The Auctioneer determines and sets bidding minimums and increments on each item. To bid, raise your paddle in the direction of the Auctioneer or one of the spotters. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer is the purchaser. Upon announcement of the winner, the item passes to the acknowledged bidder, together with full risk and responsibility for the item. In the event of a dispute, the Auctioneer has the sole and final authority to determine a successful bidder or to reoffer and resell the item. Once the live auction begins, it will continue without interruption until the last item is auctioned.
How to Pay for Auction Purchases
Top bidders for live auction items may pay after the conclusion of the live auction. If you leave prior to this, please see one of the auction staff to have your account processed.
Live Terms and Conditions
Your paddle number is registered in your name. Use it when bidding, and do not allow anyone else to use it.
All sales are final. There will not be any exchanges or refunds. Items are sold “as is.” Items may not be returned to donors for exchange or refund.
Unless otherwise specified, an event, service, excursion, class, or certificate must be used within one year of May 5, 2018. Dates and times are subject to availability and are at the mutual convenience of the donor and buyer, unless other terms apply.
Payment must be made in full to the cashier with cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check made payable to “Community School” at the conclusion of bidding on May 5, 2017.
Purchases that cannot be taken with you on May 5 will be available for pickup at the school Development Office starting May 8. The buyer must arrange for delivery unless otherwise stated.
Bidders are welcome and encouraged to form a syndicate to bid collectively on items.
By his or her purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against Community School, which is not responsible for any injury or damage that may result from use of the property or services sold.
The value listed is the donor’s estimate of fair market value. This value is printed on receipts when available. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above fair market value may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.
Proxy bidding on live items is permitted. Please contact Krista Millemann ‘07 at email@example.com or 208.622.3960, ext. 165.
A bidder may designate a surrogate who will be in attendance to act on the bidder’s behalf. In which case, the bidder is responsible to outline any conditions or restrictions to his/her surrogate.
May 5 Trip Details — Let the Adventure Begin!
Dust off your passport and government issued photo ID, the "From Here...Anywhere" Auction is right around the corner on May 5 at 6 p.m. at The Limelight Hotel! Thank you for traveling with us.
It's going to be a great evening for our favorite cause: our students.
Here are some packing list recommendations for maximum fun (and fundraising)!
Attire Fit for First Class
Think your best jet-setting style from the golden age of travel, safari chic, and vintage elegance — anything that's polished and sophisticated and would make your grandparents proud.
Be sure to try the specialty margaritas designed by Community School parent Denis Coté and delicious Cinco de Mayo-inspired appetizers and entrées. Complimentary beer, wine, and full bar offerings will also be available.
DJ Nate will get the party started with dancing in the Limelight Living Room after the dinner and auction program. The dance party will be open to the entire CS community, so please help us spread the word!
Check your vacation dates so you can plan when you're going to take all these great auction trips! Preview items here.
Pajamas & Overnight Essentials
Each of our lucky Live Auction item winners will have the option to stay at The Limelight on May 5 free of charge, dopp kit included! If you'd like to extend your stay regardless of your purchase plans, be sure to take advantage of the special $99 room rates.
An Adventurous & Generous Spirit
Let's support our students to go "From Here...Anywhere!"
We look forward to sharing the evening with you and thank you for your support of Community School. Prepare for takeoff!
Your Auction Tour Guides
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!
The Limelight Hotel
Join us for a philanthropic adventure! Community School's Annual Auction is the school's primary fundraising event, one that is not to be missed. The event will include a live auction, paddle up, party sign-ups, and raffle.
This year, we will welcome approximately 150 parents, faculty, alumni, and friends of the school.
As with most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover Community School's operating costs. The school relies on donations to the Annual Fund and proceeds from fundraising events like the Annual Auction. We NEED to raise $150,000 at the auction to support school programs.
This annual party is one of Community School's most important fundraisers and benefits those who matter most — our students. The auction helps sustain everything that makes Community School an exceptional and unique learning environment, including academics, the arts, athletics, the Outdoor Program, faculty development, and financial aid.
By March 19: $150 per person | $1,200 per table of eight
After March 19: $200 per person | $1,600 per table of eight
Diamond Medallion: $10,000
Platinum Medallion: $5,000
Gold Medallion: $2,500
Sally Gillespie, Auction Co-Chair
Rob McGowan, Auction Co-Chair
Trina Peters, Auction Co-Chair
Lisa Whorton, Auction Co-Chair
Heather Coulthard, Décor Chair