When and where is the event?
Our 2019 Annual Auction “Party Like It’s ‘87” will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom from 7pm to 11pm. Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83 St. between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
What is the dress code?
It’s an ‘80s party! Go all out dressed up as your favorite ‘80s celebrity or low-key in some stone washed jeans with lots of AquaNet. We can’t wait to see everyone’s outfit!
What kind of tickets can I buy?
Event Packages: There are three options available for those who wish to purchase a bundled package including event attendance, live auction raffle, silent auction raffle and sponsor a teacher tickets. These packages drive the fundraising efforts on the ticket sales side and purchases are greatly appreciated.
Event Attendance Tickets: Pre-sale/early bird tickets ($87/person) go on sale Monday, October 29, 2018 through Friday, March 15, 2019. Regular tickets ($100/person) will be on sale from Saturday, March 16th through the night of the event.
Absentee Bidding Tickets: If you can’t attend but would still like to participate, this allows you to bid on silent auction items on your mobile device from home (or any other location with wifi.) The price of this ticket is $45.
Live Auction Raffle: You may purchase as many live auction raffle tickets as you would like for $100 each. One winner is randomly selected before the live auction and can choose one of the pre-selected top tier items (most popular) that will be auctioned off during that evening. There are only 100 of these tickets available! Live auction items will be revealed online and via printed catalog prior to the date of the event. Auction attendance is not required but strongly encouraged.
Silent Auction Raffle: You may purchase as may silent auction raffle tickets as you would like for $25 each. One winner of the silent raffle is randomly selected the day before the auction and can choose one of the many items available in the silent auction catalog. Silent auction catalog will be revealed online and via printed catalog prior to the auction. Auction attendance is not required but encouraged.
The link to purchase all these ticket options is https://ps87.ejoinme.org/2019AuctionTickets.
Can I invite my friends and family?
Of course, the more the merrier! You can buy as many tickets as you’d like. PS 87 Alumni are most welcome to attend too!
How does the ‘Sponsor a Teacher’ work?
Parents to may contribute funds towards the purchase of a teacher's ticket. Every day our amazing teachers provide our kids with amazing experiences and help them to achieve their academic goals. What better way to thank them than giving them a fun night out? Visit the ticket page at https://ps87.ejoinme.org/2019AuctionTickets to make your Sponsor a Teacher donation.
What is the event program?
Cocktails, small bites and hors d’oeuvres will begin as soon as the doors open at 7pm. You will have time to mix and mingle and bid on a wide selection of items via your mobile device. Our most sought-after items will be a part of the live auction later in the evening featuring class art projects and exciting experiences. This will require raising paddles which you will receive upon check-in to bid. Afterwards, party the night away with PS 87’s own band Metal Park, who will perform until the silent bidding and event ends at 11pm. There will be multiple open bars offering wine, beer and our specialty cocktail throughout the evening from 7pm to 11pm.
*Note: We recommended arriving at 7pm to enjoy the delicious food, drinks and socialize with other parents and teachers.
What types of bidding will be offered?
There are two different ways to bid on items: live auction and silent mobile auction.
What is a Live Auction?
This is it. The live auction is the highlight of the evening and generates the bulk of our fundraising for the night. There will be approximately a dozen of hand-picked packages that is expected to generate the most interest and of course, most bids. These usually include exciting experiences and select classroom art projects. Led by an auctioneer, all eyes will be on you as you furiously raise your paddle to bid against other parents for that must have item. No pressure or anything but start working on those arm muscles.
What is a Silent Mobile Auction?
The Silent Mobile Auction website will open for bidding a week before the event via a special link to those who have purchased an event package, auction ticket or absentee bidding ticket. You can review all the auction items available on the website and/or a printed catalog that will be backpacked. We will be using mobile bidding during the Saturday evening event so please remember to bring your cell phones. You will receive text notifications when you are outbid. This is the one event where you are encouraged to get competitive and constantly check your phone! You will receive a notification if you have the winning bid on items from the silent auction.
Items will be available for pick up at the school starting on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Can I make a donation to the auction?
YES absolutely! We welcome donation of items that can be sold at the live or silent auction. The link to an item donation is here: https://ps87.ejoinme.org/2019DonationForm
You can also make a cash contribution or help us cover the cost of the event at: https://ps87.ejoinme.org/2019Underwrite
No donation is too small to make a difference! We are very grateful for any contribution that you can make towards to the event.
Are the donations tax-deductible?
Yes, the PS 87 Parents Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law (Tax ID 13-3343008). Cash donations are fully tax deductible.
Please feel free to contact the Auction Committee if you have any additional questions at email@example.com.
Your Auction Co-Chairs,
Christine Li, Michelle Brophy Campbell and Leila Brahimi
Buy Your Ticket!
Sponsor a Teacher
2019 Auction Solicitation Letter
2019 Printable Donation Form
2019 Auction Email Sample
Auction Donation Ideas
2019 Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities
2019 Catalog Advertisement Guidelines
PS 87 Auction Explained in 5 Steps
Auction Volunteer Opportunities
Questions? Email us at PA-Auction@ps87.info