HOW DO I WATCH?
Only guests who registered and purchased tickets will receive an email on Friday, April 30th with a YouTube link for the virtual event. Tune in from home on on Saturday, May 1 at 6:30pm for the mixology pre-show with Andy Chun and Kevin Deidrich from Pacific Cocktail Haven in San Francisco. Due to software limitations, the link can only be emailed to the person who purchased the tickets.
When does the auction open?
The silent auction opened on April 27th at 12pm and will close on May 2nd at 7pm. The Live Auction will be available to view and bid on starting Friday April 30th at 5pm and will close during the Spring Soiree virtual event on Saturday May 1st.
What is the Paddle Raise for?
This year’s Fund the Gap paddle raise is your opportunity to help SPARK meet its $1.5M goal for the year. All proceeds will go towards helping SPARK meet its fundraising commitment to the Larkspur Corte Madera School District which primarily is used to pay for teacher salaries and benefits.
Is my Gift Tax-Deductible?
SPARK is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations made in the Paddle Raise are tax-deductible. For auction items, any amount you paid over the fair market value is tax-deductible. This information will be provided to you in a timely manner after the auction closes and all bids and gifts are finalized. As always, please consult your tax professional for further advice.
Is the Virtual Spring Soiree Family-Friendly?
Like our in-person Spring Spotlight, this event is intended to be for adults only. Although we do not anticipate anything that may be offensive for younger children, live events can be unpredictable so we recommend tucking your kids in early or setting them up with a good book or movie so that you can enjoy the show.