All proceeds benefit the Hamilton School District students and teachers for educational projects.
March 25, 2017 Milwaukee Marriott West
The Board of Trustees of the Hamilton Education Foundation, Inc. cordially invites you to our Annual Auction Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Milwaukee Marriott West, W231N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha.
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What is the Hamilton Education Foundation?
The Hamilton Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1991 by friends and supporters of the Hamilton School District for the purpose of generating financial support for programs and projects that will enhance, extend, and enrich the educational opportunities offered to the students in the Hamilton School Community.
Why do you hold an annual Auction Dinner?
The annual Auction Dinner is our largest fundraising event, so your support is especially important! Because of the generous individuals, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has funded more than $1.4 million for creative and innovative projects and programs, which offer exciting and challenging opportunities through educational, cultural and fine arts grants for students and enrichment projects, technology, and workshops/seminars for teachers to promote increased learning in the classroom.
Where is the Auction Dinner held?
The 2017 Auction Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Milwaukee Marriott West, W231N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha, Wisconsin. The invitation may be accessed from our website (www.hamiltoneducationfoundation.org). Please print and complete the reservation form and mail it with your check to the address listed on the reservation card.
I’ve never attended. Why should I attend?
Because you’ll have a lot of fun, while helping us raise much-needed funds! All of the proceeds of the event go back to the students and teachers of the Hamilton School District. It is even more fun if you come with a group of family or friends, but if you are new to the district or the event, we’ll seat you with some of our other friendly supporters!
What is there to do at the event?
Besides a delicious dinner, we have a Grant Raffle, Silent and Live Auctions, Ladies’ Lane, Men’s Den, Wine Time, Up, Up and Away, Treasure Chest, Marketplace baskets and more! We’ll even play a lively game or two of Heads and Tails! A cash bar is available.
What time does the event start and end?
The doors open at 5:00, and we encourage you to come at that time. Most games and raffles end by 7:00 p.m., except for the Live Auction, which happens after dinner. Dinner is served at approximately 7:20, with the program beginning during dessert. The Grand Raffle drawing is at 9:30. After you pay for and collect all your winnings, you are free to go home.
How do I pay for the evening’s activities?
Dinner reservations and Punch Card pre-purchases are paid in advance by check. You can purchase tickets for many of the event’s games and drawings with a Punch Card (see below) or cash. Some purchases such as Silent Auction, Live Auction, Treasure Chest, etc. can also be added directly to your evening’s account. Accounts must be paid by the end of the evening by credit card, cash or check prior to picking up your winnings.
What is a Punch Card and what is it used for?
We will again offer our guests the opportunity to prepay for games and raffles by purchasing a Punch Card with your registration to eliminate the need to handle cash at the event. The Punch Card costs $150 and will give you fifteen- $10 punches, that can be used to purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle, Marketplace, Ladies’ Lane, Men’s Den, etc., (excludes Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Heads and Tails). Punch cards will be sold at Registration or can be added to your evening’s account. Of course, you can always use cash for these games and raffles. Punch cards are not refundable for cash.
What should I wear?
Suggested attire is blazers and belt buckles, suits and stilettos, boots and bolo ties, jeans and gemstones, and everything in between. Whether you’re wearing denim or sequins, you’ll fit right in!
How else can I help?
- We are looking for sponsors for the event. It is an excellent opportunity for businesses, organizations, families and individuals to show their support of the Hamilton Education Foundation and its important work. Your sponsorship will be seen by 350+ guests of the event, visitors to the HEF website, and on social media.
- We welcome any donation you might have of goods or services for one of our auctions, raffles and games. We especially like to feature experiential items like personal chef services for the group, interactions with local celebrities or sports, etc. No item is too small! If you’d like to make a donation, contact Ann Ubert, Executive Director and Event Chair (262-442-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Purchase Grand Raffle Tickets –First prize is $1000; Second prize is $500; Third prize is $250; Fourth prize is $100. Ticket price is 1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20, and can be purchased from any of the Hamilton School District schools or HEF Trustees or Auction Committee Members. Contact Jackie Rottler (email@example.com or 262-352-8425) for more information.
Where is the Auction Dinner held?
The 2017 Auction Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Milwaukee Marriott West, W231N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha, Wisconsin
If you have any other questions or would like an invitation emailed to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.