Silent Auction Procedures
Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP and Pre-register your Credit Card
As a convenience, you may pre-register a credit card on the ticket purchase submission page to charge your purchases at the MPFS Pride! Auction 2018.
How to Bid With Greater Giving Online Bidding
Register your mobile number BEFORE Auction Day
▪ A few days before the auction you will receive a text message, click the link
▪ A web browser will open taking you directly to the bidder interface
▪ Save the bidder interface page and link for easy access at the auction
Placing a Bid
▪ Search for packages by name or number using the magnifying glass, or by category under the menu ≡
▪ You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment or Buy the package at the listed price
o If you choose to Bid More you can set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes
o To “watch” a package, select the star icon
o To find packages with no bids, select No Bids under the menu ≡
▪ If you are out-bid, you will receive a text message
▪ To view the packages you are bidding on, click the menu ≡ and select Bids
▪ To view the packages you are watching, click the menu ≡ button and select Favorites
▪ To get back to the main screen, click the house icon
The boards will close at different intervals throughout the evening. Five minutes prior to closing each board we will announce a last call for further bidding. You will also receive text reminders when boards are closing. When the board closes we will not accept additional bids. The highest bid wins the item.
Live Auction Procedure
Don't forget to bring your auction catalog with you, it is also your bidding paddle for the LIVE auction.
Live Auction will begin at 8:20 p.m.
Placing a Bid – To bid, you must raise your bidding number as the stated bid is announced.
Winning Bidder – The Auctioneer will acknowledge the winning bidder by his/her bidding number.
In case of a dispute, the Auctioneer’s decision is final.
The Media-Providence Friends School 30th Annual Auction will take place at Difabio's owned Spring Valley Banquet and Meeting Facility, located at 400 West Woodland Avenue, Springfield.
Smart casual, wear comfortable dress shoes.
Mobile Bidding Essentials
Bring your smart phone fully charged and your charging cable and plug to plug in at one of our strip plug charging stations.
Make sure to pre-register your credit card either when you RSVP or when you receive the link via text to participate in online bidding. Those who pre-register their cards can start bidding on items on the evening of April 10th when the online bidding link is sent out.
View the catalog descriptions on the MPFS Pride Auction website before the auction.
Bring your auction catalog with you - this will be your bidding device for our LIVE auction.
Having trouble bidding? No worries, there will be Bid Assistants available to help you place your bids that evening.
Food & Beverages
Cocktail-Style fine dining will be served and a fabulous assortment of elegant mini pastries. Vegetarian items will be available. $55 admission and a $20 pre-sale open bar. Two signature drinks, wine and beer. Courtesy soft drinks and water are available throughout the evening. No bar sales that evening.
DazzleTini - A French Martini
Providence Punch - A Rum Punch
Featured Beer's, graciously donated by our friends at Pinocchio's.
Five varieties of Wine generously donated by Moore Brothers Wine Company. Store Manager, Eric Tuverson, will conduct tastings.
Please check in at the welcome table upon arrival. You will receive your name tag, your pre-purchased bar stamp, and have the opportunity to purchase an entry into our MPFS Pride! Trivia game to be played during LIVE. We hope you were able to pre-register your credit card, if not you can do it at check in.
Silent & Live Auctions
The Silent Auction will take place from 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM and will be followed directly by the Live Auction at 8:20.
There are a number of games available to participate in again this year.
Buy your opportunity to test your skills with our Dragon estimation jar. Find a ticket seller with a stripped apron on. A $20 ticket may win you a gift certificate to Seven Stones Cafe'. Buy as many estimation tickets as you’d like and guess away! The winners will be announced during LIVE.
MPFS Pride! Trivia Game
Get your wristband early to play our MPFS Pride! TRIVIA game. Test your MPFS knowledge, have fun and support the school. Winner will take home a PRIZE worth $150! ($100 Lands End gift card donated by the Merlin family and $50 gift certificate to Broad Table Tavern) Find our traveling volunteer to purchase your wristband to play!
Check Out and Reclamation
If you pre-registered your credit card you simply need to go to reclamation to pick up your items.
If you did not pre-register a card you will need to go to check out and make your payment then head to reclamation to get your items.
Give the reclamation volunteer your bidder number and they will look up your winnings. A runner will go and get your items for you.