DO I NEED TO BUY A TICKET TO ATTEND?
No, you do not need to buy a ticket to view the Virtual Spring Spotlight. Unlike the traditional SPARK Gala, this year’s live virtual event is free and everyone can attend!
HOW DO I WATCH?
Tune in from home on via Zoom on Saturday, May 2 at 8pm, or join early for the mixology pre-show with Andy Chun and Kevin Deidrich from Pacific Cocktail Haven in San Francisco at 7:45pm. The event link will be emailed to LCMSD families. We recommend that you have two devices on hand-ideally a laptop or desktop and large monitor to watch and enjoy the show, and a smaller device such as smartphone, iPad, or even a second laptop to do your bidding and donating on! Zoom Link to join here Join Zoom Webinar: 890-8416-7932 Password: 041146
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE “PADDLE RAISE” PORTION OF THE LIVE PROGRAM?
Help SPARK raise $300,000 to directly meet it’s $1.5M year-end goal. During the paddle raise portion of our live event on May 2, you will have the opportunity to make a 100% tax-deductible gift at a level that is meaningful to you. To make a donation, you must be registered on the SPARK Ready Set Auction site. To register, click here.
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 commitment to the Larkspur Corte Madera School District which primarily is used to pay for teacher salaries and benefits.
HOW DO I BID ON AUCTION ITEMS?
Our online auction opens on Friday, May 1st at 9 am and closes on Saturday, May 2 at 8 pm. Our live auction will take place during the live broadcast on May 2, so you must be present to participate. To make bids in either auction, you must be registered on the SPARK Ready Set Auction site. To register, click here.
IS MY GIFT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
SPARK is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations made in 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 EVENT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Like our in-person Spring Spotlight, this event is intended to be for adults only. Live comedy 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. We chose 8 pm as a start time to allow for those with younger children to have a moment to grab a favorite beverage and settle in to enjoy this special evening!