Ways to Give

Contributions to the auction are primarily items to be auctioned and funds to underwrite the event. However, there are many ways by which to contribute to NPS and the Auction.

Contact Us

James Woodward
Director of Development and
Alumni Affairs
(202) 537-7559

Mary Marra
Associate Director of Development
(202) 537-7506

Debra Duff
Development Associate
(202) 537-7507

Julia Hetherington
Development Associate
(202) 537-7586


 

Thank You! 

To our Corporate Donors, Underwriters, and Advertisers for the 2015 Auction & Gala

ABC Television
All Fired Up
Amethyst Jewelry
Anytime Tack Shop 
Ardeo + Bardeo 
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Artworks Fine Art Studio
Arucola Osteria Italiana
Avalon Theater Project
Bach to Rock 
Ballet Petite and Youth Performing Arts School
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Bambeeno Cashmere
Bambu Restaurant
Barkley Limited
Barstons Child's Play
Be With Me Playseum
Beyda's Lad & Lassie
Big Bus Tours
Bike and Roll
Black Restaurant Group
Blue 44
Boston Red Sox
Bowie Baysox
Boxwood Winery
Cactus Cantina
Cafe Milano
Cafe Oggi
Café Ole
California Tortilla
Calleva Farms
Capital Fencing Academy
Capitol Steps
Charlie Palmer Steak
Chef Geoff's
Circle Yoga/Budding Yogis
City Fitness
Clark Construction Group, LLC
COD by Michela
Core 72
Criquet Shirts
Cristophe Salon
DC Boathouse Restaurant
DC United
Down Dog Yoga
Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Ella Rue
Elson & Company
Falling Creek Camp
Farmers Restaurant Group
Fiola Mare
Flagship Car Wash Center
Friendship Hospital for Animals
From the Farmer
Georgetown Events
Great American Restaurants
Hank's Oyster Bar
Harry's
Ikona Photography
Imagination Stage
International School of Music
Irish Inn at Glen Echo
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Johnnie-O
Johnson's Florist & Garden Centers
Kathleen Dellert Jones
Kellogg Collection
KitchKat
Kreeger Museum
Landmark Bethesda Row
Laser Tag Group
Le Chat Noir
Le Diplomate
Ledo Pizza
Lia's
Liberty Mountain Resort
Little Birdies
Luray Caverns
Macon Bistro & Larder
Martin's Tavern
Medium Rare
Meredith Vieira Show
Middle C Music
Miss Pixie's
Mr. Wash Car Wash
National Hockey League
Nation's Capital Swimming
Ninotch Spa
Oceanaire Seafood Room
OnBoard Tours
Open Top Sightseeing
Otterbox
Parkway Custom Drycleaning
Paul's Wine and Spirits
Periwinkle Gifts
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
PF Chang's
Philip Carter Vineyard
Phoenix
Pink Palm
Pinstripes
Potomac Pizza
Puppet Co. Playhouse
Puppy Love
Richard Leggin Architects
Ritz Carlton
ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company
Rodman’s
Salamander Resort & Spa
Sally Steponkus Interiors, Inc.
Salon L'eau
Sassanova Bethesda
Scratch DC
Sean Orban, Tennis Pro
Second Story Books
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Sixth Engine
Smathers and Branson
Soul Cycle
Strosniders Hardware Stores
Sun & Moon Yoga Studio
The Crime Museum
The Great Adventure Lab
The Jefferson Hotel
The Kennedy Center
The Next Level Athletic Performance Center
The Preppy Pink Pony
The Washington Ballet
The Washington Kastles
Thomas Sweet
Tony & Joe's Restaurant
Town Hall
U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings
Unity Woods Yoga Center
Valerie Rippetoe Wardrobe Consultant
Virginia Distillery Company
Vita Surgical Group
Walt Disney World
Wash & Shine
Washington Capitals Charities
Washington International Horse Show
Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Weygandt Wines
Whitetail Resort
Willard Intercontinental
Woodmont Grill
Zengo Fitness
Zulu Nyala
Zumba with Elena



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Auction 2016 News

  • Time to Get in the Auction Game

    Posted January 28, 2016

    It’s Conference Play time & we’d love for you to get in the game. And you can help us tip things off in style with a ride at Soul Cycle (see details below) and a shop at Sassanova in Bethesda! Before or after the ride, please stop by Sassanova in Bethesda and have a healthy treat for your body and enjoy 20% for NPS parents on all purchases. Sassanova is THE spot for fun shoes, accessories and clothes and it is right around the corner from SoulCycle on Bethesda Row. Can’t ride that day? You can still get a 20% discount all day at Sassanova—just let them know you are an NPS parent!

