but it is definitely not a requirement. We’d also LOVE to have you volunteer at the event.