Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Verdi Club
Welcome to the Miraloma Auction! This is our biggest fundraiser event of the year, where your can bid on Classroom Projects, Faculty Fun and extravagant items in our Live Auction while enjoying dinner, beer, wine and live music. You can also make a 100% deductible donation during Fund-a-need or try your luck at the Wine Raffle, and dance to music by a live DJ. Event Schedule

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February 20-27, 2019

We are also holding an Online Auction in February, where you can support our school by bidding from the comfort of your home! You’ll find restaurant gift cards, vacation homes, and more terrific items that will not be available at the March 2nd event!


Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:00pm - 12am midnight
The Verdi Club - 2424 Mariposa St.

  • 6:00pm:

    • Check-in. Bring your credit card (Visa, MC, Discover) and pre-swipe it at check-in. You'll be automatically checked-out!

    • Silent bidding begins for sign up parties, classroom art projects and faculty fun events.

    • Buy your wine raffle AND golden paddle raffle tickets

    • Beer or wine included with your ticket; other drinks are available at the cash bar

  • 6:30-7:30pm: Teacher Tip Contest (Bring cash to tip your teacher bartenders!)

    • 6:30-6:50pm 4th & 5th grade teachers

    • 6:50-7:10pm 2nd & 3rd grade teachers

    • 7:10-7:30pm Kinder & 1st grade teachers

  • 6:00-8:00pm: Buffet Dinner

  • 8:30pm: Live Auction & Fund-a-Need (aka FAN)

  • 9:30pm: Wine Raffle Winners Announced

  • 9:45-10:00pm: Silent Bidding Ending

  • 10:00pm-Midnight: Dance Party with Live DJ


This is my first Auction event.. any tips?

  • Book your babysitter early!

  • Bring cash for the Teacher Tip Bartending Contest

  • Arrive on time to secure your slots for your favorite Sign-Ups parties, including the teacher-hosted Faculty Fun events for kids. The bid sheets open up at 6pm sharp!

  • Bring your credit card and pre-swipe it when you check-in. You'll be automatically checked-out for any items/events you purchase and receive a receipt via email.

Do I have to purchase a ticket in advance?
No, but we strongly encourage buying tickets for yourself and your guest online before the event. This avoids paying a higher door price and expedites your check-in. Knowing the number of guests beforehand helps us a great deal with planning the event.

What does my ticket purchase?
Tickets to the auction include admission, buffet dinner, wine/beer, and dancing. There will be a cash bar available at the Verdi Club as well.

Where is the Verdi Club?
The Verdi Club is located at 2424 Mariposa Street, between 17th & 18th Streets in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. See map.

What’s the parking situation?
Limited street parking is available. We recommend carpooling or using a ridesharing service (Lyft/Uber).

What’s the dress code?
Outfits range from cocktail dresses and suits to more casual pants and shirts. Most people do dressy casual, like what you'd wear to a night for a nice dinner or a casual wedding. Just wear what you’re most comfortable in!

What happens at the auction?

  • Live Auction: A selection of items will be auctioned live. You can bid on an item by raising your bid number.

  • Sign-Up Parties / Faculty Fun: Parties/Events hosted by Miraloma families and teachers where you can purchase a ticket (per person) to attend. Slots are limited so we suggest heading to the Sign Ups/Faculty Fun area as soon as you arrive at the Auction. Don’t forget, you and your spouse will both need a slot if the two of you want to go!

  • Classroom Art Projects: Each class creates a project that will be displayed at the event and available for silent bidding. To bid, just write your bid number and the amount you are willing to pay on the bid sheet.

  • Fund-a-Need: Fund-a-Need is a direct appeal for cash donations (Fund) to support part of our children’s education (the Need). The auctioneer will ask for pledges at varying levels, starting high and working his way down. We encourage you to contribute at the level that is right for you.

  • Teacher Tip Contest: Teachers will compete for the highest total tip! The 4th & 5th grade teachers will start tending the (free) bar for 20 minutes, then the 2nd & 3rd grade teachers will take a turn, and so on.

  • Wine Raffle: Parent volunteers will be selling raffle “keys” at the beginning of the event. Three lucky keys will each unlock an Instant Wine Cellar!

  • Golden Paddle Raffle: Parent volunteers will be selling golden paddle raffle tickets at the beginning of the event. One lucky raffle winner is awarded the Golden Paddle worth several thousand dollars toward live auction bidding.

Where does the money go?
The proceeds from the auction contribute to most of the PTA budget, funding PTA programs, community events, student and teacher support programs that are currently not covered by SFUSD.

Are my Auction purchases tax-deductible?
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Only the excess of the amount paid over the stated fair value is deductible for income tax purposes. All contributions to Fund-A-Need are 100% tax-deductible. Please check with your tax advisor. Please note that Miraloma Elementary and the Miraloma Auction Committee are not responsible for the tax consequences of any auction transaction. The Miraloma Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization #94-618-4034.


Do you love to throw parties or have an idea for a fun event you've always wanted to plan? Now's your chance--and it will help benefit our school! Submit your sign-up party idea here, or email our Sign-Up Party Coordinators, Wendy Lai and Linda Cheu, at signups@miraloma.com if you have any questions or need some help putting your event together.

Past events include: Global Street Food Dinner, Cupcake Wars, Wine Tasting, Moms' Craft Night, Horseshoes & BBQ in Golden Gate Park, Family Baking Party, Dumpling Making, Karaoke and more!