In less than a month, the John Hay annual auction will grace the doors of the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. The April 6th auction is the school’s most important fundraiser, with up to 400 parents attending the live event each year plus an online auction that you can surf from the comfort of your home.
This funds from the auction help fund key programs that are no longer supported by the school district such as math and reading tutors, curriculum enhancements, art education, sports equipment and more – and the Queen Anne community helps drive the success of the auction. There are several ways you can get involved and help one of our local schools:
Donate/Procure Auction Items: The school is looking for more auction items, and any Queen Anne community member can help. Past donations have included dinners, arts/sports tickets, vacation rentals, professional services, cooking lessons, and more – you can get creative with this one, and donations are tax-deductible. Procurement forms are available online or outside the John Hay volunteer office.
Dessert Dash: Are you a baking master? The school needs about 40 desserts to fill the popular dessert dash table. You just need to make a dessert that feeds about 10 people and auction bidders get the chance to buy your dessert. If you’re interested in volunteering your baking expertise, contact Lynn Baker.
Wine Grab and Fine Wines: For the silent auction, the school is looking for both fine wines and wines in the $15-20 range as well. John Hay is partnering with McCarthy & Shiering for this fun event – you can stop by 2410 Queen Anne Ave N or call them at 206-282-8500 and they can pick out a great wine for you to donate to the auction.
RSVP: The auction extravaganza is open to all Queen Anne community members. RSVP via email.
Online Bidding: Interested in participating via online bidding? Mark your calendars, the online auction through Bidding for Good opens March 26th.