The DTS Auction is the Downtown School’s largest fundraiser, and it only happens every other year. Hosted by the PTA, this adults-only event includes live and silent auction items and a chance to recognize our awesome teachers and staff. Join the fun of bidding or just come to connect with other DTS families.
This is by far our largest fundraiser, and is lieu of sending students to sell door-to-door, collect money, deliver goods and more throughout the year.
April 20 | 6-8:30 PM
Ricochet, 400 Locust Suite 105 in Des Moines.
Live/Silent Auction Items – Through April 1, the PTA is accepting items. Donate a special experience you could provide another family, connections to businesses who can donate items or services. We’re so thankful for the community support, and we love highlighting DTS families with local businesses!
Sponsorship Opportunities – This new opportunity for businesses to support DTS will close April 11.
Blue Sponsor ($100) – Includes Company or Family Name listed on the website and listed at the event. When purchasing this sponsorship, please include the name, as you want it to appear in the listings.
Gold Sponsor ($250) – Includes Company logo on the website and displayed at the event. When purchasing this sponsorship, please send your logo, at least 300dpr and in a vector format (.eps or .pdf).
Cash Donations – Have family or friends who feel guilty about not buying all that wrapping paper, popcorn and other “stuff” from your student? Invite them to make a donation (via PayPal) to the Auction! They are also welcome to participate in the online silent auction.
FOR FAMILIES and FRIENDS
This is the only PTA-sponsored gathering that is kid-free. But please, invite your friends, neighbors and family members to the Auction. This free event includes a cash bar, and a food truck stationed outside in the Cowles Commons area will have items for purchase.
The event includes a silent auction with items donated by the community, including many DTS families. The auction will take place on an online platform, and it will open a few days before the event. Bring your phone with internet to keep bidding early and often, but also invite family and friends who cannot participate in person to join the fun of bidding.
The auction will also include items created by classrooms and experiences with DTS teachers and staff.
Both silent and live auction items will be paid for through the online auction site.
The event is free to attend. Even if you don’t want to participate in the auction, please come to enjoy time getting to know or reconnecting with other DTS families and friends. There is also no dress code. From DTS T-shirts to tuxedos, it is all welcome. There is no prize for best dressed.
As the event gets closer, we’ll include more information about Ricochet, and parking information for those unfamiliar with that area of downtown.
Have other questions about the event? Please ask. We’ll get you an answer, and we’ll post the information here to help other families with similar questions!