All About the Auction
This year’s theme – The Roaring 20’s.
How can you contribute? There’s something for everyone.
Bootleg Buyout - Donate a bottle of your favorite Wine or Spirit - $25.00 retail value (or greater) please. Contact:
Jenny Unruh (253) 432-4328
Maria Emerick (253) 230-1725
Dessert Dash – Two delicious ways to contribute.
1.) Donate a dessert – either your favorite homemade dessert or something from your favorite local bakery. Contact Lynne Parrot to make your Dessert Dash Donation.
2.) During the auction, each table will make a dessert donation (each person/couple at the table has an opportunity to be part of one large donation from the whole table. The table that has the highest donation gets first choice of these amazing desserts. Donating is simple, just add your bidder number and your donation amount to the form on the center of the table and then pass the form around to the rest of your table mates. Before you take your seat at your table, whet your appetite for dessert by taking a stroll past the amazing dessert offerings.
All Grades - Donate to your “Class Basket” – Every class donates an auction item. Contact your division representative to ask what you can provide.
Lower School – Lori Sullivan (503) 330-1346
Middle School – Nicole Rode (509) 670-9781
Upper School – Cassandra Will (253) 404-1015
Donate Spirit Dollars – Prefer to keep it simple and just donate cash? Spirit Dollars are cash donations that are used to help cover the costs of the auction.
Donate an item – as easy as it sounds. Complete the online donation form - Click here
Buy a ticket, or a table and join us at the auction.
Support your child’s division in the Class Competition – this contest pits each grade against the others within the division - lower school, middle school, upper school. The grade that brings in the most donations within its division wins a prize designed especially for them.
Get ready for the auction.
Buy your tickets.
Register to bid using your phone.
Plan your wardrobe – will you come as yourself or as Jay Gatsby or Al Capone? Coco Chanel or Josephine Baker? The Tacoma Costume Shop on 6th avenue is ready to help!
What happens at the auction?
Register your credit card on line and skip the “check-in” line, just pick up your bidder packet.
If you didn’t register on line, pop into the registration line and get yourself set up to bid.
1st Stop - Bootleg Buyout, get your hooch and support CWA. Donate $25 and take your chances with a plain brown bag. Choose from Wine or Spirits.
Peruse the Silent Auction – use your phone to bid on the items that you just have to have. There are multiple closing times so use your time wisely. First closing is Bathtub Gin at 6pm, Second closing, The Sidecar at 6:25, and third closing Almost Live – Great Items – close at 6:50.
Take your chances on the Lucky Lock Box – buy a key for $20. If your key opens the first lock you’ll choose a second key. During the live auction, all the 2nd key winners will be invited up on stage to try their luck with the second key. One lucky winner will walk away with a beautiful pair of earrings and bracelet from Tiffany and Co.
Buy a Blinky Ring from one of our Seniors and you’re set to play Heads or Tails. This fun game is a simple process of elimination. We’ll take a break from the Live Auction to give away a beautiful Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Locket, and a Classic Tiffany and Co. Ice Bucket (of course the ice bucket will be filled with ice and Champagne). Everyone who has purchased a Blinky Ring will be eligible to win. Blinky Rings are just $10.00.
Dessert Dash – mmm, mmm good. When you take your seat at your dinner table you’ll find a Dessert Dash bid card. Each person/couple at the table makes a contribution. The bid cards are added up during dinner. The table with the largest total donation gets to choose their dessert first. This is a delicious way to contribute to CWA.
Last chance to help your child’s class in the Class Competition. Make a donation to help propel your child’s class to a big win and a cool prize.
6:55 PM – Call to Dinner (Check out this year's delicious menu here!)
7:00 PM - Live Auction Starts – Get your bid cards ready!
Bid on your students Class Project. Each class creates a wonderful work of art for the auction. Competition can be fierce so get your bidder card ready.
Stay for the After Party.
Learn to Charleston and dance the night away with Rain City Riff Raff and Stephanie Ann Johnson (you know her from The Voice.)