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Auction Details

What is the Auction?

Since its inception 42 years ago, the school’s annual Auction continues to be a significant source of revenue as well as an entertaining evening for the ever-increasing number of attendees. The proceeds of the auction benefit the teachers and students of Country Day. This fabulous evening includes a silent auction, seated dinner, fund-a-need, and live auction. Guests also have an opportunity to register for a variety of sign-up parties hosted by Country Day families. You can register at the auction here.

The Auction is run entirely by parent, faculty, staff, and student volunteers with administrative guidance from the Advancement Office. Items for bid are donated by businesses, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty with bids ranging from $5 to $5,000 and more.

What happens at the Auction?

The event features the silent auction, sign-up parties, a photo booth and specialty cocktails. The silent auction and sign-up parties will close at the call to dinner and the live auction.

Find your table for the multi-course dinner and socialize with your tablemates as we draw the Golden Ticket Winner. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on class projects, live auction items, and raise their paddle for Fund-a-Need.

At the end of the evening we ask that guests settle their bills and take home all auction “wins.”

If you’re unable to attend the Auction and would like to bid on items, or if you would prefer to participate in the Live Auction anonymously, please let us know.

With whom will I sit?

When you purchase tickets, you will have an opportunity to list with whom you would like to sit. We will do our best to honor your request, or if not, we will try to seat you with parents from the same grade.

What should I wear?

Caribbean chic attire is requested.

Why should I donate?

The success of the Auction depends on the support of our Country Day community and local businesses. Please take this opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation. By supporting our Auction, you are making an investment in educating young people in our community. Your donation will be highlighted in our Auction catalog and Annual Report. Click here to make a donation.

Why should I be an event sponsor?

Sponsors are recognized in pre-auction publicity and at the Auction. To see sponsor opportunities click here.

Opportunities include:

  • Acknowledgment/advertisement in catalog
  • Recognition in promotional materials, website, and event signage
  • Special seating
  • Sponsorships are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

What is offered at the Auction?

Silent Auction

Quality, unique, and desirable items will be for bid at the silent auction, which will close just prior to the dinner seating. Items will include gift cards, artwork, wine, event tickets, and gift baskets. There is something for everyone.

Live Auction

The centerpiece of the evening is a live auction of unique items and experiences. Past items include vacation home rentals, hard-to-get event tickets, original art, class projects and much more.

Sign-Up Parties

We hope to offer a variety of sign-up parties for couples, moms, dads, kids, and families. Parties will be available for sign-up at the auction and online registration will continue after the big night. Check out our list of parties and see what might interest you—have fun socializing with your Country Day friends.

How does the Golden Ticket work?

There are 100 tickets available at $100 each. Ticket sales began in December and are sold at school events and online. At the beginning of the live auction, the Golden Ticket Winner is drawn. The lucky winner will be given the honor of choosing any offering in the live auction before bidding begins. Click here to purchase your golden ticket.