The New Century School held its first-ever Silent Auction last month, and it sure made the grade! This success is due to the tireless work of the TNCS Parent Council’s Fundraising Committee, including Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs Lauren Davino and Sarah Andrews as well as equally hard-working committee members Sarah Cornblath and Jessica Leonard.
Once again, this blog is guest written by Ms. Leonard!
Show Me the Money!
TNCS’s Parent Council’s inaugural Silent Auction finished strong, raising more than $2,300. The Fundraising Committee knew they were going to face a challenge when asking for donations from local businesses that had already been set back financially by the pandemic. But the Committee got to work confirming donations with vendors and seeking out new donations. TNCS’s very own staff stepped up to the plate and created wonderful handmade pieces. In fact, these donations received some of the highest number of bids and some of the highest bid prices!
There were 158 total bids, with the Kindergarten aftercare artwork tying for the most bids with 11. The MAC membership and custom portraits were also part of the three-way tie, also receiving 11 bids, while the WYPR gift bag came in a close second with 10 bids. And many of the gift certificates went for the asking price, with a few going over asking price!
So what is the Parent Council going to do with this money? A portion of the raised funds are already allocated toward a private online concert from 123 Andres on Friday, June 4th (more information forthcoming), and the Parent Council will also be engaging with TNCS administration to identify ways to best support TNCS staff and students.
The Silent Auction would not have been a success without the wonderful TNCS community. Thank you to all those that participated, donated, or just helped spread the word. The Fundraising Committee can’t wait to do it again next year!
Didn’t participate? Well, just so you don’t make the same mistake next year, here’s what you missed: