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2021 Gala FAQ

You've found your way to the Frequently Asked Questions page for the 2021 Moonlight Masquerade Virtual Gala and Live Auction. Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Can I still get tickets? 

YES - you can still register at Greater Giving. Click on “Get Started” and create your account. A credit card is required for registration, but it will only be charged if you have a winning bid.


Can we invite friends or neighbors who do not have students in the SMFC School District?

YES! The more the merrier! Send them the link to Greater Giving to create their own account.

What should I expect?

Check your inbox for the link you need to join the festivities. Log in at 6:30 p.m. to join the Reception and stay with us for the live auction when the gavel drops at 7:00 p.m. sharp!


Our auctioneer is eager to lead us through our live auction, with some amazing items up for grabs and a few special guest appearances. While we won’t be able to see one another, we’ll be connecting via chat and enjoying the evening together.


Stay with us at 8:00 p.m. for a short post-Gala celebration! Bask in the appreciation of a job well done — raising vital funds to ensure we can provide experiential learning opportunities for our students.

Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds from the Moonlight Masquerade will contribute to experiential learning opportunities for our students, providing them with opportunities to collaborate, explore, share and design. Funds raised will support the implementation of Makerspaces across our District, in addition to increasing the availability of outdoor play spaces and gardens.


How do I get what I win?

The silent auction closes at 3 pm on Sunday October 24th and all winning bids will be processed on Monday, October 25th. Look for your confirmation email from Marianne Wallace, one of our Gala Committee members, who will provide further instructions. 

Have bidding questions for the silent auction? Here are some tips:

Browse Packages using the menu:

  • Use the ≡ icon to open the menu for Bids, Favorites, and Categories.

    • Favorites - Use the star ☆ to save Packages for later viewing.

    • Bids - See Packages that you have bid on already.

    • Act Now - Sort Packages quickly by No Bids, Currently Open, and more.

  • Use the magnifying glass 🔍 or scroll down to search for Packages.


Tap on a Package to place a type of bid:

  • Bid - Place a single bid at the next increment.

  • Bid More - Place a Max Bid. The system will bid in your favor until you are outbid or the auction closes.

  • Buy Now - Purchase the Package!

Tips for Preventing Connection Issues


Please try to be somewhere you have a strong internet connection.


It is recommended that no one else in the household is doing any heavy internet use during the gala (like gaming, uploading videos, streaming, etc.). Heavy Upload / Download activities of large files, or use of high-bandwidth streaming services such as YouTube or Netflix may affect your connectivity.


It may also be a good idea to clear your cache, before joining us. That tends to speed up connections, as well! If you lose connection, simply refresh your browser.


Here’s a 1 minute check-list video:

We can't go to the live auction on 10/22. How can we support the Education Foundation and the Gala?

Participate in the silent auction — now open until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th. Register at Greater Giving, click on “Get Started” and create your account. We need your support more than ever this year. Please consider making a direct donation to the Education Foundation at


Have questions?


General questions: 

Live auction: 

Silent auction: 



We believe there’s no better cause to support right now than ensuring a brighter future for us all, beginning with a high quality education for our kids.

Save the Date!

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Moonlight Masquerade Virtual Gala & Auction


Reception: 6:30PM
Program: 7:00 - 8:00PM
Post Show: 8:00PM

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