The 2019 Spring Auction celebrates the wonderful global diversity of the Lafayette community. Join fellow parents and caregivers on Saturday, March 16, 2019 for an evening that will take you around the globe in support of our school (& home in time for the babysitter)!

Diplomatic Ties
2019 Lafayette Spring Auction
Saturday, March 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Lafayette Elementary School


Your ticket purchase secures your passport for an open border exploration of the regions of the world through food, drink, & music. Taste the rich, diverse history of countries near and far while taking in cultural experiences and performances from around the globe. Enter through Lafayette’s own Hall of Nations to begin the night with a global food experience sure to delight. Be sure to check out the signature cocktails, diverse beer & wine offerings, and delicious bites as you select your top auction items of the night.

New Silent Auction offerings will include a few special global surprises, more under $50 offerings, as well as beloved class creations, parent parties, teacher treats, and more.  Get ready to bid with our live, professional auctioneer who will help us raise the paddle and entice the crowd with the best items of the night.

Dress Code: Break out your best traditional dress from your home country, internationally inspired outfit,  or wear your best globally inspired tie or scarf. 

Contact: Questions? Concerns?  You can reach the Auction co-chairs, Chris Lisi and Lara Kline,


Every ticket sold supports the Lafayette student learning experience. Mark your calendars, schedule the sitter, and buy your tickets today.  Early bird savings are in effect!

Standard Auction Tickets:

Please note tickets are $90 after March 10 and will be $100 at the door on March 16.

Host Committee Tickets:
For your additional donation, receive recognition as an auction host committee member and written
acknowledgment in the Auction Passport.

Sponsor  a Teacher Tickets:

Sponsor a teacher to make the fun accessible to those who do so much for our children.

Complimentary Tickets:

If you are a Lafayette staff member or annual sponsor, please RSVP for your complimentary tickets by .


Item Donations

We Welcome Item Donations!

Help make this year’s auction offerings the best yet! We are calling for donations to complete this year’s Diplomatic Ties Passport aka Auction Catalog. Help us think creatively… what can you donate? Your work? Your neighbors? Your favorite store? We need your generosity and global connections to entice and delight this year’s auction attendees. Donations can be registered directly online at our secure giving site. Thank you!

Click here to donate an item.






Traveling the world in a single night will take the support of a dynamic and wide reaching team. We are seeking amazing sponsors to support this year’s auction evening. We have an amazing list of opportunities to entice you. Perhaps your employer, business, or family could help make this year’s event amazing through a direct donation or in kind donation.

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.