Saturday March 28, 2020

Veterans Memorial Hall

1325 Portland Avenue, Albany CA 94706 

6pm - 10pm

Live music, wonderful food, and a great selection of items to bid on throughout the evening.  This event is our biggest fundraiser for the school and has been very successful raising funds that are vital to provide and support many programs for your children, and our wonderful teachers and staff.  We are very grateful to our community of parents and sponsors!  Let's get together, support Marin, and celebrate!!




We are still looking for volunteers for the event committee; if you are interesting in joining our team, or volunteering that evening, please contact Krista Miller at 510-612-5546 or e-mail.


Our fun kick-off meeting is Jan 15, 2020 - you won't want to miss it!


Solicitations Chair 

This year the existing auction team is looking for a fearless leader to join the team.  The two parents that have been holding this position are graduating this year so we are looking to fill this role ASAP - without great stuff to bid on we don’t have an auction!  We would love for this person to continue in this role for the 2021 auction as well.


A little bit about the role - the solicitations chair can be as simple or involved as you like- organizing and sending emails to your team of fantastic solicitors or diving in and soliciting items as well.  There is an existing database to manage the work, businesses already set up and willing to donate, emails and templates created and the existing chairs ready to provide wine, food and training. It's a fun group of parents!  Grab a willing friend to co-chair and join the team! We need you!


Solicitations Team Members

We already have a crew of 6-8 parents and are looking for 2-3 additional volunteers to work in conjunction with the Solicitations Chair.


The more people we have on the team the better.  This is a fun job that entails reaching out to our existing pool of businesses who are ready and willing to donate items.  Don't be afraid! This is a great way to meet the owners of local businesses and learn more about the community. The team also works on gathering the live auction donations, this is where the bulk of the auction money comes from.  Think big! Think fun!  


Auction Co-Chair

Thanks to Tamara Keller and past auction chairs we have a fully operational system of notes, tasks, vendors, and more - everything needed to run a successful auction.  Tamara is graduating this year from Marin so Krista Miller stepped in mid-year to run it. But she works full-time and needs help! Are you good with budgets? Databases?  Spreadsheets? If so then she needs you! The Co-Chair will work with in conjunction with the Software Chair to keep the auction organized and on budget.


This role is behind the scenes and on your own schedule.  


Please help!


Layout Team

Are you organized?  Detailed? An architect?  If so, this team is for you!  We have an incredible architect, Rosa Sheng, who has created the layout for the tables for the past few years and provides a map to be used in the auction catalog.  She also works with the Catalog Team to design the placement of all of the items on the tables.  


This year Rosa will not be in town the day of the auction and we need someone who can manage the setup of the tables and the items that go on them.  Additionally she is graduating from Marin so we will need someone to take over this role for next year.


Check-in Room Chair Assistant (Preparing to lead in 2021)

Are you technically-savvy?  Are you patient? Do you work in Software or Tech?  If so this one has your name on it! When you enter the auction you are greeted with a friendly crew of people who are eagerly waiting to help check you in.  This is where your job happens. We have an amazing parent who has held the role the past few years, but she will also be graduating from Marin. She will continue to hold this position for this year’s auction but is looking for someone to take on the position next year.  This is your opportunity to shadow Leslie and learn the tricks of the trade.  


Set Up Crew

So, you've looked at all of the other options and are thinking "Nah, can't do that."  Well, you can do this! Set-up is a BIG job and takes two days. Do you have an hour? Two hours?  If so we can use the help! March 27 in the evening, and March 28 in the morning and early afternoon.


Take Down Crew

You attended the auction, but couldn't help.  The end of the night is approaching and you are still there.  Help us take it down! It takes us about 20 hours to set it up, but it needs to come down in ONE HOUR!!!  Yes, that is right. Per our contract with the Veterans Building we must be out by 11. Stick around! Help us out!  We want you!!


Who is in? Volunteer TODAY!




All this is included with your ticket purchase.

  • Silent Auction-donations from local businesses, coveted class art projects, sign-up parties, and more!
  • Live Auction-the big event
  • Specialty drinks, wine & beer
  • Local catering
  • Live music
  • Dancing
  • A really fun night out


$40 online, if purchased by midnight on March 27

$50 at the door

Premier PTA members: Your admission tickets are covered for two!


Click HERE for tickets and auction catalog