Attendees at the Wilson auction on April 2 raised over $20,000 for the Wilson Foundation! If you weren’t able to attend, there’s still time to make a contribution to help raise money to hire additional teachers, decreasing class size, increasing class choices, and creating more more opportunities to succeed for all Wilson students.
At the Auction, four Wilson students shared their personal and inspiring stories of why the connections between students and teachers matter more than just learning content and getting a grade. You can watch sophomore Emma Laboe’s speech here, and then head over and make a donation at https://allhandsraised.org/donate/ (select Wilson as your recipient). Thank you so much for your support!
2019 Auction Continues Online!
On behalf of the Wilson Foundation, Boosters and PTA, and the many clubs, teams, and organizations who contributed to the 2019 Be a Hero for Wilson Auction, Thank You!
The Wilson Auction is unique in the support it provides not just for staffing via the Foundation Paddle Raise, but for the many pieces that make Wilson High School the special place it is. Via the auction, any club or sport, no matter the size or type, may participate in fundraising while providing goods or services to our community. For every item purchased, you are providing value for our students and school.
The auction continues online. Take a look at the catalogue for items available for purchase online, including gift cards and the popular party board experiences. At this time, anyone in our community can log in to our auction catalog and select items or experiences while supporting Wilson. Please take a moment now to log in and peruse the offerings!
We would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated their time and efforts toward making this event such a success. This includes a special call out to the 2019 Co-Chairs, Erica Meyers and Deb Cox, for all their efforts. We are seeking chairpersons for the 2020 auction—please contact Erica or Deb for details.
This event would not have been possible without the time and effort of many individuals, including, but not limited to:
Erica Meyers and Deb Cox, Auction Co-Chairpersons
Wilson Foundation Volunteers; Hilary Conway; Kathy Lommen
Wilson PTA Volunteers; Jessica Christiansen; Dixie Menaker; Michael Ruenert
Wilson Booster Club Volunteers; Ruth White
Procurement Volunteers from Wilson Teams and Clubs; Mike Nolan
Charli Nesbitt, Emcee
Martin Douglass, Graphic Design and Logo
A/V and Music: Bruce McCleave, Deb Cox
Lorrie Biggs, Volunteer Coordinator
Silent Auction Team: Rosita Bromley, Shannon Van Horn, Kari McGee, Kari Smith-Haight
Wine Wall: Jessica Christensen, Brandi and Karl Lisle, Kristi Baack, Melissa Thompson
Dessert Dash: Phyllis Snyder and Drama Volunteers
All-Around Technical Guru: Jessica Christensen
Party Boards and Much More: Valeurie Friedman
Shawna Park, Décor Lead
Décor Volunteers: Leanne Van Horn, Rizza McWhorter, Jill Martini, Cathie Pedersen, Karen Drensky, Adrien Holloway, Sharon Porter
Silent Auction Setup: Kari McGee, Shannon VanHorn, Alice Forbes, K. Knewtson, Hilary Conway
Check-In Helpers: Ellen Singer, Karen Coodley, Amy Blumenberg
Parking Attendants: Carol Schmidt, Tim Davis
Auction Runners, Spotters and Helpers: Nick Caldwell, Chris Potter, Kim DeNeffe, Amy Blumenberg, Kate Eyberg, Elizabeth Graff, Hilary Conway, Tania Giger, Kristi Baack, Leigh Allen, Trevor Allen
Student Slideshow: Deb Cox; photo credits to Wilson Yearbook Students and various donors
Special Thanks to our Venue, Catering and Software:
PDX Sports Center and Staff
Eric Hern, Auctioneer
Food Front Catering
Elephant’s Deli Catering
Roger Devine, Tofino Software
Peter Corvallis, Rentals
That Wilson 70’s Show, Wilson Auction 2018
5:00 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018
PDX Sports Center, 8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
70's Theme: come as the Disco Queen or Funk Soul King you always wanted to be! Bring your dancing shoes for the after-party.
Tickets include dinner and two drinks and an evening full of Wilson community spirit!
The auction raises funds to support clubs, sports, academic programs, and staffing. Come for great deals, come for the company, come for the fun!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Auction. The paddle raise to benefit WHS Foundation set a record with $51,000 in donations!
The 2018 Wilson High School Online Auction has opened. You have until May 4th to make your bid. There really is something for everyone in the online auction. Pay special attention to the sign up parties: Brats and Brew, Tapas and Trivia, Southern Micro Farm Dinner, and a Football Tailgater Cocktail Event. Plus gift cards, college counseling and tutoring services and more. But everything is limited so don’t miss out, go to the catalog now at https://wilson.schoolauction.net/auction2018/catalog
Remember, all the money you spend goes to support Wilson: clubs, teams, student activities, Wilson Foundation, classroom technology, and more.
Thanks for your support!
The 2018 Auction Committee
Auction 2017 A Huge Success!
Thank you to everyone who made our auction the most successful ever for Wilson High School! Over 300 guests helped us earn $110,000 for the Wilson Foundation, student clubs and teams, the Art Department, the College & Career Center, and classroom technology, among others.
The auction would not have happened without the many hours of hard work put it in by our many volunteers and sponsors from the community. Thanks to the following:
Betsy Kauffman, MC
Jessica and Trent More, PDX Sports Center
Roger Devine, SchoolAuction.net
Jeff and Kath Axline, Symbiosis Printing
OnPoint Community Credit Union
David Rose, John Schulte, Julia Taylor (student speaker)
Roger Devine, Erica Meyers, Valeurie Friedman, Jessica More, Jean Hinkley, Kari Smith Haight, Kathy Spencer, Rosita Bromley, Melissa Rubin, Lisa Sloan, Hilary Conway, Meagan Tuhy
Mary Bessette, Amy Blumenberg, Keith Brown, Jennifer Cleary, Joe Conway, Karen Coodley, Deb Cox, Emily Decarlo, Walker Devine, Shannan Fasold, Laura Foran, Estelle Gilbert, Adam Grimshaw, Tony Hansen, Sandy Herrle-Hartzog, Michelle Holmes, Brenda Jamsgard, Kendall Kic, Matt Laas, Sarabeth Leitch, Sarah LeMier, Elsa and Emile Lemoine, Erika Luther, Shanie Mason, Dina Nieri, Cathy Petrecca, Vincent Pimont, Michael Pinney, Curtis Roth, Kathy Russo, Ursula Schwantag, Rosemary Schwimmer, Noel Springer, Lisa Sloan Strom, Doria Stellmacher, Hang Taylor, Janet Tingey, Katie Unflat, Leanne Van Horn, Kathy Weeks, Heidi Worden
Kathy Alverez, Carla Asplund, June Bremmer, Keith Brown, Mary Jo Cohen , Kim DeNeffe, Georgea Edwards, Julie Fleming, Sheila Kendall, Kim Meyers, Kelly Milford, Kate Morgan, Lisa Nelson, Charli Nesbitt, Diana O’Connell, Teresa Panet-Raymond, Teri Price, Melissa Rubin, Jenn Satalino, Carole Schmidt-Davis, Ava Schnoll, Mary Scriven, Sue Stahl, Joan Stein, Collin Trummel, Katie Unflat, Linda Venti, Kathryn Wolff, Crissy Woodland, Heidi Worden