Spring Night Information
Spring Night Party: March 11, 6:00 - 11 pm
Online Auction: March 3 - March 15
- The Event
Where, when, and what
- Auction Benefit
All about the Online, Silent, and Live Auctions
- Donations of Items and Services
Ideas for unique gifts
- Class Projects
What are they and how do they support the auction?
- Underwriting the event
Angel tickets, individual and corporate sponsorships, etc...
- How Can I Help?
All about volunteering, donating, and bidding.
Spring Night will be held Saturday, March 11 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM at Bimbo's 365 Nightclub. The entrance is at 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133. Click here for driving directions.
The Online Auction opens Friday, March 3 at 10am and closes Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00pm. Items on the Online Auction are generally gift certificates, vacation stays, and a variety of goods and services offered by the community. Because many of the items in the online auction are from stores where you already shop, the online auction is a great way to support the school. Click here to make a donation! You do not need to attend Spring Night to participate in the online auction.
The Silent Auction takes place from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on March 11 at Bimbo's 365 Club. Silent Auction items are often beautiful pieces of art, homemade crafts, clothing, jewelry, and unique items from our community. The Silent Auction is also a great opportunity to mingle with the community, enjoy delicious food and drink, and support the school at the same time.
The Live Auction takes place during the second half of the Spring Night Party. It is a fun-filled and entertaining auction with a professional auctioneer. It features Class Projects from grades 1, 3, 5 & 7, special items from the community ( e.g. a Catered Class Party), and Fund-A-Need. Fund-A-Need is a particularly important part of Spring Night, where the entire community comes together to support needs determined by the school. Last year, this effort supported renovations in the Lower Courtyard Classrooms at the Grade School, improvements to the Upper Grades Science Lab and structural and aesthetic improvements to the Library at the High School.
Donations of Items and Services
To make Spring Night a successful fund-raising event, we rely on parents and extended community members to make donations of services and items to the auction. Many in our extended community of grandparents, alumni and alumni parents participate in the bidding, so it is a great way to demonstrate your generosity (and raise awareness of your business!). We will display a full color image and description of the donated items, as well as a link to your website, if provided.
We are also interested in offering unique opportunities from within our community such as a visit for a high school student to your business, a special meal, homemade canned goods, or special outings to places that you love.
Art, Culture and Entertainment: signed memorabilia, theater tickets, museum tickets, photography sessions, dance classes, singing or music lessons
Food and Drink: wine or beer tastings, rare bottle of wine, regional wine package, craft beer samplers, private cooking lessons, dinner for two at a local hot spot, catered lunches, tea parties, coffee shop or restaurant gift cards
Kids and Family: toy treasure chests, child care, playhouses, family photo shoot, children's books, pizza party, staycation or vacation backages
Services and Community: physical therapy, massages, spa day, car repair, car washes, yoga and fitness packages, legal consultations
Goods: unique or handcrafted jewelry, handbags, antique furniture or collectibles, rare or custom artwork
If you are interested in donating a unique item, the Advancement Office is happy to brainstorm ideas with you.
To make a donation, please go to www.sfwaldorf.org/donations. Donations should be received no later than February 28th to be included in the auction. SFWS is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible. We also ask merchants in the wider Bay Area community to make donations, so if you have a relationship with a store, restaurant, or service provider, we are happy to help you ask for a donation! Contact Jess Byron, our Advancement Associate at (415) 875-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and donation leads.
Class projects are an integral part of Spring Night Benefit Auction. Every year, a few months before the auction, classes decide on a project to take on together. These projects typically involve parent and student creativity and a lot of hard (but fun!) work. In the high school, projects are often spearheaded by a smaller group of parents in collaboration with faculty and students, and in many cases highlights student art. These projects are the cornerstone of the Live Auction and generate a large portion of revenues during Spring Night.
If you are a grade school parent, you have a class project coordinator who is organizing your class project. Please contact your class parent to get involved. Class projects are a great way to become engaged in your class community!
Underwriting the event
Inclusiveness is a core value at SFWS and so we structure our Spring Night tickets to be accessible for everyone. We offer a base ticket price of $125, as well as a pay-what-what-you-can ticket option, allowing you to pay an amount that is comfortable in your budget. We also offer a number of sponsorship ticket levels that cover the costs of the event without infringing on the financial success of the auction itself. You can choose the ticket level that is best for you when you RSVP. Online ticketing will be available soon.
Individual and Corporate Sponsorship
If you are unable to attend Spring Night, but would still like to support the event, we strongly encourage event sponsorship. Please contact Jess Byron, Advancement Associate, at (415) 875-7212 or email@example.com, with your questions.
Corporate sponsorships are available in the form of complimentary tickets or more comprehensive event support. We will display corporate logos for sponsorships starting at $1000 on our auction materials, and will recognize all sponsorships in our Annual Report.
View our Corporate Sponsorship Package here for level details and benefits.
If your company is interested in sponsoring our Spring Night, please contact Jess at (415) 875-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How Can I Help?
Putting on an event like the Spring Night Benefit Auction is truly a community effort. In addition to the countless hours spent by the Spring Night volunteer team led by Auction Chairs Stephanie Alston and Jenna Lebowitz, we need help with a number of jobs at or near the event itself. These include:
- Class Project support
- Auction solicitors and day of auction support
- Event set-up and clean-up
- Event check-In/Check-Out support
Soliciting donations or donating your own goods or services helps make Spring Night a successful fundraiser. Click here to donate to the auction.
Bid in our online, live and silent auctions. Can't make the event but still want to participate in the silent and live auctions? Absentee bidding will be available. Check back soon for details.