Annual Auction 2020

Virtual Event Saturday, May 9, 2020

Lowell School’s 38th Annual Auction for Economic Diversity: Enchanted Evening

Lowell’s Annual Auction is a lively party that brings together parents, faculty and staff, and alumni families and friends of the school for a special evening to celebrate and support Lowell students and the economic diversity that is the strength of our school. The auction is the largest parent-driven fundraiser of the year, and all funds raised go directly to financial aid. Join us on Saturday, May 9, for a fun evening online to celebrate our commitment to diversity. We can only do it with your support, so let’s make this a record-breaking year!

Reserve Your Tickets

Get your tickets to an Enchanted Evening for a fun evening of bidding, food, and entertainment!

Support this year's "Enchanted Evening"

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Attend

    The Auction is a great occasion to support our school’s economic diversity as well as an opportunity for fellowship with members of the Lowell community. Buy your tickets today!
  • Donate

    Our Auction Committee is hard at work reaching out to local businesses about donating to the auction. We encourage and welcome donations from the Lowell community. Want to donate? The sky’s the limit: Tap into your personal and professional relationships for donation goods, services, unique experiences, gift cards, getaways, tickets, and more to the auction. Donation form here.
  • Volunteer

    Volunteers are needed for tasks large and small. Contact Jacqui de Gramont or Allison Evans to help out.
  • Support

    Buy your tickets to an Enchanted Evening today!

    You can also buy tickets for the raffle.
    Heart & Soul Raffle
    Cost: $20 per ticket

    Faculty and staff are the heart and soul of Lowell School! When you purchase tickets for this raffle, you will be able to designate a faculty or staff member to win a very special prize! Information on raffle tickets sales to be posted soon!
  • Sponsor/Advertise

    Help underwrite the cost of the auction by becoming a sponsor, while gaining free publicity for your company. We have several ways you can sponsor the event, by underwriting the costs. Underwriting opportunities include covering the costs of alcohol, DJ, a portion of the catering, decorating, printing, and supplies.

    Contact Lisa Alfonso-Frank for more information. Your generous support will make Lowell’s “Enchanted Evening” possible! Here is the sponsorship form.

Auction FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Nuts and Bolts

    Put on your cocktail attire and enjoy Lowell’s 2020 Annual Auction, “Enchanted Evening” with us!

    This adults-only event on May 9, 2020, will be held in the Parkside Building and begins at 6:00 p.m. The evening begins with a silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres in the Berkeley Library. The live auction will be followed by dancing and a DJ ending the evening around 11:00 p.m. Book your babysitters and buy your tickets now!
  • How much are tickets?

    Buy your tickets today! Use this link to purchase your ticket to the auction. While you’re there, scroll to the bottom of the page to check out this year’s raffle!
  • Is there parking available?

    Yes, you may park in the school’s parking lot and along the entrance driveway (subject to availability). However, we suggest taking a cab or using a ride-sharing app (e.g. Uber, Lyft, Via, etc.) to get to and from the event.
  • I want to volunteer – whom should I talk to?

    Volunteers are needed for tasks large and small. Contact Jacqui de Gramont or Allison Evans to help out.
  • How can I sponsor the auction?

    We have great sponsorship packages available. Sponsorships include advertising options plus more. Please contact Lisa Alfonso-Frank to discuss sponsorship and advertisement opportunities. You can find and complete our online sponsorship form.
  • Do I have to be at the event to bid?

    There are plenty of ways to participate in the auction if you can’t make it to the May 9 event. You can:
    • Buy raffle tickets! (scroll to the bottom of page)
    • You can contribute to your class’s effort to win one of the many class party offerings. Class Ambassadors will be reaching out to each class to highlight which parties are available to what grades.
    • Participate in the online auction May 4-9
    • Host a pre-auction party or a sign-up party.
    • If I have questions, who should I contact? Please reach out to Jacqui de Gramont, Kanya Bennett, or Katherine Shea.
  • What is the deal with class parties?

    You can contribute to your class’s effort to win one of the many class parties that will be auctioned off. Class Ambassadors will be reaching out to each class to highlight which parties are available to what grades. Class Ambassadors will bid on the parties based on funds raised by each class. The class parties are possible only through the generous donations of time and supplies by Lowell faculty and staff—without their participation none of these parties would take place!
  • How long do I need a babysitter for?

    The auction starts at 6:00 pm. The auction typically runs until 11:00 pm.
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.