What is the auction?
The FOSB auction, held each spring, is our largest fundraiser, and our community’s biggest party of the year! It’s not like other charity auctions you may have been to…it’s truly an opportunity for the adults in our school community to come together to celebrate and support the education of our children.
Our auction has a different theme each year and typically features a silent and live auction, potluck dinner, games, an opportunity to sign up for parties and experiences, bars featuring two signature cocktails, a ‘Split the Pot’ raffle, dessert dash, mingling and fun for all! (In 2021 and 2022, our auctions were held virtually.)
What do I bring to the auction?
The Salmon Bay auction is a potluck! Please bring your contribution to the meal when you arrive. We welcome family recipes, favorite entrees, take-out or items picked up from the drive-thru! (But no desserts, please…our Dessert Dash is separate from the potluck.)
What do I wear to the auction?
Our auction is always come as you are, or you can dress to fit the theme. Costumes and creativity are highly encouraged!
What can I expect at the auction?
6:30 p.m.: Cocktail hour, silent auction
8:00 p.m.: Potluck dinner, live auction
Doors typically open at 6:30 p.m. and, after dropping off your potluck item, you’ll join cocktail hour. There will be games to play and mingling to do. Raffle tickets will be sold for $20 each, with one winner taking half of the earnings. The bar will open, featuring two signature cocktails, as you have the opportunity to bid on some exciting silent auction items while saying hi to friends.
Next, we’ll enjoy a potluck dinner. Seating is open with plenty of opportunity to meet someone new or connect with old friends. You’ll also have time to participate in our wine game (everyone’s a winner!), bid on gift cards in Restaurant Row, and sign up for parties and experiences with Salmon Bay staff and families. As always, our live auction will open with our community favorite, Salmon Bay organic eggs, and continue with elementary classroom projects, vacation getaways, and other exciting items. Let’s see how fast your table can run as we finish off the evening with our Dessert Dash!
How can I get involved?
The Auction Committee works nearly year-round to create the auction experience. We’d love to have you sponsor the auction, make a donation or volunteer on the day of the big event! Contact our Auction Chair for information.