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Bidding for Online Auction Opens | Thu, Feb 17 @ 8am
Sat, Feb 25 | Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Winter '23 Gala & Silent Auction

Come celebrate and help us support our community youth. We are returning to a live event this year for our 4th Annual Winter Gala, as well as an online auction & raffle. We look forward to celebrating & raising funds for our wonderful community supported summer youth program. For details visit www.ourfundraiser.events/FOBPWinterGala2023

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Time & Location

 

GALA DINNER & SILENT AUCTION: Saturday, Feb 25th, 6pm - 9pm

                                                               Sacred Hearth Fellowship Hall

                                                               3850 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

ONLINE AUCTION OPENS: Feb 17th, at 8am.

Tickets & Registration

GALA TICKETS: $40 per person or $275 for a table of 8

                            Purchase of gala tickets automatically registers attendees for participation for the online auction & raffle

                            The deadline for ticket purchase is Feb 23.

ONLINE AUCTION & RAFFLE ONLY: Free to register, only charged for donations, raffle ticket purchases, or winning bid.

GALA SPONSORS & DONORS: www.ourfundraiser.events/FOBPWinterGala2023

About the Event

 

Welcome to the 4th Annual Winter Gala Dinner & Silent Auction. We are returning to an in-person event this year and also including an online auction & raffle for those who cannot attend. We will be celebrating our amazing community supported summer youth program and raising funds for this coming summer.

 

The Gala Dinner & Silent Auction will once again be held at the Sacred Heart Fellowship Hall. The event will include dinner, beverages, live music, highlights from summers past, and the enticing Dessert Dash. We have partnered with Brooklyn and SE businesses to provide the food (The Chomp), beverages (Gigantic Brewing Co, 503 Distilling, Rose City Coffee), and desserts.  

We are also incorporating the online auction and raffle from last year's event. The online auction & raffle is free to register for and purchase of gala dinner & silent auction tickets automatically registers you this portion of the fundraiser. Bidding for the online items will start Feb 17th at 8am. You will also be able to view the in-person silent auction items starting on Feb 17th as well.

There will not be a livestream this year but you can follow your bidding and get notifications through the event website and auctria app

 

To bid on online auction items and to purchase raffle chances you must register. To participate in the gala dinner & silent auction you must purchase a ticket(s).

 

We look forward to celebrating with you!!

 

Event Sponsors

This event is made possible by the generous and ongoing support of:

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  • How does the registration and tickets work?
    Tickets for In-person Gala Dinner & Silent Auction: You can purchase single tickets $40 per person or complete tables of 8, $275, through the website, www.ourfundraiser.events/FOBPWinterGala2023. All inperson gala tickets are e-tickets. When you purchase your tickets you will also complete the registration process. You will need enter you name (as well as guest names), email, phone number and credit card information. You and any guest will receive a bid number. Guests will need their bid number to complete their own registration as well. Guest registration can be done before the event or at check-in. You will be able to check-out at the end of the event with the auctria mobile app or through your email/phone number which will open our event website. Registration for the Online Auction & Raffle only: All you need to register is your name, email, and phone number. The FREE registration is required to participate in the online auction and raffle. There are additional options to add your address, and credit card; they will help with a faster checkout process. You can also get the auctria mobile app to bid and participate as well. Need Registration Help? Watch the registration video below.
  • I bought individual tickets and so did our friends can we sit together?
    Absolutely you can sit together with friends space permitting if you and they bought individual tickets and not a whole table. Please put the request in during the purchase/registration process.
  • Is there a livestream/virtual event this year?
    There is not a livestream virtual event this year. We are however doing an online auction for a select few items and Amazon gift card raffle. You do not need to attend the in-person gala to participate in the online auction or raffle. If you are attending the in-person gala you can participate in the online auction and raffle as well as the silent auction. The online auction and raffle will close at 8:00pm on Saturday, Feb 25th. Tickets to the In-person Gala: When you purchase tickets to attend the in-person gala you are automatically registered for the online auction and raffle as well and can bid on items starting Feb 17th. Register for Online Auction and Raffle only: Registration for the online auction & raffle is free. You are only charged for a winning bid or purchase of raffle tickets. You do not need to be present to win. Bidding will open Feb 17th and close at 8pm on Feb 25th. The raffle drawing will also happen on Saturday, Feb 25th at 8pm.
  • I registered and/or bought tickets but did not get a confirmation. How do I know if I signed up?
    Please check your spam or junk folder in your email. That is where ours went. You should receive an email from <noreply>@auctria.com titled "Winter Gala '23 Registration (If you need to reply or have questions it will send it to Friends of Brooklyn Park). The email will have all the information of how to sign-in for the event or how to use the mobile app.</noreply>
  • Do I have to give a credit card to register?
    No you do not have to provide a credit card to register. You do need to provide one to place a bid or purchase raffle tickets or purchase in-person gala tickets. The Auctria platform is secure and the option is available to provide a credit card during the registration process. The Acutria website will not automatically charge or process a credit card. Once the auction is complete we will then charge the credit card on file and send a receipt.
  • Will there be drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase? or free drinks?
    We will have beer, wine, hard seltzer, cocktails, and specialty non-alcohol drinks for purchase. Your gala ticket does not include drink tickets. You will need to purchase drink tickets for each alcohol and specialty non-alcoholic beverage. You can pre-order drink tickets before the event or purchase them at the Gala. We will also be offering water, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee for free.
  • What are the food options for various diets (V/Vg/Gf/Lf)?
    We are offering a variety of foods to accommodate many dietary needs. There will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and omnivore options. We ask that you fill out the dietary options during the ticket purchase process. This will help us know the quantity needed for the various menu items.
  • Can I just donate directly to Friends of Brooklyn Park?
    Yes you can. You can always donate via our website www.friendsofbrooklynpark.org or there is an option on the auction website as well. Direct donations are tax deductible and we will happily provide a receipt.
  • I purchased an in-person gala ticket(s) but cannot attend, can I get a refund?
    You can request a refund of your ticket(s) up until Feb 23rd. Please email info@friendsofbrooklynpark.org for a refund request. If you cannot make the event we hope you would consider making your purchase a donation to our summer youth program. If you do not attend the event and want convert your purchase to a donation, we will send a tax receipt. Gala Dinner tickets are not eligible for tax-donation receipts as you are receiving goods/service for the purchase.
  • If there is not a livestream of the auction how will I know if I won an online bid or the Amazon raffle?
    You can see that status of your bids through the auctria app or event website. If you win an online item you will receive an email and/or text (if requested) of your winning bid and purchase price. We will be sending out the winning name for the raffle via email and text message. We will receive a receipt for all winning items, raffle purchases, and in-person event purchases and the end of the events.
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