Our auction consists of:
A 10-day online auction starting on Wednesday, February 27th. Invite your friends and family members to participate.
The online auction is similar to Ebay-style and open to all.
2) Silent and Live on March 9th
During the silent, enjoy drinks and appetizers, while you bid on classroom baskets, teacher experiences, fine wines and an assortment of packages and fun. Test your skills at classic casino games such as Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. Then, enjoy a plated dinner from Ripe Catering while you raise your paddle to bid on unique vacation homes, classroom art projects and experiences!
John Hay’s very own Kids Co. offers child care on a first-come first-served basis. The price is reasonable and your whole family will have a great night. Please contact Kids Co. at 206-283-8328 for more information.
Silent Auction: Bid on items by writing your bid number next to your amount. The bidder who has entered the highest amount at closing wins the item. Some items will have a “Buy It Now” price, when you write your name next to it, you'll know the items is yours!
Live Auction: A selection of items and priceless experiences will be auctioned live during dinner. Participation is optional and as easy as raising the bid card you receive at check-in. Everyone has fun clapping and cheering for the winning bidders.
Fund-a-Need: A direct appeal for 100% tax-deductible and corporation-matchable donations that go directly towards funding educational needs at John Hay.
Dessert Dash: Before the live auction begins, each table will fill out a dessert dash bid sheet with the amount they’re willing to spend on dessert. The table with the highest combined bids gets to go to the dessert table and pick first. Then the next highest bid and so on and so forth. (Desserts are donated by John Hay families.)
Paddle Parties: These are special parties or experiences that you buy a spot for through the online auction. Examples include the 5th grade sleepover or a Poker Party
Classroom Baskets: Each classroom picks a theme like ‘Family Fun Night’ or ‘Day at the Spa.’ Classes then seek donated items from local businesses and John Hay families to fill their basket. These baskets are sold at the silent and live auction.
Classroom Art Projects: Like the classroom baskets, each class picks a theme for an art project. Each student in the class participates in creating the art which is then framed and hung for purchase on March 9th. This is a great way to raise money for the school while having a priceless memento of your child’s school year.