Tickets are $175 per person. Each level of underwriting includes 2 tickets.
Tickets can be purchased here. Tickets may be sold at the door, but there is a possibility that the event will sell out so we strongly suggest buying tickets in advance.
Your name will be on a list at the door.
You can submit your donation right on this website under DONATE ITEMS. Forms have also been made available to each family and are available at the front desks of each building.
No, auction items do not generally sell for an amount in excess of the retail price that you would pay, so please consider an underwriting donation instead. Underwriting donations can be made online by clicking here.
Yes, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. You will receive an acknowledgement letter of accepted donations for tax purposes. Please understand that it is up to the donor to itemize non-cash donations and assign a value.
All food and beverage—including alcohol—is included.
Matching gifts for cash donations are often available through employers’ matching gift programs. Your company’s Human Resources department can help you determine if your employer matches gifts to The Washington Market School. Typically, donors must initiate the matching gift by submitting an organization’s matching gift form with their donation.
We request that you complete the Donations Suggestion Form and the Donations Committee will contact you to discuss whether the item is appropriate for the Online Auction and will arrange delivery of the item afterwards.
Only the amount you pay above fair market value is tax-deductible. It is the winning bidder’s responsibility to declare the value of any tax deduction, and it is advisable to consult with a tax advisor to resolve any issues.
Your items will be available for pickup at the school after the auction closes, which will be one week after the event.
There will be iPads available for bidding on silent auction items and you are always welcome to use your personal cell phone to bid all night.
Proceeds from this year’s gala will provide support for ongoing teacher development and enrichment programs at The Washington Market School. Your generous donations and contributions strengthen our school community on a daily basis.