Frequently Asked Questions….
Where is the Auction Gala this year?
The 2015 Auction Gala will be held at Studio 5. Studio 5 is located at 2975 Chad Drive, Eugene (just past Costco).
What is the theme of this year’s auction?
This year’s theme is the “Year of the Sheep” in honor of Chinese New Year.
What should I wear?
Please wear your best red and gold in celebration of this auspicious occasion.
Will there be childcare?
No, we are not offering childcare at the auction venue this year.
Will dinner be served?
Yes, you will have the choice of beef, chicken, or vegetarian.
What happens at the auction?
The event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during a silent auction, followed by a live auction, including our “paddles up event.” Dinner is served during the live auction, followed by the dessert dash (a riotous bidding war over the first choice for dessert). There will be some entertainment as well, including the high school band.
Why do we hold an auction?
The auction is a highly focused fundraising event. Our community has become familiar with both Oak Hill School and our annual gala auction. Because we have focused our fundraising to a few very selective events, we are not unrelentingly asking our families to donate or spend money on items they may not really want or need (wrapping paper, magazine sales, yard sales, etc.).
What are the goals for the auction?
The current design of the auction serves three goals:
1. Raise Money. Clearly the funds made are considerable and of great benefit to our school community. Raising money must always be the auction’s first goal.
2. Community. The auction serves as an opportunity for Oak Hill parents to come together for an elegant evening out to celebrate our school, the school community and the common interest in the education of our children.
3. Public Relations. Celebrating our school at the auction with the area’s greater community, keeps a strong connection with our non-school family supporters. Many local business people, grandparents and alumni families support us and we invite them all to join us in celebration of Oak Hill School.
Where does the money go?
The money raised at the auction goes first to the school’s general operating fund to allow OHS to keep tuition low and continue to be able to offer tuition aid. Additional funds are budgeted toward program goals and staffing needs, as well as maintenance of our amazing campus.
Who coordinates and organizes the auction?
OHS parent volunteers, the OHS Development Office, and the CSA organize the auction. It truly does take a village; and many, many of our parents and grandparents are involved in orchestrating this very enjoyable affair.