Scholarship Auction: Maret Adventures in Wonderland
Saturday, February 23, 2019!
A more than 30-year tradition, Maret’s Scholarship Auction is one of our best-loved events, bringing together the entire community for a festive day and evening of merriment, camaraderie, and most importantly, fundraising.
"Best of Live" Raffle Tickets Available for Purchase Now!
"Best of Live" raffle tickets are now on sale! Buy a raffle ticket for $100 for the chance to win one of this year's spectacular Live Auction items. We've got everything from exciting excursions to hard-to-get tickets to glamorous getaways. Please buy your raffle tickets soon as there are only 200. They sell out quickly!
RSVP to the Scholarship Auction
Silent Auction Catalog
Download the silent auction catalog to check out this year's offerings.
Live Auction Catalog
Download the live auction catalog to check out this year's offerings from Live and Extraordinary Experiences.
Fund-a-ScholarUnable to attend the Auction but still want to make a difference? Consider a gift to Fund-a-Scholar.
Auction Bids must be received by the Development Office by 1 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019.
Free Auction Preview
No ticket required. Bidding is open for Silent.
Excludes guaranteed bids.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m in the Old Gym
2018-2019 Scholarship Auction Committee
LIVE AUCTION CO-CHAIRS
Lisa Palmer & Rachel Weller
SILENT AUCTION CO-CHAIRS
Candice Blackford and Ana Greenstein
EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
THE MARET 2019 SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION
- Q. WHAT’S HAPPENING THE DAY AND NIGHT OF THE EVENT?
- Q. I RECEIVED THE INVITATION. DO I NEED TO RSVP?
- Q. IS THERE ASSIGNED SEATING DURING THE DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION?
- Q. SHOULD I COME BY MYSELF?
- Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
- Q. WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE?
- Q. WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION GO?
- Q. WILL I RECEIVE A CATALOG IN ADVANCE?
Yes. Please respond as soon as possible but no later than February 15 to reserve your space. Invitations were mailed on January 18 to all Maret families. If you would like us to send an invitation to anyone else, please email their name and address to Marilyn Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One hundred percent of Auction proceeds go to financial aid at Maret. Maret is committed to achieving and maintaining a diverse, high-caliber student body and the Scholarship Auction plays a critical part. Each year the auction funds approximately 20% of Maret's annual financial aid budget and 24% of Maret students receive some level of financial aid.
Catalogs containing the live auction item descriptions as well as logistical details will be mailed to all Maret families during ISW Week. The silent auction item descriptions will be available on-line at www.maret.org beginning the first week of February.
- Q. DO I HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING AT THE EVENT?
- Q. WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS WILL BE AUCTIONED?
- Q. WHAT IS THE “BEST OF LIVE” RAFFLE?
- Q. WHAT IS FUND-A-SCHOLAR?
- Q. CAN I CHARGE MY AUCTION PURCHASES?
- Q. I CAN’T COME THAT NIGHT. CAN I STILL BID?
- Q. HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
- Q. I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. WHO CAN I ASK?
There are hundreds of unique and exciting items to bid on during the silent and live auctions. The items typically range from luxury trips and high end experiences to gift cards for local restaurants, homemade meals and frog jewelry - and everything in-between. There is truly something for everyone!
Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and select any one of the spectacular live auction items. The drawing will take place just before the start of the live auction. If your ticket is drawn, the live auction item you selected is yours! Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are sold through the Development Office in person, by phone or online at www.maret.org
You do not need to be present to win.
Fund-A-Scholar is a very important and moving part of the live auction providing everyone the opportunity to directly support Maret's financial aid program. Simply raise your bid paddle at the appropriate time and your tax-deductible contribution will be charged to your auction account. Bid levels will be offered at $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, $250 and $100. If you are interested in making a higher level of contribution, please feel free to raise your bid card multiple times. If you are unable to attend the auction, you can donate HERE.
- 24% of Maret students receive some level of financial support.
- Each year Maret's Scholarship Auction funds approximately 20% of Maret’s annual financial aid budget.