Asked Questions and Answers about the Auction.
is a Silent Auction?
Our event is about winning
prizes, mingling with Tech parents and guests, and most–importantly, raising much–needed funds for Brooklyn Tech!
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DONATIONS for the auction.
At our Silent Auction, guests will be able to view great prizes (valued $100 and above) and write on a bid sheet
just how much they're willing to pay for it. The person with the highest bid wins the prize. (This is different from a live
auction, where an announcer takes bids from people in an audience.) We also will sell Raffle tickets for prizes valued under
Proceeds go to help close the budget gap, helping to pay for those academic and extra-curricular activities
that give Tech students an advantage in the college application process.
When and where is our Auction?
The Auction will be held on Thursday April 25
The event will run from 5–8:00pm inside Brooklyn Tech’s building.
How can I buy my tickets and how much do they cost?
will give you early admission
look at and bid on items
nt Teacher Conferences. Avoid the c
No admission will be char
ged after 6:00
pm — but the Parent
Teacher Conferences begin at 6pm as well, so…
Will there be food available and is it included in the cost of
Sorry, there will be no food sold this year.
Snacks will be sold by students on the
What can I win at our Silent Auction and Raffle?
Prizes at the 2012 Auction included Walt Disney World
Park Hopper tickets (value $544), In-home Energy Audit ($250), tickets to the Broadway show
($300) and a
Princeton Review prep courses ($1,200), Financial Aid Consultation ($250), Gift Certificates to MessLook Spa ($85), College
Essay Coaching ($200), Acoustic Guitar ($150), Tickets to taping of Jimmy Fallon Show, Framed museum quality Photo Prints.
Last year, in 2011, prizes included a tour of the New York Stock Exchange Floor, a signed Spike Lee poster, Brooklyn Tech
Principal–for–a–Day, and an original 1912 bound edition of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (all
How does one win a great item? Write down the highest bid at the Silent Auction or be lucky enough
to have your ticket chosen for the Raffle. Credit cards are the preferred forms of payment that night.
I love bargains; will I
be able to win something?
While we hope that you will bid amounts right up to the value of the auction item — because this
is a fundraiser — you may be able to win, pay for and go home with something
at less than its
these items were donated to the PTA in order to raise as much funds as possible to help the kids at Tech. Please keep the
entertainment? Will there be anything to do?
e will not have ent
ertainment this year
Why are volunteers needed
now? What will be happening for six months?
We have just–enough time to recruit people to solicit item donations; establish
and maintain the computer database of auction and raffle items, design and print the catalog; plan and buy decorations;
coordinate volunteers and more. Meetings are held twice a week until
, when they will
become more frequent. There is also a meeting a week or two after the Auction to tie–up loose ends, review and critique.
Six months is the minimum amount of time that we need volunteers.
I have a busy schedule. What can I do to volunteer only on
Volunteers will be needed all day: receiving deliveries, assembling tables and chairs, decorating,
arranging auction and raffle items, putting up signs and applying labels, safeguarding valuable and fragile items, checking
in attendees, selling raffle tickets, checking out winners, breakdown and cleanup. It takes a lot of people to make this event
run smoothly — from the first September meeting until the right after the Auction ends.
Why is the
PTA doing this anyway?
School budget cuts have been devastating both in the classroom and for extracurricular activities. All the proceeds
from this event will go directly to benefit the students of Brooklyn Tech. Some of the types of things your PTA funds include
uniforms and equipment for our teams, entry fees for our academic based extracurriculars such as Debate Team Finals and supplies
for the various Tech Clubs — all activities which are very important in the ever–so competitive college application
process. (See the categories that the PTA helps fund on the
PTA Budget Page