Our biggest fundraiser of the year
is our annual Auction.
What is the Auction?!
2019 was the 8th annual Maplewood Foundation Auction fundraiser. Each year this is an exciting evening consisting of: a silent auction, food & drinks, a live auction, paddle raise – and we finish off the night with a dance party!! Pay attention to posted times – you don’t want to be late, or you may miss out on some fantastic items as the silent auction tables close.
What should I wear?
Each year we pick a fun theme for our event. We have found that Maplewood parents get really enthusiastic about a costume party! But costumes are NOT required. We are just happy to have you there. Look for updates about next year’s theme!
Who does it benefit?
The money is used for the sole purpose of hiring additional staff members for Maplewood. Each year there is a discrepancy between the funds provided by PPS, and the actual needs of Maplewood. In past years we have needed to use Foundation dollars to hire a PE teacher, or save our beloved librarian – Elin Kordahl. More recently, the bulk of the funds go to support Educational Assistants.
What is our goal?
Each Spring, Principal Bailey decides what our need will be for the following year. The dollar amount, or goal, of our event is based on that need. It can vary from year to year.
What are the ‘Auction Preview Tickets’?
These limited tickets are for folks who want a peek at the silent auction items early! Come at 5:30, and enjoy early bidding and complementary drinks!
What are the ‘VIP Reserved Table’ tickets?
These limited tickets include a reserved table for 8 guests, plus 8 extra drink tickets, first in line for dinner, and snacks on the table.
Is the money that I spend tax-deductible?
Some things are valid for tax deduction, and some things aren’t. Money spent during the paddle raise is 100% deductible. Event tickets, and silent auction items are not usually eligible for a deduction – but it’s best to always consult with a tax expert!
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