Additional Info for the Russian Hill School 2012 Auction
Spring Forward to Circo de Mayo
Russian Hill School celebrates “Circo de Mayo” for the 2012 Fundraising Auction
Circo de Mayo Weekly
out for our Circo de Mayo Weekly emails. These emails will be full of
auction-related “must know” information. We will be featuring some of
the amazing auction items that will be available to bid on at the event
or in our online auction. Look out for Circo de Mayo Weekly in your inbox.
the Auction is the school's primary fundraiser, there are several ways
you can participate. In addition to donating items and attending the
Auction, you can help make “Circo de Mayo” come to life for Russian Hill
School and its students by making a gift to help underwrite our “Circo de Mayo” 2012 Auction.
you can imagine, offering an evening of fun and bidding is costly, that
is why we are asking for your support. Circo de Mayo helpers will be
acknowledged as 2012 Auction Underwriters in the Auction Catalog and go
far in helping us reach our goals.
There are various levels of underwriting support. Help make “Circo de Mayo” come to life! Make your gift today.
Big Top - $1,000
Ring Master - $750
Tightrope - $500
Calliope - $250
Flying Trapeze - $100
Please go to our registration page - https://rhs.ejoinme.org/2012registration - to make your underwriting donation today.
Need some additional advertising? Place an ad in our Auction Catalog.
Business card size $25.00
1/3 page $50.00
1/2 page $75.00
Full page $100
Please submit artwork to email@example.com Make check’s payable to Russian Hill School. Please make note it is for advertising/sponsorship in your check memo.
All checks can be mailed to: Russian Hill School, 2026 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
This year we have made it extremely easy to purchase tickets. Simply go to our registration page at https://rhs.ejoinme.org/2012registration
and purchase your advance tickets for $40. It is that easy! If you
would like to send in a check and spend the additional 44 cents on
postage, you may also send back your reply card with a check using the
pre-addressed envelope you have received with your invitation.
Once again, leading up to our big event on May 5th, Russian Hill School will be having our Online Auction. Just go to http://www.biddingforgood.com/russianhill and start bidding on Friday, April 20th at 8:00am PST. The Online Auction will be open until Sunday, April 29th,
10:00pm PST. It is easy to register to start your bidding. Just enter
your name and credit card information. We encourage folks to refer
friends, family and work colleagues to our online auction to open up the
bidding to a wider audience. There is a “Refer Friends” tab on the
Online Auction that you can click to easily refer all of your “closest
friends”. At the end of the online auction, the bidder who has referred
the most friends, using the “Refer Friends” tab, will receive 5 FREE
Wine Vault raffle tickets OR three half school days at Russian Hill
School for your child.
you out of town the night of the event? Don’t worry, you can still get
in on the bidding action through our Proxy Bid program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Also, don’t forget, you can still bid bid bid away by visiting our Online Auction that opens on April 20th at 8:00am and closes on April 29th at 10:00pm. Just go to http://www.biddingforgood.com/russianhill and start bidding!
Russian Hill School celebrates “Circo de Mayo” for our 2012 Fundraising Auction
Saturday, May 5th 6:30-10:30
Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse
300 Finley Road at the Arguello Gate
Check In 6:30-7:00
Silent Auction 7:00-8:30
Live Auction 8:45-10:00
Wine Vault Raffle
Fund a Need
First & Final Bidder iPad Raffle
Check Out 10:00-10:30
Event Ends 10:30
Circo de Mayo Helpers
Look for our helpful Circo de Mayo Helpers the night of the event. They will be there to answer all of your questions and assist you in any way possible.
year, we are making it extremely easy to come to the auction and leave
with all of the things you have won. When you check in at the event, you
will be asked to swipe a credit card to charge any items purchased or
won. After you swipe your card, you will receive your bid number. It’s
the event is over, you will find your clearly marked envelope and/or
bag of items that were purchased and walk out the door. It is that easy!
Delivery of any large items will be coordinated the night of the event.
Tasty Treats and Drink Menu
on the menu for Circo de Mayo? We will be passing champagne cocktails as well
as a fabulous selection of wines. There will also be a cash bar for
Silent Auction will be open from 7:00 to 8:30pm. This year, our Silent
Auction items will be available to preview online (url to be
distributed) at our online Preview Catalog starting on May 1th.
