Madeira Schools Foundation Auction: March 13, 2021
The auction goes on…virtually in 2021!
Mark your calendars! Bookmark our site! Our annual auction WILL be taking place this year,
but with some new formats and opportunities. Join us for our first ever VIRTUAL auction!
Auction items will be available online for bid prior to and during the event as in past years.
However, the event on March 13 will be viewable online, with plans for
entertainment, games, prizes and, the not-to-be-missed, live auction.
Our exclusive Party Packs will be available for sponsorship opportunities and to purchase
for special engagement activities and prizes.
Party Packs now available here: https://Auction2021.givesmart.com

The Madeira Schools Foundation is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and securing resources that enhance the education of students in the Madeira City Schools.  This volunteer organization comprised of parents, alumni and members of our local education and business communities works diligently with the administration of Madeira City Schools to provide excellent opportunities, facilities, technology, faculty and experiences to the students of Madeira City Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

I purchased a Party Pack. How do I pick it up?

The packs will be available for pick-up at a Madeira location on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 12
  • Saturday, March 13

Details will be emailed to those who purchase.

What is a Golden Ticket?

If you purchase a Party Pack, then you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two Golden Tickets, worth $250 cash. This is an exclusive drawing available only to those who purchase one of the 200 party packs! The drawing for the Golden Ticket winners will take place during the virtual auction event on March 13. The winner will be announced live; however, the winner does not need to be present.

What Is A Virtual Auction?

The MSF virtual auction is an online event where you can watch and participate in all of this year’s auction activities from your own home — via your computer, your smart TV, your tablet, your phone, etc. Buy a Party Pack and game tickets for the full experience!

Why should I watch the Virtual Auction Event?

Entertainment! Friendly-competitions! Games! Winners announced!…And the not-to-be-missed LIVE auction hosted by the one and only John DiMauro with LIVE call-in bidding to our Madeira celebrity Phone Bank.
And we know you won’t be able to JUST watch! You’ll want to support the Schools and we know you’ll find that must-have-item on our online auction site to bid on here:
https://Auction2021.GiveSmart.com

Will there be a LIVE Auction this year?

Yes! We’ll have several LIVE auction items for call-in live bidding during the Auction Event. You’ll be able to call in bids to our Madeira celebrity Phone Bank volunteers who will be onsite with our host.
You must be registered in advance on the Auction website to be able to call in a bid for the LIVE auction items.
https://Auction2021.GiveSmart.com

What is a Party Pack?

Our exclusive Party Packs are available this year to enhance your at-home virtual auction experience and for you to be able to further support our schools! Each party pack (a soft-pack cooler) includes in it a blanket, koozies, beer, cocktails and a Golden Ticket for your chance to win one of two CASH prizes during the online event.

Do I need to buy a Party Pack or buy tickets to just watch online?

The short answer is no.

But a better answer is: you’ll probably want to! You won’t want to miss out on the fun-filled items IN the pack and your chance to win CASH!. Plus…you’ll be generously supporting our Madeira City Schools!

Tickets for games and raffles are also available to further participate in the auction virtual activities. Buy tickets for Kahoot, Mustang Market and Split the Pot on our website.

Will there be auction items online to bid on?

Yes! The auction Bid, Browse and Buy site will open March 1 to receive silent bids in advance of March 13. All online bidding will close at 9pm on March 13. https://Auction2021.GiveSmart.com

GAMES

What happened to the Reverse Raffle?

The traditional Reverse Raffle is replaced by Split the Pot this year. There will be two winners randomly drawn during the live event. Each winner will receive one quarter of the total pot—half of the split.

What is Kahoot? And why do I need tickets?

Kahoot is a virtual trivia game that will be part of our event program. Tickets to participate can be purchased on the Auction website:
There is a plan to have 3 rounds; two fun-runs; and then a final round for prizes: Are you Smarter than a Madeira Fifth Grader?
1st place: $200; 2nd place: $100; and 3rd place will receive $50.
Participation information will be sent to those that purchase tickets.

AFTER THE AUCTION

I won an auction item. How do I get it?

Items will be available for pick up at a Madeira location on Sunday, March 14 between noon and 4pm. Be sure to triple-check your email to be sure you receive an email for item pickup information following the close of the auction.

THANK YOU TO OUR auction SPONSORS

The Madeira Schools Foundation was founded on July 20, 1984 by a group of enthusiastic parents and community members who had worked to make the high school’s outdoor track a reality. As time passed they recognized the need to assist the district in achieving its goals for continued quality education.