The Roaring Twenties at Maret

Our treasured 42-year tradition – the annual Scholarship Auction – brings our community together for one memorable, exciting, and fun night in support of equity and inclusion at Maret.


 


 

SUPPORT

Help us with item donations to the Scholarship Auction! Share your talents, provide a behind-scenes opportunity, open doors to businesses you frequent, and ask others. There are lots of ways to contribute……

Here are some ideas:

SILENT

  • Weekend getaways

  • Tickets to shows and concerts

  • Certificates to restaurants

  • Special wine or spirits

  • Provide your family’s favorite dish or a full meal

  • Salon and spa certificates

  • Tickets to sporting events and signed memorabilia

  • Decorative home and garden items

  • The latest toys or gadgets

  • Artisan jewelry

  • Frogs……in all shapes and forms!

LIVE & EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

  • A week at your vacation home or a special destination close to home or around the world

  • VIP access to shows and events

  • Celebrity experiences

  • Themed parties for 10, 20, or 50+ people

Use your creativity and keep your eye out for other ideas coming your way! Contact us at auction@maret.org or fill out a donor form HERE.

 

VOLUNTEER

Be Present! Join our extended community of auction volunteers. There are small and larger ways to be part of the Auction’s success this year. Together, we all make a difference!

Help secure items and advertisements – join our Silent or Live Auction Committees or simply reach out to your own network of friends, companies, resorts, and restaurants for a donation. Check out some ideas in the "Support" tab (on the left).

Help us transform our gyms for a swanky 20s night out on the town – join the Decorations Committee and lend your creative and artistic talents, or join us for a community-wide (kids too!) decorations workshop in January – no experience necessary! Lots of hands are needed for the week of Auction set up too.

From your desktop or laptop – help us write item descriptions or lend your expertise to create our Live Auction power point slide show.

We need you! And, the Auction is a great way to meet other Maret families! Contact one of the Section Chairs or email auction@maret.org.

 

ATTEND

Save the Date for Leap Day – Saturday, February 29, 2020!

Step back in time! Calling all flappers, guys, trend-setters, and friends. It will be an evening of limitless possibilities and excitement as we support a great cause!

The magic begins as you step onto campus and are transported to another era complete with jaw-dropping decorations, tempting libations, and delectable food. Join us as the New Gym is transformed into the Savoy Ballroom of the Roaring Twenties – we’ll even teach you the Charleston and Lindy Hop!

Invitations will arrive in January – but start planning your outfit now!

ADVERTISE

**New this year!**  You can gain visibility for your business and help raise more funds for student scholarships by advertising in the 2020 Auction Catalog and on the Auction website. Please also consider asking the businesses you support to place an ad in support of the Auction. The catalog and website are viewed by more than 700 parents, alumni, and faculty members. Be part of this exciting new opportunity by advertising in the 2020 Auction catalog and website. Help defray catalog printing costs and make even more funds available for student scholarships. Don’t delay – place your ad today!

 

2019-2020 Scholarship Auction Committee

 

CHAIR:
Mai Abdo
LIVE AUCTION CO-CHAIRS:

Lisa Palmer, Rachel Weller, and Amanda van Dijkum

SILENT AUCTION CO-CHAIRS:

Dimpy Bakshi, Renee Footer, Erin Galper, and Anna Haglund

DECORATIONS CO-CHAIRS:

Bob Braddock and Tim Makepeace

ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP CO-CHAIRS:

Jenny Krese and Claudia Meer

 

Questions? We would love for you to get involved!

Contact:
Marilyn Potts
Director of Constituent Relations
202-939-2463; mpotts@maret.org

 

SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 29, 2020

 

QUICK FACTS

  • 24% of students at Maret receive financial aid

  • 100% of Auction proceeds support financial aid

  • 20% of financial aid budget is raised from the Auction


 

THE ROARING TWENTIES AT MARET
Auction Video

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THE ROARING TWENTIES AT MARET
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