2021 Auction

Mark your calendars for our virtual auction!

The good news is that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can take part in this year’s Auction. There’s no need for babysitters or Ubers, and it’s up to you whether you get dressed up in sequins or wear sweatpants — or both! But one thing hasn’t changed: our current Glenridge families are working hard to put on a fabulous event for you with entertainment, great prizes and some exciting twists! We’d be thrilled if you could join us to celebrate Glenridge and raise a glass, as well as some much needed funds.


When is the Online Silent Auction?

Our Online Silent Auction will run the week before the Virtual Live Auction, from Wednesday, November 3, through Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Bid on items all week long from this year's Auction Catalog.


How do people sign up?

Sign up to participate in all events by pre-registering.

How do people pick up their won items?

Physical gift certificates and items won in Online Silent Auction and Virtual Live Auction will all be available for pick up in San Francisco on Sunday, November 14 (12:30pm-3:30pm) and Wednesday, November 17 (4:00pm-7:00pm). Location information will be shared with winning bidders. Please wear a mask and keep social distance at pickup days. We will email gift certificates, if possible.

How do I pick up won items if I’m unable to attend pickup days?

We will not be shipping items. Please contact a current Glenridge family or another friend and ask them to pick up your items.

Can I just donate directly to the school?

Yes! Thank you for your support. Donate to keep tuition affordable and help cover the costs of running our school. Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ID #94-1731144, and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is my “online handle”?

When you sign up to participate in the online auction, you will be asked to choose an online handle. This name will be attached to your bids and be visible to other bidders and the Auction Announcer. Your online handle can be your name or something more anonymous. If you’d like to bid as a couple, you will need to bid using the same user account. You can put both names in the name fields if desired.

How do I change my “online handle”?

You can change your handle by logging in, selecting your name from the upper right, going to My Account, and scrolling down to find Edit My Information.


When is the Virtual Live Auction?

Our Virtual Live Auction will stream live on the evening of Saturday, November 13. There will be a preshow starting at 7:30pm PST, and then bidding will start at 8pm PST. Be sure to pre-register beforehand.

What is the preshow?

Join us at 7:30pm PST for music from our very own Kerry Yates and his band Porch and the wonderful Gayle Lynn and the Toodala Ramblers, who (along with some adorable little faces) will get us in the mood for an evening of bidding! There will be a chat function below the video, so you can say hi to everyone and ask any questions.

Do I need to be logged on to win the raffle? 

Raffle tickets sales will be available during the week of the Online Silent Auction. Winners will be announced during our Virtual Live Auction. You don't have to be present to win, but we'd love to see you there.

How do I bid on auction night?

There will be a video showing a live-stream of the Auction Announcer alongside buttons for you to click and bid. There will also be a chat function, and you’ll be able to see information about each auction item. Alumni parent Adam Zimman will be streaming live to tell you all about the live auction prizes on offer and tempt you into raising your virtual paddle.

What is the Fund A Need? 

Our 2021 Fund A Need is a retirement fund for staff. Although Glenridge feels like family, it is also a business, and this is a business expense that the school has not yet prepared for. The fund will pay out to staff members as they retire, and it will provide a stable source for the anniversary bonuses that Glenridge has traditionally awarded when staff reach milestone years of service with the school. We are launching this fund today in order to plant a seed for tomorrow, allowing Glenridge to save for the future of the teachers who dedicate their lives to nurturing our kids. A retirement fund is important not only to ensure the livelihoods of our current staff but also, looking ahead, to help the school attract and retain future teachers who will define the Glenridge of tomorrow. We are seeking to raise $10,000.

I have more questions. Who do I ask?

Send any other questions to auction@glenridgecoop.org