Rockin’ Riverboat Ride Auction Update!

Auction 2014 Rockin Riverboat Ride posterGet on Board with our Rockin’ Riverboat Ride Dinner & Auction

Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Multnomah Athletic Club

Check out our School Auction Page

Experience the bounty of Portland at Southwest Charter School’s (SWCS) 5th Annual Dinner and Auction.

Showcasing a wide range of items from the quirky to the fabulous, past donations have included European vacations, downtown dinners, local bike gear, and festive wine tastings. With over 200 guests in attendance, this event is SW Charter’s largest annual fundraiser. Come join us for a rockin’ evening of music, riverboat games, great grub, and more!

Help Us Fill Our Auction Tables & Ask Your Favorite Businesses To Donate!
Every SW Charter family is asked to procure one donated item for the auction. Whether it’s a $10 gift certificate from your favorite take-out restaurant or a week at your parents’ timeshare, every donation benefits our kids. Our auction is only as successful as the donations we receive.

This year, to reward you, we’ve added a few procurement drawings:

Drawing #1:
Turn in your donation form by Friday, March 7 and your name will be entered to win a dinner gift basket from Verde Cocina restaurant.

Drawing #2:
Turn in multiple donation forms & your name will be entered EACH time to win an Obagi Skin Care products package worth $350 (including Obagi C Cleansing Gel, Balancing Toner, Clarifying Serum & C-.

Get Inspired & Dress the Part
Visit our Pinterest page for amazing Riverboat era themed costume ideas from the grand to the gritty!

SWCS Auction Donation Forms
Look for auction donation forms in the plastic envelope on the auction board in the front hallway, on the bulletin boards outside of your child’s classroom at school, or under the ‘Donate an Item‘ button on the Auction website. Carry donation forms in your car and ask the businesses that your family frequents on a regular basis if they’ll donate goods, services or gift cards in support of our school and our kids.

Popular items include:

  • Restaurant gift cards (our best seller!)
  • Summer camp experiences
  • Classes (painting, sewing, sports, cooking, wine making, etc)
  • Overnight stays at local or faraway hotels
  • Outdoor adventures

Rockin’ Riverboat Ride Sponsorships Available
What local business do you know that might want to join SW Charter family-owned Portland hot spots Verde Cocina Restaurant, Mobile West Communications and Next Adventure, in sponsoring the auction?  Event sponsorships help us to minimize event expenses and maximize our fundraising.

Each sponsorship level includes free tickets to the auction, VIP perks, and is a smart and inexpensive way for participating businesses to achieve recognition & promotion within the SW Charter community and beyond.

All of our sponsors are featured both online and in print, in our full length color auction catalogue. Featuring fun and informative articles about SW Charter and our surrounding community, it is just one aspect of our many promotions which will reach thousands of people.

This year, we are proud to announce that our Rockin’ Riverboat Ride Auction will be promoted live on 92.3 fm KGON.

With enormous and widespread community support, our auction event is not only our largest fundraiser, but a key opportunity for sponsors to get to know their community, to get involved, and to give back. The entire community benefits!

Sponsorship information can be found under the ‘Be A Sponsor‘ button on the Auction website or contact Sarah Mutal at

Reminder!  Classroom Art Project $ Due
Classroom Auction Art Projects are underway and we’re asking for a contribution of $5 per child to pay for supplies.  There is a manila envelope for this outside of each classroom door.  Susan’s 3/4 class has completed their collections, but many classrooms have not collected nearly enough.  Please mark your contribution with your child’s name.  Thank you to those who have already contributed! Note: Zidell Marine has generously sponsored the 7/8th grade project.  No $ is due for 7/8th grade students.

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