Fundraising » Auction
April 20, 2020
Dear John Hay Community,
As we navigate these difficult times, it’s always encouraging to know goodness is still occurring in the world. Our John Hay Partners PTO would like to share the results of our online auction efforts, extend our gratitude to those that donated and worked tirelessly, and share some opportunities to continue to spread goodwill and connect with our community.
Auction results from the John Hay Partners PTO:
The John Hay Partners PTO would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our John Hay community.
Our online auction came to a close on March 31. We thank everyone that was able to participate and help us move toward our fundraising goal for the year.
Between our online auction and additional generous donations, we reached a total of $81,500. Some extremely generous donations were received from some amazing John Hay families. We sincerely appreciate these contributions that go directly toward the education of our students.
With this amount, we raised 40% of our goal of $200,000. Given the uncertain times we are all navigating, we feel appreciative and value what our community was able to achieve.
Given the reality of falling short of our goal, we must acknowledge how this affects our ability to fund the optimal amount for the annual grant to our school. Each year the PTO grants the school an amount that covers specialists, tutors, a success coach, recess and lunch supervision. By not hitting our target, this limits the funds we can grant that support all these important programs and positions. We will work diligently to make up for the difference in funds, but planning will be dependent on how we are all advised by governing agencies over the coming months. We are all in this together as a community and with your help, we will find our way. For those able to contribute, donations are always accepted with gratitude via the PTO website: https://www.
Finally, we would like to extend a most heartfelt thank you to our auction team members that worked so hard for the last 7 months to bring this auction to fruition. Months and months of planning, procurement, creativity, and commitment went into creating two fantastic events that would have been enjoyed by our community and brought in needed funds. We applaud their efforts for being nimble and creative and working with the intense curveball the world was dealt. They persevered, looked for new opportunities, and worked incredibly hard to keep the auction on track as much as humanly possible. We thank them for their dedication from start to finish. We also thank our dear teachers and staff for their contributions to the auction offering experiences for our students. We appreciate all our teachers and staff do for our kids in school and beyond.
Interested in volunteering? Contact Lynn Baker for more details!