You are invited to join your Maumee Valley friends and families at this year's 41st Annual Auction, A Portrait of Us. This year's auction will genuinely capture what connects and what engages our community through breathtaking photography and vibrant displays. With at least one photo of EVERY Maumee Valley student on display at the event, through interactive installations of various shapes and sizes, guests will go on a visual tour of student talents, educational journeys, interests, and passions. Come and find your child's photo!
Guests will arrive and check in at the beautiful Wolfe Gallery. Stroll through the Deichert Connector and take in eye-popping photo displays of students as you make your way to the dining room. There, will find that you have entered a springtime farmer's market with street food vendors serving a Cultural Kaleidoscope strolling dinner. Be ready for culinary fireworks as you select from irresistible international delights that reflect the incredible diversity of the school community including Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian Fusion, and American/Tex-Mex cuisine. During cocktails and dinner, stroll through the market to explore exciting silent auction and leader board items to bid on, featuring a vast variety of items from sporting event tickets and suites, exclusive events and access, handcrafted items, beautiful artwork, services, and family fun.
For the first time, we are excited to offer a new auction category that features our Upper School students taking an active role in fundraising for the auction by channeling their talents, passions, and personal narratives into auction items and experiences. They are offering an extraordinary and eclectic collection of original art, exclusive performances, lessons, activities for younger children, dinner parties, and sports. Some of these experiences will be available for bidding online before the event, and all will be showcased and open for bidding during the silent auction portion of the evening. Don't miss your chance to support our students and experiential offerings!
After the silent auction bidding closes, we will move to the Resource Center for desserts, a gourmet coffee bar, and the exciting live auction where you can be the winning bidder for our most incredible items, vacations, and exclusive experiences.
For those who don't want the night to end, an after-party will follow with live music, a cozy fire, a s'mores bar, and corn hole games on the bluestone patio. We hope to see you there on May 11th for an unforgettable night of fun and friends coming together for the love of our school.