What is the Annual Miraloma Auction?
It is our largest fundraising event, but more importantly, it’s an opportunity to connect with other Miraloma parents and teachers in a fun-filled evening with food, dancing and the opportunity to bid on terrific items…all while benefiting the kids!
Where Does the Money Go?
The proceeds from the auction cover the bulk of the PTA budget, funding PTA programs, community events, student and teacher support programs that are currently not covered by SFUSD.
How Does it Work?
Our auction consists of a week-long ONLINE AUCTION followed the AUCTION EVENT. You can participate in both or either one to support our school.
- Online Auction: Prior to our Auction Event, we are holding a week-long Online Auction, where you can support our school by bidding from the comfort of your home!
Most gift certificates and tickets will be available at our Online Auction only.
- Auction Event: This is the biggest party of the year, where your can bid on Classroom Projects, Faculty Fun and extravagant items in our Live Auction while enjoying appetizers, beer, wine and live music. You can also make a 100% deductible donation during Fund-a-need or try your luck at the Wine Raffle, and dance on music by a live DJ. Don't forget to bring cash for the Teacher Tip Contest and make sure to get there on time to secure your slots of your favorite Sign-Ups!
Auction Event Glossary
|Auction Tickets:||There are no actual paper tickets to our auction, but there is an entrance fee that includes light appetizers, beer, wine live music & live DJ.
Please buy tickets for yourself and your guests online before the event! This avoids paying a higher door price and knowing the number guests beforehand helps us a great deal with planning the event.
You can bid on items by writing your bid number next to your bid amount until the section is closed. The bidder who has entered the highest bid amount at closing wins the item. Some items will have a “Buy It Now” price, when you write your name next to it, you'll know the items is yours!
|Live Auction:||A selection of items will be auctioned live. You can bid on an item by raising your bid number (paddle). No worries: we don’t do the fast-talking thing.|
|Sign-Ups:||Parties/Events where you can bid on a slot per person (sometimes the slots are fixed price) Don’t forget, both you and your spouse will need a slot if the two of you want to go!|
|Fund-a-Need:||Fund-a-Need is a direct appeal for donations (Fund) to support part of our children’s education (the Need). The auctioneer will ask for pledges at varying levels stating at for example $2500 and working his way down. Everyone can contribute at some level.|
|Teacher Tip Contest:||Teachers will compete for the highest total tip! The 4th & 5th grade teachers will start tend the (free) bar for 20 minutes, then the 2nd & 3rd grade teachers will take a turn, and so on.|
|Wine Raffle:||This is a raffle Miraloma-style! Three lucky keys will each unlock an Instant Wine Cellar!|
|Golden Paddle Raffle:||A new raffle introduced in 2017! If you win the Golden Paddle, you get $2500 credit to spend in our Live Auction!|