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Seacrest 30th Annual Auction

Join us on March 10, 2018 for the 30th Annual Seacrest Auction. The event will be held at the luxurious Naples Grande Beach Resort. Proceeds from the event benefit Seacrest's students and programming.

The auction committee, led by event chair and parent Kyla de Asla, is excited to offer various levels of sponsorships for the 2017-2018 event. If you are interested in sponsoring the Annual Auction or would like to donate an experience or item to the live and/or silent auctions, please contact Claudia D'Alessandro, Events Manager, at cdalessandro@seacrest.org.

More information will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Sponsorship Opportunities

$15,000 Visionary

- Logo or name recognition on Invitation

- Print, visual and verbal recognition at the event

- Logo or name recognition on electronic communications and social media

- Logo (if applicable) on the Annual Auction webpage with a link to your company website

- On campus banner with company/family name

- VIP Parking at the event

- Reserved VIP table for (10) at the event

- Ten (10) Raffle tickets for the Wine Collection raffle

- Lunch with the Head of School and private tour

$10,000 Leader

- Logo or name recognition on Invitation

- Print, visual and verbal recognition at the event

- Logo or name recognition on electronic communications and social media

- Logo (if applicable) on the Annual Auction webpage with a link to your company website

- On campus banner with company/family name

- VIP Parking at the event

- Reserved VIP table for (8) at the event

- Eight (8) Raffle tickets for the Wine Collection raffle

$7,500 Innovator

- Special acknowledgment on Invitation

- Print & visual recognition at the event

- Logo or name on electronic communications and social media

- Company logo (if applicable) on the Annual Auction webpage with a link to your company website

- On campus banner with company/family name

- Six (6) tickets to the event

- Six (6) Raffle tickets for the Wine Collection raffle

$5,000 Collaborator

- Special acknowledgment on Invitation

- Print & visual recognition at the event

- Company logo or family name on all electronic communications about Spring Auction

- On campus banner with company/family name

- Four (4) tickets to the event

- Four (4) Raffle tickets for the Wine Collection raffle

$2,500 Changemaker

- Acknowledgment on all Annual Auction print and digital advertising

- Print & visual recognition at the event

- On campus banner with company/family name

- Two (2) tickets to the event

- Two (2) Raffle tickets for the Wine Collection raffle

$1,000 Benefactor

- Acknowledgment on all Annual Auction print and digital advertising

- Print & visual recognition at the event

Interested in getting involved?

Contact Claudia D'Alessandro, Events Manager at cdalessandro@seacrest.org.

FAQs

Why does Seacrest have an Auction?

The auction is our largest fundraising initiative for the year, and it is essential to the success of Seacrest Country Day School. Proceeds raised from the event – which, in the past, have exceeded $300,000 — go directly to Seacrest's operating budget. These funds help maintain our curriculum, student services and exceptional staff. The auction is also a fun way of socializing with other members of the Seacrest community.

What is the date and where is it?

Our Annual Auction will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at The Naples Grande Beach Hotel. Our reception and silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $250 per person which includes a full open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, assigned table seating and buffet dinner.

Alumni and Seacrest employees may purchase tickets for $150 per person.

Additional sponsorship opportunities at various levels are available.

How do list who I want to sit with at the Auction?

You may indicate who you would like to sit with on the back of your rsvp card or if you purchase tickets online there will be a special field for Seating Accommodations. You may simply list the names of the guests with whom wish to be seated.

What kinds of items are up for auction?

There are many exciting items ranging from trips, spa services, kids camps and dinners. Our Silent Auction has items in all price points. There’s something for every budget!

Where can I look at the items up for auction?

You can view our silent and live auction items here on our site closer to March 10th. Silent Auction items will also be on display at the event so you can get up close and personal during the reception.

How does the silent auction work?

The silent auction is conducted via mobile bidding. In the days before the event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the bidding app onto your phone. The app allows you to see and anonymously bid on all Silent Auction Items from wherever you are — it even updates you when you have been outbid!

The Silent Auction begins promptly at 6:30pm, in conjunction with the reception, and continues throughout the evening. There is ample opportunity to view the silent auction items displayed on the patio outside the main dining room. Bidding continues throughout the evening so be sure to keep an eye on your most wanted items! An announcement will be made prior to the end of the Silent Auction so you can place any last-minute bids.

The Fund-A-Cause is the segment of the evening which involves a lively form of pledging cash donations to this year’s Fund-A-Cause. Bidding is done via raising your bidder paddle (which you receive upon arrival) or entering your donation via the Fund-A-Cause button on the app. More information about this year’s Fund-A-Cause will be forthcoming.

The Live Auction begins after dinner and is conducted by a professional auctioneer. For these items, bidders raise their bidder numbers they receive upon the evening’s check-in. Items generally included in the Live Auction are a combination of unique opportunities, experiences, getaways and anything else that’s priceless

Once the evening has ended we encourage you to check out, collect your items, and head home with your new belongings!

What is the Fund-a-Cause?

How & when do I pay for the goods and services I purchased?

Upon check in we will register your preferred credit card and any items you have purchased will be charged to that card. All items, Silent and Live will available for pick up at the end of the evening. Simply bring your bidder number to check-out and we’ll walk you through the rest!

Do I have to buy something at the Auction?

No, but we hope you do. Your ticket price fully covers the cost of the evening.

How does Seacrest acquire items for the Auction?

A dedicated team of parent volunteers solicit local and national businesses for donations. If you or someone you know would be willing to donate an item please let us know. If you aren’t sure what to donate or would like some suggestions, please visit the (insert donation list here) where you can sign up to provide an item we wish to offer for sale but have not yet acquired. A cash donation is always welcome, too, as it allows us to purchase the missing pieces for some of our packages. To donate an item, please fill out the Auction Donation Form.

What should I wear?

Cocktail attire is great…but we encourage you to embrace the theme of our event this year and think 1930’s

Can I bring my friends whose children don’t attend Seacrest?

Yes! The Annual Auction is a social, fun event for all guests! Note: Tables seat 10 people. To request individuals with whom you wish to be seated, please fill out the Seating Accommodations field online or on the back of your RSVP card.

How much of what I spend at the Auction is tax deductible?

A portion of your ticket price covers your food and drinks at the event so only a portion is tax deductible.

Donations of items (and cash) are USUALLY tax deductible.

In terms of “won” auction items: if you pay more for an item than the stated value of the item, any amount over the stated value MAY be tax deductible.

As always, please consult your personal tax advisor or accountant for advice on what may be deductible in your particular situation.

Do you need volunteers for the Auction?

YES! The Auction is planned and staffed by volunteers. If you’d like to help, we have an array of opportunities for you, encompassing everything from acquisitions to set-up and breakdown. Some tasks can be done from home with a phone and a computer, while others involve a number of meetings. Each job provides a wonderful opportunity to become more integrated with the community through meeting and working with other parents, all towards a common goal of providing and exceptional education for our children. Please contact Events Manager, Claudia D’Alessandro cdalessandro@seacrest.org or Chair, Kyla de Asla, if you are interested in volunteering.