• Auction Date: March 3, 2018 -Sahalee Country Club
  • Auction Procurement and Sponsorship: Now – January 22, 2018
  • Tickets on Sale: Late November 2017

The Rachel Carson PTSA is excited to announce the INSPIRE Auction. Planning is well underway and we are looking forward to an amazing evening.

Procurement Happening NOW

Now through January 22, 2018, all parents, friends and supporters are encouraged to procure or donate items for the auction. The Inspire auction is the largest fundraising event at Rachel Carson. Quality items (large or small), experiences, wines, gift cards, travels, vacation homes, cash donations, underwriting and event tickets are a few examples of what we are seeking. If you want to help but are not sure what to donate, we have created a gift registry at Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn.  Click on Registry and then enter Rachel as first name and Carson as last name.

Buy Tickets Now & Online Auction

Early bird ticket prices are available until January 15, 2018 at a cost of $85 each. There are also a limited number of VIP Tables available for $1,000 each (each table includes 10 tickets). Please visit the Inspire Website at:… for more information and registration details. To purchase tickets and create a bidder profile, simply click on the Buy Tickets link.
You can also donate to help fund teacher/staff tickets on the ticket sales page (you can donate to teacher tickets even if you don't plan on attending the auction).
**The Inspire Auction is for those that are 21 and up.

We have two great items being auctioned off online starting TODAY and running through December 15, 2017. To bid, simply go to the Inspire website and create a bidder profile. This month's auction items include:

Front Row Reserved Parking Spot for the Remainder of the 2017/2018 School Year
An Xbox One Bundle that will delight any gamer

You can find these items on the Online Auction tab. You do not need to purchase a ticket to the auction to bid on these items.



How many people can attend the auction?

We will sell out at 250 people. Rachel Carson parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors that are 21 and over are welcome.

What is the auction format?

The auction will consist of Live, Silent and Raise the Paddle. We really offer something for every budget. We anticipate Silent Auction items selling from an average value range of $25 to $500 and Live Auction items between $300 and $10,000.00

Examples of items include Trips (both local and bucket list), Disneyland Tickets, Teacher Experiences, Class Gift Baskets, Summer Camps, Rounds of Golf, Gift Cards for Spas, Dining, Shopping and so much more!

What does my ticket purchase?

Tickets to the auction include admission, plated dinner, wine service and dessert. Parking is free. There will be a limited number of VIP tables available that includes a premium experience. There will be a cash bar available at Sahalee as well.

How can I support the auction?

We have several ways for families and friends to be involved:

  • Volunteer openings for both pre-planning and day/night of the event.
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Donate or procure items and experiences
  • Donate cash to underwrite the purchase of discounted items or event expenses.
  • Attend the Stella and Dot Fundraising event on November 16th. 15% of the evenings sales will be donated to the PTSA. You can learn more and register here.

How to Donate to the Auction

If you have an item that you wish to donate or would like to reach out to a business to procure an item, please follow the links below for forms and letters to help you in this process.

Procurement Letter

Donation Form

If you have procured an item, or would like to donate an item, please complete the donation form. Please send finished forms to                 


How to Sponsor the Auction

For companies or individuals that would like to be involved, but don’t have an item to donate, there is the option of being able to sponsor the event.

Sponsorship Tiers for 2018 Auction

Platinum $3,000.00 – 1 opportunity

  • Back Cover Onsite Program Ad
  • Full page ad in onsite program
  • Table cards noting sponsor/logo on 10 tables
  • Logo and mention onsite as Platinum Sponsor
  • Logo and thank you on Auction website listed as Platinum Sponsor
  • Thank you on School Facebook page


Gold $2,000.00

  • Full Page Onsite Program Ad
  • Logo and mention in onsite creative
  • Table cards noting sponsor level/logo on 7 tables
  • Logo and thank you on Auction website listed as Gold Sponsor
  • Thank you on School Facebook page


Silver $1,000.00

  • Half Page Onsite Program Ad
  • Table cards noting sponsor level/logo on 5 tables
  • Logo and thank you on Auction website listed as Silver Sponsor
  • Logo and mention onsite as Silver Sponsor
  • Thank you on School Facebook page


Bronze $500.00

  • Quarter Page Onsite Program Ad
  • Logo and thank you on Auction website listed as Bronze Sponsor
  • Thank you on school Facebook page
  • Logo onsite as Bronze Sponsor


If you are able to sponsor or procure a sponsor, please use the donation form to submit details to