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 three fundamental pillars: teacher excellence, financial aid, and school improvements.

The UCDS Auction 2018: Under the Stars

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 Auction, “Under the Stars.” It was a phenomenal success, raising $494,000. The funds raised at this year’s special community celebration support the financial aid program, our commitment to teacher excellence and the 2018 playground enhancements. Our entire community enjoyed a cocktail hour with silent auction followed by dinner and live auction, including a special 5th grade student performance.

We invite and encourage ongoing 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!

Auction items and sponsorships are also a great way to contribute.

Auction Item Ideas

Adventures & Getaways: Stays at vacation homes

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

Sponsorships and underwriting of auction expenses are vital to the event’s success. All 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.

Learn More About How to Get Involved