Gala Auction FAQ

1. How can I support the Gala Auction?

1. Attend: You will not only be supporting our wonderful school, but also have the opportunity to spend time with members of our wonderful HTS community. There will be cocktails, delicious food, silent and live auctions, music and dancing!
2. Volunteer: We need volunteers! We have many roles for any level of involvement. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.
3. Donate: Our auction relies on the generosity of our community to be successful. You can make a cash donation to the event, donate (or procure) auction items, or be (or find) a sponsor. Contact Jennifer Touchette to make a cash donation or submit an item for auction.

2. What kinds of items do you want for the Gala Auction?

We are still looking for some great items for the Silent Auction! Does your sister-in-law own a cool new restaurant? Your aunt have a connection at a nearby B&B? Your office have season tickets you can access? Think about your network and let us know if you can help make a connection with a great silent auction item. We are still in particular need of: 

  • Athletics tickets (Nationals, Wizards, Caps, etc) and/or gear
  • Author signed books
  • Access to exclusive venues or fun new experiences 
  • Spa and/or golf related items 

If it’s something you would like, chances are that other HTS families would like it too. We are looking for beach getaways, winery trips, sports tickets, shows & concert tickets, gift certificates (restaurants & fashion stores), electronics and Amex points! 

Donate Wine Through the HTS Wine Cellar!
Please consider donating to the HTS Wine Cellar--an extraordinary LIVE auction prize!

How to donate:

  1. You can order on-line at www.bassins.com. See the Holy Trinity School link in the red bar in the middle of the page or click here.
    A wine list has been prepared by MacArthur Beverages for us. Choose a wine you would like to purchase and remember to put "Holy Trinity School Auction" in the Shipping Instructions field of the shopping cart.
  2. Go to MacArthur Beverages (4877 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007) and purchase a bottle of wine for the HTS cellar. You can choose from the school wine list or choose a bottle of your choice. Remember to tell them it's for the HTS Auction!
  3. Call MacArthur Beverage (202-338-1433) and purchase from our list. 
  4. We would also be delighted to add a special bottle from your personal cellar to ours! To contribute your special bottle, please contact Rachel Fenton (301-367-2753).
3. What does the Gala Auction support?

Funds raised by the Gala Auction will directly benefit our 340 students from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The funds raised will go toward professional development for teachers and faculty as well as need-based scholarships to help our students reach their full potential.

4. Who attends the Gala Auction?

Anyone can attend the Gala Auction, although it is mostly attended by parents, current faculty and staff. Alumni and parishioners are welcome!

5. What should I wear?

The theme is Monte Carlo so come dressed in fashionable, festive casino wear! Ladies will look stunning in a favorite cocktail dress or gown. Gentlemen will look dashing in a suit, tuxedo or sport coat.

6. Where should I park?

No-time-limit parking is available on most streets surrounding HTS after 6:30pm. The closest parking garage is on Bank Street between M Street and Prospect Street.