Auction Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is the event?
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, MA. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event runs 7:00 - 10:00pm.
Is there an event theme (i.e., do I have to dress up)?
This year's theme - Feathers & Fedoras: A One-Night Only Speakeasy - calls back to the 1920s. Dress to your comfort level. Casual wear from today, Twenties attire, or anything in between is welcome.
How do I buy tickets?
Click here to purchase your advance tickets are $35. Securing your tickets early also allows you to create a bidder profile, follow and favorite items, and securely save credit card information for seamless check out.
Does my ticket cover food and drinks?
Food stations and appetizers will be served during the event, along with dessert to wrap up the evening. A cash bar will be open throughout the event.
This sounds fun, but why are we raising money again?
Current and alumni families know that tuition is a real commitment. We're proud to use tuition revenue responsibly at ITC, reinvesting over 85% of it back in our staff through competitive salaries and benefits. That leaves just 15% of income to run our lovely farmhouse, care for our land, and develop our program. Like you, we love to dream for the next generation. Events like this help make those dreams a reality.
What are class gifts?
Each year, the ten classrooms at ITC donate a 'class gift' to support the auction. These items are curated by the classroom parents, hand crafted by the students, or a combination of both. Some of our most popular items have been music baskets, handprint quilts, and collective art pieces. All class gifts will be posted to the auction site and available for bidding at the event only.
What's the timeline of events?
Doors open at 6:30pm. Details for timing of the silent and live auction will be posted soon.
What is the Wine Pull?
The wine pull allows you a no-risk opportunity to walk home with a great item. We have numerous bottles of wine and craft beer, as well as a few area gift cards mixed in. For $25, you buy a 'pull'. Match the number you pull with a bottle on the shelf to see if your bottle is filled with tasty grapes, hops, or a gift card!
What is Heads or Tails? I heard someone won a weekend vacation for just $25....
Heads or Tails is a fun game of flip-of-the-coin luck played at the halfway mark of our Live Auction. For $25, you can participate! The emcee will flip a coin - you call heads or tails. The last participant standing wins a prize! Prizes have included family weekends in Waterville, StoryLand vacation packages, and more. Stay tuned for details on this year's prize. Entry fees are collected at the event.
Do I need to bring cash to the event?
We're equipped with credit card readers for all auction purchases and the wine pull. For your convenience, we can swipe your preferred card at the beginning of the night so you can enjoy a seamless checkout for any auction items won.
Are there resources for getting a babysitter?
Yes! College Nannies, Sitter & Tutors offers a complete set of placement and on-call childcare services specifically tailored to the needs of busy families and working professionals in Concord and surrounding areas. For auction night, College Nannies has agreed to waive their annual subscription fee and arrange sitting services for interested parents at an hourly rate only.
Not a good fit? Try the ITC Babysitter Connection. Leverage the ITC and alumni community to find an available sitter.To join the connection, click here and fill out the form.
I still have questions...
No problem! Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are, if you're wondering - someone else is too!