Each year, The Hillbrook Benefit is a memorable and fun evening celebration that supports Hillbrook's Flexible Tuition Program.
Save the date for Friday, March 20, 2020. We hope to see you there!
Organized by the Hillbrook School Parent Council (HSPC) and the Office of Advancement, the annual Benefit is one of the school's largest community-building events and a critical fundraiser for the Flexible Tuition Program at Hillbrook.
Thank you in advance for your valuable support of our school.
February 3: Online Ticket Sales Open
Early March: Silent Auction and Auction Parties Available For Viewing on Microsite
Wednesday, March 4 from 8:15 AM-10:15 AM: HSPC Benefit Thank-a-thon
Wednesday, March 11 at 6 PM: Silent Auction and Auction Parties Open Online
Wednesday, March 11 at 8 AM: Class Basket Assembly Party. Join us for food and lots of fun!
Friday, March 20from 6 PM-12 AM: Hillbrook Benefit 2020
We will miss you at the event and thank you for thinking of ways to show your support. There are many ways you can participate including:
Volunteer your time before the event (One-time; solicitations; art projects; and more)
Donate experiences and items - vacation homes, event tickets, gift certificates, wine, and goods
Host or Buy into an Auction Party - Get Creative and have fun while creating community
Purchase items off the Wishlist for class baskets
Sponsor the event or give to Stand Up for Students with a 100% tax-deductible donation
Bid on Silent Auction items. You do not need to be present to bid; simply Register on the Hillbrook Benefit Microsite by Givesmart, and use your smartphone to donate, bid on Silent Auction items and buy Auction Parties.
Offer a stay in a vacation home (e.g. beach, ski, golf, adventure, international - all are awesome!)
Donate sports, concert, and event tickets
Share a tour or experience related to your area of expertise, profession, or hobby
Organize a unique experience like a scavenger hunt, cooking/dining with a chef, or behind-the-scenes tour
Access to private golf courses, planes, and workspaces
Contribute wine, top shelf liquor, restaurant gift certificates, or popular products
Airline miles to round out a getaway package
Host an Auction Party or Experience: The Hillbrook community loves a party. Get creative and have fun. Tickets to these events are popular and sell out quickly. Download last year's Auction Catalog here for more ideas.
Proceeds raised from the Hillbrook Benefit directly support the Flexible Tuition Program. Nearly one in four students directly benefit from the Flexible Tuition Program (Hillbrook allocates over $1.8 million this year), so this event is both meaningful and essential to Hillbrook’s commitment to keeping an economically diverse student body.
Silent Auction - Bidding on Silent Auction starts on Wednesday, March 11 on the Hillbrook Microsite by GiveSmartand ends at 11PM the night of the event. There is a huge variety of items and price points - something for everyone, so be sure to take time to review the catalog.
Live Auction - Guests are invited to take their seats for the Live Auction whether bidding or just enjoying the buzz of the room.
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. Tickets are available on the Hillbrook Microsite by GiveSmart and at the event.
Included in the price of the ticket is dinner (vegetarian options will be available), complimentary beer, non-premium wine, and cocktails and live entertainment.
Dress is cocktail attire and anything works.
We will also celebrate the graduating 8th grade class. Hillbrook’s 8th grade class welcomes Benefit attendees before heading off to their own celebration with chaperones!
Overnight accommodations are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose. Book now for special rates!
Schedule - 6:00pm appetizers, hosted bar, Premium Wine Bar, and raffles; 6:45pm buffet opens; 8:00pm all-school video, Live Auction, and Stand Up for Students; 9:00pm live music, dancing, dessert & coffee, hosted bar, and Premium Wine Bar; 12am Hillbrook Benefit concludes.
To enable mobile bidding, respond to the welcome text you receive from “52182” with your first and last name.
Once you register with GiveSmart, you can purchase tickets, sponsor the event, bid on Silent Auction items (after March 11 at 6PM and before March 20 at 11PM), and sign up for Auction Parties (after March 11 at 6PM). 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, current bid status, and what you’ve won
Bid anytime, anywhere during the Silent Auction (includes setting max bids)
Receive alerts when you’ve been outbid
Personalize an item ‘watch list’ for you favorite listing