Auction & Gala - Jewish Day School

Auction & Gala


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Thank you to our generous Corporate Sponsors:


The annual JDS Auction & Gala is an amazing school-wide event that occurs late winter/early spring and is open to all Seattle-area community members. Adults get dressed up, enjoy a fantastic night out, have a delicious meal and a few drinks, bid on both Silent and Live Auction items and raise their bid cards – all in the spirit of raising money for JDS. Funds from the Auction are used for operations, but are also allocated to those “extra” things needed by the school. Recent “extra” funding examples include:

  • Enhancements to the Middle School lounge
  • Supporting the Middle School STEM lab transformation
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities for faculty and staff

While JDS does not expect 100% participation at the Auction & Gala, the event is truly outstanding and one you don’t want to miss! Our recent 2017 JDS Auction & Gala raised over $512,000 for JDS and generated an attendance of over 330 guests.

Check out photos from the 2017 JDS Auction & Gala here!

Check out photos from the 2016 JDS Auction & Gala here!

Auction Volunteers
Our Auction volunteers make this event happen! Led by Co-Chairs, Bonnie Cape and Samara Caplan, along with JDS staff, multiple committees will spend months developing an event theme, procuring Silent and Live Auction items, managing grade art projects to be bid on during the Live Auction, and generating enthusiasm (and attendees) from JDS families and outside our campus community.

Each year the Auction & Gala brings over 300 supporters to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for an outstanding evening benefitting JDS. Want to get involved in this year’s Auction fun? Email Development Manager, Julie Chivo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tributes & Corporate Sponsorships

  • Recognize this year's Honorees, Nevet Basker and Gabriel Scherzer, in the form of a tribute. For more details, click here.
  • Interested in being an event Corporate Sponsor? We'd love your support. Sponsorship opportunities are broken down here.

Please contact Julie Chivo, Development Manager, regarding tribute oportunities.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Development, regarding event Corporate Sponsorships.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR & REGISTER TODAY for our upcoming Auction & Gala!

2018 JDS Auction & Gala
JDS: Where Ideas Ignite & Journeys Take Flight
Date: Sunday Evening, March 18th
Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Honorees: Nevet Basker & Gabriel Scherzer
Co-Chairs: Bonnie Cape & Samara Caplan
Silent Auction, Live Auction & Raise the Paddle