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Joaquin Miller Auction

Fall auction signHelp us with most spectacular event of the year!

The Fall Auction is an adult dinner party with Silent and Live Auctions that is scheduled in November at the External LinkRock Wall Wine Company. It is our main fundraiser and a winner at all levels — it raises money for our children’s education, it provides tax deductions for both donors and bidders, and it’s a marvelous way to spend an evening with other parents of Joaquin Miller students.

Save the Date! The 32nd Annual Fall Auction is November 3, 2012

Volunteers are needed to follow up on solicitation letters, sell raffle tickets, categorize donated auction items, set up and display Silent Auction tables and help with promotion and decoration, and more...

  • Make a donation.
    Help us get the ball rolling with a donation. Download PDF donation form »
  • Own a business?
    Donate a gift certificate.
  • Love to cook?
    Offer to make a dessert a month.
  • Solicit a donation.
    Have a favorite restaurant, hardware store, stylist? There is a list of the businesses we solicit in the office — take a look, if your favorite business isn’t there, take a donor packet and ask them yourself. Have questions? Contact Wendy Spander, External Solicitations,
  • Solicit advertising from your local service providers.
    Local businesses highlight their services to potential clients — over 350 JM families — and help support local public school education. For more information, contact email
  • Volunteer to help.
    An event this big takes a lot of work, and we need help before, during and afterwards to make it a big success. Fill out the form sent home in the Registration Day packet or call volunteer coordinator Jackie Oberly (510) 530-4145 or email her at email
  • Buy a raffle ticket!
    Every little bit helps, and every student who sells tickets gets entered in a drawing for prizes.
  • Come to the Auction!
    It’s our most festive fundraiser of the year! Save the date and book the babysitter now!

Please contact auction chairs to express your interest in helping make this event an even greater success:

Jackie Oberly (510) 530-4145
Ellen Au-Yeung (510) 273-4663
Sheryl Klein
Maria Orfanos