Are tickets available at the door?

No, tickets must be purchased in advance.

How much are tickets?

We invite you to pay what you can (from $0 to our suggested early bird price of $85 to anything above) for auction tickets during the first two weeks of ticket sales. Buy tickets soon to get in on this early bird offer! 

What do I get with my ticket?

Your event ticket allow you access to the cocktail reception, silent and live auction, appetizers and dancing. Heavy appetizers and dessert will be served.

When is it?

The Joaquin Miller Elementary 2019 Auction will be held at Sequoyah Country Club on Saturday November 2nd at 5:30pm.

What can I bid on?

We will have a catalog up soon to see all the amazing events, parties & items you can bid on.

Are drinks included?

Drinks are not included. We will have drink tickets available for purchase at the auction. 

What is the Golden Ticket?

Golden Lottery Tickets are available now! 50 tickets for sale @ $125. Sound steep? Well, rest assured your generosity will be put to good use: Your $125 purchase is donated directly to the JMPTA. Thank You! Purchasing a Golden Lottery Ticket has direct benefits for YOU too! A Golden Lottery Ticket allows you to enter our always popular raffle at the gala; the lucky winner gets to choose one of our many covetable Live Auction items! Click here to get yours!

Is there parking?

Yes. there is plenty of parking available at Sequoyah but if you are planning to have a few cocktails, we highly recommend taking Uber or Lyft.

Do you have recommendations for child care?

Keep an eye on Konstella. In the coming weeks we will set up an Auction Exchange board where you can coordinate babysitting and ride sharing.

Why should I come to the auction?

1. To build community

We are all in this together: to help our kids learn and grow in the best possible way. Beyond raising money and volunteering our time, this let’s us get to know each other, so that our kids (and we!) can feel like part of a larger, supportive community while we’re at JM. Coming together at events like the Auction is a big part of what makes this happen.

2. To have FUN!

The Auction is always a good time – ask anybody! The auction items themselves are truly fabulous, the mood – festive, libations – flowing, the food – fantastic. Not to mention that we have the party aspect taken care of with a “JM Jubilee” theme with music and dancing, games, and a photo booth! You do not want to miss this.

3. To help raise money for Joaquin Miller, of course.

Joaquin Miller provides a wonderfully rich public education in a stimulating and supportive environment like no other. A great deal of what makes JM so fantastic is not paid for by the state, however. Every year, budget cuts dictate that fundraising has to make up for a larger and larger shortfall.

I’ve never been to an auction before… what exactly is going to happen?

When you arrive, you will check in, get your bidder number, mingle, grab a drink or snack and start bidding on items on the Silent Auction tables. There will be a great selection of parties & events along with class projects and a great selection of wine. Then, we'll head to the live auction for more great opportunities and items to bid on. What kind of stuff? Game tickets for your favorite teams, exotic trips, fabulous dinners and more.


“Check-out” will be available shortly after the Live Auction is over – this is when you verify your credit card charges and pick up the items you won. 

Do I have to wear a costume?

Nope. We would suggest cocktail attire/business casual. If you want to get in the spirit of the theme, check out some ideas here.