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Auction Benefit

    • SHS Auction 2023

Please join us for our
43rd Annual Auction
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Michael J. Homer Science & Student Life Center
SHS Practice Pavilion

For more than 40 years, we have gathered together to celebrate our community at the annual All-School Auction. This event is so much more than just a fundraiser; it is an event that encourages community spirit, connection, and pride.

SHS is dedicated to building community. Financial assistance is available to attend this event. Please contact OMCS at 650.454.8312 by March 14, 2023 for support.

Important Dates

Work Group Dates

All work groups meet at 8:30am in Otto Library (Main Building)
Tuesday, March 21
Wednesday, March 22
Thursday, March 23

Auction Party & Auction Set Up 

Friday, March 24 from 9am-4:40pm (Homer & Practice Pavilion)

Auction Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Kerrigan- Logistics Chair
Jennifer Levey - Items Chair
Lisa Thomas - Party Chair

SHS Auction Frequently Asked Questions

List of 13 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 25, 2023
    6:00 - 11:30pm
    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 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:
    • Auction Volunteer Sign Up 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 Auction Donation 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.
    • Underwrite by making a cash contribution to help with expenses.
    • Faculty/Staff Sponsorship 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 10!
  • Wishlist of Auction Items

    Vacations, Getaways and Adventures for Families and Adult-Only
    •    Beach Vacations
    •    Mountain Homes – skiing, hiking, river and lake adventures
    •    Weekend getaways – wine country, beach, golf, skiing, spa etc.
    •    Exclusive vacation properties
    •    Access to transportation – private plane transport or miles
    Sports Experiences
    •    VIP/Exclusive access to a stadium suite for professional sports game
    •    Tickets to National Finals/Championship games
    •    Tickets to attend local or professional sports events
    •    Exclusive experiences with athletes (one-on-one experiences, clinics, field passes)
    Music and Production Experiences 
    •    Concerts and music festivals
    •    Fashion Week
    •    Walk-on or backstage Hollywood
    •    Emmys, Grammys etc.
    •    Ballet, symphony, plays and musicals
     Other Exclusive Experiences 
    • Custom blend at a local winery
    •  Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of well-known SV company
    •  A round for four or eight on a private golf course
    •  Opportunities for students – one on one with local celebrity, participation in local sports event, behind the scenes gaming experience
    Dinners, Themed Parties and Events 
    •    Dinner party with a celebrity chef
    •    Exclusive restaurant experience
    •    Themed dinners – Progressive, Farm to Table etc.
    •    Events and parties – Silent Disco, scavenger hunts, game show parties etc.
    •    Wine donations – from exclusive, hard-to-get wines to your favorite bottles
    Products and Services
    •     Jewelry
    •    Gift certificates to your favorite local businesses
    •    Spa services
    •    Gym passes
    Count Me In Events for Students and Parents

    Count Me In events are great for community building and we seek to have events represented in all grades, as well as multi-grade, parent-student and parent-only events. These items are generally hosted by two or more, and can include ideas such as, but not limited to, the following. 
    •    Themed dinners/parties – Mardi Gras, Valentines etc.
    •    End of school or end of summer pool parties for students
    •    Cooking class
    •    Group workouts – hiking excursions, yoga and lunch, pilates and bites
    •    Moms or dads night out
    •    Mother/student or Dad/student experiences – poker, cooking, art etc.
    •    Grade-level parties at outside venues – Sportshouse, Laser, Paintball etc.
  • What and when is the online auction?

    All SHS families have access to our online auction website 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 Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 19*. Our complete lineup of Silent, Super Silent and Live items will be available for bidding in-person on March 25, 2023!
    (*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, 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 Great Gatorsby 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.
  • Are there particular COVID-related requirements to attend?

    We are asking all guests in attendance to be vaccinated.  Please do not attend if you are COVID positive, experience symptoms and/or have been in close contact with someone else who has tested positive. 

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Auction Contact

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    Nikki Boyle 

    Director of Events
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12