Pay-to Play Events put the FUN in FUNdraising!
WHAT: A “Pay to Play” event is a parent hosted party that is held sometime during the school year. Event tickets will be sold at the MEF 35th Anniversary Auction & Dinner Dance. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want.
WHO: Anyone who likes to throw a party. We need volunteers to host Pay-to-Play events to be featured at the silent auction. Why not get together with another family or two and host a party?
WHY: Pay to Play parties raise a significant amount of money that will help support our goal. In addition to raising money for MEF, events bring Moraga families together to have fun while strengthening our community.
WHERE: ANYWHERE!! Parties can be hosted in a home, a restaurant, a bar, outdoors or any venue of your choosing. Hosts are always looking for fabulous entertaining homes, so if you would like to offer up your house but don’t feel like spearheading a party, let us know.
HOW: The hosts organize the theme and schedule a party on a date that works for them and how many people they would like to host. Once the date, event idea and number of people have been decided we would decide the price per person (fixed price) and people would sign up to participate (play). The event would be capped at the number of people that you decided on and each person who signed up at the silent auction would pay MEF that amount. Usually it is friends of the host(s) who sign up to “pay to play”.
Who doesn’t want to spend money for a good cause while going to a fun event? Will you sign up to host a “Pay to Play” party?
Pay to Play Ideas
Theme/Costume parties- you provide food, drinks and music/entertainment
60’s/70’s or 80”s theme- guests dress up in costume
Movie or TV show theme (i.e Star Wars, Saturday Night Live, Mad Men, etc.)
High School or College theme (Prom Night, Toga, Fraternity Party, etc.)
Masquerade or Mardi Gras
Have a professional chef come to your home and cook a fabulous meal
International theme dinner (i.e Italian feast, Oktoberfest, Spanish, Asian, etc.)
BBQ Pit Masters
Murder Mystery Party
Sushi, Sake and Karaoke
Bourbon and Blues
Napa/Sonoma wine tasting
Exercise (hiking, biking, golf, tennis) and Lunch after
Wine and hors d’oeuvres
Beer or wine tasting
Iron Chef/Cupcake Wars/Cooking Party
The Moraga Education Foundation raises funds to preserve and enhance educational opportunities for all Moraga public school students, through a broad-based community effort. We believe that together the entire community can build a better future for our children consistent with the educational goals of the Moraga School District and Campolindo High School.
MEF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions to MEF are tax deductible to the full extent the law allows. MEF's Federal Tax I.D. number is 94-2791659.
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