Lafayette Auction 101

Lafayette’s Annual Auction will be Saturday, May 4, from 7:00-10:00 PM at Lafayette Elementary School!

Adults-Only Cocktail Soiree & Online Auction

All proceeds benefit the Lafayette HSA

WHAT IS THE LAFAYETTE AUCTION? All Lafayette families are invited to attend this adults-only outdoor event on Saturday, May 4, 7:00 – 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 (Bidding opens a week before and closes at the end of the auction party, 10:00 PM/May 4.) This year, all items will be online and there will not be a live auction.

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 $100 per person in advance and $110 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 or buying a ticket for a teacher.

WHAT KINDS OF ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AUCTION? Items are at every price range and

include stays at vacation homes, restaurant certificates, services, 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! And you can also support the auction by donating an item, email .

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  or complete this form to host a party!

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE AUCTION? With more than 900 students, Lafayette is the largest public elementary school in DC 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 / 

Sponsored by:

Thank you to our Annual sponsors who help bring the auction to life! These sponsors provide critical financial support to the HSA and to causes that benefit programs in need at Lafayette.

Blue Ribbon Grizzly Bear Sponsor & Lead Auction Sponsor Pam Wye and Liz Mandle – Donovan, Wye & Mandle Compass

Gold Panda Bear Sponsor

Julie Roberts – Long & Foster – Gold Panda Bear Sponsor 

Silver Teddy Bear Sponsors 

Avalon Theater – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Safesplash Swim School –  Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Brian Williams – Williams Team Cross Country Mortgage – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Kimberly Cestari of Long & Foster Realtors – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor

Heather Davenport & Matt McHugh – Compass – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor

Kids Up Reading Coaches – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Lafayette Tennis Association – Silver Teddy Bear Sponsor 

Bronze Cub Sponsors 

CCPC After School Program – Bronze Cub Sponsor

Center for Family WellBeing – Bronze Cub Sponsor 

Bare Hair Studio – Bronze Cub Sponsor 

Blue44 – Bronze Cub Sponsor

Potomac Pizza– Bronze Cub Sponsor

Restoration 1 – Bronze Cub Sponsor