Swigert Auction

Donation letter 2019

Donation Form Auction 2019



Why do we have an auction?

  • To raise money! Because of our incredible IB program, we must go above and beyond our district resources to cover our dues to the IB organization, pay for additional positions that are needed to ensure our excellent curriculum and a foreign language is taught to our students, and incorporate additional teacher training in order to help our teachers fully embrace the IB methods. 100% of the proceeds from the auction go directly to help support Swigert throughout the year.
  • It is super fun! What better way to meet and interact with fellow parents and the Swigert staff! Come and enjoy good food, a drink or two and dance a little!
  • Try out all the new restaurants in town! We have 9 awesome restaurants who will be competing in 2nd annual Taste of Stapleton– Stapleton’s latest and greatest! Taste everything and vote on your favorite!
  • Shop for a cause! It is a chance to purchase some really cool stuff while supporting our school.

When and where is the auction?

The 2019 auction will be held at The Hanger @ Stanley located in the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora (2501 Dallas Street, Aurora CO 80010) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

How do I purchase tickets and what is the cost and what is included?

A ticket to the auction includes AMAZING food from Cattivella, Concourse, Los Chingones, Hashtag, Next Door, Punch Bowl Social, Rolling Smoke BBQ, Sazza, Stanley Beer Hall along with an open bar with beer, wine and cocktails plus some fun music and dancing. Tickets are available now! Buy your tickets on line by clicking here (swigert.givesmart.com).

  • Early bird pricing is available through February 24th at $50/person.
  • Prices increase to $55/person on February 25th.
  • You may also purchase your tickets at the door for $60/person.

What about parking?

If you choose to drive to the event, there will be parking attendants to help direct parking within the Stanley Marketplace parking lot. No charge. Please remember to be responsible as you enjoy the evening!

You can also take advantage of the many rideshare options our city has to offer (i.e. Uber, Lift, even a good ole Yellow Cab) and enjoy the open bar with a peace of mind.

Walking or Biking is also an option… it is so close!

(Concerned about how you will get those large baskets home if you Uber or walk? No worries, we will have the option to have your large items delivered to school the next Monday for a small delivery fee so feel free to continue and enjoy a night on the town!)

What do I wear?

The dress code for the auction is simple – wear what you would like! There will be people in everything from fancy jeans to cocktail attire. The most important thing is for you to be you and to have fun!

What can I expect during the event?

Open Bar throughout the night

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Taste of Stapleton Competition

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Silent Auction and Entertainment

8:00 pm – 8:40 pm Live Auction and PTA appreciation

(Bars will temporarily close during the program)

8:40 pm – 10:30 pm – Music and Dancing

9:00 pm Silent Auction Closes

Taste of Stapleton, Silent Auction and Entertainment

To start the night off, we will host the Taste of Stapleton. Come early so you can enjoy all the small plates and be sure to vote for your favorite! We will award a winner that night.

A bidder number will be assigned to you when you register and purchase your tickets. The Silent Auction will go live before the actual event – once you have registered, you will receive a text when you are able to start bidding. It is great way to review all the items up for bid as well as lock in your items you want to pursue.

At the event, tables will be set up with silent auction items. There will be time for you to view all the items, as well as place your bids on your phone. You will be notified via text each time you have been outbid on an item, and will then have a chance to bid again. All of this can be done while you are visiting with friends and enjoying the party. Because you are able to bid on items remotely from your phone, you do not have to physically be standing in front of the item you are bidding on!

We will also have a Live Auction! The live auction will have unique experiences up for bid and is very fast paced! Gary Corbett, one of the country’s premier fundraising auctioneers, will be returning this year to guide us through auctioning off our larger items as well as donations that directly benefit a specific need at Swigert.

What can be purchased at the auction?

Some examples include:

Class Baskets – Each class puts together a basket with a specific theme. These baskets turn out amazing! Basket themes include: Legos, American Girl Doll, Golf, Gardening, Wine & Cheese, Stock your Bar, etc…

Buy a Share Events – These are parties or gatherings donated by families and teachers where you can purchase a spot to attend at a flat rate. Examples of these parties include class movie night with your teacher or parties for adults. Spots are very limited and go quickly! Bid early!

Silent Auction Items – There will be a variety of silent auction items available. Some examples include wine, gift certificates, home spa parties, tickets to events, gift cards to restaurants, memberships to gyms, the zoo and much more!

Live Auction Items – Live auction items are generally the larger ticket or one-of-a-kind items. Items auctioned in previous years have included vacations, reserved parking spots at Swigert, chef made dinners and much more!

What can I do to help?

  1. Donate! It doesn’t hurt to ask everyone you know! It is great way for local businesses to gain free advertising as well as a tax deduction. Please bring in your donations to the front office by February 15.
  2. Buy your ticket today! Click here (www.swigert.givesmart.com) to purchase. Enjoy early bird pricing through February 24th.
  3. Volunteer. This event does not just happen – it takes a great team of parents to help put all this together. Come volunteer – bring a friend, meet a friend! Contact swigertauction@gmail.com if you can help!