Lafayette Auction 101-Get Your Tickets Today!

WHAT IS THE LAFAYETTE AUCTION? All Lafayette families are invited to attend this adults-only outdoor event on April 30th from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (rain or shine)! During cocktail hour attendees will enjoy drinks and bites while using their phones to bid on silent auction items. Bidding is done at Then there will be a live auction with items including Capitals Tickets and a Pizza Making Lesson with the Little Beast Chef! 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE? Dress code is spring soiree so dust off your favorite festive gear. Please bring your fully charged mobile phone to bid! 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Tickets cost $90 per person in advance, $100 per person after 4/16 and $110 per person at the door. You can buy tickets at Please buy tickets early so we can get an accurate headcount to better plan for this unique outdoor event and keep the lines moving at the door! Financial assistance for tickets is available. Consider making an additional donation, buying a ticket for a teacher or giving money for hoodies for the school’s staff. 

WHAT KINDS OF ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AUCTION? Items are at every price range and include stays at vacation homes, restaurant certificates, services, Class Creations made by the students, Teacher Experiences hosted by the teachers and tickets for special Kid or Parent Parties. Can’t come to the auction? You can still participate in the auction at home by bidding online! 

WHAT ARE KID & PARENT PARTIES? Lafayette families work together to host creative themed parties for adults or kids to help raise funds for the school. The host family (or families) pay for any expenses associated with the party. Party guests are the people who purchase a spot during the auction. Email to host a party! 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE AUCTION? With 875 students, Lafayette is the largest public elementary school in D.C. but it receives less money per student than other schools. The funds raised play a huge role in supplementing programs and supplies not provided by DCPS. Funds buy instructional materials and supplies, stock library shelves, provide more art, science, after-school programs and support social-emotional instruction, including our Peace Program. 

Sitiene preguntas sobre donaciones, el evento, o entradas, favor de ponerse en contacto con Patricia Balestra por texto/What’sApp o e-mail: 202.270.1048 /

Thank you to our sponsors!

Pam Wye of Donovan & Wye at Compass

Liz Mandle of Washington Fine Properties 

Robert Tyler and Burcin Fraser, MD of Whole Family Allergy & Immunotherapy

Brian Williams of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry, Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital and Wegmans