PDS Spring Benefit Auction Only Two Weeks Away!

PDS Spring Benefit Auction, Purchase Tickets, Donate, Volunteer

The 2016 PDS Spring Benefit Auction will be taking place on Saturday, April 9, from 6-10pm, at PDS. The auction is not only the biggest fundraising event of the year – it’s an amazingly fun get-together with other parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and alumni. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, tapas, wine, beer compliments of Sloop Brewing & Vosburgh Orchards and live jazz. Party attire is recommended – put on your dancing shoes!

This event will honor…

Josie Holford, Head of School (2006 – 2016)

Anthony Buccelli, Former Head of School (1991 – 2001)

Here are four things that you can do TODAY to help make the event a success…

  1. RSVP to attend on Saturday, April 9 ASAP! This is going to be one of the most memorable auctions ever. Purchase tickets online or in person at the Auction Information Table in Gilkeson lobby between 8 and 8:30am every morning leading up to the event.
  1. Sponsor or underwrite the event. So many people have been stepping forward to underwrite faculty tickets – what a wonderful show of support!
  1. Donate items or gift certificates for the silent auction. Consider contributing a gift certificate featuring your area of expertise. Whether you’re an artist, architect, accountant, lawyer, doctor, therapist, gardener, knitter, musician, photographer, editor, massage therapist, restaurant owner, chef, dance teacher or ski instructor – attendees will be interested in purchasing your donated service.

Ask friends, family and area businesses to donate a gift certificate. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how pleased people are to be asked to contribute. Having an item listed in the Auction catalog and mobile bidding system is a great way for businesses to get visibility.

  1. Volunteer to help out right before or during the auction. We need help with everything from set-up and decorating to assisting with the Dessert Dash or selling raffle tickets. These are all fun jobs that you can do for a short time and then jump back into the excitement of being an attendee.

Questions? Contact the auction committee at auction@poughkeepsieday.org.