The Auction is coming!!!
Here is hopefully everything you need to know about this year’s auction! What exactly is The Auction for Advancement?
The Auction for Advancement is Sycamore School’s major fundraiser this year. Our tuition does not cover the full cost of a Sycamore education. The money raised at the auction helps close the tuition gap and directly funds academics, extra-curricular activities, and facility improvements. While the aim of the auction is to raise money, it is also a lot of fun for all attendees! The auction is an opportunity for our entire adult community -- parents, teachers, staff, the Board of Trustees, past parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school -- to come together and have an exciting night out! When:
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Where:
502 East Event Center (502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel IN 46032) Time:
The Auction will take place from 6:00 pm – midnight. The silent auction will start the night, followed by dinner, then the live auction, and finally, the after party (see more on this below!) Dress Code:
This year’s dress code is cocktail attire, but also dress to have fun! Cost:
The cost is $90 per person until January 10. After that date, early bird ticketing ends, and the price will increase. Will there be food?
Yes, a full sit down dinner is included in the price of your ticket. You can choose your meal preference when you register. Will there be drinks?
Yes, open bar is also included in the price of your ticket! What happens at the auction?
There will be a silent auction, live auction, raffle, and other fun ways to win items. We will have a professional auctioneer on hand and our very own Sycamore parent Jay Hermacinski will once again be our emcee! In addition, after the official auction activities finish, there will be an “after party” at 502 East. What is the “after party”?
To give you more time to hang out with your friends, we will have music, dessert, and some fun surprises at the venue itself following the conclusion of the live auction. You do not need to stay for the after party, but we think once you see it, you won’t want to leave! What kinds of items will be in the auction?
Items will range from restaurant gift cards to signed sports memorabilia to one of a kind experiences. Once again, the staff and teachers have graciously donated highly sought after opportunities and experiences that your child will not want to miss! How do I bid on items?
You can pre-register your information before you even arrive at the event. All bidding is done electronically – you can use your cell phone, iPad, etc. If you are unable to attend, you can still bid from home. Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! There will be opportunities to help before, during, and after the auction. If you’d like to donate an item to the auction, there is still time! You can drop it off at the front desk or email Carley Schutz (email is below). Is there assigned seating?
When you RSVP, you will see a text box in which you can request some friends you’d like to sit with, or you can indicate if you’d like to sit with fellow grade-level parents. If the latter, we’ll make sure to coordinate – we aim to please
As you can see, the auction is a wonderful event that brings the families of the Sycamore community together in support of our children. We hope you will consider joining us for this fun-filled, worthwhile event!
Click here to register: http://www.sycamoreschool.org/auction
If you have any questions at all about the auction, please contact Carley Schutz at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We hope to see you there!