Silent & Live Auction
Each spring, the Sehome PTSA hosts its’ biggest fundraiser of the year, the Athletics, Activities & Academics Auction. Auction proceeds benefit all of Sehome High School, from student clubs and athletic teams to academic departments and art programs. Our goal is to raise funds to continue to support the great programs and resources not otherwise funded due to continued budget cuts over the past few years. It cannot be done without YOUR help! Join us for an adult night out! If you haven’t been to the auction before, please join us for an evening of “spirited bidding” and fun with friends!
What happens at the auction?
The auction consists of two main parts. Competitive bids are made on silent auction items, including gift baskets, tickets to sporting events, jewelry and more, while enjoying appetizers and beverages. After the silent auction, a catered dinner will be served as our auctioneer leads the live auction portion of the night. Even for those not bidding on live auction items, the bidding wars are great fun to watch!
Talk about having your cake and eating it too! The Dessert Dash has become a vital addition to the auction. Do you have the knack for creating exquisite desserts, or know of someone who does? Homemade or from your favorite bakery, we are in need of desserts for the Dessert Dash’s continued success!
Available sponsorships make it possible to underwrite expenses and ensure the highest possible benefit goes to our students. This is an excellent opportunity for you and your organization to get involved in a worthy cause – our kids! – and also obtain inexpensive advertising. We have six levels of sponsorships which offer different methods of exposure for your business/organization.
To donate to the Auction:
1. Click the link below and download fillable PDF to your computer
2. Open the file and click the first box to be completed, typing your donor name
3. Press "TAB" (not enter) on your keyboard to navigate to the next field
4. Once completed, save to your computer
5. Email the completed form to Sehomehs.firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the auction?
A Sehome PTSA event, this auction is an adult-only evening of fun, dinner, a raffle, dessert dash, wine grab table, mystery gift card board, and bidding on great silent and live auction items, all to raise funds to continue to support the great programs and resources not otherwise funded due to continued budget cuts over the past few years.
Why does the PTSA hold an auction for fundraising?
A major undertaking for our parent volunteers and staff, this auction is an effective way to raise a large amount of money and have a great community event all in one night. Auction proceeds benefit all of Sehome High School, from student clubs and athletic teams to academic departments and art programs. See fund report.
Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets are $50 and will be available beginning March 10, 2017. OR, you can request tickets via email: SehomeHS.email@example.com
Do I get an actual ticket?
No. An “auction ticket” is really better described as a reservation. To keep our costs down, we don’t print actual tickets. You can print out the Ticket / Reservation form (does not need to be printed in color) and send it in to the school office with your check payable to Sehome PTSA. This will reserve your seat at the auction and inform us of who you would like to be seated with and what your entre choice will be. You’ll simply “check in” at the registration table when you arrive for the auction.
What is auction night attire?
We say “business casual” – but this is Bellingham. Be comfortable and have fun!
Thank you for all of your support in 2017!
Watch for information about next year's event!
An Evening Of Fun Awaits
This is a sellout event & seating is limited so make your reservations now! Donations are needed. We welcome your support by donating items for the silent or live auction. We accept donations from businesses and individuals. New and unique gifts, as well as cash, are always welcome. Donations are generally tax deductible. Do you have a vacation home or timeshare you’d be willing to donate? Air miles… themed progressive dinner parties… sporting event tickets… unique items and experiences are popular auction items and we welcome your donations.
Who should go to the auction?
ALL are welcome! We hope to see our Sehome community at large join us for a fun night out.
Not just our school’s parents and staff, but their relatives, friends, neighbors, business associates
and alumni too!