What: St. Philip the Apostle Elementary School Spring Auction
When: Saturday, April 5, 6:30–9pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
How Much: $60–80 admission, bidding number included, purchase tickets
The community of St. Philip the Apostle Elementary School has organized a Spring Auction, an evening featuring a menu created by the team at Radio Afrika, beverages (no-host) by popular Irish Pub, The Napper Tandy, DJ and Dancing, and a Silent Auction (6:30–9pm) followed by a Live Auction. Items up for bid include a vacation in a Sonoma Estate (set on 10 acres with a swimming pool), a one of a kind dress created by Project Runway finalist Stanley Hudson, private dinners, practice with the SF Giants and more.
More about St. Philip’s fundraising need:
St. Philip the Apostle Elementary School is and has always has been a fantastic school with a vibrant and active parent community. These qualities have led to an increase in the school’s popularity and enrollment. The facilities need to keep pace.
Located in the newly affluent and real estate coveted Noe Valley, the reality is that it is a “land locked” school. The school is in serious need of expanding its facilities for its children. In the last decade the school population has increased from 187 students to nearly 275 – an increase of nearly 50%. In order to expand the school’s outdoor space, St. Philip’s will have to grow upwards as other schools have done.
The rooftop offers approximately 4,000 square ft. of open space. Converting it into usable outdoor space, will almost double the outdoor space that is currently available. The Convent building, which has recently become vacant, offers a significant amount of additional square footage that can be used to expand the educational facilities and decrease the density of the school population within the current school building.
With your help, it can be transformed into an additional 9000 square feet of educational space, offering more space for the children to learn and grow. The fundraising goal is $500,000. Please consider supporting this cause.
“As our enrollment grows, providing additional space for learning and play/exercise becomes a need that goes hand in hand with curriculum enhancements and program enrichment,” said Remy Everett, Principal of St. Philips.
This event is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.