All items in the Silent Auction have bid sheets affixed nearby the item
display. The bidder must print his or her bid number and amount on the
bid sheet. (You will receive a bid number at check in.) A bid
constitutes a binding agreement to buy the specified item. All bids must
start with the minimum amount indicated on the bid sheet, and each bid
increase must follow the minimum increment stated. Bidding must stop
when the Silent Auction section is declared closed. At the close of the
Silent Auction, an auction official will circle the highest bid. In
addition, some Silent Auction items will have a “Guaranteed Purchase”
price listed on the bid sheet. If a bidder exercises this option, the
section will close immediately. In the event of a dispute, the Auction
Committee shall have sole and final discretion in determining the
will be some amazing items to bid on in the Silent Auction, including
the popular Development Committee and P’s Committee Baskets, fabulous
wine, spectacular children’s art, date night packages and more.
Buy In Parties
of the most popular items in our Silent Auction are our Buy In Parties.
These are donated by RHS families as well as RHS Faculty. These Buy In
Parties are all fixed-priced tickets.
• Fixed Price Tickets
with fixed price tickets will have a fixed price with fixed number of
tickets. These tickets will be awarded on a first-come, first-served
take note of Buy In Party dates which have already been scheduled. If a
date has not been set, or is subject to change, there will be a clear
note next to the RHS Buy In Party description and sign up sheet.
Live Auction items may be viewed in our online Preview Catalog that will be available on May 1th
(url will be distributed) and also in our printed catalog the night of
the event. Every year the Live Auction includes a collection of amazing
donated items (homes, getaways, event tickets) as well as the one of a
kind student art projects. The Live Auction will begin at 8:45pm. All
bidders must have a bid number (you will receive a bid number at check
in). Bidders raise their bid paddles (provided at registration) to make
bids. In the Live Auction, the purchaser is the highest bidder
acknowledged by the Auctioneer. Certain items may have a reserve price.
In the event of a dispute, the Auctioneer will have sole and final
discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and
resell the item in dispute. The decision of the Auctioneer will be
final. The winning bidder should continue to hold his or her number
aloft until the winning bid has been recorded.
Fund A Need
the end of our Live Auction, our Fund A Need bidding will begin. This
will give everyone an opportunity to raise their paddle to help support
specific “needs”. By raising our paddles we can fund the little things
that can help make Russian Hill School the special oasis that it is for
year’s wine vault raffle, is an amazing selection of fabulous wines for
the true wine connoisseur. Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase
either 1 ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100. Email Janice Butler to
purchase tickets at email@example.com. Don’t worry, we will be selling
even more raffle tickets the night of the event.
First & Final Bidder iPad Raffle
the “first” bidder for a Silent Auction item, or better yet, items, or
be the “final” bidder…or better yet, be BOTH, and your name will be
entered to win our final raffle drawing of the evening. By being the
first and/or final bidders for our Silent Auction items you could be the
lucky winner of an Apple iPad. Get to the event on time, and sign up
for your auction items. Listen for the final call of the Silent Auction
closing, and sign your name up again to be the final bidder, and you
will win your auction item, and the chance to win an Apple iPad.
again, we will be selling the annual RHS photo that
features every child’s beautiful black and white photo.
Fill in the Bricks
Hill School's "Fill in the Bricks" backyard mosaic wall is underway.
Help "fill in the bricks" by purchasing a brick. Each brick is engraved
with a special inscription memorializing a child's (or children's) years
at RHS. The proceeds from each brick purchase of $250 go towards the
RHS Growth & Development Fund. Both current and alumni families
Please be advised all items are sold “as is.” All sales are final and
no exchanges or refunds are possible. Unless otherwise specified, all
auction items and services must be used by May 5, 2013. Russian Hill
School cannot guarantee any of the purchases you make at the auction.
All values stated are estimates by the donor, where available, and are
not warranted by Russian Hill School for purposes of valuation or tax
consequences. Auction purchases are deductible to the extent that the
amount paid exceeds the fair market value at retail of the item(s) or
service(s) received. Please consult your tax advisor for further