Thank you to everyone who supported the 42nd annual auction at Sidwell Friends that took place on Saturday, April 5. The evening was a record-breaking success, grossing more than $580,000 for student financial aid!

A world of thanks to the many donors, underwriters, ticket sponsors, volunteers, and guests, without whom, this event would not have been possible.

Photos are available online and are courtesy of Sidwell Friends.

The Silent Auction featured international tasting stations and music by the Upper School Jazz Band Ensemble. The live auction was kicked off by auctioneer Patrick O’Neill’s enthusiasm and featured a performance by the Chamber Chorus, and the premier of the Fund-a-Scholar Video. The Fund-a-Scholar appeal raised more than $175,000, nearly double previous years. The event concluded with dancing to Beatles Tribute Band Britishmania.

Tickets for several Parties and More events are still available. To view a complete listing of these available events, click here. To purchase tickets, please contact Jessie Jacobson, Director of Special Events at or 202-537-8442.

Next year’s event is set for April 18, 2015. See you there!

Veronica Valenica-Sarukhan and Lotta Kramer
2014 Auction Co-Chairs

Ginger Dietrich and Maggie Prieto
2014 Auction Co-Chair Emeriti

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Contact Events for Student Scholarships

To learn more about Events for Student Scholarships and how you can support these important fundraisers, please contact the Special Events office at 202-537-8110 or