Annual Dinner and Auction

Join Us for Auction 2015

Westin Bellevue
Saturday, March 21
5:00 p.m.

Silent Auction
Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction
After Party in the Lake Washington Room

Cocktail Attire

Your Role

Each Bear Creek family is expected to procure an item or items valued at $150 for the auction. Success depends on you! The auction office offers procurement packets, ready for your signature, which you can drop off or mail to prospective donors. Each packet contains a procurement form, generic solicitation letter, and return and outer envelopes. We can prepare custom letters at your request.

We also need volunteers to help with planning, decorations, item preparation, and day of event activities. Contact Linda Sheppard at lsheppard@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 338 to get involved.

How

Pick up procurement packets at either main office or print the letter and procurement form. Contact Linda Sheppard at lsheppard@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 338 if you have questions or would like to discuss your idea. See the Procurement and Sponsorship pages for more ideas. The procurement deadline is January 30, 2015.

What

The auction is the school’s largest community-building event and our second largest fundraiser. We invite all families to attend and will send an invitation to anyone for whom you provide an address. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and other supporters from throughout the community. Hundreds of items will be available for bidding in Silent Auctions and a spectacular Live Auction. Auction 101: What to Expect?

Why

Last year over $325,000 was raised at the auction in support of REACH UP: The Campaign for Bear Creek to build a new Upper School and Fine & Performing Arts Center. Construction is underway, with an anticipated opening date of August 2016 but we are continuing to raise money to finish and furnish this new facility. Net proceeds from the 2015 auction, including the Fund-A-Need, will go towards completing the new building.

When and Where

Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Bellevue

Invitations will be mailed in late January and we expect over 300 friends of Bear Creek to attend. How to attend and invite your friends.

Auction Volunteers

Do you love auctions? Do you want to meet other fun people and get involved in making a difference for Bear Creek? Whether this is your first event or you are an experienced auction volunteer, your time and talent are welcome! Parents, grandparents, students, and alumni are all invited to help. We need committee members as well as people who can give just a few hours to help prepare items or decorations, or assist on the day of the event. Check The Bear Facts for information about volunteer opportunities, or contact Linda Sheppard at lsheppard@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 338.

OTHER CONVENIENT WAYS TO GIVE

By phone Call 425-898-1720 ext. 324 to give with your credit card.

By mail or in person Please make check payable to The Bear Creek School and drop off in the main office or mail to The Bear Creek School, Office of Philanthropy, 8905 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053.

Gifts of securities Please contact Director of Philanthropy Debbie Marchione at 425-898-1720 ext. 339 for instructions for gifts of securities or refer to the Securities Transfer Information.

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