Who? 400+ HCHS parents, teachers and administrators + student volunteers.
What? Cocktails (purple gin and tonics courtesy of Brooklyn Gin), Vodka (courtesy of Tito's Handmade) wine, beer (courtesy of Bronx Brewery), hors d'oeuvres, catered buffet dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffle, music from the HCHS senior jazz band and dancing!
Where? Ideal Pop Up, 9 West 8th Street. Subway: R, W 28th Street. Parking: SP+ Parking (7-11 West 28th Street) $25 for 5 hours for HCHS Benefit guests.
When? Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00pm. There will also be a reception for incoming 7th grade families from 5:30-6:00pm.
Why? This party puts the fun into fundraising and offers an opportunity to connect with HCHS parents, teachers and administrators in a social setting while raising money for the school. Funds generated from the event directly impact your child's experience by supporting teacher development, science, math and art supplies, college fairs, upgrades to facilities and extracurricular activities such as sports, music, theater, student publications and more than 100 student-run clubs.
How much? $85/per person; $75 for parents of seniors. Price increases to $100 for all parents on March 10 so buy your tickets today—click on Purchase Tickets for “An Evening in Paris” in the left of this page.
Is there a way to know if I bought a ticket already? When you purchase online, you'll receive a "ticket receipt" email from Hunter College High School so search your email and if you're still not sure, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I buy tickets at the door? Yes. The price at the door will be $110/person and you can pay with cash, check or credit card.
Do teachers have to pay? No. Teachers attend for free but parents can sponsor a faculty member for $85—click on the Purchase Tickets link to purchase a teacher ticket.
What should I wear? Casual chic! There is no formal dress code—just wear something suitable for a night out in New York City or in Paris.
Is there a raffle? Yes! Enter to win a purple Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS + Cellular (value $429). Buy your tickets here - $25 each or get 5 for $100. You need not be present to win so if you can't make it on April 21, you can still enter.
We're also holding a "Live Auction Drawing." For $100, you can enter for the chance to win one of the items featured in our live auction including a private wine tasting for 12, two tickets to the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards, a Brooklyn staycation and more. Only 100 tickets will be sold so don't delay—enter today.
How do I donate an item or ask for a donation for the auction? It's easier than you think! Just copy, paste and send the donation solicitation email from the Online & Email Donation Forms page to anyone you know who might have something to donate. You can also make donations on that page or click to download the Printable Online Donation Form to bring to local businesses.
We are actively seeking tickets, gift cards, unique experiences and special services - no item is too small (or too big!) Do you need more wine or food? Yes! Wine and food donations will significantly reduce the cost of the event and help us to raise more money. Restaurants can donate 200-400 tasting sized portions. Wine distributors can donate 20 cases of wine (10 white, 10 red) and must provide a letter confirming they have a distribution license. We can arrange to pick up food and/or wine in advance or on April 5. Visit the auction website for more information or contact email@example.com.
Can I give money to offset the cost of the event? Yes! Click on the Purchase Tickets and Online Donation page, then scroll down to the "Cash Donation" section.
What's the Paddle Raise? During the annual benefit, following the live auction, the auctioneer invites parents to participate in a "Paddle Raise" to support a specific school need identified by the administration and the PTA executive board. Funds from past Paddle Raises have contributed to a variety of wonderful additions to the school including a new grand piano and laptops and carts for social studies and science classes.
This year, we're inviting the HCHS community to raise a paddle and donate money to help build a glass terrace facing the courtyard. You can help our children's school solicit more funds from the city and/or major corporations by donating any amount for the “Paddle Raise” on the Purchase Tickets link on the left of this page.
Can I donate to the Paddle Raise if I'm not going to the auction? Yes! Place your bid by scrolling to the bottom of the Online Purchase page today!
My child wants to work at the event—is that possible? Definitely. We need students to help out - and they will earn community service credit too! Please contact Ms. Stolarsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do to help? We are looking for parent volunteers to work various shifts during the day and evening of April 5. Please sign up here. If you'd like to help out before the event, email email@example.com.
Hunter College High School PTA
71 East 94th Street
New York NY 10128
The Hunter College High School PTA (the “PTA”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is deductible for tax purposes in accordance with Federal tax laws. (TAX ID # 13-3236281)