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Events March 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

YPT’s 2017 Giving Voice Award Gala

Young Playwrights’ Theater’s Giving Voice Award Gala celebrates our students and community, while raising funds to bring free arts education programming to students across Greater Washington! On March 18, YPT looks forward to honoring acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with our Giving Voice Award and former Secretary of Education John B. King with our Visionary Leader Award.

YPT’s annual gala delights guests with our signature brand of eclectic elegance, and features an open bar, DJ and dance floor, silent auction and this year, we will live auction a pair of tickets to “Hamilton: An American Musical” in New York City. Join us on Saturday, March 18, as we raise a glass to 22 years of young voices!

Saturday, March 18
7-11 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW
To purchase tickets, visit:

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Announcements March 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Garrison Elementary's 2nd Annual Auction: Taste of the Neighborhood

Support a great neighborhood school and get some great prizes at the same time.

We are doing something entirely different for our auction this year! Our theme is “A Taste of the Neighborhood,” and our auction items will highlight all of the great restaurants and food-related businesses DC has to offer with an emphasis on the businesses within our neighborhood: U Street, Logan Circle, and Shaw! Get ready to bid on some great auction items. And a special thanks to our sponsoring businesses!

Also new this year is our drawing! Donate to Garrison and you will automatically be entered into our drawing. You may win 4 Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World or 5-days of bike camp with Capital Cycle Camp! Results will be announced at our After-auction Event.

By participating in our auction, you are helping a great neighborhood school. Our fundraisers help to pay for field trips, cultural events, and other out-of-school activities like our Saturday Interactive Art Workshops. And because this auction is completely on-line, you can be charitable from the comfort of your own home.

Let’s start bidding!

Bidding opens at 8:00AM on Friday, April 1, 2016 and ends 8:00PM on Monday April 10, 2016.

Our After-auction Event is on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (5:30-7:30PM) at Gallagher & Graham Fine Spirits (1939 12th Street NW).

Events April 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Garrison Elementary's On-line Auction Opens 8:00AM May 1st

Please support Garrison Elementary by participating in our on-line auction. Bidding opens promptly at 8:00AM on May 1st and closes at 8:00PM on May 8th. The first 5 people to place a bid will receive five 24-hour membership passes for Capital Bikeshare valued at $35!

Top 5 Reasons to Bid & Donate:

1. All proceeds go directly to the students: Money raised will help fund enhanced programming and school trips like the one we have planned for Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.

2. Your support helps local businesses: We have been overwhelmed by the donations provided by our generous local sponsors. Let’s return the love and go to their establishments.

3. A strong neighborhood school makes a strong community: Neighborhood schools are the fabric of our community. Strengthen our neighborhood schools with enhanced programming, events, and extra-curricular activities, and a healthy, vibrant local community will surely follow.

4. Give yourself a treat: We have some really nice auction items. Why not splurge on yourself or someone you love and help Garrison at the same time?

5. Just because it feels good: Altruistic giving makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Announcements April 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

Garrison Elementary's First Ever On-line Auction

Garrison Elementary’s First Ever On-line Auction

Garrison Elementary is holding its first ever on-line auction from May 1, 2015 8:00AM to May 8, 2015 8:00PM! Support a neighborhood school by bidding on items donated by our generous local businesses. The auction is completely on-line, so you can be charitable in the comfort of your own home.

Please forward this email to your families, friends, and neighbors and make sure to bookmark our auction web-site:

Garrison Elementary is a Title I school with over half of our students from low-income families. Your contribution will help support the students at Garrison by helping to fund field trips, extra-curricular activities, and special programs. Funds raised will also help support our monthly cultural events and other special events like Teacher Appreciation Week.

Some of our local donors include:

Cork Wine Bar
Flow Yoga
Yes! Organic Market
Pekoe Wellness & Acupuncture Spa
Love & Carrots
From the Farmer DC
Starlight Sleep Coaching
Studio Theatre
Barber of Hell’s Bottom
And many, many more!

Help make Garrison’s first auction a smashing success by bidding on our items!

Registration is now open! Although, you can’t start bidding until May 1st, you can register and donate.

To get up-to-date information on our auction, follow us at #bidgarrison.

Thank you for supporting a neighborhood school!

Events April 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

DC Arts Center "Experience Auction" fundraiser

The DC Arts Center third annual “Experience Auction” Fundraiser

The things you get to do are better than stuff you have to have.

The DC Arts Center, one of Washington, DC’s most respected art galleries, is continuing its tradition of proving that experiences are indeed more valuable than things. While the best things in life may not be free, doing is quite often better than having. The event will raise necessary funds for the DC Arts Center, one of Washington, DC’s most unique arts centers.

Many fundraising auctions are a basic live auction and silent auction format featuring donated works of art. The DCAC Experience Auction offers unique, once in a lifetime experiences. Offering experiences as opposed to static works of art helps prevent distortion of an artwork’s fair market value.

Experiences up for auction include a behind the scenes tour of a Theater, an in-home performance by a vocalist, the opportunity to collaborate with guerrilla painters, and many more one-of-a-kind experiences created just for the Experience Auction.

The auction takes place Thursday May 21st, 2015 starting at 7pm at the historic Kennedy-Warren building located at 3133 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008. There will be a DJ spinning great music, h’ors doeuvres, live performances, the silent and live auction, and a cash bar. Valet parking will be provided.

Join us in collecting memories all while supporting a great cause. Tickets for the DCAC Experience Auction are $90 for DCAC members and $120 for non-members. The non-member fee includes a membership to DCAC. Tickets can be purchased at:

About DC Arts Center:

Located at 2438 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC the District of Columbia Arts Center serves the Washington, DC area by presenting high-caliber challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange. DCAC was founded in 1989 as an alternative arts center for local artists in response to eroding support for local artists. Since then our 800 square foot gallery and 50 seat black box theater have been a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts. Artists of all types, including poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors and performance artists, have been drawn to DCAC.

Schools and Education May 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Support School Within School

School Within School (SWS) is a Reggio-inspired program D.C. public school. The mission and philosophy of SWS is to support and develop children’s potential through a child-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment inspired by the philosophy and practice of the Reggio Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Not everything we provide in our programs is covered by DCPS budgets. This is where we need your help. Our annual fundraising auction helps supplement technology, teacher development, allows us to hire teaching assistants and covers the cost of basic classroom supplies.

We have opened up our After Auction Online Auction

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