    YOU CAN'T SPELL SPIN WITHOUT N-P-S!
    Get ready to sweat it out to benefit NPS! This year the Auction is kicking off with a pre-game warm-up at SoulCycle in Bethesda. On Tuesday, February 2 at 1:30 pm, SoulCycle will host a charity ride for our school. No spinning or cycling experience necessary, SoulCycle can be adapted to every fitness level. Just be interested in having fun and getting a great workout for an even better cause.

    Date: Tuesday February 2, 2016
    Time: 1:30 PM (45 Minute Class)
    Location: SoulCycle Bethesda (4931 Elm Street)
    Cost: $50 to Benefit NPS
    Water and Clip-In Cycling Shoes will be provided. Metered parking is available in the public garage on Elm Street.

    If you are interested in booking a bike, please email Mary Marra. Your donation will be charged to your auction bill. We hope to see you there!

  • Auction 2016: March Madness

    Posted January 21, 2016

    It’s Conference Play time & we’d love for you to get in the game. And you can help us tip things off in style with a ride at Soul Cycle. See all the information below! Questions? Shoot a note to Mary.

    YOU CAN'T SPELL SPIN WITHOUT N-P-S!
    Get ready to sweat it out to benefit NPS! This year the Auction is kicking off with a pre-game warm-up at SoulCycle in Bethesda. On Tuesday, February 2 at 1:30 pm, SoulCycle will host a charity ride for our school. No spinning or cycling experience necessary, SoulCycle can be adapted to every fitness level. Just be interested in having fun and getting a great workout for an even better cause.

    Date: Tuesday February 2, 2016
    Time: 1:30 PM (45 Minute Class)
    Location: SoulCycle Bethesda (4931 Elm Street)
    Cost: $50 to Benefit NPS
    Water and Clip-In Cycling Shoes will be provided. Metered parking is available in the public garage on Elm Street.

    If you are interested in booking a bike, please email Mary Marra. Your donation will be charged to your auction bill. We hope to see you there!

  • Give us an Assist for the Auction!

    Posted January 7, 2016

    It's time to lace up your sneaks and get in the game! Do you have a great idea for an auction item? Don't leave it in your locker! Pass it on over to Mary Marra and help lock up a victory for the Cardinals!

  • All The Auction Wants For Christmas Is YOU!

    Posted December 10, 2015

    Been thinking about a donation or already have it in hand? Now is the time to get it to Mary Marra. We are asking every NPS family to contribute to the auction in some way and it makes our job easier if we have contributions in before the end of the year. Have a great idea? Let Mary know!

  • Help us Make the Auction a Slam Dunk!

    Posted November 19, 2015

    We are tipping off March Madness and need your help. This year we are looking for 100% parent participation—no sitting on the bench! Whether that is securing a donation, giving a donation or lending your time or talent, we need everyone’s help. Here’s an easy lay-up: help us fill out our Sweet Sixteen bracket with a restaurant gift certificate worth $100 or more. Drop your donations at the front desk or shoot Mary Marra a note.

  • Don’t Sit on the Bench! March Madness is coming March 12, 2016!

    Posted October 1, 2015

    The 2016 NPS Auction is a team effort and we need all of you to play! We are asking each family to think about what you can contribute to March Madness so that our auction is a slam dunk!

    Do you:

    *have connections to a local sports team or season tickets?
    *have a vacation home?
    *
    have connections with hotels or airlines?

    If yes, please give Mary Marra in Development a shout!

    Look for a donation form to come home next week, but in the meantime be thinking of how you can help. Your donation need not be big—ask your favorite restaurant or hair salon for a gift certificate or ask the hotel where you stayed this summer for a weekend stay—businesses are happy to support our wonderful school and it’s easy to ask!

    See you in the stands!

    Thank you for making our 2015 Auction & Hoedown such a success. We couldn't have done it without you!