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Arco Iris 9th Annual Fiesta Night & Auction FAQ’s

Arco Iris 9th Annual Fiesta Night & Auction FAQ’s


  • What is the Fiesta Night & Auction?  Our largest and most important fundraising opportunity of the year!  It is an exciting event where people bid on donated items, including a silent auction and LIVE oral auction with a professional auctioneer and fantastic guest host, all while socializing with other Arco Iris families, teachers, staff and extended family and friends!  It is a great idea to bring grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc., to support our school!   

  •  Where does the money from the auction go? Directly back to the kids at Arco Iris, for operating costs, classroom needs and the like, to make up the shortfall in our annual budget which is only 80% of other Beaverton School District schools. 

  • Does the ticket include dinner? YES, a fantastic catered dinner, signature drinks during cocktail hour and hosted beer, wine and soft drinks (full cash bar) at NW Events.

  • Besides the silent and live items to bid on, what else is at the event? Wine wall, Buy-In Parties, Golden Ticket, Raffles, Paddle Raises, Classroom Art Projects, and Entertainment!! 

  • What is a wine wall?  “Mystery” bottles of wine that you purchase at the event with 100% of the money going back to Arco Iris!

  • What is a Buy-In Party? A hosted event held after the auction that you purchase a ticket to attend. 100% of the money goes to the school and you get a fun party to attend (ie. Cajun Feast, Poker Party, or Pizza & Laser Tag and many more!). Buy a ticket to one or all!! 

  • What is a Golden Ticket and what are the Raffles? Purchasing a Golden Ticket gives the winner the opportunity to select ANY live auction item of their choosing prior to the start of the live auction.  You may purchase as many golden tickets as you wish during cocktail hour/the silent auction and the winner will be drawn before starting the live auction!  Raffles in the past have included items such as a “Stock Your Bar” Package and a pair of Diamond Earrings!  Stay tuned for our 2019 offerings!

  • What is a Paddle Raiser? Each year, the Auction Team in conjunction with the school decides on a special school need and a dollar amount needed for the need.  Our community raises their auction paddles in support of our kids and Arco Iris!

  • Who donates the items? Businesses, school parents and family members, community partners and friends of Arco Iris. Ask your favorite salon or mechanic to donate a gift certificate for our auction! 

  • What can be donated? Gift cards/certificates, sporting event tickets, use of a vacation home, household items, popular electronic gadgets, wine, quality handmade items and unique experiences. 

  • Are the items/cash I donate tax deductible? YES, Arco Iris is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible (restrictions apply speak with your tax professional) Our Tax ID is #27-0728766, and we are able to provide tax receipts.  Also, check with your employer for donation matching!! 

  • Who can be a sponsor? ANYONE!  We have had many diverse and generous Sponsors in the past and are happy to offer special recognition and advertising opportunities for our Sponsors.  Contact your co-chairs for more information on the benefits of a sponsorship!