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Spruce Street School Auction

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Spruce Street School is hosting a week-long virtual gala called Building Our Rainbow from February 1-6, 2021.

The school’s annual auction helps to fund financial aid and supports a differentiated program for all students. While this year’s schooling looks different, with remote and in-person learning available for all students, the auction is as essential as ever. We hope that you consider supporting us in Building Our Rainbow!

Register for Building Our Rainbow

Get set up on the auction site so you can start your bidding on Monday. Remember to mark your calendar for Saturday’s live event!

Live Auction on Saturday, February 6, 6:30-8:00pm

Raffle Sales and Online Auction, February 1-5 

  • Purchase a raffle ticket to be eligible to win “Pick of the Live!": 50 tickets total will be available for $100 each for a chance to win your choice of any of the Live Auction items. Sales start on Monday, February 1, at 8:30am. Please stop by, call, or email the front desk with your ticket order by Friday, February 5 at 3:00pm for your chance to win. Good luck!

Online Auction, February 2-5

  • Peruse the auction site and place your bids for Buy-In Parties, Dessert Dash, Family Talents, gift cards, local getaways, and wine. You must register to bid.

Auction Dinners

Current families can purchase dinner boxes for pick-up or delivery on Saturday. Please look for more information in the school newsletters.

Support the Auction

  • Sponsor: This year, sponsorship is the best way to support the event. You can support as an individual, family, or company. Please click here for the form and more information.
  • Donate: Gift cards or gift certificates to your business are also an excellent way to contribute to our event. Please fill out the donation form here.

For sponsorships and donations to be recognized on our auction website and catalog, please submit the forms by January 20.

Please contact us at auction@sprucestreetschool.org to learn more. 

Annual Fund

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The Annual Fund campaign happens every fall to support our students. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Spruce Street School education. Like most independent schools, the school relies on the community to maintain diverse programs, unique educational opportunities and its commitment to financial aid. The school is grateful for its faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents, grandparents, family members and trustees who together raise the needed funds to keep the school thriving. Last year we raised more than $150,000 in generous gifts from individuals.

 

Pledges are due by November 13. Gifts and pledge payments are due by June 18. We happily accept securities and matching funds. For more information please contact the Development Office .

“Last spring, during the transition to remote learning Spruce Street School staff found ways to Power Up! through the end of the school year. They created new ways for us all to participate. Our favorite activities were reimagined and gave families the opportunity to peek into the magic and science of a Spruce Street School experience. Class plays, Arts Week, and Elders’ Tea were three experiences we couldn’t imagine online, until we saw it first-hand. Teachers and staff were nimble and taught our children about creativity, flexibility and doing their best.

This new energy leads me to this special ask, it is now your family’s turn to Power Up! We ask all families (staff, board and alumni too!) to participate in the annual fund. It supports all of the school activities during this school year including all of the special programs I have shared in this letter. Our family has consistently supported the annual fund as much as we can, and in return our participation has felt powerful in our life.”

Frances Merenda & Mac Brown
Parents to Asher ’18 & Josie ’22

To give to the 2020-21 annual fund, click the button below.
Payments by check, ACH, cash and credit card are also accepted.

Planned Giving

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Help Plan for Spruce Street School’s Future

Planned giving is practical for many families, not just those with the greatest wealth. These avenues for giving allow Spruce Street School to safely plan for the future while ensuring a lasting legacy. Planned gifts often require assistance from your professional financial advisor. These gifts typically come from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and typically come to maturity upon your death.

Ways to Give:

  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Endowment Gift
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Plan Assets

Please discuss with your professional financial advisor to learn how to support Spruce Street School’s future with a planned gift, or contact Megan Schmidt

Volunteering

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Spruce Street School relies on volunteers to support a broad range of projects. We ask our new families to tell us their skills, interests and passions so that we can call on them to help us. Parents volunteer to do things like plan events, chaperone trips, read to students, provide snacks, fundraise, maintain our facilities and work on the Board of Trustees or in committees- just to name a few!

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