The Hillbrook Auction, a fun and engaging evening of community, is an annual fundraiser that benefits our tuition assistance program. 
Organized by the Hillbrook School Parent Council (HSPC) and the Office of Advancement, the annual Auction is one of the school's largest community-building events and a critical fundraiser for our tuition assistance program.

Over one in five students at Hillbrook benefits from the tuition assistance program, which provides necessary funds to ensure that our exceptional educational experience is available to all deserving students and families, regardless of ability to pay. In addition, each year a "Fund-a-Need" project is selected, providing another opportunity for our community to "raise their paddles" for an important cause. This memorable evening includes live and silent auctions, dinner, special presentations, and live entertainment.
We deeply appreciate our community's commitment to coming together and contributing in many ways to the Auction. Whether you are seeking to give, advertise, and underwrite this great event, you can find all forms below.

Thank you in advance for your valuable support of our school.

Save the Date!

Save the date for March 23, 2018. See you at the Auction!

Hillbrook Auction FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is the Auction?

    • Auction proceeds fund our Tuition Assistance Program; 1 in 5 students receive some form of tuition assistance and 100% of our students benefit. 
    • Last year, we raised over $600,000!
    • All-school, community-building event
    • Includes Auction Parties (sign up and reserve your space on GiveSmart), our Silent Auction, and the main Auction event which includes our Live Auction
    • Sponsored by the Hillbrook School Parent Council (HSPC)
  • Q. What can I expect on the night of the Auction?

    • Save the date and book your sitter!
    • View Silent Auction items on the Hillbrook Auction Site by GiveSmartYocabiasooayoregister!
    • Silent Auction - Bidding on Silent Auction starts prior to the Auction  on the Hillbrook Auction Site by GiveSmart and ends 15 minutes after the Live Auction ends. Guests in attendance and those joining from afar can expect an alert. If you attend the Auction, remember to bring your mobile device with a full charge!
    • Live Auction - Everyone will be seated for the Live Auction and begin bidding on once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
    • Seating is generally organized by grade. If you have a request, fill in the seating request field when purchasing tickets; we do our best to accommodate.
    • Premium Wine Bar - A beloved Hillbrook tradition, these wines are donated from the private collections of Hillbrook families. Premium wine starts at $25/glass and all proceeds benefit tuition assistance. Tickets are available on the Hillbrook Auction Site by GiveSmart and at the event.
    • Food station dinner (vegetarian and vegan options will be available) and complimentary beer, non-premium wine, and cocktails offered.
    • Dress is black-tie optional and cocktail attire.
    • We will celebrate of the graduating 8th grade class. 8th grade students also welcome Auction attendees before heading off to their own celebration with teacher chaperones!
    Overnight accommodations are available at the Hayes Mansion.
  • Q. What is Take A Stand for Hillbrook?

    • A valuable part of the Live Auction, all are invited to Take a Stand for Hillbrook to benefit tuition assistance.
    • This opportunity welcomes participants to raise their paddles at various levels, ranging from $100 to $30,000 with 100% going directly to tuition assistance.
    • We invite all to join our community in this effort!
  • Q. What do I need to know about the Hillbrook Auction Site by GiveSmart?

    • To enable mobile bidding, respond to the welcome text you receive from “24700” with your first and last name.
    • Once you register with GiveSmart, you can purchase tickets, underwrite, bid on Silent Auction items, and sign up for Auction Parties. After registering, you will be sent a unique URL via text message and email.
    • This URL is unique to you and will provide you with the following features:
      • View detailed item information and current bid status
      • Bid anytime, anywhere during the silent auction
      • Set a maximum bid
      • Receive alerts when you’ve been outbid
      • Personalize an item ‘watch list’ for you favorite listing
      • View items you’ve won
  • Q. I still have questions. What can I do?

    Please reach out to Cathy Carlson or Megan Frame. The Auction co-chairs are also available for any questions you might have. Looking forward to seeing you on Auction night!

How can I get involved and support the Auction?

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

Auction Photos

View the Auction 2017 Catalog Online


Contact Us

Ellen Demsey and Alisa Lewis
Auction Co-Chairs

Director of Annual Giving
An independent Junior Kindergarten -8th grade school in Los Gatos since 1935

300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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