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
Ikona Photography
Imagination Stage
International School of Music
Irish Inn at Glen Echo
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Johnson's Florist & Garden Centers
Kathleen Dellert Jones
Kellogg Collection
Kreeger Museum
Landmark Bethesda Row
Laser Tag Group
Le Chat Noir
Le Diplomate
Ledo Pizza
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
Parkway Custom Drycleaning
Paul's Wine and Spirits
Periwinkle Gifts
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
PF Chang's
Philip Carter Vineyard
Pink Palm
Potomac Pizza
Puppet Co. Playhouse
Puppy Love
Richard Leggin Architects
Ritz Carlton
ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company
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

  • Get Your Brackets Ready—We are Getting Ready to Kick-Off March Madness!

    Posted February 25, 2016

    Yeah, it’s a Leap Year, but March is right around the corner and we are opening our online auction on Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm. Watch your email tomorrow for all the details on how to get in the game, you veterans know this means teacher outings, the Best of NPS, restaurants, camps, and steals galore are all up for grabs! Rookies, this is a game you will want to play! We’ll play until Tuesday, March 8 at 8:00 pm. Don’t sit on the bench!

    And, as you know, the Big Dance is set for Saturday, March 12 at the Sphinx Club downtown - our concessions people need to know how many of you are coming. RSVP TODAY! We want to reserve your courtside seat! Questions? Shoot Mary a note!

  • Auction 2016: Countdown to March Madness

    Posted February 18, 2016

    The auction team is putting the final touches on our game plan and it is looking great! We will have so many chances to score great trips, tickets and fun outings for you and your family. Fancy a road trip to the Adirondacks, Florida, or even South Africa? We have you covered! We also have amazing Nats tickets, Caps tickets and, hey, look who is coming to Nats Park this summer, Billy Joel! We have great seats to see The Piano Man himself.

    Speaking of chances, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for our Fast Break to Antigua! Remember the blackout dates are aimed at British families—so you are game ready for Spring Break 2017! Personally scouted by Mary and her family, this resort is a slam dunk. We are only selling 150 tickets so you have a great shot at winning!

    Finally, we have to let the concessions people know how many of you are coming, please RSVP! Questions? Contact Mary Marra!

  • Auction Invitation & Raffle!

    Posted February 11, 2016

    We hope you got your invitation to the Big Dance and that you are booking the babysitter! Didn’t get it? Email Julia and she’ll shoot one out to you. As for attire, please feel free to wear your favorite sports attire or just what you would wear to a game!

    RSVP soon so we know how many courtside seats to reserve and don’t forget to enter our Fast Break to Antigua raffle. Here are the important stats:

    • The blackout dates are the British school holidays, you can use this for Spring Break
    • The resort is all-inclusive and the food is delicious
    • Your odds of winning are excellent; we are only selling 150 tickets; $100/ticket, 3 for $250
    • Mary and her family already did the scouting trip and the report is excellent: it is a great resort for both adults and kids — this is an easy lay-up!

    Still have a donation? It’s not too late to shoot your goodies to Mary!

  • 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!

  • 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!