The New Century School prides itself on keeping things fresh and finding creative ways to overcome obstacles. When school closed down exactly 1 year ago to the day, plans for TNCS’s first silent auction had to be shelved. Originally slated for April of 2020, the silent auction was the brainchild of the TNCS Parent Council’s Fundraising Committee. Here we are in 2021, and the Fundraising Committee has not only revived the Silent Auction, they’ve expanded the available items to bid on and have put the whole shebang online, so participation is virtual! The committee has truly done an outstanding job from gathering the lots to be bid on to photographing them for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks go to Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs Lauren Davino and Sarah Andrews as well as equally hard-working committee members Sarah Cornblath and Jessica Leonard.
This blog is, in fact, guest written by Ms. Leonard!
Grab Your Paddles!
TNCS’s Parent Council’s Fundraising Committee presents its first annual Silent Auction from 12 pm on March 17th through 8 pm on March 24th. Don’t think you can participate because the kids go to bed late? Looking for a break during the work day? We got you! The auction is completely virtual so you can bid whenever you want!
We have some great items waiting for your bids, such as a signed Baltimore Ravens photo, local restaurant gift certificates, swim lessons for your kids, custom portraits, artwork from our very own TNCS community, and more! Check it out for a full items of available so far…and we’re adding more!
(Here’s a sneak peek!)
The goal of the Silent Auction is to support the TNCS community with 100% of raised funds to benefit TNCS students and staff. The Parent Council seeks to create education enrichment opportunities by bringing in guest speakers and performers as well as exploring playground and garden/greenhouse improvements. With the challenging academic year created by the pandemic TNCS’ Parent Council used funds from the Land of Kush fundraiser to show TNCS staff how appreciated they are by purchasing individually wrapped cookies for the whole staff this past November.
The TNCS Fundraising Committee always welcomes additional donations. If you have something you would like to donate for the Silent Auction please contact Sarah Andrews (email@example.com) or Lauren Davino (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th.
Going once, going twice—let the bidding war commence!