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  1. Is the 2023 Auction virtual or in-person?

    BOTH! The 24-hour Silent Auction will take place online. The Live Auction will take place in person. **NOTE: you can only bid on Live Auction items AT PONTOON BREWING.** If you cannot make it, please connect with someone who will be there.

  2. Is there a fee to register?

    Yes and no — the online Silent Auction registration is free! The in-person Live Auction is a ticketed event.

  3. Do I need to register for the Auction?

    Yes! Anyone who bids online or in-person must register on the website.

  4. Are there restrictions on who can register for the Auction?

    No! Anyone can register and bid. From Argentina to Zambia, we welcome everyone to join in the fun!

  5. Can more than one person register in a family or household?

    Yes! If, for example, you and your significant other want to bid simultaneously, you can both register for an Auction number.


  1. What does the money raised at the GLOBE Auction support?

    The money raised at the GLOBE Auction funds: the International Festival, the Summer Picnic, Science Night, Black History Month, Screen on the Green, the Book Fair, Field Day, Chinese New Year Festivities, Spanish Heritage Festivities, Francophile Festivities, Teacher Appreciation Week, staff holiday and end-of-year gifts, Wonderful Wednesdays staff appreciation, mini-grants for classroom needs and staff continuing education, start of school classroom support, teacher’s lounge improvements, grounds upkeep support, room parent support, plus other needs as requested and able.

  2. How does bidding work?

    All Silent Auction bidding takes place through the website/mobile app simultaneously and in real time. Bidders who register with a cell phone will be notified via text when they are outbid. LIVE Auction bidding takes place in-person the old-fashioned way – with bid paddles!

  3. May I bid on Silent Auction items while at the Live Auction?

    Yes! And, many of the items will be on display at the venue for people to see in person.

  4. How does the Raffle work?

    Raffle items can be added to your cart during bidding and paid for at the end of the Auction with other winnings. Raffle winners will be drawn LIVE on the GLOBE PTCC Facebook page at the end of the Auction. You do not have to be watching or in attendance to win. Winners will receive a confirmation email.

  5. What are Teacher Treasures?

    Many of our fantastic GLOBE teachers, faculty, and staff generously donate creative excursions or special event time to the Auction. These are hot items that become lasting memories for the winners!

  6. What is Fund-A-Project?

    Each year, the GLOBE Auction includes a special Fund-A-Project as part of the event. Follow the GLOBE PTCC Facebook page for more details.

  7. What is Class Collaborative Art?

    Each year, GLOBE classes and parent volunteers brainstorm, design, and execute a collaborative art project that is sold at the Auction. Past projects have included hand painted furniture, oversized lawn games, student photography, and mixed media art pieces.

  8. What are GLOBE Perks?

    GLOBE Perks are items that make busy parenting much easier. They include reserved front row seats to performances and priority parking options at both campuses.

  9. What is the Carpool Flag?

    A carpool flag allows the flag bearer to politely "cut" in line in morning and afternoon carpools. It’s simple to use. Wave it out the window, and you are next to move into the line!

  10. What is a Wine Wall?

    Easy to play – you donate $20 and pick a mystery bottle of wine to go home with you. Each bottle is worth around $20, although some are valued at much higher! Win-win!

  11. I own a business. May I donate to the Auction?

    Yes! Please contact the auction committee ([email protected]).


  1. How do I pay for Auction winnings and donations?

    When the Auction ends, an itemized list of winnings and donations along with a payment link will be automatically emailed to the email address on file. International transactions are accepted; associated fees will be the responsibility of the bidder/purchaser.

  2. How do I receive my winnings?

    Winnings that include an electronic certificate will be emailed to the email address on file. If attending the LIVE Auction, pick up all physical items (Silent and Live) on-site before leaving the event. If participating VIRTUALLY, a pickup location and date will be determined and published soon.


  1. Auction purchases are final and not eligible for returns or exchanges for any reason, including cancellations or closures due to COVID-19.