Silent Auction Procedures
Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m.
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 8:30 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.
Please confirm your designated driver plan as needed. We expect Uber or Lyft would be glad to help!
If you are driving, please consider carpooling. Parking is in the lot at the front entrance of the venue. If you arrive later and encounter a full lot, nearby street parking on Spring Valley Road (across Woodland Avenue from the entrance to the venue lot) is available using commonsense guidelines, according to the Springfield Police Department.
Where to go once you arrive
As you face the building from the parking lot, the Spring Valley entrance will be on the left.
An alternate entrance for anyone who cannot use stairs is accessible on the right.
Check in will be to your left when you enter the event space via the main entrance. Please check in and get your name tag upon arrival. You will receive your name tag, and have the opportunity to purchase an entry into our MPFS Pride! Trivia game to be played during LIVE, swipe your credit card for faster check out and pull up your online mobile bidding link.
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.
Media Providence Punch (A rum punch)
DazzleTini (A French martini)
Featured Beer's, graciously donated by our friends at Pinocchio's.
Allagash White- This new take on a Belgian-style witbier is brewed with their special blend of spices and is incredibly refreshing and full of flavor. 5.2% abv.
2SP Delco Lager - Crisp and clean Amber lager; Munich & Crystal Malt. #delcopride. 4%
Troegs Perpetual IPA - Utilizes their hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. It features Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood hops in the boil, Mt. Hood and Nugget hops in the hopback, and is further dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade hops. 7.5%