What are the COVID safety guidelines for the Auction Gala?
Moraga Education Foundation will be following Alameda County’s COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event. Please plan to check the guidelinesat the time of the event. Please plan to check the guidelines closer to the event. Read about the latest guidelines here: https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page
Why is MEF hosting an Auction Gala?
The Auction Gala is one of Moraga Education Foundation’s largest fundraisers of the year. It offers the foundation an opportunity to diversify its fundraising efforts and bring the community together for a fun and enjoyable evening. This year marks our 41st anniversary and we are excited to celebrate with our community.
How will MEF utilize the funds raised at the Auction Gala?
Funds raised from the Auction Gala will supplement the foundation’s annual campaign fundraising efforts, which supports every student, every day by helping bridge the gap between state education funding and the real cost of educating our children. In addition, funds from the fund-a-need portion of the live auction will contribute to MEF's endowment.
How can I contribute to MEF and the Auction Gala?
Thank you for your desire to contribute to MEF. You can contribute to MEF and our Auction Gala in a variety of ways, including making a contribution to our silent or live auctions, or by hosting a pay-to-play party. In addition, monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. You may also volunteer your time the day of the event. Please visit our auction donation link and or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Are my donations to MEF tax deductible?
MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. MEF Tax ID: 94-2791659
What is the online auction?
An online auction will take place prior to the auction gala. It is open to anyone to participate regardless if you plan to attend the Auction Gala on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The auction will feature more than 100 items to bid on.
Can I purchase auction gala tickets at the door?
Auction Gala tickets are limited and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Tickets will go on sale in January.
What does my ticket purchase cover?
Your ticket purchase includes a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception during the cocktail hour, followed by a sit down dinner paired with red and white wine, a live auction, music and dancing.
How do I get the ticket(s) I purchased?
There are no physical tickets for the event. Once you purchase your admission ticket, you will be added to our guest list.
What is the timeline for the evening?
The event is from 6pm to 11pm. Appetizers and champagne will be served during the cocktail hour. The ballroom doors will open around 7 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner and live auction. Dancing and other activities will follow the auction.
What should I wear?
Semi-Formal/Formal - a formal suit or cocktail dress or gown is appropriate.
What about parking?
Self-Parking is included in your gala ticket. Please bring your parking ticket into the venue for validation. Valet parking is available but is self pay. Carpooling is encouraged.
Do I need to bring cash?
Cash is suggested for tipping the valet, and credit card and credit card can be used to purchase drinks at the bar. When guests purchase tickets for the event their credit card information will be on file with MEF and connected to the guest’s “Paddle Number.” Throughout the evening each guest will use their “Paddle Number” to bid in the live auction and purchase raffle tickets.
Who should I contact if I have other questions?
Email us at MEFspecialevents@gmail.com and we will get back to you promptly.
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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