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Auction

44th Annual Auction

Thank You!


Thank you to all Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton parents, faculty, staff, and students who volunteered, and to our generous donors. Your enthusiasm and support of our auction ensured the totally awesome success of Forever Young! 
 

Save the Date!


Auction 2025 will take place Saturday, March 29, 2025.

Auction FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the SHS Annual Auction Dinner Party?

    A long-standing SHS community tradition, the annual auction is our largest community celebration and a critical fundraising event that secures financial support for exceptional faculty and programming, tuition assistance, and other vital resources that benefit all our students.
  • When and where is this year's auction?

    Saturday, March 23, 2024
    6:00 - 11:30 P.M.
    Michael J. Homer Science & Student Life Center & SHS Practice Pavilion
  • 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 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:
    • Auction Volunteer Form has a list of volunteer opportunities both before the auction or on the night of the event.
    • Donate an item or service to be auctioned.  Need ideas for items? See the Auction Item Ideas, which includes our wish list and fun ideas for "Count Me In" items.
    • Ask friends, family members, or businesses (especially ones that you frequent) to make donations using our Donate an Item Form
    • Underwrite by making a cash contribution to help with expenses.
    • Sponsor Faculty and Staff  so they may also join us for the evening!
    • Come to the auction and have a great time! 
  • How can I donate an item?

    It's simple. Please fill out the Auction Items Donation Form. 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 item donation deadline is Friday, February 9!
  • Wishlist of Auction Items

    Vacations, Getaways and Adventures for Families or Adults-Only
    • Mountain homes – skiing, hiking, river and lake adventures
    • Beach vacations
    • Weekend getaways – wine country, beach/coastal, golf, skiing, spa, etc.
    • Exclusive vacation properties
    • Access to transportation – private plane transport or airline miles
    • Tickets to theme or amusement parks

    Sports Experiences and Memorabilia
    • VIP/exclusive access to a stadium suite for professional sports game
    • Tickets to national finals/championship games
    • Tickets to attend local or professional sporting events
    • Exclusive experiences with athletes (one-on-one experiences, clinics, field passes, meet-and-greets)
    • Round for four or eight on a private golf course
    • Autographed merchandise and collectibles
     
    Visual and Performing Arts Experiences
    • Tickets, suites, or passes to concerts and music festivals
    • Tickets to Fashion Week
    • Walk-on or backstage Hollywood or tickets to show tapings
    • Tickets or passes to awards shows (Emmys, Grammys, etc.)
    • Tickets to the ballet, symphony, or Broadway shows
    • Tickets and/or docent-led museum tours

    Other Exclusive Experiences 
    • Custom blend at a local winery
    • Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of well-known SV company
    • Opportunities for students – one-on-one with local celebrity, participation in local sporting event, behind-the-scenes gaming experience, internship
     
    Dinners, Themed Parties and Events
    • Dinner party with a celebrity chef
    • Exclusive restaurant experience or private tasting
    • Themed dinners – progressive, farm-to-table, etc.
    • Events and parties – scavenger hunts, murder mystery, etc.
    • Gift certificates to local restaurants
     
    Wine 
    • Wine (all formats) – from exclusive, hard-to-get wines to your favorite bottles
     
    Products and Services
    • Jewelry
    • Gift certificates to your favorite local shops and boutiques
    • Spa and beauty services
    • Gym memberships
    • Baskets with favorite curated products
     
    Count Me In Events for Students and Parents
    Count Me In events are great for community building, and we seek events representing all grades, as well as multi-grade, parent-student and parent-only events. These items are generally co-hosted by multiple families.
    • Themed dinners/parties – Mardi Gras, Valentine’s, etc.
    • Cooking class for kids, parents, or both!
    • Grade level parties: backyard parties, pool parties, flag football. Note: P-8 grade level parties must be open to all students in the grade.
    • Group workouts & tournaments – hiking, yoga and lunch, pickleball, cornhole or ping pong tournament
    • Moms’ or Dads’ Nights Out: cocktail/dinner parties, wine with art class
    • Mother/Special Person-student or Dad/Special Person-student experiences: poker, cooking, tea party, jewelry making, dance party, bowling, go-kart racing
    • Parties at outside venues – Sportshouse, laser, paintball, etc. These can be for the kids or kids vs. parents events.
  • What and when is the online auction?

    All SHS families have access to our online auction website (link coming soon) to sign up for Count-Me-In parties and to view our entire auction catalog. You do not need to attend the auction to participate in the online auction. The online Count-Me-In auction will be open Monday, March 11 - Sunday, March 17*. Our complete lineup of Silent, Super Silent and Live items will be available for bidding in-person on March 23, 2024!
    (*Count-Me-In items that don’t sell out during the online auction, will also be available the night of the auction.)
  • 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.
  • Can I choose my own table or seat?

    Guests are welcome to organize a table (up to parties of 12) and request each other when submitting your RSVP, (link coming soon) but that's 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?

    Visit our Forever Young Lookbook for inspiration!
  • Is our donation tax-deductible?

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

Auction Contacts

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nikki Boyle

    Nikki Boyle 

    Director of Events
  • Photo of Lauren Whittam

    Lauren Whittam 

    Chief Advancement Officer

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12