Guests will enjoy “An Evening in the Caribbean” at the 42nd annual auction on Saturday, May 18, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Country Day.
A silent auction is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction.
A steel-drum band and a DJ will provide entertainment, including a dance after the live auction.
Many items will be auctioned, ranging in value from less than $20 to more than $7,000, according to the director of advancement Rachelle Doyle.
Auction items include a week at a home in Ireland, the opportunity to name one’s own sushi roll at Miyagi Bar and Sushi and lower school art projects.
The items have been donated by people in the SCDS and Sacramento communities.
Dinner will be provided by Localis, a New American restaurant (2031 S St.).
Doyle said the auction will be held at Country Day because chairs Lainie Josephson and Michelle Kessel-Harbart wanted SCDS parents to experience the campus better.
“A lot of the parents are busy with pick-up and drop-off,” Doyle said. “They don’t get to see the beauty of the campus. We want them to see what a special place the school is.”
Doyle added that the auction is important for the parents as a way to familiarize themselves with the SCDS community as well as for the school as a fundraiser.
“All of the money we earn from the auction goes toward the operating budget of the school,” Doyle said.
—By Arijit Trivedi