The Online portion of Aidan's Auction to Fund Students is now open for bidding! Please click here to view. The Silent/Live Event scheduled for March 15 is only weeks away! Please click here to RSVP. Individual tickets are $110 each. Two tickets are also included in Friends of the Auction donations of $500 or above. As you begin to plan for the big night, please consider this year's Dinner & Live Auction seating options:
Reserved Tables of 10 – Tables of 10 can be reserved by friends and family members who want to guarantee seats together at one table. These tables are usually organized by one lead person who RSVPs on behalf of all 10 guests; or the table leader can provide the names of all ten guests to the school once everyone has RSVP'd individually.
New! Class Tables – Class Tables are for guests who simply prefer to sit with parents of children in the same class. It's a great option for folks who are new to Aidan, or too busy to plan ahead. If you'd like to reserve seats at your Class Table, please select that option when RSVP-ing.
No Seating Preference – If you do not have a seating preference, you may select that option when RSVP-ing, and you and your guests will be assigned seating at an available table.
Please note: RSVPs are strongly encouraged, but we welcome all guests (friends, grandparents, colleagues), even those who are unable to plan ahead. Tickets are $110 each before March 1, and $125 after March 1.
Auction Basics -- Our annual event has multiple components, including a 10-day Online Auction, followed by a Silent and Live Auction event on
March 15, 2014
Street, NW. There are several ways in which you can contribute.
Donations -- Goods, gift certificates, unique experiences, hotel stays… no contribution is too big or too small. Donors are listed online and/or in our auction catalog, and donations are due by February 7, 2014. Click
to donate. Goods, gift certificates, unique experiences, hotel stays...no contribution is too big or too small. Donors are listed online and/or in our auction catalog, and donations are due by February 7, 2014.
Advertisements -- Our full-size auction catalog is distributed to the entire Aidan community at our March 15 event, attended by more than 200 guests. Ads are due by February 7, 2014. Click here to purchase an ad.
Friends of the Auction --
Parents, grandparents, alumni and friends of Aidan families can choose to support our Auction by donating cash to underwrite its costs. Contribution above certain levels will receive tickets to the Auction and a quarter-page ad. Click
to become a Friend of the Auction.
Corporate Sponsorships -- Your cash donation helps underwrite the costs of the event. Benefits include auction tickets, your logo on our Online Auction, advertising space, and recognition in our catalog. Click
to sponsor our event.
Love Notes -- Love Notes are a great way to support our event, and surprise your Aidan child with a special message the morning after the Auction. Submit your message, and our Auction Committee will type, print and attach it to a flower, then display the flower on a panel at the Auction on March 15. Before the night ends, the parents of your Aidan child can retrieve the flower and accompanying message, to bring home. Love Notes are $25 each. Click
to purchase and submit a Love Note.
Wish List -- The Auction Committee has identified a list of items to appeal to Auction guets. If you, your employer, your family or your friends would like to donate, please click
for a list of suggestions.
Fund-a-Student -- Fund-a-Student enables members of the Aidan community to pledge a dollar amount directly to the financial aid program by raising their paddles at the Live Auction on March 15. It’s a great way to make a direct impact on the success of the event. Would you like to make a contribution? Visit Aidan's Giving page
and write "Fund a Student" in the comments section.
Volunteer -- If you have a few minutes to spare each day, or perhaps on the day of the Auction, there are a number of ways that you can contribute. Please click
to volunteer, or contact the Auction Committee at
2014 Aidan Auction Co-Chairs,
Chanda Garfield and