Online Auction Runs: March 31 – April 10th

We are excited to bring back the Online Auction again this year. Stay tuned for amazing vacation packages, new Grade Baskets, and so much more! Auction packages will open for bidding on Wednesday, March 31st and close the night of our streamed program on Saturday, April 10th. More details and bidding link to follow. 

Virtual Auction Night:  April 10th 

Our auction night will look a little different this year, but our goal is to still have fun!

Join us Saturday, April 10th for our LIVE streamed virtual program hosted by Riverdale Alumnus KATU’s Genevieve Reaume and Parent Steve Milla.

You will watch from the comfort of your own home and it is free to attend! To make the night even more memorable, we have hand selected a few add-on options and packages for purchase.

Here is what you can expect:

5:30 p.m. Elk Cove Vineyards (Virtual) Winetasting

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Virtual Auction & Paddle Raise

9:00 p.m. Online Bidding Closes – Good Luck!!

Here is a quick snapshot of the packages we are offering to enhance your experience:

  • Three-Course Meal from ChefStable delivered to your door
  • Kids’ Meals
  • Virtual Wine Tasting, includes two bottles of wine, two glasses, and an appetizer.
  • Raffle Tickets

Riverdale PTC Auction FAQs

What is Auction?  Every year, the Riverdale Grade School and High School host a fundraising auction.  This is the PTC’s biggest fundraiser.  The format may vary year to year, but events typically include silent and/or live auction, a paddle raise and–of course–food, cocktails and FUN.

Why do we have an Auction?  We have an auction to raise money to support Riverdale’s PTC.  The PTC funds and runs dozens of programs at the grade school and high school, including athletics, art literacy, field day, carnival, lunch, community school, Maverick Club, robotics, drama, guest speakers, teacher grants for technology and school supplies and much, much more.  The auction is the single largest source of revenue for the PTC; and as such, we depend on our community to show up and be part of this community event.

How can I be involved with the auction?  You can be involved in so many ways.  If you would like to donate a gift card for businesses/services valued at $50 or more, or you would like to donate a bottle of wine/spirits valued at $25 or more, please contact Allison Williams at allisonleodler@gmail.com.  If you would be interested to be a corporate sponsor of our event (there are great perks!), contact auction@riverdaleptc.org.  If you are interested in volunteering to help, please sign up here.  The most important way you can be involved with Auction is simply to join us on April 10th, invite some friends, and attend!

Are students involved with the auction?  Auction is an adult-only event. However, in the past, students have been involved by contributing art pieces that were auctioned off in the silent or live auction.  Student music might be highlighted, as well as other student contributions.  After all, this is a fundraiser for our kids’ schools!

How can I attend the 2021 Auction?   This year the event will be virtual and FREE! Please see above for more information.

What is a paddle raise?   Each year, our principals submit their wish lists and we ask our community to raise their paddles to support these needs.  Unlike other funds raised at auction, the money contributed by the community during the paddle raise is ear-marked for very specific requests. 

What is a party pack?  Party Packs are another important PTC fundraiser.  These parties are hosted throughout the year by small groups of parents.  The hosts cover the costs of the party and all the proceeds from the ticket sales are donated back to the PTC.  Some are adult-only, some are kid-focused and some are fun for the whole family.  There is truly a party for everyone.  Parties are on hold for now, please stay tuned for updates.

Keep Up to Date on Social Media:  This year’s auction theme is “Unmasking the Possibilities”.  Check out the Riverdale PTC Auction Facebook and our Instagram for the most recent information.

What if I can’t participate this year?  There will be many ways to support Riverdale PTC before and after April 10.  Be sure to read your weekly Parent Pack e-mail and check out our social media for the latest updates.