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Thank You for Supporting Celebrate Bush Online!

Celebrate Bush Online on March 14 was a great success because of you! Thank you to our incredible community - parents, faculty, staff, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends - for showing up and raising your paddles to support financial aid at The Bush School.

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Celebrate Bush Online Auction 2020 FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What will Celebrate Bush look like this year?

    Celebrate Bush is one of two major school fundraisers supporting the mission of The Bush School. All net proceeds from Celebrate Bush are applied to financial aid. Following the recent recommendations from Public Health Seattle and King County (PHSKC) discouraging large public events, The Bush School has made the decision to transform Catch a Wave Celebrate Bush to an online format on March 14 from noon-9:00 p.m.
  • How will Celebrate Bush work online? 

    The Online Auction will become available on March 14 at 12:00 p.m. Between 12:00 - 9:00 pm, you can place bids at any time. Each auction item has a “Buy Now” option, so be sure to check in on items early! Closing times are listed below. Donations to financial aid can be made at any time!
  • What is the schedule for Celebrate Bush online this year?

    Schedule for Saturday, March 14
    12:00 p.m.   Online Auction Opens - bidding available for Class Art, Bush Experiences, Getaways, and Entertainment Items
    8:15 p.m.     Online Auction bidding closes for Class Art
    8:30 p.m.     Online Auction bidding closes for Bush Experiences
    8:45 p.m.     Online Auction bidding closes for Getaways
    9:00 p.m.     Online Auction bidding closes for Entertainment Items
    All Day         Online Raise the Paddle for Financial Aid
  • How can everyone participate?

    All Bush community members are invited and encouraged to participate in Celebrate Bush, whether you are a ticket holder or not! To set up your personal online auction account, follow the steps here. 

    Please note that if you have already purchased tickets, there is no need to register again; your login is already setup for participation.

  • How will money be raised the night of the event?

    Our fundraising goal of $400,000 in support of financial aid will be accomplished through a combination of buy-ins, teacher experiences, live auction, and Raise the Paddle. Despite the difficult circumstances, we still need to raise $400,000 for financial aid by June 30, 2020. We believe in the strength and commitment of our community. It is our resilience and flexibility that will keep the momentum going to raise funds for need-based financial aid. 
  • How do I log into the Online Auction?

    If you’ve already logged in to purchase buy-in spots on auction items or purchased a ticket, you are already most of the way there. Log in to your existing account here

    If this is your first time logging into SchoolAuction, follow the instructions in this document to create an account and start bidding!
  • What gift levels will be available through the Raise the Paddle?

    Giving levels range from $50 to $25,000+. Every gift of every amount makes a difference to the school. This year we are inviting Bush families to “raise the paddle” in support of financial aid by making a donation online before the event or by including a donation in your online auction purchases the night of the event.
  • What if I want to donate money, but I don't feel comfortable participating in a Raise the Paddle?

    You can donate to Celebrate Bush online during the online auction or at any time up to June 30, 2020. You may also include a donation in your online purchases the night of the event or feel free to call the Development office at 206-326-7760.

  • Will class art be available for auction this year?

    Every Lower School grade, as well as Middle School and Upper School art students, have created beautiful art pieces up for auction on Saturday. As always, we expect them to be popular items!
  • What auction items are available?

    Take a look at the Live Auction Catalog and bid on March 14! For ticketed events, we are working with donors and ticketing companies to ensure that tickets will be honored upon reschedule.
  • Are Teacher Experiences still being auctioned?

    There are no experiences scheduled before March 27. In the event that Bush cancellations are extended, we will work to communicate and reschedule these changes in a timely manner.

  • Will the Buy-In's still occur?

    Thank you for the incredible support of Buy-In’s this year! All Buy-In’s scheduled before March 27 are in the process of being rescheduled; we will be in touch with those who purchased spots soon with updates. If additional buy-in's need to be rescheduled given the current climate, we will work to communicate these changes in a timely manner.