Disco Made Me Do It: It’s time for the 2023 FOSB Auction!

Follow the call of the disco ball to the 2023 FOSB auction! This year’s event includes advance mobile bidding and the return of our in-person auction, where anything can happen… and usually does. Don’t miss our biggest fundraiser of the year—online, in person, or both! 

By registering, you’ll have access to our mobile bidding platform, where you can browse 100+ silent and live auction items, purchase limited edition auction merch (t-shirts and sweatshirts), and begin saving items to your watch list. A credit card is required to register. You will only be charged, following the auction‘s completion, if you choose to purchase or donate.

Once you’ve registered, buy your ticket to join us for our first in-person auction in four years!

2023 FOSB Auction: Disco Made Me Do It
Friday, April 28, 2023
7-10 p.m.
Metropolist, 2931 1st Ave S, Seattle

Catch the Friday night fever and come as you are or put on your grooviest threads for an interactive, up-on-your-feet evening of fun and fundraising—featuring a raucous live auction, a curated selection of auction items, games, and a spontaneous disco to end the night. 

Tickets are on sale now in the mobile bidding platform. Price is pay what you can, $30/50/75 per person, adults only. (Salmon Bay staff members are eligible for a complimentary ticket, courtesy of FOSB.)

Ticket sales end when sold out or on April 10, so don’t delay. Text DISCO to 71760 to register and buy your tickets!

What is the FOSB auction?

The FOSB auction, held each spring, is one of our school’s largest fundraisers of the year. It’s not like other fancy charity auctions you may have been to . . . Salmon Bay knows how to put the “fun” in “fundraiser”! Your support of our auction will help us go beyond the funding that is provided by the school district. Learn more at www.FOSBauction.org.

What’s the difference between mobile/online bidding and the in-person auction?

Registering for advance mobile bidding gives you access to:

Buying tickets to our in-person auction gives you access to:

  • all the features of advance mobile bidding above, PLUS:
  • a raucous live auction
  • a curated selection of silent auction items only available in person
  • light appetizers and sparkling water provided with your ticket (beer, wine and signature cocktails available for purchase)
  • fundraising games
  • a spontaneous disco to end the night 
  • a fun, adults-only evening to connect with Salmon Bay parents and staff, strengthen our sense of community, and support our school! 

More frequently asked questions

We hit our Direct Giving goal!

1/19/23 UPDATE: A few more checks have rolled in, and we’re now at $80,493!

We’re so excited to share that FOSB’s fall 2022 Direct Giving campaign raised $77,143 to support our school! And that number will likely rise as offline donations and employer matching funds continue to roll in.

A sincere thank you to all the families who helped us exceed our $75,000 goal. We are deeply grateful that even as so many of us are feeling the strain of rising costs and inflation, our supporters generously opened their hearts to help our school community thrive.

Although we didn’t achieve our very ambitious goal of 100% family participation, we greatly exceeded last year’s number (204 families donated this year compared to 167 last year). Thank you, Salmon Bay families!

Learn more about Direct Giving.

Double your Direct Giving donation!

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. That means if you donate to FOSB’s Direct Giving campaign and then follow your employer’s matching gift process, your donation will be doubled! (Some companies even triple or quadruple donations!) 

Please donate to Direct Giving and take advantage of your employer’s matching program! So far, nearly 20% of this year’s Direct Giving donations have come from employer matches. It really does make a big difference.

  • How do I know if my employer matches gifts?
    Use the UW’s handy search engine to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

    Some of the companies that have contributed to FOSB through a matching gift program include Boeing, Nordstrom, BECU, Gates Foundation, Expedia, F5 Networks, Google, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Tableau, Netflix, and Github.
  • My employer does matching! Now what?
    If you haven’t already, please donate to our Direct Giving campaign. Any amount is sincerely appreciated. Then, contact your HR department to request a matching gift.
  • What if I need help with employer matching?
    Contact our bookkeeper, Jerri Harden.

Some employers may ask for a copy of the receipt you received after donating online, or for the following information about FOSB:

Nonprofit Status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Legal Name: Friends of Salmon Bay
Address: 1810 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Tax ID Number: 91-1622350

FOSB’s Direct Giving campaign has launched!

The Direct Giving campaign is FOSB’s fall fundraising event. Instead of selling cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn, we ask you to contribute directly to our work to support Salmon Bay School. 

Our goal is to raise $75,000 by December 16, 2022 with 100% of families participating.

Here’s our progress to date:

Goal: Raise $75,000

Goal: 100% of families participating

FOSB helps close the gap between the programming that is funded by Seattle Public Schools and the support our students need. With rising costs and the much-anticipated return of many of our signature programs and events during this school year, we need your help more than ever. The funds we raise will be used this year.

Please contribute if you can — any amount is welcome!

Learn more about Direct Giving and follow our fundraising progress!

Support Salmon Bay with your back-to-school shopping

It’s school supply time, and Office Depot/Office Max is giving back while you shop. From pencils and highlighters to Post-it Notes and graphing calculators, Office Depot/Office Max will donate 5% of qualifying purchases to Salmon Bay School. Schools that earn $10+ in credits will receive a merchandise certificate to use for free supplies. They’ve given over $38 million to schools since the program started!

How to support Salmon Bay School when shopping at Office Depot/Office Max:

  • In-store: Tell the cashier you’re supporting Salmon Bay School or give them our school ID number, 70107368.
  • Online: Complete your online purchase and enter our school’s ID number, 70107368, on the Thank You Confirmation page.