Is this Holton’s Auction?
Yes! The Holton Auction and Premiere Party is a “Modern twist on a favorite tradition,” meaning that we have taken the traditional silent auction/seated dinner/live auction format and updated it!
What is different about this event?
We have one major event, the Premiere Party, followed by a week-long online auction open to all parents, past parents, alumnae, faculty and staff, regardless of your attendance at the Premiere Party. No auction items are sold at the Premiere Party – everything is sold online.
All proceeds benefit financial aid at Holton.
What is the Premiere Party?
On Saturday, March 9, we will celebrate Holton-Arms at the Pearl Street Warehouse on The Wharf. The party will be a fun, relaxed evening of cocktails, dinner (though not in a seated format), and live music featuring New Orleans’ premier 80’s tribute band, The Molly Ringwalds.
We always hear from parents that they want more time to chat, mix and mingle, so that is what we have created – an evening devoted to catching up with friends, new and old. No need to put together tables, or sit through long live auctions – just come and have fun!
Why don’t you have a “regular” auction?
We are constantly looking for the best ways to meet the needs of our community while maximizing the net revenues for financial aid.
We have created an event that we believe best meets the goals of a successful fundraiser – a great party plus an auction that can be enjoyed at your own pace, as a family, over the course of a week.
Additionally, the Online Auction creates a unique opportunity for our entire Holton community–parents, alumnae, past parents, faculty, staff, and friends – to come together in support of financial aid at Holton.
Why should I sponsor the Premiere Party?
The Holton Auction and Premiere Party is our signature fundraising event. We hope that our entire community will come together to support financial aid at Holton. Over 24% of our students receive some level of financial aid, and this event is critical to the program.
The Sponsorship Form outlines sponsor benefits, with some levels including buy-it-now online auction access before the public launch!
Where will the Auction be? How can I bid on items?
The Auction will be held entirely online, starting March 11 and running through March 17. We will send instructions via email on how to register and bid, and items will be available for pick-up at Holton following the Auction. You do not have to attend the Premiere Party or be a sponsor to have access to the Online Auction.
This sounds GREAT! How can I be involved?
To sponsor the event and reserve your tickets, please register HERE.
To donate to the Online Auction, please visit our easy-to-use our online form.
Need and idea for an item? Click here!