Great Donations Make Great Auctions!
Please help us build an fantastic auction through donating an item, hosting a party or providing a unique experience. We are looking for it all, including:
- Hosts for parties, events and experiences for kids and/or parents;
- Vacation homes, winery tours, and hotels stays for an out-of-town adventure;
- Tickets to sporting events or music/theater performances;
- Wine, restaurant gift certificates, and culinary classes; and
- Creative gift baskets (family game night, gift card collections, date night at home).
Ready to donate an item or party to the auction? CLICK HERE to fill out the online Google Form. Deadline for donations is January 15, 2020.
Tickets to the March 7, 2020 Auction Party - available for purchase January 23, 2020!
This year's event offers 2 ways to join the fun and support our schools!
Dinner Plus Experience: $225/ticket
Arrive at 5:30 PM for a sit-down dinner, exclusive live auction, open bar and early access to the silent auction - followed by live music, dancing and late-night snacks!
Auction Party Only: $125/ticket
This party ticket gives you access to the silent auction starting at 7:30 PM including open bar, live music, dancing and late-night snacks.
Last year's event sold out in record time. Mark your calendars now for January 23, 2020 so that you don't miss out on attending this once-a-year event!
Interested in Sponsoring the Auction Party? Here's How!
Keen to support the auction without hosting a party or donating an item? We need help covering the costs to put on this fabulous event! Sponsors help us keep our expenses to a minimum. There are many opportunities for a family (or 2+ families could split one item) to underwrite these important party details:
Wine - $10,000Thank you Wine Access!
- Meet the Band - $3,500
- Celebrity Auctioneer, Liam Mayclem - $2,500
Printed Catalog - $1,000Thank you Hebert Family! Beer - $1,000Thank you Hermitage Brewing Company! Colorful Event Signage - $500Thank You Vogel Family! Tequila - $500Thank you Lehmkuhl Family! Vodka - $500Thank you Tito's Handmade Vodka! Whiskey - $500Thank you Low Ah Kee Family! Champagne - $500Thank you John & Jessica Gilmartin!
- Festive Party Decor - $500
Sponsors will be generously thanked on MPAEF website, auction catalog and event signage. Interested in sponsoring an item? Please contact Carrie Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or (650) 325-0100.
Click here to go to the IRS website to read Rules on Tax Deduction of Charitable Auctions. In a nutshell, if you pay more than the fair market value of an item, the difference may be tax deductible. Few of our auction items end up being eligible for tax deduction.