About the Auction
JA teacher and guests (2012 Auction)
What is the auction?
The Jane Addams auction is a fundraising and community-building event held to raise money for the school. The auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and also the biggest party of the year! Funded projects or programs could include:
Auction attendance is open to everyone – families, community members, friends, donors, etc. There will be multiple tables of silent auction items, a dessert dash, a live auction with a professional auctioneer and a ton of fun!
How does the auction work?
Physical items of every type such as jewelry, tools, art, as well as services (spa packages, hotel gift certificates, gym memberships) and experiences (weekend getaways, boat rides, family-hosted events) and many other items are donated to the school by local businesses. These are then sold on auction night and the proceeds go to support our wonderful programs at Jane Addams. Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door, per person.
What is our fundraising goal?
Last year, we raised over $75,000 for Jane Addams K-8 programs. Our goal this year is to raise at least $85,000.
Are auctions only for those with lots of money to spend?
Absolutely not! There will be a wide variety of items available for all levels of spending. What's important is showing support for our school. The auction is not just a fundraiser, but a parent social. It is a wonderful way for parents to get together without the kids and show support for our school.
Class Art Project (2012 Auction)