The school's budget relies on fundraising to keep its tuition low and maintain the high quality of the curriculum, staff, and facilities. This benefit auction takes place in the Spring -it is a magical night out for incoming, current and alumni parents -- and their friends. 


We need everyone’s participation to meet our goal, and the contribution of each family makes a difference.

The annual minimum donation suggested is $250 per family.

The major fundraiser for the year is the Benefit Auction, and participation is required.

Each enrolled family is expected to donate an item to the auction (min. value $50), purchase at least one ticket to the event, and to attend the event. 




We understand however, each family’s situation is unique, and it may not be possible to donate the full amount suggested. 

To meet the mark, families are invited to help us fundraise outside the school community -employers, grandparents, neighbors and friends are invited to purchase raffle tickets and/or make donations to our school. We gratefully accept contributions in any amount, and encourage anyone to donate whatever amount they feel is appropriate. No donation is too small, and each one is vitally important in helping us reach our fundraising goals.

All donations and matching donations are welcome anytime. SPNS is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID# 23-7426267. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.



Who is invited to this year's Auction? Our event is open to SPNS families (past, present, future … and prospective!) and their guests. Bring your friends and family! Please note that this is an adults-only event.


When is the PARTY? Saturday, April 29, 2017; the winery's doors open at 6:30 PM

Donations, Ads and More To donate, please fill out our item donation form for tangible items, gift certificates or others. Items can be delivered, sent to our school, or contact us to arrange for pick up.

To advertise in our auction catalog, please fill out our catalog advertisement form. Your gift will be publicized in all printed promotional materials, the evening’s auction catalog, and our event website.  SPNS is a registered 501c (3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible (please consult with your tax professional).

When are donated items and catalog advertisements due? Friday, April 7, 2017

What’s on the “Wish List” for item donations?

VACATIONS: Vacation homes, hotel stays, airline tickets/mileage

PARTIES: Dinner parties, cocktail parties, themed parties, wine tastings, kids’ parties (SPNS will donate the space if the date works)

FOOD & DINING: restaurant gift certificates, bottles of wine, CSA memberships, catering

CHILDREN’S INTERESTS: camps, toy/book store gift certificates, music/swimming/art/drama lessons, birthday parties, clothing, amusement park tickets

HEALTH & BEAUTY: Spa packages, facials, manicure/pedicures, massages, makeup, skin care products

EVENTS & MEMBERSHIPS: Theater tickets, sporting event tickets, ballet tickets, concert tickets, movie passes, comedy show tickets, museum memberships

SPORTS & FITNESS: personal training sessions, exercise equipment, gym memberships, dance lessons, yoga classes, Pilate’s classes, sports memorabilia

HOME & GARDEN: electronics, interior decorating, furnishings, antiques, artwork, cookware

FASHION & ACCESSORIES: retail gift certificates, jewelry, handbags

SPECIAL SKILLS & TALENTS: cooking/sewing/knitting lessons, handmade items, photography packages, architectural/landscaping/woodworking services, workplace tours, babysitting

With the exception of antiques or memorabilia, all items should be in new and unused condition.

Not sure what to donate? Cash gifts are always appreciated.

Questions or Suggestions? Please contact SPNS Auction Committee at


Our 2016 fundraising event was an awesome success! 

We want to thank all our generous donors:

Kirkpatrick's School of Dance
Gilroy Gardens: Family Theme Park
Auto Pride Car Wash
Bev Mo
Guayaki Tea
Parents Place Palo Alto
Children's Fairyland
Alumni: Jessika Welcome
Brien Shamp's Boot Camps
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Golfland USA
The Office Bar and Grill
Peninsula Swim School
Cuisinett, French Comfort Food
In & Out Burger
B Street & Vine
San Carlos Flight Center
Family Vision Care and Vision Therapy
Mabel's Labels
Mountain Camp, Woodside
San Mateo County Historical Association
Sous Kitchen
Kerns Fine Jewelry
Cook Smarts
Spinnaker Sailing
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Sibby's Cupcakery
San Carlos Children's Theater
Redwood City Elks Lodge
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco de Young Legion of Honor
Sonoma Raceway
Happy Hollow
Marin Shakespeare Company
My Gym
YMCA of San Francisco - Camp Jones Gulch
Galileo Learning
Blue Line Pizza
Wegman's Nursery
EmpowerFIT Boot Camp
Touch Blue Sky
Alumni: Laurie Davidson
San Francisco Symphony
San Mateo Gymnastics
Classic Kids Photography
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
California Academy of Sciences
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Oakland Zoo
The Jungle Island
Teacher Lisa
Berghold Estate Winery
Peninsula Gymnastics
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Fit4Mom Midpeninsula
Myriad Music School and Dance Academy
Peekadoodle Kidsclub
Alumni: Wilkin Family
Aquarium of the Bay
Ten Toes Childrens Shoes
Sea Bowl
Peninsula Pet Resort
Laurel Street Arts
Being Yoga
Touch Blue Sky  
Susie Cakes
Buck's of Woodside
Michael Merrill Design Studio
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco de Young Legion of Honor
Beneficial Juggling
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Schramsberg Vineyards
Sea Horse Ranch
Godfather's Burger Lounge
Lisa Inez
Farm Fresh To You
Teacher Catherine
Anita Barcsa Photography
Mozo's Antique Search and Rescue
Jay Watson Photography
Greenstreets Dry Cleaners
Sixto's Cantina
Beach Blanket Babylon
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Delta Airlines
Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Sam's Chowder House
Gourmet Gift Baskets
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Polished Nail Salon
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Kindred Cooks
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
Children's Discovery Museum
Razzberry LIps
Toto's Pizzeria
Winchester Mystery House
Broadway By the Bay
Bay Club Redwood Shores
Pump It Up of Belmont
Tiny Prints by Shutterfly
and all the families of Sequoia Parents Nursery School!