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Auction Benefit

Whether you’re a novice, an aficionado, or something in between, our entire Sacred Heart family is invited to experience our bountiful harvest at the 38th Annual Auction Dinner, Valparaiso Vineyards on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Offering something palatable for all, the evening’s menu is sure to tantalize with a feast of community building, a sampling of friends old and new, and a cork-popping celebration of this rare and unique vintage called Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.
And just as it takes time and a “village” to produce a really excellent wine— 
Some to till the soil, Some to harvest the fruit, Some to bottle the wine, 
Some to plant the seeds, Some to press the grapes, Some to transport the cases,
Some to cultivate the vines, Some to age the barrels, And some to sell the label—

It takes many hands to make our auction as “bright and bold” as it is each year. And this year, we intend to hit all the “right notes” to ensure we score nothing less than 100 points! So….are you ready to join us in the Valparaiso Vineyards?

Kristina Homer-Armstrong, Lisa Kerns, Stephanie Kruse
2017 Event Chairs

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the SHS Annual Auction Dinner Party?

    A school tradition since 1980 – The annual auction dinner party is our only all school, preschool through 12th grade, fund raising event.
  • When and where is this year's auction?

    Saturday, April 1, 2017
    6:00 - 11:30pm
    SHS Practice Pavilion & Tent on Morey Field
  • Why is the SHS Annual Auction Dinner Party important?

    100% of the net proceeds from the auction support the education we are so proud to offer our students. The auction is a great community-building event. There are many volunteer opportunities and parents have fun working together to achieve a common goal.
  • How can I get involved?

    The auction committee needs and appreciates all kinds of help from the SHS community. No matter how much or how little help you can give, all is appreciated! Here are some of the ways you help:

    • Volunteer! Contact one of the auction chair’s or the Director of Engagement to find out how you can help.
    • Donate an item or service to be auctioned.
    • Ask friends, family members, or businesses to make donations.
    • Underwrite by making a cash contribution to help with expenses.
    • Become an auction patron.
    • Come to the auction and have a great time! 
  • How can I donate an item?

    It's simple. Just complete a donation submission form (with a description and dollar value of your good or service) Next, bring in your item or arrange with the auction committee to have it picked up or delivered closer to the auction. Be sure to provide brochures or pictures for the display of your item if available!

    Our catalog print deadline is Friday, February 10!
  • What and when is the online auction?

    All SHS families have access to our online auction website to sign up for "Pay to Play" parties and to view our entire auction catalog.

    The online auction will be open Sunday, March 19th @ 9:00am through Sunday, March 26 @ 11:59 p.m.

  • How do I RSVP to attend the Auction?

    Invitations to the Auction will be mailed to all current parents in mid February with an RSVP link on this page. Your reservation includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and entertainment. 
  • Who can I sit with?

    Guests are welcome to organize a table (up to parties of 12) and request each other when submitting your RSVP. But - thats not the only way!  We have a dedicated group of volunteers who will make sure you are at a great table with other parents in your child's grade.
  • What should I wear?

    Sundress or jeans. Heels or flip flops. Dress shirt or t-shirt. Wear what you’re comfortable in! The wine country is a casual place. 
  • Is our donation tax-deductible?

    Yes, as the law allows. You will receive a note acknowledging your donation. Please refer to your tax advisor for details.


List of 1 members.

Decor wish list

List of 3 items.

  • empty wine bottles

    Our decor team wants your empty wine bottles -- specifically large format bottles.
  • wood wine boxes

    Do you have any wood wine boxes lying around?  We'll gladly take them to display the night of the event.
  • send us an email

    Please email Lisa Kerns, Auction Party Chair and we will make arrangements to pick them up from you.
Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12