Thank You 97,400 Times Over!

Thanks to you, Pathfinder’s 2018 PTSA Auction was our most successful yet! We grossed a record-setting $97,400 during the evening, which, after expenses, will provide more than $70,000 for PTSA-funded programs like our garden, tutors, specialists, community events and teacher funds.

The paddle raise portion of the auction targeted the heart and soul of what makes learning at Pathfinder unique—our Expeditions. During the Fund-a-Need, the Pathfinder community invested in its future by donating an astounding $14,000.

The success of the auction reflects the generosity and commitment of the Pathfinder community and beyond, the dedication of our staff, the hard work of many volunteers, and the shared goal to raise inquisitive and caring children. When you start counting up all the people to thank, reaches into the hundreds! So THANK YOU to everyone who made the night a smashing success!!


Come Dance the Night Away! at the Pathfinder Dinner & Auction on March 9th

Please join us to relive or reclaim your prom! Wear your prom best from whatever decade you choose (or not). Buy a corsage and get an updated prom picture at our photo booth. The ballroom will open at 5pm. Dance Party to follow Auction.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 5pm
Hall at Fauntleroy


The annual PTSA auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and is critical to funding our activities at Pathfinder.  All the funds raised go directly to supporting vital programs sponsored by the PTSA, including tutors and specialists, library books, teacher funds, the Pathfinder Garden teacher, Field Day and much more!



It takes a village to have a prom and we need your help to make it happen! Volunteers are needed for both day & evening on auction day.  SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION

Evening volunteers will receive a volunteer meal and bidder number to join in the silent & live auctions – help out at the auction and you don’t need to buy a ticket!

Seeking Auction Donations!

  • Do you have connections to a business?
  • Are you willing to reach out to a list of 5-10 businesses? 
  • Do you have a craft, a skill, or some interesting item or experience that you can donate?
Ideas include: Sports or music memorabilia and tickets, vacation homes, unique experiences, techie toys & games, restaurant gift certificates, artwork, crafts & jewelry, professional services, kitchy items, collectibles, wine and beer, homemade desserts for auction night, and more!

Questions? Donations? Contact the auction team at:

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Pathfinder K-8 Annual Auction . . .


Join in the Prom Fun!

Behind the scenes access!!  We need your help to make this the best Pathfinder auction ever! Join the fun by volunteering to help out and get a sneak peek at all the great goodies.

Volunteers are needed day & evening on auction day.  Evening volunteers will receive a volunteer meal …

Group Events

Group events are a creative and fun way to get to know the Pathfinder community and support our school.  Join kid events like the Pool Party or the World Famous Sleepover – or get some grown up time with activities such as whiskey tasting and shopping excursions.



Donate an Item

We need your help!

Help make this our biggest and best  Pathfinder auction ever by giving or getting donations.  Need some ideas?  Check out the wish list below!


It’s easy – here’s how . . .

1. Print a donation form or pick up a donation form outside …

Dessert Dash

What is the Desert Dash?  

The Dessert Dash is a fun way to end dinner with something yummy!!   Look outside the auction hall for a display of beautiful, mouth-watering & tantalizing desserts created and donated by our own wonderful chefs in the community.  Be adventurous, which dessert will you choose?


How does it work? …

Table Coordinators


Chaperone at the prom this year and make sure your table has a blast while raising money to help our kids! Have a group of pals you want to sit and enjoy the festivities with?  There’s a new seating option at the auction this year.

Volunteer to be a table coordinator and …

“Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way” Award

Each year the Pathfinder community honors a teacher, staff member or adult volunteer, from the Pathfinder community, who does an outstanding job of helping our children learn and develop, and does so in the spirit of Pathfinder – through dedication, innovative thinking, creativity and honoring the differences, strengths and uniqueness of each child.