2017 Oakland Tech Auction & Gala

Mark Your Calendar

Oakland Tech’s “Steppin’ Out in Oaktown — Show Your Oakland Pride” annual auction & gala is getting ready to kick up a storm (and do a lot of good!) on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 6 to 10 PM at the California Ballroom (1736 Franklin Street, Oakland). Bring your appetite — along with your desire to support our amazing Bulldog community — and dig into a scrumptious dinner cooked up by Everett & Jones BBQ.

Check Out the Official 2017 Auction Website

Find everything you’re looking for on the auction’s standalone and very snazzy website. We’re talking links to purchase tickets, access to the soon-to-be-available online auction, donation and giving forms, and more.

Online Auction Open for Bidding, Feb. 26 – March 9

We’re gathering tons of great items for you to snatch up and love at our online auction. (Virtual) doors open up on Sunday, Feb. 26 and close on Thursday, March 9. 

Buy Tickets

Purchase your ticket(s) here and now. Tickets are $40 advance/$45 door. Are you part of Tech’s amazing faculty and staff? Your ticket is on us! But please let us know in advance that you’re coming so we can be sure to order enough BBQ. 

Enter Raffle to Win Instant Wine Cellar

More than 50 bottles of fine wine such as a 2011 Clos Des Papes – Chazeaunyeuf-Du-Pape and a 2013 Manni Nossing – Sylvaner could be yours for the low, low price of a single $20 raffle ticket. You may purchase a ticket (or many) right here or at the auction. Though we’d love to see at the big bash, you don’t need to be present to win. Questions? Please contact Rebecca Petty.

Donate an Item 

To ensure the auction is a smashing success, we need lots of items for bidding. Without nice stuff to sell, we can’t raise the dollars needed to support the many school programs, activities and grants funded by the PTSA. Please fill out this form to donate a service (for example, a massage or professional service), art, a vacation home, a gift certificate or, really, anything that will excite bidders to bid. Questions or need an item picked up? Contact Linda Basham.

Can You Help Out for an Hour or Two?

We need volunteers to help the week of — and day of — the auction. Most shifts are only for a few hours. In other words, easy peasy. Please sign up here to lend a hand. Thanks!

Auction Dessert Table Craves Baked Goods

Scrumptious homemade or bakery-bought cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, tortes, cookies, truffles, trifles and even marshmallow treats are needed for the auction’s always popular dessert table. We need for at least 50 items to auction off to the highest bidders. Please sign up here to donate sweet treats.

Parties! We Need Parties

One of the most successful parts of the annual auction is the parties donated by parents, caregivers, alumni and other community members. Are you willing to host a party? Do you have a great idea but need others to help? Do you want to help with a party and need to be paired with others? Do you want to host a party but don’t know what to do? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please contact Kathleen McNulty and Jenny Berg.  Or, just as nice, fill out this form and send it to them. We need your help and we promise you’ll have fun in the process!

Adopt a Block 

We are looking for people to adopt two blocks in our target neighborhoods:  Rockridge, Temescal, Broadway, Elmwood, Montclair and Uptown.  You would be responsible for going to the businesses (especially restaurants) only on those blocks and seek donations. We would provide you with a script and other information. Please email Jenny Berg if you’d like to step up.


We’ve got answers. Just ask. Write to auction co-chairs, Elizabeth Falkner and Jenny Berg, at auction@oaklandtech.com.

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