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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the auction?

The auction is a festive and fun event for our entire community that raises important funds for our school. It includes student art projects, silent and live auctions, and a seated dinner program. In addition to the main auction event, there is an online auction for easy bidding at your fingertips.

What does the auction raise money for?

Funds raised through the auction are the distinguishing factor that makes the school an enriching experience for students. The proceeds from the auction provide our educational programs with additional funding that tuition and fees does not cover.

Who organizes the auction?

The auction is managed by the development office. Volunteers serve on the planning committee and are led by volunteer chairs Craig Hartzman, Indira Nallakrishnan, and Sheryl Rosenfeld. If you are interested in joining the team, please email our special events and stewardship manager at casbeerc@catlin.edu.

What is the timeline for donations, advertising, and sponsorships?

The deadline for item donations, advertising, and sponsorships for our 2015 auction is February 15. 

When and where is the auction?

The 2015 Auction is March 14, 2015 at the Portland Art Museum .  Doors open at 5:30 live auction starts at 7:30 p.m..

Do I need to register to attend the event? What is the cost to attend?

Yes, tickets will go onsale in February.

Are there assigned tables at the dinner?

Yes, there are assigned tables. Coordinate with friends to put together a table of 10.

When is the online auction?

2015 Onliine Auction dates TBD

Can I voluntee

You bet! We are recruiting volunteers to help before, during, or after the event. Please contact the auction office.

Where is the auction office?

The auction office is located in the lower level of Toad Hall. Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Caroll Casbeer
Special Events and Stewardship Manager
503-297-1894 ext. 242