Wed, Mar 11 6:42pm
Hello Bancroft Community! This is Suzanne Leibowitz, your auction lead. It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to all of you. Given the current situation regarding the coronavirus and per city and county guidance on large events, including the loss of our venue, the PFC Executive Board and the Auction Team have decided to cancel our gala auction event next Saturday. I first and foremost want to thank all of you for all the incredible support you have provided thus far and we hope you continue to provide. I also want to recognize our amazing auction team who has been working tirelessly for the past year to make this auction a success. To date we have had a successful online auction and great tickets sales and we hope to carry this momentum forward and succeed in our next steps. Right now is when we have to stand together as a community and support our school.
The auction is a critical fundraiser for many of our best and most beloved programs and is essential to our school's financial health. (Garden Program, instructional assistants, crossing guard, chromebook updates etc). Therefore today I am asking for your continued support as we navigate this unprecedented situation. As originally planned, our current online auction will close on Friday at 8pm. Over the weekend the auction fairies will work to roll over all gala auction items to the online platform. We will also be selling all our wine online. You will receive a Konstella alert when the second online auction is ready to be reopened with new items next week. But, perhaps even more importantly, we will auction what we intended to be our live auction items online next Friday, March 20.
Dianne Adair Kid’s night out will still proceed as planned. All proceeds will be donated to Bancroft. There are several spots still open if you want to plan a date night in lieu of the auction event.
For those who have purchased auction tickets thus far, you may request a refund by emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or anyone on the auction committee or by replying to this message you will receive NO LATER THAN one week- by Wednesday 3/18. If you would be generous enough to donate your ticket cost, your name will be entered in a drawing for one of three amazing prizes: Disney Park Hopper passes for 2, Wine Tasting Party for 20 at Total Wine in PH or Lucky Strike SF Social Party. Additionally you will receive a tax donation letter for the total of your ticket/wine purchase donation. We thank you for your generosity. Let's get each other excited and participate! Let's plan on bidding! Let's all work on this together to make this a successful event! Thank you!