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 April 20, 2019. 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 April 20, 2018.
Purchases that cannot be taken with you on April 20 will be available for pickup at the school Development Office starting April 23. 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 Liz Kantor at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6 p.m.
The Stevens' Private Residence in Lake Creek
Join us for an evening under the stars! 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 200 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 hope to raise $200,000 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 April 8: $175 per person | $1,400 per table of eight
After April 8: $200 per person | $1,600 per table of eight
Luxury Lodge: $10,000
Rustic Cabin: $5,000
Canvas Tent: $2,500
DJ Nathan Hudson; Auctioneer Grant Snyder;
Special Guest Performance
Please contact our Co-Chairs with questions, donations, and ideas.
Annette Stevens, Auction Chair
Pirie Grossman, Auction Co-Chair