Annual Auction

Overview

Auction

Country Day's Annual Gala and Auction has been an institution for over 45 years, building a strong community connection for our families and supporters, as well as providing a significant source of revenue. Through the funds raised at this event, we are able to provide two full high school scholarships per grade per year, as well as tuition assistance to nearly 40% of our students - ensuring access to our unparalleled curriculum and special programs.

The Auction is run entirely by parent, faculty, staff, and student volunteers with administrative guidance from the Advancement Office. Items for bid are donated by businesses, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty, and bids range from $5 to $5,000 and more. The big dollar items are often creative dinners and/or trips, and are bid on jointly by three, four, or even five couples.

Auction & Gala 2023 - March 18, 2023

Families and supporters of our remarkable school will gather on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks this year for our annual fundraising gala. This year’s event and auction will focus on re-connecting our remarkable community after many years apart, and all in support of a wonderful cause – the students and faculty that make this school so exceptional! 

Shaken and Stirred will be a 007 Bond theme that joins a celebration of community with the fun and grandeur of an international spy life. Guests will walk the red carpet into an evening of live music and dancing, beautiful food, casino games, and of course a martini bar worthy of James Bond himself. We hope you will join us that night to celebrate the gift of giving and joy of community. Tickets will be available soon.

Sponsor our Gala & Auction

The auction’s financial success over the last 45 years is a result of the generosity of Country Day parents and the greater Sacramento business community. We hope that you will consider sponsoring this year’s auction, which allows visibility for your family or business and includes Gala event tickets for you and your guests. 

Sponsorship levels for our 2023 event are now available. Contact auction@saccds.org about sponsorship opportunities at all levels, and have your business or family featured.

Donations

Our 2023 Auction will include an online Silent Auction and an exciting Live Auction hosted by celebrated auctioneer Eric Johnson. With your help, we hope to provide exciting items to bid on.

Do you have access to a vacation home?  Event tickets?  Fine artwork? Special experiences or activities are being sought, and we need your help to curate an exceptional auction lot. If you have an idea for a donation, please fill out this form and email it to auction@saccds.org, or just reach out to us to discuss the details.

Hosted Parties

We hope to make the magic of Auction night last all year! The Party Book has been assembled as a collection of child, family, and adult parties HOSTED and PAID FOR by our Country Day families that have a set price and set number of spots; you can buy one ticket, family tickets, or buyout a full party for a group! 

Lots of ideas for small and large parties are ready to choose from, and Hosts design an event that feels comfortable for them, planning for children only, adults only, family parties, or faculty/staff. Hosts assume the costs of putting on their party and the ticket price proceeds benefit our students and school. 

Add your name to our Host lists today! You won't regret the bonds you form and the friendships you forge through participating with our community. Click here for more information or contact Committee Chairs Tracy Brady or Jinny Beaton for details and ideas on how you can host your own great event to benefit our school! 

The Country Day Auction & Gala is run entirely by parent, faculty, staff, and student volunteers with administrative guidance from the Advancement Office. Items for bid are donated by businesses, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty, and bids range in price. Thanks to the support of our larger community, Country Day is able to provide the highest level of educational excellence, enhance its scholars program, and provide a dynamic environment for our children to grow and excel.

Country Day’s Annual Gala and Auction has been an institution for over 45 years, building a strong community connection for our families and supporters, as well as providing a significant source of revenue. Through the funds raised at this event, we are able to provide two full high school scholarships per grade per year, as well as tuition assistance to nearly 40% of our students – ensuring access to our unparalleled curriculum and special programs.

The Auction is run entirely by parent, faculty, staff, and student volunteers with administrative guidance from the Advancement Office. Items for bid are donated by businesses, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty, and bids range from $5 to $5,000 and more. The big dollar items are often creative dinners and/or trips, and are bid on jointly by three, four, or even five couples.

Auction & Gala 2023 - March 18, 2023

Families and supporters of our remarkable school will gather on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks this year for our annual fundraising gala. This year’s event and auction will focus on re-connecting our remarkable community after many years apart, and all in support of a wonderful cause – the students and faculty that make this school so exceptional! 

Shaken and Stirred will be a 007 Bond theme that joins a celebration of community with the fun and grandeur of an international spy life. Guests will walk the red carpet into an evening of live music and dancing, beautiful food, casino games, and of course a martini bar worthy of James Bond himself. We hope you will join us that night to celebrate the gift of giving and joy of community. Tickets will be available soon.

Sponsor our Gala & Auction

The auction’s financial success over the last 45 years is a result of the generosity of Country Day parents and the greater Sacramento business community. We hope that you will consider sponsoring this year’s auction, which allows visibility for your family or business and includes Gala event tickets for you and your guests. 

Sponsorship levels for our 2023 event are now available. Contact auction@saccds.org about sponsorship opportunities at all levels, and have your business or family featured.

Donations

Our 2023 Auction will include an online Silent Auction and an exciting Live Auction hosted by celebrated auctioneer Eric Johnson. With your help, we hope to provide exciting items to bid on.

Do you have access to a vacation home?  Event tickets?  Fine artwork? Special experiences or activities are being sought, and we need your help to curate an exceptional auction lot. If you have an idea for a donation, please fill out this form and email it to auction@saccds.org, or just reach out to us to discuss the details.

Hosted Parties

We hope to make the magic of Auction night last all year! The Party Book has been assembled as a collection of child, family, and adult parties HOSTED and PAID FOR by our Country Day families that have a set price and set number of spots; you can buy one ticket, family tickets, or buyout a full party for a group! 

Lots of ideas for small and large parties are ready to choose from, and Hosts design an event that feels comfortable for them, planning for children only, adults only, family parties, or faculty/staff. Hosts assume the costs of putting on their party and the ticket price proceeds benefit our students and school. 

Add your name to our Host lists today! You won’t regret the bonds you form and the friendships you forge through participating with our community. Click here for more information or contact Committee Chairs Tracy Brady or Jinny Beaton for details and ideas on how you can host your own great event to benefit our school! 

The Country Day Auction & Gala is run entirely by parent, faculty, staff, and student volunteers with administrative guidance from the Advancement Office. Items for bid are donated by businesses, parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty, and bids range in price. Thanks to the support of our larger community, Country Day is able to provide the highest level of educational excellence, enhance its scholars program, and provide a dynamic environment for our children to grow and excel.