Our Annual Giving Event


Save the Date: March 9, 2019

The UCDS Auction celebrates our inclusive culture and builds strong ties between all members of our community, while providing financial support to teachers and financial aid.

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What You Need to Know

Join us at Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle
March 9, 2019
5:00pm – 10:00pm
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We invite and encourage parent engagement with the UCDS community and the auction is a wonderful place to volunteer! Whether you can donate a few hours of your time, lend a hand on the day-of, or volunteer throughout the auction planning process, your help is always welcome! To get involved, email auction@ucds.org.

Item Donations

Of course, we can’t have an auction without exciting items to bid on! If you have an item or a connection you’d like to share, reach out to Kate Gardner and Shabs Neilson. Here are some ideas of what we are looking for:

Adventures & Getaways: Vacation homes (near and far!), hotel and resort packages, exclusive out of town experiences.

Unique Experiences: Access to people or activities that would be otherwise impossible to arrange without a UCDS contact: i.e., outings with thought-leaders, local celebrities, or VIP experiences at a sporting event.

Event Tickets: Season or single-game tickets for sporting events, concerts, theatre, etc.

Wine & Dine: Dining experiences at hot local restaurants, tastings at a local winery, a hosted dinner party with a special theme.

Sponsorship and Underwriting

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities include recognition at the event and, as approved by the donor, prominent listing in the event program and the online auction website. The UCDS community is forever grateful for the generous support of sponsoring businesses and individuals. To learn more about sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, contact Development Director Elise Ricci.

Learn More About How to Get Involved